Assessment in counseling is an ongoing and dynamic routine to encourage movement in a productive direction toward what is truly best. In this Christian perspective on assessment, Stephen P. Greggo equips counselors to put assessment techniques into practical use, charting a course for care that brings best practices of the profession together with practices of Christian discipleship.
In this Christian perspective on assessment, Stephen P. Greggo equips counselors to put assessment techniques into practical use, charting a course for care that brings best practices of the profession together with practices of Christian ...
Author: Stephen P. Greggo
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Combining cutting-edge expertise with deeply rooted Christian insights, this text from a leading figure in the Christian counseling community offers readers a comprehensive survey of ten major counseling and psychotherapy approaches. For each approach, Siang-Yang Tan first provides a substantial introduction, assessing the approach's effectiveness and the latest research findings or empirical evidence for it. He then critiques the approach from a Christian perspective. Tan also includes hypothetical transcripts of interventions for each major approach to help readers get a better sense of the clinical work involved. This book presents a Christian approach to counseling and psychotherapy that is Christ centered, biblically based, and Spirit filled.
Combining cutting-edge expertise with deeply rooted Christian insights, this text from a leading figure in the Christian counseling community offers readers a comprehensive survey of ten major counseling and psychotherapy approaches.
Author: Siang-Yang Tan
Publisher: Baker Academic
What does authentic Christian counseling look like in practice? This volume explores how five major perspectives on the interface of Christianity and psychology would each actually be applied in a clinical setting. Respected experts associated with each of the perspectives depict how to assess, conceptualize, counsel and offer aftercare to Jake, a hypothetical client with a variety of complex issues. In each case the contributors seek to explain how theory can translate into real-life counseling scenarios. This book builds on the framework of Eric L. Johnson's Psychology & Christianity: Five Views. These include the Levels-of-Explanation Approach, the Integration Approach, the Christian Psychology Approach, the Transformational Approach and the Biblical Counseling Approach. While Counseling and Christianity can be used independently of Johnson's volume, the two can also function as useful companions. Christians who counsel, both those in practice and those still in training, will be served by this volume as it strengthens the connections between theory and practice in relating our faith to the mental health disciplines. They will finally get an answer to their persistent but unanswered question: "What would that counseling view look like behind closed doors?"
This book provides a forum for five major perspectives on the interface of Christianity and psychology to display their distinctions in a counseling context.
Author: Stephen P. Greggo
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Kirwan not only sounds a clarion call for thorough integration of psychology and theology, he demonstrates that it can be done.
A Proper Perspective for Today Assessing Modern Counseling Theories Having
recognized that “being” is the principal thrust of the biblical teaching on human
personality, we are now ready to establish some concrete guidelines for
Author: William T. Kirwan
Publisher: Baker Books
Marriages are in trouble today. That is clear. Effective mothods of combating this trend are less evident. Counselors, pastors and social workers need more than mere theories or mere moralizing. They need a practical and comprehensive model for understanding couples and their problems. They need a throughly Christian perspective that is biblical, compassionate and human. Everett Worthington provides this in an integrated, biblically based theory of marriage and marriage therapy with analysis at three levels: the individual, the couple and the family. The model he has constructed, with techniques drawn from the major psychological schools, is standard enough to guide counselors in actual interventions and powerful enough to produce change. A thoroughgoing overview of the assessment process includes practical, workable guidelines for: creating realistic, mutually-agreeable goals for counselor and clients; estimating the number of sessions needed to reach those goals; and planning the actual assessment, intervention and termination sessions. Next Worthington offers specific techniques for enhancing cooperative change, intimacy, communication, conflict resolution and forgiveness within the marriage. But keeping couples from slipping back into old patterns is one of the counselor's most difficult tasks. So Worthington concludes with suggestions for solidifying change and effectively concluding the counseling relationship. Here is a text that will be a standard for counselors, pastors and mental health professionals in the years to come.
So Worthington concludes with suggestions for solidifying change and effectively concluding the counseling relationship. Here is a text that will be a standard for counselors, pastors and mental health professionals in the years to come.
Author: Everett L. Worthington Jr.
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
A systematic Christian dialog that identifies various subject areas of psychology where faith and psychology sometimes come into conflict.
The therapist uses mutually planned programs of rewards or punishments to
assist the client in altering troublesome ... Naturally, counselors want to believe
that their efforts are worthwhile, so unbiased assessment of their own success is
Author: Harold Faw
Publisher: Baker Academic
How does a person learn to counsel others with the truth of God’s Word? Bob Kellemen believes that the best way to learn counseling is by doing it—by giving and receiving biblical counseling in the context of real, raw Christian community. Gospel Conversations explores the four compass-points of biblical counseling: Sustaining: “It’s Normal to Hurt.” Healing: “It’s Possible to Hope.” Reconciling: “It’s Horrible to Sin, but Wonderful to Be Forgiven.” Guiding: “It’s Supernatural to Mature.” These four compass points combine to equip readers to develop twenty-two ministry relational competencies—the “how to” of caring like Christ. This book serves as a practical training manual that can be used for lab and small group interaction. Gospel Conversations is the second volume in The Equipping Biblical Counselors Series, a comprehensive relational training curriculum for the local church that provides a model for equipping God’s people to change lives with Christ’s changeless truth. This two-volume series weaves together comprehensive biblical insight with compassionate Christian engagement.
