Christian Counseling: An Introduction

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This book introduces the foundations of a distinctively Christian approach to counseling.

Christians who counsel, counselors who are Christian--what is the difference? What makes Christian counseling distinctive from secular counseling approaches? In this book, Malony and Augsburger introduce the substance and method, including family systems methodology, of Christian counseling as a major voice. The book also includes how to do a faith assessment; how to collaborate, consult, ...

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Overview

This book introduces the foundations of a distinctively Christian approach to counseling.

Christians who counsel, counselors who are Christian--what is the difference? What makes Christian counseling distinctive from secular counseling approaches? In this book, Malony and Augsburger introduce the substance and method, including family systems methodology, of Christian counseling as a major voice. The book also includes how to do a faith assessment; how to collaborate, consult, and refer; the centrality of Christ in the counseling process; how to address issues of sexual and cultural diversity with sensitivity; and the destiny of Christian counseling.

H. Newton Malony, Ph.D. is Senior Professor at the Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.
David W. Augsburger, Ph.D. is Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687332830
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Edition description: Paperback
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 165
  • Sales rank: 484,487
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

H. Newton Malony, Ph.D., is Senior Professor at the Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminar in Pasadena, California

David W. Augsburger, Ph.D., is Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     v
Foundations
Christians Who Counsel     3
Who Wants Christian Counseling?     10
The Substance of Christian Counseling     18
The Method of Christian Counseling     16
Faith Assessment in Christian Counseling     42
Counseling That Fosters Forgiveness     50
Christian Counseling: Collaborating, Consulting, and Referral     68
The Counselor as Ethicist     77
Christ in Christian Counseling     92
Applications
Conflict Mediation and Christian Counseling     103
Counseling across Cultures     117
Christian Counseling of Sexual Issues     129
Counseling and Family Systems     138
Destiny
Christian Counseling in the Postmodern World     153
Reference List     158
Further Readings     161
Index     163
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