Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective

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Overview

"Encyclopedic in scope, Counseling and Psychotherapy provides a comprehensive survey of the major approaches in psychological treatment. The book presents up-to-date discussions of treatment effectiveness and is filled with examples of clinical interaction that bring the theories to life. However, its most outstanding feature is the commentary and critique of each model from a Christian perspective. Professor Tan has written a lucid and incisive text that advances the field of Christian psychology."—Edward P. Shafranske, Pepperdine University

"Long one of clinical psychology's most distinguished Christian commentators, Dr. Tan has produced a coherent and ambitious text on the theory and practice of psychotherapy and counseling by Christians. I hope this text will be widely used and generate serious reflection by students at all levels of preparation."—Stanton L. Jones, Wheaton College

"The complexity of theories and models of psychotherapy can seem overwhelming. Dr. Tan offers this comprehensive and finely tuned perspective of ten major schools of psychotherapy, critiquing their theological fit and offering a carefully considered Christian perspective. This book will fill a need in undergraduate and graduate programs in counseling as well as in seminary-based pastoral counseling programs."—Archibald D. Hart, Fuller Theological Seminary

"A monumental achievement that only Siang-Yang Tan could pull off. It offers a rare blend of comprehensive psychological research, fair and balanced critique of the classic models of psychotherapy, sound biblical perspective, and practical application."—Gary W. Moon, Richmont Graduate University

"Counseling and Psychotherapy has the potential to become a landmark book. Siang-Yang's latest work is 'typical Tan': vastly comprehensive, impressively researched, accessibly written, biblically controlled, God-honoring, and spiritually sensitive. I don't know a better introductory text for aspiring Christian counselors and therapists or a more mature overview text for provoking solid Christian thinking about counseling and psychotherapy."—Larry Crabb, author, 66 Love Letters; founder and director, NewWay Ministries

"Tan has written a readable text, hugely informative to both students and professionals. It displays encyclopedic knowledge of major theories, is the most complete summary and Christian-oriented analysis of theories of counseling and psychotherapy existing, and (unlike most theories of psychotherapy) provides ample attention to both cases and technical methods of counseling. Tan's own reflections on integrated Christian, biblically oriented, Holy Spirit-led counseling are alone worth the price of the book."—Everett L. Worthington Jr., author, Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling and Forgiving and Reconciling

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801029660
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Pages: 495
  • Sales rank: 498,447
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Siang-Yang Tan (PhD, McGill University) is professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and senior pastor of First Evangelical Church Glendale in California. He is associate editor of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, contributing editor for the Journal of Psychology and Theology, consulting editor for Edification: Journal for the Society of Christian Psychology, and editorial consultant of the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. He has written numerous books, including Lay Counseling, Disciplines of the Holy Spirit, and Coping with Depression.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Basic Issues in the Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
1. Overview of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice
2. The Person of the Counselor
3. Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy
Part 2: Major Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories and Techniques
4. Psychoanalytic Therapy
5. Adlerian Therapy
6. Jungian Therapy
7. Existential Therapy
8. Person-Centered Therapy
9. Gestalt Therapy
10. Reality Therapy
11. Behavior Therapy
12. Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
13. Marital and Family Therapy
Part 3: A Christian Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy
14. Christian Theology in Christian Counseling: A Biblical Perspective on Human Nature and Effective Counseling and Psychotherapy
15. Christian Faith in Clinical Practice: Implicit and Explicit Integration
16. The Holy Spirit and Christian Spirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy
17. Legal and Ethical Issues in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy
Appendix: Is Psychotherapy Effective?
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    This is an excellent text. It is comprehensive and well put tog

    This is an excellent text. It is comprehensive and well put together.

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