Almost fifty years ago, in 1970, Jay Adams wrote his controversial book, Competent to Counsel, insisting that Christians reclaim counseling from psychologists and psychiatrists and redistribute humanity’s problems into categories using labels that maintained a theological tone: sin, disobedience, and rebellion.
I have encountered Christian professionals, both counselors and pastors, who argue with some contempt, that the DSM-5 does not offer “Christian” solutions to mental health issues. This blog post is about the making of the DSM-5 and why it’s not designed to offer Christian advice on mental health issues.
**Update: this was a school project: to give up a substance for 6 weeks** Sugar, When I think […]
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (2013), indicates for those aged six and older, a diagnosis […]
This is a Review of the book: 40 Techniques Every Counselor Should Know by Bradley T. Erford (2015). […]
“Running With Scissors”, an adaptation of the memoir with the same title by Augusten Burrough is a film […]
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body In The Healing of Trauma written by Bessel van […]
The American Psychological Association’s (APA) code of ethics focus on the medical model and the American Counseling Association’s […]
Introduction The collaborative nature of counseling involves a specific kind of interaction, unique to the counseling relationship, where […]
This post offers three brief examples of assessments (non-standardized, norm-based, and standardized) for evaluating those at risk of […]
The purpose of this paper is to create a synthesis between the philosophical foundations of postmodernism, its psychological counterpart—social constructionism, then analyze the pedagogy for counseling methods, particularly for Christians.