This standard introduction to psychology and counseling offers an explanation of classic theory and a holistic Christian view of humanity and counseling. The book includes over one hundred "spotlights" (brief essays featuring persons, ideas, and applications relevant to Christian counseling), copious illustrations, a glossary explaining technical terms, and thorough indexes. The text, organized according to the way introductory counseling courses are taught, serves as a helpful reference tool of enduring value.
Subject areas include:
• classic psychological theory
• the biological basis of behavior
• emotions and motivation
• memory, cognition, self-concept
• child and adult development
• sensation and perception
• social psychology
• individual and family counseling
• psychology of religion
• abnormal psychology
• individual and group therapy
Paul D. Meier, MD, is a psychiatrist and cofounder of Meier Clinics, a national chain of Christian counseling clinics. He previously taught at Dallas Theological Seminary. Frank B. Minirth, MD, is a psychiatrist and is founder and president of the Minirth Clinic. He is also an adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary. Frank B. Wichern (PhD, Emory University) is a licensed clinical psychologist in Texas and Colorado. Donald E. Ratcliff (PhD, University of Georgia) is Price-LeBar Professor of Christian Education at Wheaton College.
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