The Christian Counselor s Manual

The Christian Counselor’s Manual is a companion and sequel to the author’s influential Competent to Counsel.

The Christian Counselor s Manual

The Christian Counselor’s Manual is a companion and sequel to the author’s influential Competent to Counsel. It takes the approach of nouthetic counseling introduced in the earlier volume and applies it to a wide range of issues, topics, and techniques in counseling: *Who is qualified to be a counselor? *How can counselees change? *How does the Holy Spirit work? *What role does hope play? *What is the function of language? *How do we ask the right questions? *What often lies behind depression? *How do we deal with anger? *What is schizophrenia? These and hundreds more questions are answered in this comprehensive resource for the Christian counselor. A full set of indexes, a detailed table of contents, and a full complement of diagrams and forms make this an outstanding reference book for Christian counselors.

The Christian Counselor s Casebook

This companion volume to 'Competent to Counsel' and 'The Christian Counselor's Manual' is designed to help the user assimilate and apply the principles of nouthetic counseling.

The Christian Counselor s Casebook

This companion volume to Competent to Counsel and The Christian Counselor's Manual is designed to help you assimilate and apply the principles of nouthetic counseling. It is an excellent tool for any Christian counselor who wants to develop a scriptural approach to counseling. Based on actual counseling experiences, the cases are typical of the various problems encountered in ordinary church and pastoral counseling. This workbook provides * practice in learning how to identify problems according to biblical norms * practice in laying out biblical plans of action * familiarity with a variety of problems This is not merely a book for the classroom. It is a tool for all sorts of training and personal development programs. By working through the many cases provided, you will be better able to identify and respond to the issues that typically confront Christian counselors.

Helps for Counselors

A quick reference guide of helpful hints and how-tos, covering all aspects of counseling, from common problems to procedure.

Helps for Counselors

A quick reference guide of helpful hints and how-tos, covering all aspects of counseling, from common problems to procedure.

A Theology of Christian Counseling

INTRODUCTION All counselors have one goal in common: change. Moreover, as
diverse as the various counseling systems may be — and they are quite distinct
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A Theology of Christian Counseling

A Theology of Christian Counseling connects biblical doctrine with practical living. Salvation, that central concern of Protestant theology, is often too narrowly defined. It is thought of as “being saved from the consequences of sin.” But God is doing much more. He is making something new out of the old sinful nature. He is, in Christ, making new creatures.“No counseling system that is based on some other foundation can begin to offer what Christian counseling offers. . . . No matter what the problem is, no matter how greatly sin has abounded, the Christian counselor’s stance is struck by the far-more-abounding nature of the grace of Jesus Christ in redemption. What a difference this makes in counseling!”In this book the reader will gain an insight into the rich theological framework that supports and directs a biblical approach to counseling. And the connection between solid theology and practical application will become compelling. This book is one-of-a-kind.

Solving Marriage Problems

Then he treats many of the specific kinds of problems that typically arise: life patterns, priorities, children, sex roles, in-laws, and so forth. This is a book that belongs on every pastor's and every counselor's shelf.

Solving Marriage Problems

This is a book to help counselors understand and deal with typical problems that arise in a marriage by offering biblical solutions.

Shepherding God s Flock

Jay Adams is well-known for his practical and thorough approach to the many issues of Christian counseling. That same practicality and thoroughness is found in this unparalleled handbook on pastoral ministry.

Shepherding God s Flock

Shepherding God’s Flock is both a textbook for students of pastoral ministry and a handbook for pastors. Jay Adams is well-known for his practical and thorough approach to the many issues of Christian counseling. That same practicality and thoroughness is found in this unparalleled handbook on pastoral ministry. Not only does it offer pastors one of the best resources in print, but it also provides church elders with an orientation and practical guide to aspects of ministry for which they have responsibility. It is truly a shepherd’s handbook. The book is divided into three parts. Pastoral Life deals with the pastor, his calling, and the general care he provides the flock. Pastoral Counseling provides an overview of the task and a general approach for pastoral counselors. Pastoral Leadership offers a perspective on the ways the pastor can lead the church in its many tasks and responsibilities.

Competent to Counsel

. . . Not only have people’s immediate problems been resolved, but there have also been solutions to all sorts of long-term problems as well." Since its first publication in 1970, this book has gone through over thirty printings.

Competent to Counsel

A Classic in the Field of Christian Counseling Competent to Counsel has helped thousands of pastors, students, laypersons, and Christian counselors develop both a general approach to Christian counseling and a specific response to particular problems. Using biblically directed discussion, nouthetic counseling works by means of the Holy Spirit to bring about change in the personality and behavior of the counselee. As Dr. Jay Adams points out in his introduction, "I have been engrossed in the project of developing biblical counseling and have uncovered what I consider to be a number of important scriptural principles. . . . There have been dramatic results. . . . Not only have people’s immediate problems been resolved, but there have also been solutions to all sorts of long-term problems as well." Since its first publication in 1970, this book has gone through over thirty printings. It establishes the basis for and an introduction to a counseling approach that is being used in pastors’ studies, in counseling centers, and across dining room tables throughout the country and around the world

Healing Relationships

For those who wish to use the book as a group study, a Leader's Guide is also available.

