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Lay Counseling Safety

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Lay Counseling Safety

OVERVIEW
Now more than ever, church leaders recognize that the local church must serve as a safe place for spiritual care and biblical guidance. This download will help church leaders manage the legal and ethical risks that arise in lay counseling and other spiritual care ministries. These include abiding by state mental health licensing laws, protecting confidential information, reporting child abuse, and guarding against sexual misconduct.

CONTENTS Creating a Safe Ministry Environment
Overview | Develop policies and procedures that protect everyone involved.
by John L. Sandy

Developing a Lay Counseling Ministry
Assessment | Have you considered these details?
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Take a Proactive Approach to Managing Legal Risks
How To | Screen workers, write a lay counseling policy, and train counselors
by John L. Sandy

When Lay Counseling Isn't Enough
How To | Learn how to make a referral.
by Randy Christian

Problems and Solutions
For Pastors | Anticipate the challenges of lay counseling and learn how you can overcome them.
by Gary R. Collins

Maintaining a Balance
For Lay Counselors | A self-check for your own psychological health.
by Jim Smith

Why Your Church Needs Counseling Policies
The Legal Side | One case illustrates why you need to be proactive in your counseling procedures.
by Richard Hammar

Lay Counseling at Work: Grace Baptist Church
It's True | Members use their spiritual gifts to help hurting people.
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Resource Center
Leader's Guide | Quick tips and recommended resources.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pages: 24