American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

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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Soul Care

Soul Care Tim Clinton & Ryan Carboneau Excerpt from The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins.   Definition. The definition of soul care is vast and varied. The word soul is translated from the Greek word psuche, meaning “the breath, breath of life” (Vine, Unger, & White, 1996, pp. 588). […]

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Remembering Dr. Frank Minirth

  Christian counseling lost a pioneering leader and dear friend today – Dr. Frank Minirth. “He loved Christ and his family. A leading Christian Psychiatrist, he boldly blazed a trail for all of us to follow. Frank had a brilliant mind, was a true friend and stood alongside the AACC from the beginning. He will […]

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Premarital Counseling

Premarital Counseling Ryan A. Carboneau & Scott Hawkins   Excerpt from The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins.   Divorce rates today are hovering around 50% for churchgoers and nonchurchgoers alike. In response to this crisis, we need to build a guardrail at the top of the cliff and […]

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Understanding Attachment: What you need to know

Understanding Attachment: What you need to know Dr. Gary Sibcy and Carrie O’Toole   Recap by Emily Boyles Last Tuesday, the AACC held a webinar on the topic of Understanding Attachment. The webinar featured Dr. Gary Sibcy and Carrie O’Toole in a dynamic presentation of an increasingly relevant topic. Viewers from 50 states and six […]

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Adlerian Therapy

Adlerian Therapy Larry Anderson, Ph.D.  Excerpt from The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins.   Description. Alfred Adler (1870-1937) is considered by many to be the father of present day cognitively oriented therapies. Early in his career, he had a nine-year association with Sigmund Freud through the Vienna Psychoanalytical Society, […]

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Cyber-Counseling

Cyber Counseling Anthony Centore, Ph.D. Excerpt from The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling, by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron  Hawkins.   Over the years, mental health counseling has undergone many theoretical shifts. However, a recent shift concerns not therapeutic theory but the medium through which counseling is provided. Counseling relationships have historically developed through […]

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Quality of Life and Special Needs: Who gets to define Quality?

Quality of Life and Special Needs: Who gets to define Quality? What does Scripture say should defend the “special needs” parts of the body of Christ? Every Life Matters Rev. Stephanie C. Holmes, MA BCCC, Certified Autism Specialist             I try not to get preachy. I really do.  But when […]

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The Process of Forgiveness

Gregory Jantz, MA   As counselors and therapists, it’s often our role to assist our patients in finding forgiveness in order to help them achieve true healing and peace in their lives. However, forgiveness isn’t an act; it’s a process.   Someone bumps you in the elevator and says, “Oh, I’m sorry.” “That’s alright,” you […]

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