Assessment For Counseling in Christian Perspective
:Assessment in counseling-like its biblical counterpart, discernment-is an ongoing and dynamic routine to encourage movement in a productive direction toward what is truly best. In Assessment for Counseling in Christian Perspective , Stephen P. Greggo equips counselors to put assessment...
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:Assessment in counseling-like its biblical counterpart, discernment-is an ongoing and dynamic routine to encourage movement in a productive direction toward what is truly best. In Assessment for Counseling in Christian Perspective, Stephen P. Greggo equips counselors to put assessment techniques into practical use, particularly with clients who are looking to grow in their identity with Jesus Christ.As a Christian perspective on assessment, this book is designed to supplement standard resources and help counselors navigate challenges at the intersection of psychotherapy and Christian ministry. Greggo charts a course for care that brings best practices of the profession together with practices of Christian discipleship.Key topics include:
Does a Christian worldview offer distinguishing parameters for assessment practice?
Can clinical proficiency in assessment bring glory to God?
How can the crucial psychometric construct of validity be translated into our Christian faith?
In what ways can the inclusion of objective procedures be transformed into a message of hospitality and affirmation?
How can counselors maximize the benefits of a therapeutic alliance to attend to immediate concerns and foster spiritual formation?
How can formal personality measures add depth and substance to the counseling experience?
How can assessment contribute to client retention, treatment completion, and aftercare planning?
With Assessment for Counseling in Christian Perspective, clinical and pastoral counselors can bring the best of assessment into counseling that reflects the essence of the Christian faith.
Stephen P. Greggo (Psy.D., State University of New York, Albany) is department chair and associate professor of pastoral counseling and psychology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is a licensed psychologist and has a variety of both ministry and counseling experiences. He regularly does workshops and presentations with CAPS, AACC and ETS. He is the author of a number of academic and journal articles, and most recently the book Trekking Toward Wholeness: A Resource for Care Group Leaders.
- <strong>part 1: Reason For Assessment</strong>
- 1. Assessment To Navigate Change2. Defining The Assessment Task3. Assessment Basics For Christians Who Counsel
- <strong>part 2: Background Information</strong>
- 4. Forming A Theological Foundation5. Multiculturalism And Assessment Standards6. Cultural Identity And Habits For Holistic Assessment7. The Case For Redemptive Validity
- <strong>part 3: Assessment Selection And Administration</strong>
- 8. Artisanship In Conducting Interviews9. Connecting In Initial Consultations10. Therapeutic Alliance And The Significant Self11. The Cutting Edge Of Selective Therapeutic Assessment12. Outfitting The Clinician’s Toolbox
- <strong>part 4: Results And Interpretation</strong>
- 13. Gauging Religious Affections14. Calibrating The Contours Of Personality15. Graduation And Recommendations
- Appendix 1: Clinical Assessment Instrument Christian Evaluation Form (caicef) Appendix 2: Start Initial Consultation Reportappendix 3: Counseling Partnership Alliance Check (cpac) Author Indexsubject Index