• The December Edition of the Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling is now Available.

    JPC&C Volume 72 Number Four December 2018


    Guest Editorial

    Fully Alive     pg. 229
    Howard K Koh

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  • CASC/ACSS Member Launches New Book

    The book by CASC/ACSS provisional supervisor-educator Nazila Isgadnarova, PhD., D.Min., RSW, RP has been published by Routledge. Muslim Women, Domestic Violence, and Psychotherapy reconciles newly emerging Islamic practical theology with the findings and theories of contemporary social sciences. It is an inquiry about the lived experience of the Islamic tradition and its application in Islamic counseling with Muslim women subject to domestic violence. By incorporating a holistic examination of the worldview, personhood, and understanding of social and religious obligations of Muslim women in counseling, this book shows how practitioners can empower clients facing trauma and abuse to explore feasible solutions and decrease worry, anxiety, and other negative emotions.

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  • CASC/ACSS Member John Carr Honoured in Special Edition of Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling

    John C. Carr, a long time CASC/ACSS member based primarily in Edmonton has been honoured by having a special edition of the JPC&C dedicated to him. John has had decades of close connection with the Journal, and worked to advance the field of research and spiritual care in Canada, USA, India and New  Zealand throughout his long career.  We congratulate John on his life time of contributions to our profession and wish him the best in retirement. Editor-in-Chief of the JPC&C, Terry R. Bard  offers words of commendation to John below.

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  • CASC/ACSS Member Ciaran McKenna Shares Poetry

    Atonement, Not Yet

    Naked in body, mind and soul

    we gathered,



    hopeful for new life,

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  • CASC/ACSS Member Robert Mundle Publishes Book for Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteers

    Robert Mundle, a Certified Spiritual Health Practitioner at Providence Care Hospital in Kingston, has written a new book: How to Be an Even Better Listener: A Practical Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteers (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers). The book articulates a spirituality of listening, and features original qualitative research, case vignettes, reflective exercises, and practical strategies to help enhance the listening skills of hospice and palliative care volunteers, and all involved in providing quality patient-centered care.
    For CASC/ACSS Members Robert’s book offers a way to write about spiritual care for non-specialists, and an encouragement to write-up more of their own case studies and research for publication.

    For more details about the book, how to order, and to read the Introduction, please follow this link

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