American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Waiting for Spring

  Emily Boyles   [caption id="attachment_9988" align="aligncenter" width="344"] Photo Credit: Emily Boyles[/caption]     Deuteronomy 31:6 - And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”   When we are in the middle of winter, it can be agonizing to wait for spring. But there is never any doubt that it will eventually come. Sooner or later, the temperature wil...

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Tackling Emotional Overeating: A Comprehensive Treatment Plan

Rhonda Epstein, Psy.D. When a client comes to you asking for help to address weight and eating issues, it’s so tempting to start goal-setting and planning. However, addressing the emotional and spiritual issues first is a stronger approach in the long run. Look first at resistance and an understanding of what’s kept the client stuck. […]

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Webinar Recap: Total Intimacy

Total Intimacy A User-friendly Model for Restoring and Enriching Marital Lovemaking.   Recap by Emily Boyles, AACC Intern with Dina Jones, M.A. On February 10th, the AACC hosted another dynamic webinar featuring Dr. Doug Rosenau. Dr. Gary Sibcy and Dina Jones co-hosted as listeners from 49 states, 8 countries, and a packed studio audience tuned […]

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We Need Each Other: Counselors, Pastors, and Compassion Fatigue

Paul Van Valin, Ph.D. with Rev. Ron Jones (Originally posted 3/27/14) Compassion fatigue is common among professional counselors and pastors and may precipitate significant depression and anxiety. For a quick self-test and some useful information, click here. Both pastors and counselors are at risk for vicarious pain and trauma, but pastors are more likely to […]

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The Lord KNOWS us and will never leave us

The Lord KNOWS us and will never leave us! (Image taken from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Daimonji_mountain_path_-_panoramio.jpg) Katie Jeffries, AACC Intern O Lord, you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. […]

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Part 2: Where does the counselor go when they need healing/counsel?

                Part 2: Where does the counselor go when they need healing/counsel? Ministry Self-Care Rev. Stephanie C. Holmes, MA BCCC Certified Autism Specialist In between the WC events, a new word would dominate my life- Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD).  My daughter was diagnosed with Asperger’s and our world was turned […]

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Part 1: Where does the counselor go when they need healing/counsel?

Part 1: Where does the counselor go when they need healing/counsel? Ministry Self-Care Rev. Stephanie C. Holmes, MA BCCC Certified Autism Specialist                 Easy to tell others to do, difficult to apply to one’s self:  SELF-CARE. My type-A, ultra- determined, over- booked, scheduled self says these words to others, has had others tell me “Stephanie, […]

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Expertness

Expertness  Joshua Straub, Ph.D.   Excerpt from The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling, by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron  Hawkins.   What is Expertness? Expertness refers to the client’s perception of whether the counselor is competent enough to help him or her successfully work through the presenting problem(s). Factors that can play a role […]

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Finding Rest in Responsibility

Finding Rest in Responsibility Emily Boyles AACC Intern Isaiah 41:10 – “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Have you ever felt completely unqualified for your job? When a client […]

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Christian Counselor Opening!

Bay Life Church of Brandon, FL, is seeking a full-time Christian Counselor to serve in our Pastoral Counseling Center. Applicants must be licensed in Florida as LMHC, LMFT, or LCSW. The ideal applicant should have biblical training and be able to incorporate biblical principles into counseling practices. This person should have a pastor’s heart and […]

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