GARY COLLINS is a licensed clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University. He is the author of more than two hundred articles and more than fifty books, including The Biblical Basis for Christian Counseling (NavPress) and Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide (Third edition published in 2007) and Christian Coaching (NavPress). Gary served for twenty years as professor of psychology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, was president of the 15,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors, and was founding editor of Christian Counseling Today magazine. He is Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Coaching at Psychological Studies Institute in Atlanta and Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University in Virginia. He writes a weekly newsletter on coaching and counseling and frequently travels overseas and within North America to speak on issues relating to Christian counseling and coaching.
The Biblical Basis of Christian Counseling for People Helpers: Relating the Basic Teachings of Scripture to People's Problemsby Gary Collins
Almost anyone with a desire to help others can be a people helper, but often those Christians who feel most called to counsel are unsure of how to use the Bible to ease another person’s problems. This book will guide you to a practical, working knowledge of Scripture, the character of God, and the basics of the Christian faiththe core of what Christian counselors must know to be truly effective in helping others.
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In this book, Dr. Gary Collins has put together a comprehensive guide to help those who endeavor to improve their efforts in Christian-based counseling. Each chapter is well planned and effectively presents a case scenario and proceeds to examine the problem from a biblical perspective. Within each chapter is also a assessment of various aspects that lead to these problems as well as suggestions for handling them in a Christian counseling environment.