Therapeutic Expedition Equipping the Christian Counselor for the Journey

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  • Copyright: 2011-04-01
  • Publisher: B&H Academic
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For undergraduates and those pursuing a master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or pastoral counseling, Therapeutic Expedition is the only comprehensive basic helping skills textbook built upon a biblical world-view. Authors John C. Thomas and Lisa Sosin pull from their combined fifty years of clinical and classroom experience to prepare future counselors for their professional journey, fostering specific skills application in the areas of: Creating a helping relationship Assigning homework Exploring the counselee's concerns Spiritual strategies Facilitating the sessions Using metaphors Assessing the counselee The book's unique combination of qualities-a practical approach highlighting professional and personal growth based on authoritative, interdisciplinary, and biblical worldview outlooks-makes this an outstanding text within its field. Workbook excercises to foster skills application are included with each chapter. There is also an instructional DVD available to professors (but not packaged with the book) featuring vignettes designed to work conjointly with each chapter's activities.

Author Biography

John C. Thomas is associated professor of Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and a Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies from the University of South Carolina and also a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Capella University. Lisa Sosin is a clinical psychologist and professional counselor as well as associate Ph.D. program director at Liberty University. She holds a Ph.D. in professional counseling from Liberty and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
The Heart of the Helping Processp. 1
The Foundation of Helpingp. 4
The Fundamentals of Helpingp. 39
The Hazards of Helpingp. 67
The Person of the Counselorp. 82
Basic Helping Skillsp. 121
Basic Skills: Creating a Connectionp. 123
Basic Skills: Exploring the Problemp. 161
Basic Skills: Giving Feedbackp. 185
Basic Skills: Terminating the Counselingp. 232
The Helping Processp. 261
Managing the Counseling Sessionp. 264
Conducting an Assessmentp. 324
Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planningp. 357
Strategies for Bringing About Changesp. 384
General Helping Strategiesp. 415
Spiritual Strategiesp. 435
Professional Issues in Counselingp. 456
Referencesp. 482
Appendixesp. 523
Author Indexp. 610
Subject Indexp. 619
Scripture Indexp. 633
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