Counseling People with Cancer (1st Edition)

About the Course:

Though written for pastoral counselors, this is a valuable resource for any mental health professional. The author proposes a hope-theology perspective that helps patients reframe their fear of dying into an opportunity for spiritual growth.


Jann Aldredge-Clanton

About the Author:

Jann Aldredge-Clanton is chaplain coordinator at the Baylor University Medical Center. She writes from her ministry as an oncology chaplain, as a pastoral counselor, and as a woman who lost her father to cancer.

Course Objectives:

  1. Be able to describe common mental and emotional reactions to being diagnosed with cancer

  2. Be able to draw analogies between cognitive therapy and hope theology perspectives

  3. Enhance your ability to assist dying clients in seeing hope and spiritual meaning in dying

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