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Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective

Siang-Yang Tan
Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective
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Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective

Siang-Yang Tan

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This text combines cutting-edge expertise with deeply rooted Christian insights to offer a comprehensive survey of ten major counseling and psychotherapy approaches. For each approach, Siang-Yang Tan provides a substantial introduction, assessing the approach's effectiveness and the latest research findings or empirical evidence for it. He then critiques the approach from a Christian perspective. Tan also includes hypothetical transcripts of interventions for each major approach to help readers better understand the clinical work involved.



This book presents a Christian approach to counseling and psychotherapy that is Christ centered, biblically based, and Spirit filled. It will work well for marriage and family, social work, ministry, counseling, and psychology courses. Christian counselors and psychotherapists, pastors, chaplains, and lay counselors will also benefit from Tan's expertise.



"Encyclopedic in scope, Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective provides a comprehensive survey of the major approaches in psychological treatment. A lucid and incisive text that advances the field of Christian psychology."

--Edward P. Shafranske, Pepperdine University

"Counseling and Psychotherapy has the potential to become a landmark book. Siang-Yang's latest work is 'typical Tan': vastly comprehensive, impressively researched, accessibly written, biblically controlled, God-honoring, and spiritually sensitive. I don't know a better introductory text for aspiring Christian counselors and therapists or a more mature overview text for provoking solid Christian thinking about counseling and psychotherapy. Dr. Tan's love for Christ, His Word, and His people breathes uncommon life into a textbook."
--Larry Crabb, author, 66 Love Letters; founder and director, NewWay Ministries



- Publisher "Tan has written a readable text, hugely informative to both students and professionals. It displays encyclopedic knowledge of major theories, is the most complete summary and Christian-oriented analysis of theories of counseling and psychotherapy existing, and (unlike most theories of psychotherapy) provides ample attention to both cases and technical methods of counseling. Tan's own reflections on integrated Christian, biblically oriented, Holy Spirit-led counseling are alone worth the price of the book."--Everett L. Worthington Jr., author of Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling and Forgiving and Reconciling"Counseling and Psychotherapy has the potential to become a landmark book. Siang-Yang's latest work is 'typical Tan': vastly comprehensive, impressively researched, accessibly written, biblically controlled, God-honoring, and spiritually sensitive. I don't know a better introductory text for aspiring Christian counselors and therapists or a more mature overview text for provoking solid Christian thinking about counseling and psychotherapy. Dr. Tan's love for Christ, His Word, and His people breathes uncommon life into a textbook."--Larry Crabb, author, 66 Love Letters; founder and director, NewWay Ministries"To anyone entering the fields of counseling or psychotherapy, and even to some experienced professionals in the field, the complexity of theories and models of psychotherapy seem overwhelming. Dr. Tan offers this comprehensive and finely tuned perspective of ten major schools of psychotherapy, critiquing their theological fit and offering a carefully considered Christian perspective. With sensitivity, insight, and respect for those who approach the mental health field from these perspectives, he also presents several chapters that offer a thoroughly Christian and biblically based perspective that should reassure Christians entering the counseling field. This book will fill a need in undergraduate and graduate programs in counseling as well as in seminary-based pastoral counseling programs."--Archibald D. Hart, senior professor of psychology and dean emeritus, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary"Counseling and Psychotherapy is a monumental achievement that only Siang-Yang Tan could pull off. It offers a rare blend of comprehensive psychological research, fair and balanced critique of the classic models of psychotherapy, sound biblical perspective, and practical application. I believe this book will be around for a long time."--Gary W. Moon, executive vice president and provost, Richmont Graduate University"Encyclopedic in scope, Counseling and Psychotherapy provides a comprehensive survey of the major approaches in psychological treatment. The book presents up-to-date discussions of treatment effectiveness and is filled with examples of clinical interaction that bring the theories to life. However, its most outstanding feature is the commentary and critique of each model from a Christian perspective. Professor Tan has written a lucid and incisive text that advances the field of Christian psychology."--Edward P. Shafranske, professor of psychology, Pepperdine University"Counseling and Psychotherapy by Siang-Yang Tan reflects the passion, thoughtfulness, breadth, and incisiveness of its author. Long one of clinical psychology's most distinguished Christian commentators, Dr. Tan has produced a coherent and ambitious text on the theory and practice of psychotherapy and counseling by Christians. I hope this text will be widely used and generate serious reflection by students at all levels of preparation."--Stanton L. Jones, provost and professor of psychology, Wheaton College

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This text combines cutting-edge expertise with deeply rooted Christian insights to offer a comprehensive survey of ten major counseling and psychotherapy approaches. For each approach, Siang-Yang Tan provides a substantial introduction, assessing the approach's effectiveness and the latest research findings or empirical evidence for it. He then critiques the approach from a Christian perspective. Tan also includes hypothetical transcripts of interventions for each major approach to help readers better understand the clinical work involved.



This book presents a Christian approach to counseling and psychotherapy that is Christ centered, biblically based, and Spirit filled. It will work well for marriage and family, social work, ministry, counseling, and psychology courses. Christian counselors and psychotherapists, pastors, chaplains, and lay counselors will also benefit from Tan's expertise.



