50 articles from 1974--1988, organized into four parts: *Preparation *Families *Adjustment *Special Issues
Notes: *Chapters are usually on two or more files. The audio files start with chapter 2 (chapter 1 audio is not included yet). File 1 begins with chapter 2 (2a--Should I be a Misisonary?) File 2 finishes chapter 2 (2b) and begins chapter 3 (3a--How to Choose the Right Missionary), etc. See Table of Contents below. -----------------
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PRELIMINARY MATERIALS Foreword Preface List of Contributors ----------
INTRODUCTION Editors' Introduction to Helping Missionaries Grow 1. Psychology and Missions: Reflections on Status and Need William F. Hunter and Marvin K. Mayers ---------
PART ONE: MISSIONARY PREPARATION Introduction to Part One
Candidate Selection 2. Should I Be a Missionary? LeRoy N. Johnston, Jr. 3. How to Choose the Right Missionary Marjory Foyle 4. Candidate Selection Criteria: A Survey Larry N. Ferguson, Dean Kliewer, Stanley E. Lindquist, Donald E. Williams, and Robert P. Heinrich 5. How to Select the Best Church Planters Thomas Graham
Psychological Assessment 6. A Rationale for Psychological Assessment of Missionary Candidates Stanley E. Lindquist 7. Essentials and Tools of Psychological Assessment Larry N. Ferguson, Dean Kliewer, Brent Lindquist, and Stanley E. Lindquist 8. Misuses of Psychological Assessment Brent Lindquist.
Missionary Effectiveness 9. How Spiritual Are Missionaries? Phil Parshall 10. Missionary Fit: A Criterion-related Model Charles B. Cureton 11. Pretraining Variables in the Prediction of Missionary Success Overseas William Gordon Britt, III
Training Considerations 12. Preparation: Pay the Pricel Phil Elkins 13. A Preliminary Study on Psychologists in Missions Kelly S. O'Donnell 14. Crucial Factors in Building Good Teams Kevin Dyer 15. Teaching Power Encounter Timothy Warner ----------
PART TWO: MISSIONARY FAMILIES Introduction to Part Two
Family Life 16. Characteristics of a Healthy Mission System Frances J. White 17. Developmental Tasks in the Life Cycle of Mission Families Kelly S. O'Donnell 18. Stress on Mission Families Living in "Other Culture" Situations Raymond M. Chester 19. The Missionary's Need for Family Life Training Joyce Kruckeberg and Anita Stafford 20. Missionary Family Restoration for Early Returnees Stanley E. Lindquist and Brent Lindquist.
Missionary Couples 21. Stress Factors in Missionary Marriages Marjory Foyle 22. Positive Possibilities in Mid-life Transitions Robert L. Eagle 23. Resolving Conflicts in Christian Marriage Kenneth L. Williams
Missionary Children 24. Toward a Greater Understanding of the Real MK: A Review of Recent Research Larry W. Sharp 25. Personality Development in the Children of Missionary Parents Margaret Hooper Taylor. 26. Missionary Children: Correlates of Self-esteem and Dependency David Lee Wickstrom and J. Roland Fleck
Educating Missionary Children 27. To Send or Not to Send? Missionary Parents Ask Raymond M. Chester 28. What About the Kids? MK Education Symposium John A. Holzmann 29. The Educational Needs of Children of Expatriates Brian V. Hill ----------
PART THREE: MISSIONARY ADJUSTMENT Introduction to Part Three
Entering the New Culture 30. Bonding and the Missionary Task E. Thomas Brewster and Elizabeth R. Brewster 31. Finding a Sense of Belonging in Your New Home Terri A. Gibbs 32. How We Reduced Those Early Cultural Surprises Alexander H. Bolyanatz
Cross-Cultural Stress 33. Stress Producing Factors in Cultural Adjustment T. Wayne Dye 34. Decreasing Fatigue and Illness in Field Work Sally Folger Dye 35. Sources of Missionary Stress Dorothy Gish 36. Worksheet on Balanced Living Kenneth L. Williams
Interpersonal Relationships 37. Missionary Relationships: Powderkeg or Powerhouse? Marjory Foyle 3 8. Separation: Balancing the Gains and Losses Frances J. White and Elaine M. Nesbit 39. Overcoming Stress in Singleness Marjory Foyle
Attrition 40. Why Do They Leave? Reflections on Attrition Frank Allen 41. Proactive Care of Missionary Personnel Laura Mae Gardner ----------
PART FOUR: SPECIAL ISSUES Introduction to Part Four
Mission Agencies 42. Building Relationships Between Mental Health Specialists and Mission Agencies LeRoy N. Johnston, Jr 43. The Current Status of the Provision of Mental Health Services to Mission Agencies in North America Cedric B. Johnson and David R. Penner 44. Some Suggested Ethical Guidelines for the Delivery of Mental Health Services in Mission Settings Kelly S. O'Donnell
Women in Missions 45. Women's Roles in Mission; Where Are We Now? Joyce M. Bowers 46. Wives: Homemakers or Mission Employees? Susan B. De Vries 47. Current Issues of Women and Therapy Diane Marshall
Repatriation 48. Reentry Stress: The Pain of Coming Home Clyde Austin 49. Welcome Homel Easing the Pain of MK Reentry David C. Pollock. Cross-Cultural Counseling 50. Culture-Sensitive Counseling and the Christian Mission David J. Hesselgrave ----------
APPENDIX Bibliography of Readings in Mental Health and Missions
1. Most of the chapters are on two or more files.
2. Some of the chapters have charts and diagrams. The audio for these charts and diagrams is not understandable. Refer to the book which is available online for free at: https://sites.google.com/site/membercaravan/test/helping-ms-grow-book.
3. The following materials are not yet on audio:
Foreword, Preface, book Introduction, and chapter 1.
4. Special thanks to Ron Williams for his help in making the material available in digital form--pdf and mp3.