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: • personality • 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.