Grafika as hulpmiddel in die Pastorale gesprek

Verbum et Ecclesia. 1991;12(1):54-63 DOI 10.4102/ve.v12i1.1029


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Journal Title: Verbum et Ecclesia

ISSN: 1609-9982 (Print); 2074-7705 (Online)

Publisher: AOSIS

Society/Institution: University of Pretoria, Centre for Ministerial Development of the Dutch Reformed Church (Exelsus)

LCC Subject Category: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Religions. Mythology. Rationalism: Religion (General)

Country of publisher: South Africa

Language of fulltext: Afrikaans, German, English, Dutch; Flemish

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J. C. Muller


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Time From Submission to Publication: 17 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

<strong>Using graphics in pastoral counselling</strong><br /> Three techniques of Family Therapy, namely the genogram, the ecomap and GFS (Graphic Family Sculpting), are discussed and presented as usable in pastoral care. The article argues that these techniques are most useful in pastoral care because of the fact that the religious community, as stressed in the Bible, consists of families and groups. A sensitivity for the family of origin and other systems which every individual represents, is therefore most important in pastoral counselling. The fact that a situation of growth and understanding is being created in the process of using these techniques, is probably the most promising aspect.