American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Standing in the Gap: What You Need to Know about Distance Counseling

Mary Anne Hollingsworth, Ph.D. Cyberspace is fast becoming our “new normal”—and where we spend a major portion of our waking hours. The Internet connects computers and the people sitting at those computers around the world. Through the Internet people can learn, shop, and socialize globally 24/7. In Matthew 28:19 -20. Jesus tells us, “ Go […]

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Are Special Needs’ Kids Targeted for Bullying?

Stephanie C. Holmes, M.A., BCCC, Certified Autism Specialist What if your child or client received a text or Facebook message that said, “You should just have one of your seizures and die?” or “No one likes you, why don’t you just kill yourself?” Isn’t this just teasing? I hear some parents and professionals say, “Being […]

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When You Feel Like You Can’t Go On: Counseling Needs of Alzheimer’s Caregivers

By Kathie Erwin, Ed.D.   Did you know? November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness/Family Caregiver Month. Five million Americans over age 65 have Alzheimer’s Disease and that number is rising rapidly as the elder population increases. The caregiving burden typically falls to spouse or family members. The Alzheimer’s Disease Association estimates that in 2012, 15.4 […]

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Three Conversations to Have This Holiday Season

Sylvia Hart Frejd, D.Min. We are all living in a hyper-connected world today, making constant connections through a myriad of digital gadgets and applications. We see many connections happening…but are we having any real conversations? Think about it, if you were to add up all your texts, tweets and posts, would they even add up […]

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The Sound of a Low Whisper

Instead of concentrating on your problems and getting discouraged, focus on God and meditate on His promises for you. You may have fallen down, but you don't have to stay down. God is ready, willing and able to pick you up. -Joyce Meyers If we will not learn to eat the only food that the universe grows, then we must starve eternally. -C. S. Lewis Highs ...

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What Christians Need to Know about Mental Health

by Ann Voskamp Dear Church, Cancer can be deadly and so can depression. So can the dark and the shame and the crush of a thousand skeletons, a thousand millstones, a thousand internal infernos. We could tell you what we know. That — depression is like a room engulfed in flames and you can’t breathe […]

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Answering Life’s Toughest Questions: Utilizing Spiritual Resources in Counseling

Johan Ferreira, Ph.D. During twenty years of therapeutic work, I have become increasingly aware of the desperate need of most clients to acquire a positive, functional and integrated psychological and spiritual map for their lives.  It was during this personal process of searching for the more positive elements and emotions in psychology that I became […]

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When Trying Harder Becomes Destructive

Leslie Vernick, LCSW Christian women in troubled marriages who have gone to their pastor or a Christian counselor seeking help are often encouraged to work on themselves and try harder to be more submissive, more caring, more attentive to their husband’s needs, more respectful, and less demanding. In many marriages this might be wise counsel.  […]

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When to Refer: Collaborating with a Psychiatrist for Medication Evaluations

E. John Kuhnley, M.D.   “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.” —Proverbs 11:14 Christian counseling brings many challenges. The counselor must understand the needs of the client, be a resource for the client, and guide the client towards other resources to address those needs […]

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When you give…

Matthew 6:2 "Giving will make you happier than receiving." -Jesus "W-I-I-F-M". Most really good sales people can immediately tell you what this acronym means. It has been pounded into their psyche. The knowledge of the depth of its meaning will drive them to success. The words? "What's In It For Me?" The question every person asks every day, about seemingly everything in their lives. Answer this question for the prospective buyer, and you make ...

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