Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Joseph Barbour

Scripture References in this Resource

Job 42:6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-7; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22; 1 John 1:7; 1 John 2:2; 1 John 4:10-11; 2 Corinthians 11:23-28; Galatians 5:19-25; Isaiah 53:4; Job 42:9; John 21:15-17; Luke 3:11-14; Philippians 2:8; Romans 5:12; Romans 5:1; 5


Some implications and applications of Gestalt therapy for use in the pastoral counseling. An evaluation of its theory in relation to principles of pastoral counseling, the person of the therapist, and selected approaches and their applicability to pastoral counseling. The Gestalt holistic view of man is not broad enough for the full range of pastoral concerns in terms of man's spiritual needs. Its approaches can be applied by the pastor in keeping with the integrity of his office. In keeping with the creative stance of Gestalt therapy they can also be applied to personalize the gospel.

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