Clergy training in theology and philosophy may not always prepare priests or ministers for their role as pastoral counselors. A common misconception conceives of the priest as the problem solver for those approaching with concerns. It will be helpful to change that perception as the priest is not a solver of issues but is rather an individual who accompanies the client on their journey to problem resolution. A changed perception can alleviate much of the stress and fear that emerges in the role of counselor. After a brief focus on the need for training and the concepts inherent in the process of pastoral counseling, this book provides simple strategies for losing the fear and gaining the skills that will encourage priests and other clergy in this essential role. This guide for skills'' integration will explain a more cohesive, easy-to-understand process that encourages client empowerment and discourages reliance on the clergy member.