"Encyclopedic in scope, Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective provides a comprehensive survey of the major approaches in psychological treatment. A lucid and incisive text that advances the field of Christian psychology."

--Edward P. Shafranske, Pepperdine University

"Counseling and Psychotherapy has the potential to become a landmark book. Siang-Yang's latest work is 'typical Tan': vastly comprehensive, impressively researched, accessibly written, biblically controlled, God-honoring, and spiritually sensitive. I don't know a better introductory text for aspiring Christian counselors and therapists or a more mature overview text for provoking solid Christian thinking about counseling and psychotherapy. Dr. Tan's love for Christ, His Word, and His people breathes uncommon life into a textbook."
--Larry Crabb, author, 66 Love Letters; founder and director, NewWay Ministries


- Publisher

"Tan has written a readable text, hugely informative to both students and professionals. It displays encyclopedic knowledge of major theories, is the most complete summary and Christian-oriented analysis of theories of counseling and psychotherapy existing, and (unlike most theories of psychotherapy) provides ample attention to both cases and technical methods of counseling. Tan's own reflections on integrated Christian, biblically oriented, Holy Spirit-led counseling are alone worth the price of the book."--Everett L. Worthington Jr., author of Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling and Forgiving and Reconciling"Counseling and Psychotherapy has the potential to become a landmark book. Siang-Yang's latest work is 'typical Tan': vastly comprehensive, impressively researched, accessibly written, biblically controlled, God-honoring, and spiritually sensitive. I don't know a better introductory text for aspiring Christian counselors and therapists or a more mature overview text for provoking solid Christian thinking about counseling and psychotherapy. Dr. Tan's love for Christ, His Word, and His people breathes uncommon life into a textbook."--Larry Crabb, author, 66 Love Letters; founder and director, NewWay Ministries"To anyone entering the fields of counseling or psychotherapy, and even to some experienced professionals in the field, the complexity of theories and models of psychotherapy seem overwhelming. Dr. Tan offers this comprehensive and finely tuned perspective of ten major schools of psychotherapy, critiquing their theological fit and offering a carefully considered Christian perspective. With sensitivity, insight, and respect for those who approach the mental health field from these perspectives, he also presents several chapters that offer a thoroughly Christian and biblically based perspective that should reassure Christians entering the counseling field. This book will fill a need in undergraduate and graduate programs in counseling as well as in seminary-based pastoral counseling programs."--Archibald D. Hart, senior professor of psychology and dean emeritus, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary"Counseling and Psychotherapy is a monumental achievement that only Siang-Yang Tan could pull off. It offers a rare blend of comprehensive psychological research, fair and balanced critique of the classic models of psychotherapy, sound biblical perspective, and practical application. I believe this book will be around for a long time."--Gary W. Moon, executive vice president and provost, Richmont Graduate University"Encyclopedic in scope, Counseling and Psychotherapy provides a comprehensive survey of the major approaches in psychological treatment. The book presents up-to-date discussions of treatment effectiveness and is filled with examples of clinical interaction that bring the theories to life. However, its most outstanding feature is the commentary and critique of each model from a Christian perspective. Professor Tan has written a lucid and incisive text that advances the field of Christian psychology."--Edward P. Shafranske, professor of psychology, Pepperdine University"Counseling and Psychotherapy by Siang-Yang Tan reflects the passion, thoughtfulness, breadth, and incisiveness of its author. Long one of clinical psychology's most distinguished Christian commentators, Dr. Tan has produced a coherent and ambitious text on the theory and practice of psychotherapy and counseling by Christians. I hope this text will be widely used and generate serious reflection by students at all levels of preparation."--Stanton L. Jones, provost and professor of psychology, Wheaton College
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Siang-Yang Tan

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.

Table Of Contents

  • part 1: Basic Issues In The Practice Of Counseling And Psychotherapy
    1. Overview Of Counseling And Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, And Practice
    2. The Person Of The Counselor
    3. Legal And Ethical Issues In Counseling And Psychotherapy
    part 2: Major Counseling And Psychotherapy Theories And Techniques
    4. Psychoanalytic Therapy
    5. Adlerian Therapy
    6. Jungian Therapy
    7. Existential Therapy
    8. Person-centered Therapy
    9. Gestalt Therapy
    10. Reality Therapy
    11. Behavior Therapy
    12. Cognitive Behavior Therapy And Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
    13. Marital And Family Therapy
    part 3: A Christian Approach To Counseling And Psychotherapy
    14. Christian Theology In Christian Counseling: A Biblical Perspective On Human Nature And Effective Counseling And Psychotherapy
    15. Christian Faith In Clinical Practice: Implicit And Explicit Integration
    16. The Holy Spirit And Christian Spirituality In Counseling And Psychotherapy
    17. Legal And Ethical Issues In Christian Counseling And Psychotherapy
    appendix: Is Psychotherapy Effective?
    index

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  • Catalogue Code 312155
  • Product Code 9780801029660
  • ISBN 080102966X
  • EAN 9780801029660
  • Pages 512
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Jan 2011
  • Sales Rank #11503
  • Dimensions 234 x 158 x 32 mm
  • Weight 0.800kg

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