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This proven guide in pastoral counseling has been extensively expanded and revised by the author to include recent developments and research, new resources, and attention to newly urgent needs such as AIDS, eating disorders, homosexuality, and violence. Written with clarity and sensitivity, this volume builds on biblical foundations and the best resources of professional psychology. It reflects the insights the author has gained from many years of Christian counseling.
New Sections include:
- The Legal, Ethical and Moral Issues in Counseling
- The Multicultural, Multiracial Issues in Counseling
- Conflict and Relationships
- Dealing with Death and Grief
- Alcoholism and Other Substance Abuse
- Crises and Trauma
- Counseling and Terrorism
About the Author
Gary R. Collins is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University. Described by Psychotherapy Networker magazine as “the father of Christian Counseling,” Collins is a professor, co-founder of the American Association of Christian Counselors, founding editor of Christian Counseling Today magazine, and author of Christian Coaching and many other books. He lives near Chicago, speaks on Christian counseling around the world and is Distinguished Professor at Psychological Studies Institute in Atlanta.