The Christian Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Christian Counseling / Edition 1

The Christian Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Christian Counseling / Edition 1

by Philip J. Henry, Lori Marie Figueroa, David R. Miller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0789025949

ISBN-13: 9780789025944

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Provide professionally sound and principled therapy based on the truth of God

Christians are faced with the same range of problems as everyone else. However, Christian therapists understand deeply the unique issues involved with their therapy. The Christian Therapist’s Notebook is a single source for innovative, user-friendly techniques for connecting the

Overview

Provide professionally sound and principled therapy based on the truth of God

Christians are faced with the same range of problems as everyone else. However, Christian therapists understand deeply the unique issues involved with their therapy. The Christian Therapist’s Notebook is a single source for innovative, user-friendly techniques for connecting the everyday world of the client with Christian principles and Scripture. This creative, timesaving guide assists therapists in helping clients achieve therapy goals through professionally sound and principled exercises while always maintaining a positive, supportive connection with Christian beliefs. Helpful features include Scripture references relevant to common problems, case studies, vignettes, professional resource lists, client resource lists, in-session exercises, homework exercises, and handouts.

The Christian Therapist’s Notebook bases its success on three foundations: the truth of scripture; the centrality of Christ; and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The book’s three sections include individuals, couples and families, and children and adolescents. Each chapter focuses on a single exercise to address an important issue that may be affecting the client. Chapters provide a guiding Scripture quote, an objective, rationale for use, clear and specific instructions, suggestions for a follow-up, a vignette illustrating the exercise’s success, contraindications, extensive resources, and related Scriptures.

The Christian Therapist’s Notebook exercises include:

  • "A New Creation," which uses a Christogram to personalize the Biblical promises and truths of the spiritual transformation
  • "Snapshots," which reveals repetitive behavior patterns in relationships
  • "Core Connections," which helps the client explore the organization of relational core connections to other people as well as to God
  • "Temptation Judo," which explores the connection between temptation and needs while uncovering God’s promise of escape
  • "Broken Mirrors," which identifies unresolved issues affecting self-image and moves the client to a personal relationship with God
  • "The Book of My Life," which helps identify situations and people that have had an impact on clients, while helping them to acknowledge that God has a plan for them
  • "Tearing Down Strongholds," which helps take the client through the process of repentance
  • "It Was Wrong," which helps abuse victims deal with pain and frustration
  • "Bowing Down," which helps to restore a healthy relationship
  • "Panic Breaker," which helps get to the root of client fears
  • "Parenting after Divorce"
  • "Self-esteem," which helps children with self-concept
  • and many, many more!

The Christian Therapist’s Notebook is the answer for practicing therapists, counselors, interns, pastors, educators, and students searching for activities for client therapy based upon the truth of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789025944
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Haworth Practical Practice in Mental Health Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


About the Authors     ix
Contributors     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction     1
Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Individuals
A New Creation   Philip J. Henry     19
Snapshots   Philip J. Henry   Gene A. Sale     31
Core Connections   Philip J. Henry     37
Temptation Judo   Philip J. Henry   Gene A. Sale     45
Broken Mirrors   Lori Marie Figueroa     51
The Book of My Life   Lori Marie Figueroa     57
Tearing Down Strongholds   Philip J. Henry   Gene A. Sale     63
Cross over to the Other Side   Lori Marie Figueroa   Philip J. Henry     69
Run the Ruce   Lori Marie Figueroa   Philip J. Henry     75
Getting It in Gear   Philip J. Henry     81
Bad Dog-Good Dog   Steven T. Zombory   Philip J. Henry     87
It Was Wrong   David R. Miller   Philip J. Henry     103
Bowing Down   Philip J. Henry     119
Panic Breaker   Philip J. Henry     119
Where Was God?   Steven T. Zombory   Philip J. Henry     125
The Why's of Weight   Philip J. Henry     131
I Miss...   Philip J. Henry     139
Unmanageable   Philip J. Henry     145
Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Couples and Families
Complete or Compete   Judith T. Casey   Lori Marie Figueroa     155
The Beauty of a Butterfly   Lori Marie Figueroa     161
Love Is...   David R. Miller   Philip J. Henry     169
A New Beginning: Premarital Counseling for the Second Marriage   David R. Miller     177
Nothing Like the Brady Bunch   Lori Marie Figueroa     185
Control   David R.Miller   Philip J. Henry     191
Parenting After Divorce   David R. Miller   Lori Marie Figueroa     199
The Broken Bough   David R. Miller     207
Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Children and Adolescents
Three Wishes   Philip J. Henry     217
Magical Sunglasses   Lori Marie Figueroa     225
Lions, Tigers, and Bears   Lori Marie Figueroa   David R. Miller     231
Self-Esteem   David R. Miller    Philip J. Henry     239
It's Just Like Me   Philip J. Henry     253
If I Had Faith...   Philip J. Henry     259
The Prodigal Child   David R. Miller     265
Just for Today   Philip J. Henry   David R. Miller     273
All About Suicide   David R. Miller   Philip J. Henry     281
Self-Injury   Emery D. Twoey   Philip J. Henry     289
When I'm Mad   Emery D. Twoey   Philip J. Henry     297
Friends   David R. Miller   Philip J. Henry     303
Bad, Bad, Bad   Philip J. Henry     309
Peace with God   Philip J. Henry     317
Index     325

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