The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling

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Format: Hardcover

Vendor: Harvest House Publishers

Publication Date: September 01, 2011


ISBN: 0736943560

ISBN-13: 9780736943567

Number of Pages: 576

Dimensions: 9 × 6 (inches)

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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. At approximately 500 pages, 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
  • 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.

Author Info

Tim Clinton, EdD, is president of the nearly 50,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors. He is professor of counseling and pastoral care at Liberty University and executive director of its Center for Counseling and Family Studies. Licensed as a professional counselor and marriage and family therapist, Tim has written or edited 13 books, including Turn Your Life Around. Ron Hawkins, EdD, is a licensed professional counselor and serves on the executive board of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is professor of counseling as well as the vice-provost of distance learning and graduate studies at Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the coauthor of Quick-Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling.

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