HOW THIS BOOK IS HELPFUL TO COUNSELORS

Evidence-Based Practices for Christina Counseling and Psychotherapy

(edited by Everett L. Worthington, Jr, PhD, Eric L. Johnson, PhD,
Joshua N. Hook, PhD, and Jamie D. Aten, PhD)


Under "Who Should Read This Book", the authors address practicing psychotherapists, "Most [Christians] want to have scientifically studied and supported medical treatments as well as biblically consistent treatments...The good news is that there are now several psychological treatments that are consistent with a Christian worldview and have scientific evidence supporting their efficacy."

WHAT COUNSELORS WILL LEARN FROM THIS BOOK

(1) Evidence-based relationship and therapist factors in Christian counseling and psychotherapy, including tailoring therapy to the religious beliefs and views of the client. (Scott Stegman)

(2) The efficacy of churched-base lay counseling for common problems such as anxiety, stress, and depression. (Siang-Yang Tang)

(3) Christian devotional meditation for anxiety. (Fernando Garzon)

(4) Christian-accommodative cognitive therapy for depression. (David Jeff Jennings)

(5) Christian-accommodative trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for children and adolescents. (Donald F. Walker)

(6) Evidence-based principles from psychodynamic and process-experiential psychotherapies. (Keith Edwards and Edward Ward Davis)

(7) Preparing couples for marriage: The SYMBIS model (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts). (Les and Leslie Parrott)

(8) Christian PREP: The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program. (Scott Stanley and Gary Barnes)

(9) The hope-focused couples approach (HFCA) to counseling end enrichment. (Jennifer Ripley, Vickey Maclin, Everett Worthington, and Joshua Hook)

(10) The relational conflict restoration model: Empirical evidence for pain-defense and grace-trust patterns in couple reconciliation. (James Sells)

(11) Marital couples and forgiveness intervention. (Fred DiBlasio)

(12) Christian-accommodative group interventions to promote forgiveness for transgressions. (Julia Kidwell and Nathaniel Wade)