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  • Christian Counseling : A Comprehensive Guide
    Christian Counseling : A Comprehensive Guide


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. #xD;New Sections include: #xD; #xD; The Legal, Ethical and Moral Issues in Counseling #xD; The Multicultural, Multiracial Issues in Counseling #xD; Conflict and Relationships #xD; Dealing with Death and Grief #xD; Alcoholism and Other Substance Abuse #xD; Crises and Trauma #xD; Counseling and Terrorism

Author Biography

Gary R. Collins is Distinguished Professor at Psychological Studies Institute in Atlanta

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Suggestions for Using This Bookp. xiii
Introductory Issues
The Changes in Counselingp. 3
The Counselor and Counselingp. 16
The Church and Counselingp. 33
The Community and Counselingp. 46
The Core of Counselingp. 63
The Legal Ethical, and Moral Issues in Christian Counselingp. 83
The Multicultural Issues in Christian Counselingp. 100
Prominent Issues
Depressionp. 119
Anxietyp. 140
Angerp. 158
Guilt and Forgivenessp. 177
Lonelinessp. 195
Developmental Issues
Childhoodp. 213
Adolescencep. 234
Twenties and Thirtiesp. 256
Forties and Fiftiesp. 275
The Later Yearsp. 291
Interpersonal Issues
Conflict and Relationshipsp. 315
Sex Apart from Marriagep. 339
Sex Within Marriagep. 358
Homosexualityp. 376
Abuse and Neglectp. 399
Identity Issues
Inferiority and Self-Esteemp. 425
Physical Illnessp. 441
Griefp. 465
Singlenessp. 488
Choosing a Marriage Partnerp. 595
Family Issues
Premarital Counselingp. 523
Marriage Issuesp. 544
Pregnancy Issuesp. 568
Family Issuesp. 587
Divorce and Remarriagep. 607
Control Issues
Mental Disordersp. 633
Alcohol-Related Problemsp. 656
Addictionsp. 681
Financial Counselingp. 701
Vocational Counselingp. 718
Concluding Issues
Crisesp. 745
Trauma, Terror, and Terrorismp. 752
Other Issuesp. 781
Spiritual Issuesp. 803
Counseling the Counselorp. 827
Future Issues
Counseling Waves of the Futurep. 845
Notesp. 865
Indexp. 965
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