Term Faith Based Counseling
Code RD-1900
Definition Programs that specialize in providing therapeutic interventions which focus on helping people relate to and resolve their problems and concerns in the context of their religious/spiritual beliefs. Services are typically provided by ministers, rabbis, priests, imams or lay representatives of a religious tradition who integrate modern psychological thought and methods with traditional religious training. Included are pastoral counseling programs which are offered in a variety of settings including pastoral counseling centers, inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities and in private practice; chaplaincy services where non-denominational clerics are attached to a secular institution such as a hospital, prison, military unit, school, business, police department, fire department, university or private chapel; and other religious counseling disciplines.
Created 2/14/17
Changed 2/14/17
Use References Chaplaincy Services
Chaplain Services
Christian Counseling
Christian Support Services
Pastoral Counseling
Religious Counseling
Spiritual Counseling
See Also References Military Chaplaincy Services (TM-5050)
Parish Nursing (LT-6670)
Pastoral Care (LH-6300.6400)
Pastoral/Spiritual Counseling Volunteer Opportunities (PX-1800.6500)
Religion/Spirituality Related Support Groups (PN-8100.4500-700)
Religious Activities (PV-7000)
Spiritual/Religious Issues Counseling (RP-1400.8000-820)
External Classification Terms Counseling (UW
Counseling (NTE F60)
Family Counseling (NTE P46)
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (CAN MH-500)
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (USA MH-500)
Pastoral Counseling (NPC F06.05)
Related Concepts Religion and Spirituality
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Pastoral Counseling", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pastoral_counseling

"Pastoral Counseling: What Is It, and When Can It Help?", Current Psychiatry. 2002 November;1(11):49-57, Author(s): Judith A. Sigmund, MC, http://www.mdedge.com/currentpsychiatry/article/66147/pastoral-counseling-what-it-and-when-can-it-help

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