American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Thanksgiving In the Midst

"This way of seeing our Father in everything makes life one long thanksgiving and gives a rest of heart, and, more than that, a gayety of spirit, that is unspeakable." -Hannah Whitall Smith "As I look back over fifty years of ministry, I recall innumerable tests, trials and times of crushing pain. But through it all, the Lord has proven faithful, loving, and totally true to all his promises." -David Wilkerson "In Everything Give Thanks." A verse so familiar we recite it almost with...

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Relational Spirituality and Transformation

  Relational Spirituality and Transformation  Steven J. Sandage and F. LeRon Shults   In our book, Transforming Spirituality: Integrating Theology and Psychology (Shults & Sandage, 2006), we have described our approach as relational integration, in which attending to our own relational dynamics as psychologist and theologian is an integral part of the process.  We have […]

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Psychoactive Drugs and the Christian

Psychoactive Drugs and the Christian Frank Minirth, M.D.   From The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins.   Description. A psychoactive drug is any substance that alters brain functioning, and subsequently, a person’s behavior. Ashley and O’Rourke (2002) describe how these drugs “alter emotions, perceptions, and imagination so that […]

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Eating Disorders

This is an excerpt from The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins. We hope you enjoy this insightful information and that it will enrich you in your counseling business.    Eating Disorders Marian C. Eberly, RN, MSW, LCSW, PhD/abd., BCPCC   The primary categories of eating disorders include anorexia […]

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Supporting Others and Supporting Ourselves During Crisis

Gregory Jantz, MA Supporting Others and Supporting Ourselves During Crisis The most recent school shooting is now the second incidence of school violence that has hit uncomfortably close to home for me in the last year. On June 5 of this year, a student at my Alma Mater, Seattle Pacific University, opened fire killing one […]

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The Least of These

Carrie O’Toole, MA   photo credit: Kamran Ali via Flickr “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!” (Matthew 25:40) Maybe you’ve heard this verse before. Maybe you’ve thought about helping someone […]

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Nonverbal Communication

This is an excerpt from The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins. We hope you enjoy this insightful information and that it will enrich you in your counseling business.    Non-verbal Communication Ryan A. Carboneau, M. A.   Research has found that up to 90% of communication is based […]

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2014 National Christian Counseling Conference Intensive Recap

Dr. Martin Nelson Our intensives at the 2014 National Christian Counseling Conference were a booming success! Over 300 individuals participated in intensives, gaining specialized instruction and training over the course of the conference. Many of our intensive participants have sent us reviews and quotes about their experience – and one participant, Dr. Martin, sent us […]

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Friday Field Notes- 11/14/2014

Friday Field Notes Happy Friday! Another week has come to a close. As you recover from a busy week, you may want to enjoy a new book or find out what has been going on in AACC news and the world of Christian Counseling. Here are the highlights from this week:     Books on […]

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Maintaining Holiday Joy for the Memory Impaired

Kathie Erwin, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC, NCGC From Thanksgiving to Christmas and New Year’s Day, the holiday season is prime time for family gatherings. What is joyous and exciting for the children and adults can be intimidating and confusing for older adults with memory impairment. Sacrificing traditions or excluding the memory impaired elder only puts a […]

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