Healing Relationships

'Healing Relationships: A Christian's Manual for Lay Counseling' is designed to equip you, the layperson, to minister to those who are hurting. Stephan Grunlan and Daniel Lambrides, both skilled counselors, explain how you can allow Christ's love to bring about a healing relationship. Sunday school teachers, youth workers, elders - every church member should have some training in counseling skills so they can turn their interpersonal relationships into healing relationships. In 13 informative chapters, 'Healing Relationships' presents clear counseling procedures and illustrates a variety of counseling situations for Sunday school discussion, Bible study, or personal application. For those who wish to use the book as a group study, a Leader's Guide is also available.

The Christian Counselor s Manual

( frequently expressed ) for a “ how to ” manual of the type that Professor C.
Gregg Singer suggested in his gracious review of Competent to Counsel.3 In The
Christian Counselor's Manual I have tried to fill that need to some extent . I know
that it ...

The Christian Counselor s Manual

The Christian Counselor's Manual is a companion and sequel to the author's influential Competent to Counsel. It takes the approach of nouthetic counseling introduced in the earlier volume and applies it to a wide range of issues, topics, and techniques in counseling: *Who is qualified to be a counselor?*How can counselees change?*How does the Holy Spirit work?*What role does hope play?*What is the function of language?*How do we ask the right questions?*What often lies behind depression?*How do we deal with anger?*What is schizophrenia?These and hundreds more questions are answered in this comprehensive resource for the Christian counselor. A full set of indexes, a detailed table of contents, and a full complement of diagrams and forms make this an outstanding reference book for Christian counselors.

The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling

This practical guide focuses on functional aspects of Christian counseling and explores such important topics as.

The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling

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.

Marriage Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible

This book is a valuable resource for the pastor, the counselor, and the church leader (as well as other individuals) who are struggling to understand and apply scriptural principles to the problems of divorce and remarriage.

Marriage  Divorce  and Remarriage in the Bible

Many pastors, counselors, and theologians consider this book the most helpful on the issue of marriage and divorce.

Biblical Counseling for Today

In his preface to this challenging book Jeff Watson describes biblical counseling as "a noble adjective married to a nervous noun.

Biblical Counseling for Today

In his preface to this challenging book Jeff Watson describes biblical counseling as "a noble adjective married to a nervous noun." Believers are wise to be skeptical of much that is done in the name of counseling in secular settings. Even under the umbrella of "Christian counseling," one has heard horror stories of cases where God's Word has been misused. But Jeff Watson makes a strong case in this volume for the legitimacy of marrying "biblical" and "counseling." Christian counselors, says Watson, need to cultivate three fundamental skills in their patients: How to tell their stories; How to choose their goals wisely; and How to practice changes in their lives. Watson helps counselors achieve these goals by drawing on the interactions of Christ, the commands of Scripture, and the actions of the apostles and prophets. Thus he marries counseling and biblical principles. To those of us who are called on to counsel on any level, Charles Swindoll says, "This book will become an invaluable tool for you. I urge you to let it become your manual for proper counseling."

Evaluating Models of Christian Counseling

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Competent to Counsel. Phillipsburg, nJ: P&R. ———. 1974. The Christian
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Evaluating Models of Christian Counseling

Initially developed as a classroom resource, Evaluating Models of Christian Counseling serves as a primary example of the complexities involved in integrating psychology, theology, and spirituality into the counseling process. The would-be counselor and the experienced professional are each introduced to a systematic evaluation model for determining how effectively a specific Christian Counseling Program incorporates psychological, spiritual, and theological constructs into their milieu. After presenting a working definition of the counseling process and its relationship to psychology, theology, and spirituality, an application of the evaluation model to four Christian Counseling programs is demonstrated.

Christian Counseling and Occultism Koch

Christian Counseling and Occultism  Koch

An in-depth manual offering solutions to the problems involved in counseling those entrapped in the occult.

The Professional Christian Counselor s Approach to Treating Mood and Personality Disorders

The exploration of how PD's and MD's are currently assessed and treated in both the secular and nouthetic counseling practice once diagnosed is an important focus of this book in order to formulate the application of right doctrine and ...

