Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling


Author: Mark R. McMinn

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414349237

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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The American Association of Christian Counselors and Tyndale House Publishers are committed to ministering to the spiritual needs of people. This book is part of the professional series that offers counselors the latest techniques, theory, and general information that is vital to their work. While many books have tried to integrate theology and psychology, this book takes another step and explores the importance of the spiritual disciplines in psychotherapy, helping counselors to integrate the biblical principles of forgiveness, redemption, restitution, prayer, and worship into their counseling techniques. Mark R. McMinn, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois, where he directs and teaches in the Doctor of Psychology program. A diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, McMinn has thirteen years of postdoctoral experience in counseling, psychotherapy, and psychological testing. McMinn is the author of Making the Best of Stress: How Life's Hassles Can Form the Fruit of the Spirit; The Jekyll/Hyde Syndrome: Controlling Inner Conflict through Authentic Living; Cognitive Therapy Techniques in Christian Counseling; and Christians in the Crossfire (written with James D. Foster). He and his wife, Lisa, have three daughters.

Exam Prep for: Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in ...


Author: David Mason

Publisher: Rico Publications


Category: Education

Page: 800

View: 8053

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in ... Items include highly probable exam items: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, temperament, Alcohol abuse, Specific phobia, Bupropion, Neurotransmitters, rating scale, defense mechanism, Haloperidol, sociocultural, Neuron, Pervasive developmental disorder, Placebo effect, Libido, Carbamazepine, and more.

Sin and Grace in Christian Counseling

An Integrative Paradigm


Author: Mark R. McMinn

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830879045

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Sin. Grace. Christian Counseling. How do these fit together? In Christian theology sin and grace are intrinsically interconnected. Teacher and counselor Mark McMinn believes that Christian counseling, then, must also take account of both human sin and God's grace. For both sin and grace are distorted whenever one is emphasized without the other. McMinn, noting his own tendencies and the temptation to stereotype different Christian approaches to counseling along this theological divide, aims to help all those preparing for or currently serving in the helping professions. Expounding the proper relationship of sin and grace, McMinn shows how the full truth of the Christian gospel works itself out in the functional, structural and relational domains of an integrative model of psychotherapy.

Transforming Spirituality

Integrating Theology and Psychology


Author: F. LeRon Shults,Steven J. Sandage

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441201775

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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The twenty-first century has given rise to a growing interest in the intersection of science, religion, and spirituality. Few books address these issues from multiple perspectives and theories. To fill this void, F. LeRon Shults and Steven Sandage, coauthors of The Faces of Forgiveness (winner of the Narramore Award from the Christian Association for Psychological Studies) continue their interdisciplinary dialogue in their latest work, Transforming Spirituality. In this book Shults and Sandage address the subject of spiritual transformation through the lenses of psychology and theology. In addition to college and seminary students, Transforming Spirituality will appeal to readers interested in Christian spirituality. What is more, it provides helpful insights for counselors, psychologists, and others who work in the mental health field.

Care for the Soul

Exploring the Intersection of Psychology & Theology


Author: Mark R. McMinn,Timothy R. Phillips

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830815531

Category: Religion

Page: 364

View: 1901

Edited by Mark R. McMinn and Timothy R. Phillips, this collection of essays is a multidisciplinary dialogue on the interface between psychology and theology that takes seriously the long, rich tradition of soul care in the church.

Endow Me

An Analysis of Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in the Christian Faith: "A Comprehensive Look at the Ideological War Raging Today Between Psychology, Theology and Spirituality as the Main Battlefield in the Christian Faith."


Author: Roslyn Burton-robertson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540309907


Page: 64

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The purpose of this book is to look at the ideological war raging today between psychology, theology and spirituality as the main battlefield in the Christian faith. This war is being fought on two fronts: Establishing psychology in opposition to religion in general and Christianity in particular; and the intense conflict within the Christian community about whether or not so-called godless psychology should be embraced. The key question is whether or not psychology is based on a world view which opposes the essentials of the Christian faith. This includes the assumptions of psychology of materialism, rationalism, determinism and relativism, spiritualism, and that humans are not self-aware, responsible and free moral agents. Christians cannot accept these philosophical assumptions and at the same time remain true to their faith, hence becoming a slave to religion, their new master. Within Christianity there is a wide variety of opinions concerning the validity of psychology in general and psychotherapy in particular. One extreme camp believes that only the Bible can be used in determining truth and that science cannot be trusted. At the other extreme are those who are willing to accept truth as determined by science even when it clearly contradicts Biblical interpretation, but are scared to speak it.

The Integration of Psychology and Theology

An Introduction


Author: John D. Carter,Bruce Narramore

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310303419

Category: Religion

Page: 139

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Examines the relationship of psychology to theology, and discusses whether they contradict each other or integrate with each other. Reference listing, annotated bibliography, and index.

Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls

A Guide to Christian Approaches and Practices


Author: Gary W. Moon,David G. Benner

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830876960

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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In recent years, many Christian clergy, laity and mental health professionals have rediscovered the ancient practices of spiritual direction. Seen as a refreshing alternative to the techniques and limitations of modern psychology, such practices offer new insights for pastoral care. But many remain unclear on what spiritual direction is and whether its methods are applicable to their own clients and parishioners. Spiritual direction is a practice of Christian soul care that is found most notably in the Catholic, Orthodox and Episcopal traditions but is also present in Wesleyan/Holiness, Pentecostal/charismatic, social justice and Reformed communities. Predating modern counseling and psychotherapy movements but sharing key principles and insights for spiritual formation, spiritual direction offers significant resources for today s pastors, counselors, therapists, chaplains and other caregivers attuned to the work of God in people s lives. In this landmark volume, editors Gary W. Moon and David G. Benner, along with a team of expert contributors, provide a comprehensive survey of spiritual direction in its myriad Christian forms. Specific chapters offer careful historical perspective and contemporary analysis of how Christians from various backgrounds have practiced spiritual direction, with particular attention to each tradition s definition of spiritual direction, the process of authentic transformation, the role of the spiritual director, indicators of mature spirituality and other aspects of the spiritual direction process. Chapters also provide psychological and clinical insight into how spiritual direction is similar to, different from and can be integrated with psychotherapy and pastoral counseling to help others experience spiritual transformation and union with God.

Psychology & Christianity Integration

Seminal Works that Shaped the Movement


Author: Daryl H. Stevenson,Brian E. Eck,Peter C. Hill

Publisher: Psychology and Christianity

ISBN: 0979223709

Category: Christianity

Page: 386

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