Communication Strategy in Pastoral Counseling Essay example

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CS in PC 1

Communication Strategy; Use in Pastoral Counseling
Rosa Menchen
COMM 200
Instructor B. Matts
May 24, 2010

CT in PC 2 I not only plan on furthering my career, but attending post graduate school, and obtain a MDiv. My ultimate goal is to become a health care chaplain, and/or an emergency chaplain. Having previous experience in the health care field, as well as a chaplaincy in the American Legion for several years, I have found that pursuit of this goal would not only be of benefit for me, and my family, but also for the people I will eventually have contact with. All too often I have found that people from all walks of life have faced tremendous trials at the least expected times. During these times of
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There are several barriers to effective interpersonal relationships. Not the least of which are highly charged emotional responses, but poor listening skills. Any response that is charged with emotion, tend to be hurtful, aggressive, and abusive. These types of responses automatically put the receiver on the defensive, and effectively overshadow, and even deflect any future attempts at a reasonable solution. On the other hand, poor listening skills lead the speaker to believe that they are being ignored, dismissed, boring, and at the worst unimportant, (Stewart, 2007), (Collins, 2007).
CT in PC 4 Before any assessment of interpersonal skills or methods of communication can begin, the counselor him/herself must be an efficient and purposeful “listener”. The effective and therapeutic listener is an integral part of any recovery process, whether it be from grief, anger, hurt, or just plain bad judgment. The next step would be to take notes as needed, and sort through the emotional outpouring of words to get through to the “meat” of the real problem. With careful dissection, an effective listener can weed out the excessive verbiage, and help the speaker focus and concentrate on the problem at hand, (Collins, 2007), (Stewart, 2007), (Hybels & Weaver, 2007). There are three types of listening. The first one is active listening. This is the type of listening that is indulged in when looking for directions,

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