When Someone Asks for Help: A Practical Guide for Counseling

When Someone Asks for Help: A Practical Guide for Counseling

by Everett L. Worthington Jr.

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When Someone Asks for Help: A Practical Guide for Counseling by Everett L. Worthington Jr.

"I have a problem. . . . Could you help me?"

Ever hear this plea over lunch or late at night in a dormitory? Someone has come to us for help. "Who, me?" we blurt out and then frantically think, "What can I say? How can I help?"

Everett Worthington guides us as we respond to these delicate and unexpected situations. First he explains what Christian helping really is, what causes problems and how they can be solved. Then he takes us step by step through the five stages of counseling, from understanding what's going on to helping people work through their problems. Throughout, he describes the delicate dynamics of moving into a helping relationship, providing aid, then moving back into the give-and-take of friendship.

Here is a book to help Christians put love into action through bearing other people's burdens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780877843757
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 05/13/1982
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Everett L. Worthington Jr. (Ph.D., University of Missouri) is professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and former executive director of the Templeton Foundation's A Campaign for Forgiveness Research.

Worthington has studied forgiveness since the 1980s and has published more than two hundred articles and papers on forgiveness, marriage and family, psychotherapy and virtue in a wide variety of journals and magazines. He was the founding editor of Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal and sits on the editorial boards of several professional journals. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN and The 700 Club and been featured in award-winning documentary movies on forgiveness such as The Power of Forgiveness and The Big Question. He is the author of seventeen books including Handbook of Forgiveness, Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling and Forgiving and Reconciling.

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