Crisis Counseling represents a much-needed resource for the professional, pastoral, and even lay counselor. Providing a biblically based framework for responding to a crisis event and the following times of trauma, loss, and grief, the book offers specific examples from Scripture and everyday life. It also treats specialized areas of crisis counseling, including how to work with children and teenagers in crisis circumstances and how to develop a crisis response team in a church setting. A concluding chapter helps readers deal with the stress, burnout, and secondary trauma that often accompanies crisis ministry and counseling.
Scott Floyd holds a Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is associate professor of psychology and counseling. He is a licensed counselor and has a private counseling practice specializing in crisis, trauma, loss, and grief care. He has counseled many people in times of need, including folk involved in the shootings at Wedgewood Baptist Church in Fort Worth. He has counseled for twenty-five years.