Christian Counseling / Edition 3

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This proven guide in pastoral counseling has been extensively expanded and revised by the author to include recent developments and research, new resources, and attention to newly urgent needs such as AIDS, eating disorders, homosexuality, and violence. Written with clarity and sensitivity, this volume builds on biblical foundations and the best resources of professional psychology. It reflects the insights the author has gained from many years of Christian counseling.

New Sections include:

  • The Legal, Ethical and Moral Issues in Counseling
  • The Multicultural, Multiracial Issues in Counseling
  • Conflict and Relationships
  • Dealing with Death and Grief
  • Alcoholism and Other Substance Abuse
  • Crises and Trauma
  • Counseling and Terrorism
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418503291
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/24/2006
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 992
  • Sales rank: 269,118
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Gary R. Collins is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D in clinical psychology from Purdue University. His other books include The Magnificent Mind, How to Be a People Helper, and Can You Trust Psychology?
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Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Suggestions for Using This Book     xiii
Introductory Issues
The Changes in Counseling     3
The Counselor and Counseling     16
The Church and Counseling     33
The Community and Counseling     46
The Core of Counseling     63
The Legal Ethical, and Moral Issues in Christian Counseling     83
The Multicultural Issues in Christian Counseling     100
Prominent Issues
Depression     119
Anxiety     140
Anger     158
Guilt and Forgiveness     177
Loneliness     195
Developmental Issues
Childhood     213
Adolescence     234
Twenties and Thirties     256
Forties and Fifties     275
The Later Years     291
Interpersonal Issues
Conflict and Relationships     315
Sex Apart from Marriage     339
Sex Within Marriage     358
Homosexuality     376
Abuse and Neglect     399
Identity Issues
Inferiority and Self-Esteem     425
Physical Illness     441
Grief     465
Singleness     488
Choosing a MarriagePartner     595
Family Issues
Premarital Counseling     523
Marriage Issues     544
Pregnancy Issues     568
Family Issues     587
Divorce and Remarriage     607
Control Issues
Mental Disorders     633
Alcohol-Related Problems     656
Addictions     681
Financial Counseling     701
Vocational Counseling     718
Concluding Issues
Crises     745
Trauma, Terror, and Terrorism     752
Other Issues     781
Spiritual Issues     803
Counseling the Counselor     827
Future Issues
Counseling Waves of the Future     845
Notes     865
Index     965
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2009

    An interesting book for Christian Counselors

    Covered a lot of information about Christian Counseling. Not many new ideas. Much of the material is covered in other books.

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