When I set out to train a group of lay pastoral caregivers this fall, I wanted to create my own model since I had never seen one that I could entirely go for, even though I had attended numerous workshops on the subject.
Although I read dozens of books on pastoral care. I found these two books to be most helpful in framing my sessions:
A Pastor in Every Pew: Equipping Laity for Pastoral Care by Leroy Howe
The Lost Art of Listening: How Learning To Listen Can Improve Relationships by Michael P. Nichols, PhD
I just thought I’d let you know.