This frontback form provides a sample Disclosure Statement explaining our
approach and obtaining our counselee's commitment to work from a biblical
counseling perspective. It is crucial to spend time explaining and discussing it at
the start ...
Author: Robert W. Kellemen
An excellent book that covers the wide variety and deep complexity of seemingly impossible biblical counseling issues in the challenging culture inwhich we live. The gospel brings liberty to men, women, and children bound by every conceivable sin and affliction. Psychology provides a tool for applying the power of the gospel in practical ways. Drawing on biblical truths and psychological principles, Counseling for Seemingly Impossible Problems helps us—Christian counselors, pastors, and church leaders—to meet the deep needs of our communities with life-changing effects. Marshaling the knowledge and experience of experts in the areas of addiction, family issues, mental health, and other critical issues, this no-nonsense handbook supplies insights on the problems tearing lives and families apart all around us: domestic abuse, gambling addiction, blended families, sexual addiction and the Internet, depression and bipolar disorder, divorce recovery, unemployment, sexual abuse and incest, demonology, grief and loss, schizophrenia, substance abuse ... and much more.
A Biblical Perspective Zondervan, Lee N. June, Sabrina Black, Willie Richardson
... She was given Scriptures and therapeutic assessments to complete between
counseling sessions that would assist her with improving her spirit, establishing ...
Author: Lee N. June
Everett Worthington provides a Christian perspective and biblically based theory of marriage and marriage counseling. With an analysis of the individual, the couple and the family, Everett uses techniques drawn from several psychological schools of thought, combined with solid biblical principles to help guide counselors through the process of intervention, assessment and implementation of methods for change.
Everett Worthington provides a Christian perspective and biblically based theory of marriage and marriage counseling.
Author: Everett L. Worthington
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The purpose of this book is to help mental health professionals increase their cultural competence to better serve Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians who are congregants in the world’s fastest-growing religious movement. My focus is twofold. First, I aim to increase the reader’s awareness and knowledge about Christians who live their faith within Pentecostal cultures. Second, I hope to increase the reader’s knowledge about the assessment and treatment of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians with mental health needs based on a review of research and recommendations from experienced clinicians. My approach to assessment and treatment is the commonly held view that best practices are holistic. Therefore, I will attempt to integrate Pentecostal and Charismatic spirituality with assessment and treatment in ways that respect the spirituality of the person seeking treatment and enhances therapeutic outcomes. “The first part of the book can help all readers…understand people who live into that religion. The second part of the book is a practical and insightful guide to effective helping for psychological difficulties. I highly recommend this book to anyone who seeks to understand and help Pentecostals and Charismatics.” —Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Commonwealth Professor Emeritus ***** “…a well written, comprehensive, and very helpful guide to understanding and counseling Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians. It is a substantial and unique contribution to Christian counseling and also to the field of counseling and psychotherapy. I highly recommend it as essential reading for everyone interested or involved in counseling Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians.” —Rev. Siang-Yang Tan, PhD, Senior Professor of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective, and Shepherding God’s People. a must read not only for Pentecostal and Charismatic counselors but for anyone in the mental health field.” —Tony Richie, D. Min., Ph. D., Associate Professor of Theology Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN
The purpose of this book is to help mental health professionals increase their cultural competence to better serve Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians who are congregants in the world’s fastest-growing religious movement.
Author: Geoffrey W. Sutton
The goal of this book is to help counselors move from a respectful but hesitant neutrality to a skilled, and action-oriented sensitivity toward their clients' spirituality. The primary audience is professional counselors and psychotherapists, social workers, counselor and therapist educators, and counselors-in-training in college programs. The book presents and discusses recent theory and research on spirituality and religion with regard to counseling and psychotherapy. It builds on the premise that spirituality and religion deserve counselors' sensitive regard, informed understanding, and, as ethically and therapeutically appropriate, skillful integration into effective counseling treatment. The first two chapters present information, concepts, and background knowledge that undergird counseling approaches, skills, and techniques. Chapter Three focuses on the relationship dimension of counseling and discusses principles and practices for relating the spiritual/religious dimension of the counseling relationship. Chapter Four looks at systematic approaches for evaluating the appropriateness of including spiritual and religious issues in counseling, and Chapter Five addresses a variety of treatment approaches and techniques for working with clients' spiritual and religious concerns. (Contains over 400 references and an index.) (RJM)
Third , the counselor must be able to make it clear to himself or herself and to the
client how a religious assessment is ... the Christian perspective ( or , given the
diversity within Christianity , one might say from certain Christian perspectives ) .
