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VOLUME 6, 2014
This issue contains articles that address the topic of best
practices in pastoral care and counseling. I wish to extend a
special thanks to Joyce Ann Mercer, Virginia Theological Seminar,
in Alexandria, Virginia, who served as guest editor for this issue.
Thanks also for the contributors for their hard work and
Ryan LaMothe, Editor, Sacred Spaces: The E-Journal of the
American Association of Pastoral Counselors
A Note from
the Editor- Ryan LaMothe
A Note from the Guest Editor- Joyce Ann Mercer -
Virginia Theological Seminary
Studies and Pastoral Counseling -Bonnie J.
Challenge and Power of Location and Role: Pastoral Counseling in
the Lives of Children with Disabilities and their
Families -Bill Gaventa, M.Div.
and Violence in the Acute Medical Setting: A Search for Theological
Understanding, Ritual, and Blessing -Mary Lynn Dell,
of Unknowing: Articulations of Identity and Faith in Younger
Adolescents -Katherine Turpin, Ph.D.
and Jokes: Growing Children's Use of Humor in Response to Societal
Demands for Rational Thinking -Donald Capps
and Nonsense in the Wisdom of Dr. Seuss -Herbert