Counseling Techniques provides a useful resource for any type of counseling practitioner. Presenting a wide variety of the most effective and commonly used techniques associated with various diagnoses, theoretical bases, and client populations, it offers experienced therapists and students alike a single, trustworthy resource for clinical reference and guidance.
Each chapter includes a user-friendly, step-by-step explanation of the techniques covered. Sections survey the following:
Basic types of techniques (cognitive, behavioral, experiential, and more)
Techniques for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families
Techniques for a wide variety of individual and family issues, including emotional dysregulation, shame, loss, sexual abuse, trauma, domestic violence, attachment wounds, and much more
Featuring a lineup of top-notch, highly experienced counselors and thoroughly integrated with a Christian worldview, Counseling Techniques will equip therapists and students in various helping disciplines for the frequent clinical issues that arise in all forms of counseling.
All practitioners are better with some tools than others. This book prepares students and newer counselors with an enlarged toolkit and provides wisdom on how to use the tools you they may not be as familiar with. The range of strategies, interventions, and techniques is impressive, as are the counseling professionals presenting them. – Marshall Shelley, Director of the Doctor of Ministry program, Denver Seminary
Counseling Techniques, edited by John C. Thomas, is an excellent and very useful compendium of clinical strategies, interventions, and techniques for Christian counselors in helping a wide variety of clients. There are eleven chapters on theory-based strategies, four on population-based strategies, and twelve on clinical issue-based strategies. I highly recommend this very practical resource as must reading for Christian counselors and others involved in people-helping. – Siang-Yang Tan, Professor of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary; Senior Pastor, First Evangelical Church
The field of Christian counseling continues to grow and expand at a rapid pace. Every day we look for insights and tools to help expand our work with lost, confused, broken, wounded, or exploited people. This is a real gift to the profession. Each chapter in Counseling Techniques translates theory into practice through effective and practical discussion of strategies, intervention, and techniques that are grounded in and supported by theory and research. The twenty-eight chapters are also jam-packed with conceptual, clinical, theoretical, and theological resources. Be sure to add this book to your library! – Tim Clinton, EdD, LPC, LMFT, BCPCC, President, American Association of Christian Counselors
With ever-changing cultural trends and more updated research in the field, the need for a counseling-techniques book that marries the data with the truth of Scripture cannot be understated. Dr. John Thomas carefully selects the most respected practitioners in the field to provide a comprehensive yet-easy-to-read manual for today’s counseling student. I know this because I personally sat under Dr. Thomas and many of the authors in this book as a student myself. You can rest assured that not only are you getting the best of scholarly wisdom, you’re getting experts who genuinely care for the human condition. This is a must-have book for every Christian counselor and counseling student in the twenty-first century. – Joshua Straub, Marriage and Family Strategist, LifeWay Christian Resources; author of Safe House
Counseling Techniques is a comprehensive resource that will be of great benefit to students and practitioners alike. Christian clinicians and those who train them will be indebted to John Thomas and the array of contributors who have offered us such a wealth of knowledge and practical direction. – Mark A. Yarhouse, Professor of Psychology and Rosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair, Regent University
Counseling Techniques is a valuable resource for all Christian counselors and psychotherapists. The chapters are authored by the leading experts in the field, and Dr. Thomas brings the volume together well with a winsome and wise introduction where he situates strategies, interventions, and techniques in the broader context of effective counseling. – Mark R. McMinn, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology, George Fox University
Counseling Techniques provides novice and advanced students as well as practicing psychotherapists with detailed information on clinical techniques stemming from a diversity of counseling theories. Leading Christian experts in collaboration with Dr. John Thomas skillfully integrate theory, research, practice, and Christian thought in a resourceful text for the counseling community. – John J. S. Harrichand, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, The College of Brockport, State University of New York
Counseling Techniques blends theological perspective, counseling strategies, and learned wisdom from numerous seasoned practitioners. Accessible to counselors at all skill levels, the contributors deliver practical insight as well as consolidate useful techniques into a valuable reference resource. – Matthew K. Elliott, PhD candidate, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and church counselor
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