American Association of Christian Counselors
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Throwback Thursday! Breaking Free From the Destructive Power of Inner Vows- Republished from November 2013

Robert B. Shaw, Jr., D.Min.   Many clients are stuck in the bondage of sin, like substance abuse, pornography, and spending, just to name a few.  The power of such bondage is great, and the only overcoming power to break free is the Holy Spirit.  However, there are also types of bondage that are more […]

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ICCA Webinar Recap: Dr. Josh Straub — Emotion Coaching: Raising Kids who take Responsibility, Develop Self-Control, and Show Empathy

Webinar Recap: Dr. Josh Straub — Emotion Coaching: Raising Kids who take Responsibility, Develop Self-Control, and Show Empathy Emily Boyles, AACC Intern  On Thursday, December 4th, the AACC hosted an International Christian Coaching Association (ICCA) webinar featuring Dr. Josh Straub. Dr. Straub spoke on Emotion Coaching: Raising Kids who take Responsibility, Develop Self-Control, and Show […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Eight Things Christian Counselors Can Do

  Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and its challenges – A caring counselor who is familiar with dementia and caregiving can a tremendous resource and comfort on this very difficult journey. It helps to know the basics of dementia and the challenges of caregiving as you journey with individuals and families.   Keep up with the science […]

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Self-Disclosure

Self-Disclosure Miriam Stark Parent, Ph.D. Description.  Self-disclosure is the communication of personal revelations or information about the self to another. It is the basis upon which relationships develop mutuality and intimacy. All counseling is built around relationships. Self-disclosure is, therefore, essential to the counseling process because “it is the most direct means by which an […]

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Encouraging God’s Gifts

Gregory Jantz, MA Encouraging God’s Gifts  “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” – 1 Peter 4:10 Betty came to see me in my office and explained that she had suddenly come to a critical turning point in her […]

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Friday Field Notes – 12/5/2014

Friday Field Notes Happy Friday! Once again, the week is drawing to a close. Now that the weekend has almost arrived, there are some great books to check out and updates in the AACC news and the world of Christian Counseling. Here is what you need to know this week:   Books on our Shelf […]

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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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