Pastoral Counseling and Social-Class Shame

  • Philip Browning Helsel
Part of the New Approaches to Religion and Power book series (NARP)


Robert had been unemployed for some time and his discouragement made it necessary for him to seek a counselor. He came to a pastoral counselor because the counseling center used a sliding scale to make counseling more affordable. When he arrived late for the first appointment, his pastoral counselor Christina did not seem upset, but definitely noticed. He spent most of the first session talking about his discouragement and despair and his sense of life not adding up.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Social Class Mental Distress Pastoral Care Case Conference 
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