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Counseling and Psychotherapy : A Christian Perspective



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Combining cutting-edge expertise with deeply rooted Christian insights, this text from a leading figure in the Christian counseling community offers readers a comprehensive survey of ten major counseling and psychotherapy approaches. For each approach, Siang-Yang Tan first provides a substantial introduction, assessing the approach's effectiveness and the latest research findings or empirical evidence for it. He then critiques the approach from a Christian perspective. Tan also includes hypothetical transcripts of interventions for each major approach to help readers get a better sense of the clinical work involved. This book presents a Christian approach to counseling and psychotherapy that is Christ centered, biblically based, and Spirit filled.

Author Biography

Siang-Yang Tan (PhD, McGill University) is professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and senior pastor of First Evangelical Church Glendale. He has written numerous books, including Lay Counseling, Disciplines of the Holy Spirit, and Coping with Depression.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Basic Issues in the Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Overview of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practicep. 1
The Person of the Counselorp. 14
Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapyp. 24
Major Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories and Techniques
Psychoanalytic Therapyp. 35
Adlerian Therapyp. 58
Jungian Therapyp. 80
Existential Therapyp. 102
Person-Centered Therapyp. 128
Gestalt Therapyp. 155
Reality Therapyp. 180
Behavior Therapyp. 206
Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapyp. 247
Marital and Family Therapyp. 283
A Christian Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy
Christian Theology in Christian Counseling: A Biblical Perspective on Human Nature and Effective Counseling and Psychotherapyp. 325
Christian Faith in Clinical Practice: Implicit and Explicit Integrationp. 339
The Holy Spirit and Christian Spirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapyp. 363
Legal and Ethical Issues in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapyp. 374
Appendix: Is Psychotherapy Effective?p. 389
Referencesp. 401
Name Indexp. 473
Subject Indexp. 483
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