This book introduces the foundations of a distinctively Christian approach to counseling.
Christians who counsel, counselors who are Christian--what is the difference? What makes Christian counseling distinctive from secular counseling approaches? In this book, Malony and Augsburger introduce the substance and method, including family systems methodology, of Christian counseling as a major voice. The book also includes how to do a faith assessment; how to collaborate, consult, and refer; the centrality of Christ in the counseling process; how to address issues of sexual and cultural diversity with sensitivity; and the destiny of Christian counseling.
H. Newton Malony, Ph.D. is Senior Professor at the Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.
David W. Augsburger, Ph.D. is Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California