: This one of a kind resource provides pastors, church leaders, and non-professional counselors with everything they need to establish a program for lay counseling. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated in light of fresh research and...
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This one of a kind resource provides pastors, church leaders, and non-professional counselors with everything they need to establish a program for lay counseling. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated in light of fresh research and outlines a practical training resource that can be used to train and equip lay counselors.
Filled with useful forms and questionnaires, it also provides a helpful and comprehensive survey of the programs and resources that are currently available.
Siang-Yang Tan (Ph.D., McGill University) is Professor of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has previously served as Director of the PsyD program and director of training at Fuller's Psychological Center.
Of Tan's many publications, he is best known for his book Lay Counseling (1991) and more recently for Full Service: Moving from Self-Serve Christianity to Total Servanthood (2006); Coping with Depression (2004, revised and expanded edition), with John Ortberg; Rest (2000); and Disciplines of the Holy Spirit (1997), with D. Gregg. He also co-authored, with W. Brad Johnson, a chapter entitled Spiritually Oriented Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy (2005).
He is just completed a new textbook, Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective, published by Baker Academic.
- :foreword Acknowledgmentsintroduction1. Why Do We Need Lay Counselors?2. Biblical Basis For Lay Counseling3. Models From Scripture 4. Reviewing Current Trends5. Building A Ministry 6. Selecting Counselors7. Training And Equipping Counselors8. Supervision Of Lay Counselors9. Evaluating The Ministry10. What Is The Role Of The Local Church?11. Potential Pitfalls Conclusionappendices And Formseffective Listening And Communication Skillstrauma And Abusegrief, Loss, And Mood Disordersaddictions And Strongholdsliability, Ethics, And The Lawmarriage Counseling And Parenting