American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Who Wins? – The Final Say

Leslie Vernick, LCSW When I was engaged, my fiancé and I went for pre-marital counseling as most engaged couples do.  I remember my pastor specifically emphasizing the idea of submitting to my husband as the leader of our home. My pastor looked me in the eye and said, “Howard has the final say over things.” […]

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Not Worth Losing Sleep Over

Dr Kathie Erwin Count me among those who eagerly await the return of Daylight Savings Time as herald of long summer days ahead. We seem to be the minority. The hour lost between Saturday night and Sunday morning takes more than a day for the average person to adapt. A study from University of California […]

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Behind Her Eyes: An Examination of Female Childhood Sexual Abuse

Molly-Catherine K. Goodson Originally published in the Liberty University Legal Journal, Fall 2013 Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is a heart-wrenching problem in today’s society. Practitioners of the law can easily focus so much on fighting for justice for a victim of CSA that the individuality of each victim and the reality of the pain “behind […]

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Complex Cases: Treatment Resistant Anorexia or Asperger’s?

Stephanie C. Holmes, MA Stephanie C. Holmes, Certified Autism Specialist, and interview with Dr. Tony Attwood, World Renowned Asperger/ASD Expert.  I recently had a wonderful opportunity to interview world renowned Asperger’s Syndrome expert, Dr. Tony Attwood who resides and practices in Brisbane, Australia, for an article in Autism Digest that was printed fall of 2014 on […]

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The Truth About Work-Life Balance

The Truth About Work-Life Balance Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. The cheetah has extremely long legs and uses its happy tails for balance when executing sharp turns.   When a state of equilibrium exists where no nation or group of nations is able to dominate others, we have achieved a vital balance of power.    Vertigo […]

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Rethinking Psychiatric Diseases: Thinking Outside of the Brain

Rethinking Psychiatric Diseases: Thinking Outside of the Brain Michael R. Lyles, M.D.   A wise man once told me that truly smart people are very aware of what they do not know. For example, it is commonly stated that many psychiatric illnesses, like major depression, are due to chemical imbalances in the brain. This theory […]

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Brains, Addiction, and Conversion

Tim Jennings, M.D.   Recently I received the following question: If there are pathways in our nervous system laid down with addiction, are they destroyed at conversion, or as we walk on a daily basis with CHRIST, or are they always there? Fascinating new brain research gives ever increasing insight into how our faith relationship […]

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Moving Beyond “What If”

Moving Beyond “What If” Emily Boyles Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you are perfectly content with how something is going, and then all of a sudden, a thought strikes your mind: Yes, it’s going well now – but what if—”   What if something goes wrong?   What if you mess […]

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The Amazing Brain Machine

Barry Lord, Psy.D. That 3 pound, self-aware, sophisticated machinery between your ears, is the only organ that counselors rarely consider when treating clients. Counselors generally treat behaviors, feelings, perceptions and the client’s history, but not the organ itself, nor necessarily should they. Anthropologists would hypothesize that this organ evolved from chaos to complex order all […]

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Brain Awareness Week

March 16-22nd is brain awareness week! The brain is magnificent, complex, and essential to life. In honor of brain awareness week, we are going to be featuring a series of blog posts by experts. Here are the experts we look forward to hearing from this week:   Tuesday: Dr. Barry Lord Thursday: Dr. Tim Jennings Friday: Dr. Mike Lyles […]

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