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The Christian counselor's manual : the practice of nouthetic counseling

Author: Jay E Adams
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan Pub., 1986, ©1973.
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The Christian Counselor's Manual is a companion and sequel to the author's influential Competent to Counsel. It takes the approach of nouthetic counseling introduced in the earlier volume and applies it to a wide range of issues, topics, and techniques in counseling: Who is qualified to be a counselor? How can counselees change? How does the Holy Spirit work? What role does hope play? What is the function of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay E Adams
ISBN: 031051150X 9780310511502
OCLC Number: 13330723
Notes: "Ministry resources library."
Reprint. Originally published: Phillipsburg, N.J. : Presbyterian and Reformed Pub. Co., ©1973.
Description: xiii, 476 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part one : The persons. The persons involved in counseling --
The Holy Spirit is the principal person --
The human counselor --
The counselee --
Part two : The presuppositions and principles. Presuppositions and principles basic to counseling --
Hope --
Prayer : the base for Christian counseling --
The reconciliation/discipline dynamic --
Reconciliation --
Presuppositions and methodology --
Technique --
Part three : The practice and process. The language of counseling --
The language of emotion and action --
Sin is the problem --
Love in counseling --
Support, sympathy, and empathy --
The motivation for change --
Effecting biblical change --
Elements of dehabituation and rehabituation --
Getting started --
Goals and terminal dates --
The commitment of the counselee --
Is there a problem? --
Two basic approaches --
Ways of gathering data --
Asking questions --
Helping through homework --
An analysis of homework --
Ways of using homework --
Gifts that differ --
How to handle anger --
Dealing with envy, brooding, fretting, and self-pity --
Helping depressed persons --
Helping the "Schizophrenic" --
Resolving sexual difficulties --
Helping those who fear --
Counseling those who fear that they have committed the unpardonable sin --
Conclusion --
Appendixes. Personal data inventory --
Counselor's checklist --
The organic/nonorganic problem and cooperation with physicians --
Weekly counseling record --
Financial profile --
Ten statements, some of which a Christian counselor could make; others he ought not to make.
Responsibility: Jay E. Adams.
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The Christian Counselor's Manual is a companion and sequel to the author's influential Competent to Counsel. It takes the approach of nouthetic counseling introduced in the earlier volume and applies it to a wide range of issues, topics, and techniques in counseling: Who is qualified to be a counselor? How can counselees change? How does the Holy Spirit work? What role does hope play? What is the function of language? How do we ask the right questions? What often lies behind depression? How do we deal with anger? What is schizophrenia? These and hundreds more questions are answered in this comprehensive resource for the Christian counselor. A full set of indexes, a detailed table of contents, and a full complement of diagrams and forms make this an outstanding reference book for Christian counselors. - Jacket.

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