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Patient Counseling

Overview of library research resources for the Department of Patient Counseling in the VCU School of Allied Health Professions.

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Recommended Textbooks

Below are titles in the library catalog that are recommended by faculty. Hyperlinked titles are available online.

Other Recommended Texts

Listed below are titles not available through VCU Libraries but are recommended by Patient Counseling faculty. To access materials not in the catalog, go to the library's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) page and create an ILL account.

  • Health Care Chaplaincy Research Primer (official title  An Invitation to Chaplaincy Research: Entering the Process), Gary Myers, Ed., Spring 2014.
  • VandeCreek, L., Bender, H. and Jordan. M.R., (1994).Research in Pastoral Care and Counseling- Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches, Eugene, Oregan: Wipf and Stock, Publishers. (Note: The 1994 book is an update of VandeCreek’s 1988 edition, which is Part One of this volume.)
  • Fitchett, G. and Grossoehme, D. (2013) Healthcare chaplaincy as a research-informed profession in Roberts (ed.) Professional and Spiritual Care
  • Myers, W. (2000). Research in Ministry: A Primer for the Doctor of Ministry Programs, 3rd. ed., Chicago: Exploration Press of Chicago Theological Seminary.