Author: Eugene W. Kelly
Publisher: Amer Counseling Assn
Category: Social Science
The Inner Life of Priests is a landmark exploration of how the categories and practices of psychology are contributing to a new health and vitality in the priesthood. Authors McGlone and Sperry (both nationally-recognized experts on the integration of psychology and spirituality in priestly life), investigate issues and answer questions that concern those invested in the healthy ministry of priests everyone from the people in the pews to those in Church leadership. They include: How has psychology helped us understand both mental and spiritual health of those applying to Catholic seminaries and then serving in priestly ministry? How has it shaped understanding of key issues like affective maturity, cultural competency and even the discipline of celibacy? How has it helped Church leaders better understanding and positively influence clerical culture in seminaries, dioceses, and religious orders? Catholic laity, priests, seminarians, vocation directors, those considering religious and priestly vocations everyone interested in how men serving in this critical ministerial role are identified, formed and supported will welcome this authoritative and positive book.
“Christian Anthropology of Healing: A Biopsychospiritual Perspective. ... Christian
Anthropology: The Nature of the Human Person, Human Brokenness, and
Healing. ... Multicultural Assessment in Counseling and Clinical Psychology, 7–
Author: Gerard J. McGlone
Publisher: Liturgical Press
A handbook on lay counseling including an overview and how-to information for leaders and lay counselors, Reverend Siang-Yang Tan's helpful book also includes a forward by Gary R. Collins.
A handbook on lay counseling including both overview and how-to information for leaders and lay counselors themselves. Forward by Gary R. Collins Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Author: Siang-Yang Tan
Publisher: Harper Collins
Seasoned counselors and professors Tim Clinton and Ron Hawkins provide a landmark reference that offers a capstone definition of the emerging profession and ministry of the Christian counselor. Appropriate for professional counselors, lay counselors, pastors, students, and teachers, it includes nearly 300 entries by nearly 100 top Christian counselors. This practical guide focuses on functional aspects of Christian counseling and explores such important topics as...Christian counseling as a profession, ministry, and lay ministry; Spiritual and theological roots; Social, emotional, and relational issues; Skills and essentials in Christian helping; Ethical and legal considerations; Intake, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; and Premarital counseling, family therapy, and substance abuse. Counselors will also find up-to-date information on solution-based brief therapy, cognitive therapy and biblical truth, and trauma and crisis intervention. An essential resource for maintaining a broad and up-to-date perspective on helping others.
This practical guide focuses on functional aspects of Christian counseling and explores such important topics as.
Author: Dr Tim Clinton
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
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with Asians and Hispanics ; missionary assessment ; explicit ... Lay Christian
counseling : Perspectives , programs , and proposals . Journal of Psychology and
Author: D. John Lee
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
An introductory look at the principles of biblical Christian counseling, this book is sure to find a wide and enduring audience through the American Association of Christian Counselors (over 50,000 members).
Foundations for Biblical Christian Counseling Ian F. Jones ... listings of Bible
verses organized according to specific problems , assessment and criticism of
other counselors and counseling texts ... a spectrum from secular and even
antireligious viewpoints to positions that embrace a basic spiritual and biblical
Author: Ian F. Jones
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Innovative and reflective, the first edition of Counseling and Spirituality strives to integrate the spiritual and clinical perspectives of counselors in order to successfully support clients' religious or spiritual journeys through utilizing appropriate knowledge and interventions. With cultural concerns such as religion and spirituality quickly becoming of growing importance and interest in the helping professions, this book serves to define varieties of spiritual beliefs, assess spiritual wellness, and apply theory- and practice-based approaches to individualized spiritual counseling situations. Throughout the 15 chapters of the text, author Joshua Gold helps current and future counselors alike to contemplate how they see religion and spirituality in their own lives and to appraise how their own spirituality sways who they are as clinicians and what they do in the provision of mental health services for their clients.
The Spiritual Assessment Inventory ( SAI ; Hall & Edwards , 1996 ) This measure
reflects a Judeo - Christian perspective of spiritual maturity . Forty - three items
assesses the awareness and quality of one ' s relationship with God . With its ...
Author: Joshua Mark Gold
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This referral directory gives the user immediate access to essential, up-to-date Christian counseling resources. It is organized alphabetically under 46 general topics that encompass counseling issues, professional issues, and educational issues.
It offers a thorough treatment of a Christian view of work , a decisions model ,
practical exercises , and answers to the questions most ... It has been used
extensively by Christian counselors because its precepts are tied to theistic
presuppositions and specific Scripture passages . ... The Crazy - Making
Workplace Archibald D . Hart Career Pathways Full Assessment Package Lee
Ellis Christian Financial ...
Author: Douglas R. Flather
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Category: Pastoral counseling
... 75 COUNSELING PSYCH 1,34-37 AP 50 JESUS ' STYLE OF RELATING : THE
SEARCH FOR A BIBLICAL VIEW OF ... 84 NEEDS ASSESSMENT IN
CHURCHES : A CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY'S NEED FOR PROFESSIONAL
Author: American Theological Library Association