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Responding to need- a study of selected church-based counselling services in Melbourne

Mountain, Vivienne (2009) Responding to need- a study of selected church-based counselling services in Melbourne. Christian Research Association, Nunawadding, Victoria. 45pp. ISBN 978-1-875223-67-1

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Abstract

This report has not investigated the large denominational services such as Anglicare from the Anglican Church or Centacare from the Catholic Church. These larger organisations have their roots in the Church but their administration is independent of local churches and many programs rely on government funding.
The twelve centres investigated here have a close link to the congregations of people from whom the initiative arose. The study aims to show some of the variety of services being offered to the local community by churches. The stories of formation and the ongoing experiences of staff provide a positive illustration of what churches can do.
It is hoped that these stories can inspire and encourage congregations who are looking for a valid way to live out the gospel through practical interaction with the local community.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Church, mission, care, counselling, congregational vision,
Fields of Research: 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220104 Human Rights and Justice Issues
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220302 Decision Theory
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion
C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Missiology
D - Pastoral Studies
D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Vivienne Mountain
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2014 04:10
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 04:33
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1612

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