The Professional Christian Counselor s Approach to Treating Mood and Personality Disorders

As professionals, we recognize the problem of the increasing population of adults in the United States being diagnosed with mental illnesses. In addition to recognizing the problems associated with mental illness, there are many issues with the professional practice of treatment and counseling the individual who is presenting symptoms as described in the fifth edition of the Diagnostics and Statistics Manual (DSM-5). What should be the Professional Christian Counselor's approach to providing treatment? Attention will be brought to Nouthetic, Secular and Christian Counseling approaches and making a clear distinction among them. Due to the wide range and spectrum of mental illnesses, the attention will be spent on personality disorders (PD's) and mood disorders (MD's). With improvements being made on physical health, nutrition, exercise science, technology, and surgical sciences, there are many opportunities for good and improved physical health. Yet we continue to see statistics rise to epidemic levels in mental illnesses. It is important that the Professional Christian Counselor has a responsible and ethical approach to the treatment of PD's and MD's as defined in the DSM-5 and as directed in the Bible. By providing an overview and evaluation of ways PD's and MD's are being treated both in the secular and nouthetic therapeutic relationship the Professional Christian Counselor recognizes there is significant room for increasing effectiveness in the assessment and treatment for these disorders at a time when our nation continues to see an alarming rise in their diagnoses. The exploration of how PD's and MD's are currently assessed and treated in both the secular and nouthetic counseling practice once diagnosed is an important focus of this book in order to formulate the application of right doctrine and methodology so that Professional Christian Counselors make improvements in the assessment and treatment of PD's and MD's in the practice of Professional Christian Counseling.

The Quick Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling

The Quick-Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling provides the answers. This A-Z guide gives pastors, counselors, and everyday believers the information they need to help congregants, clients, and friends in a wide array of situations.

The Quick Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling

This A-Z guide assists people-helpers--pastors, professional counselors, youth workers, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in (formal and informal) counseling situations.

Three to Get Ready

Bible studies and psychological inventory questions make this volume a valuable tool for pastors and counselors, or a personal resource for engaged couples.A book that should be found on the 'most used shelf' of every pastor and counselor ...

Three to Get Ready

Are you looking for a sense of confidence before the marriage ceremony? The Bride, the Groom, and the Counselor - it does take three to set solid footings under a marriage. A leading guide for laying that foundation has now been updated and enlarged. Features in Three To Get Ready include a biblical overview of the task of preparing two people for marriage, worksheets, wedding planning guide, and consultant's handbook. Bible studies and psychological inventory questions make this volume a valuable tool for pastors and counselors, or a personal resource for engaged couples.A book that should be found on the 'most used shelf' of every pastor and counselor who is concerned to provide preventive counseling before couples embark on the voyage of marriage. D. James Kennedy

How to Help People Change

The change for which Christian counselors strive has a spiritual direction, and
their aim is to help people prosper in that direction. All change ... thereof)- 1. See
Competent to Counsel (1970), The Christian Counselor's Manual Introduction
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How to Help People Change

“While touching on many aspects of counseling, this book . . . is specifically designed to elucidate the process of counseling. I have often mentioned and illustrated that process, but not in the focused and systemic way that the four-step biblical process is set forth here. . . . This book presents a fresh perspective not only on how to counsel, but also on what measures to take at what stages of counseling.”—Jay Adams, from the prefaceChange is the essential goal of the counseling process. And, in the author’s words, “substantial change requires the alteration of the heart.” How can a Christian counselor facilitate such change? The answer, of course, may be found in Scripture, specifically in 2 Timothy 3:14–17.Jay Adams is a well-known counselor who bases his whole approach on Scripture. This book provides an unparalleled opportunity to see how he discovers and applies biblical principles as well as the way in which Scripture functions as the basis for his counseling approach. This book answers two questions: “How does a counselor help people change?” and, “How does Scripture provide the source of a counselor’s method?”How to Help People Change has much to say about the ongoing discussion of the relationship between theology and psychology in the enterprise of Christian counseling.

Christian Counseling and the Law

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Christian Counseling and the Law

What you don't know can hurt you. Do you know: What constitutes "clergy malpractice" and "negligent counseling"? What is "duty of care"? When do you break confidentiality? When are you breaking the law? What are the legal ramifications of church discipline? What is your responsibility in child abuse cases? Can you use counseling illustrations in your sermons? If you are a pastor or counselor, or are in any counseling ministry, this may be the most important new book you will read this year. In this "age of litigation" an explosive new area of law -- suing churches -- is impacting Christians. How do these lawsuits affect pastors and counselors? Seve Levicoff's scholarly, yet easy to read, Christian Counseling and the Law, summons all Christian counselors to study the law themselves so that they can be "as shrewd as serpents and as innocent as doves" and thereby "fight the good fight of faith" in the secular arena. This is not a book filled with stilted legalese and lofty phrases. It is a straightforward, well-documented resource for the Christian counselor. When you put it down -- if you can -- you will probably say, "That was just what I needed." - Flyleaf.