Resources

This is a list of resources, particularly related to Psychology and Counseling subdivided into topics.  The purpose of this list is to provide resources for licensed, Biblical, Christian and or other related counselors.  Each of these counseling perspectives have well established philosophical and theological differences in their approach to counseling, however this blog seeks to provide a bridge to the various kinds of counseling fields in order to: 1. Break down misunderstandings and false assumptions that one particular counseling field might have of the other.  2. Analyze methods and techniques that might be helpful in counseling, and 3. Provide a contextual framework for understanding a differing view of counseling from one’s own view.  

*The author of this blog does not necessarily agree with the philosophical, psychological, and or theological presuppositions rendered by the authors of some of the resources recommended here.  Rather, my intention is to offer up resources for understanding a wide variety of views and perspectives of others, in order that this understanding might lead to the appreciation of the thoughts, beliefs, and values of others.  


Anxiety

  1. Living with Anxiety (Article)

Biblical Counseling vs Christian Counseling (Christian Perspectives)

  1. Biblical Counseling vs. Christian Counseling: What’s the Difference?

Chemical Dependency 

  1. Concepts of Chemical Dependency (10th edition) by Harold E. Doweiko

Counseling Theories 

  1. Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy by Gerald Corey

EMDR Therapy 

  1. Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy

Ethical Codes / Standards of the ACA (American Counseling Association)

  1. ACA Ethical Standards Casebook (Book)
  2. ACA Code of Ethics (PDF, Article)
  3. APA Code of Ethics (Webpage)

Licensure Requirements (Secular Counseling) 

  1. Licensed Profesional Counseling (LPC) Requirements in North Carolina 

Mental Health and Relationships

  1. Psychologists Explain 5 Ways To Show Compassion to Someone with a Mental Illness (Article).

Narrative Counseling / Therapy 

  1. Interweavings: Conversations Between Narrative Therapy and Christian Faith (From a Christian perspective)

Pastoral Counseling (From a Christian perspective)

  1. Strategic Pastoral Counseling: A Short-Term Structured Model by David Benner

Pornography

  1. Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain by William M. Struthers (From a Christian perspective)

Postmodernism (From a Christian Perspective) 

  1. Christianity and the Postmodern Turn (Six Views)
  2. A Primer on Postmodernism by Stanley Grenz
  3. The Challenge of Postmodernism Edited by David Dockery

Psychopharmacology

  1. Blue Dreams: The Science and the Story of the Drugs that Changed Our Minds by Lauren Slater

Relationships (Marriage) 

  1. Not “Just Friends”: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity by Shirley Glass and Jean Cappock Staeheli

Self-Care (Client and Counselor Resources) 

  1. The Resilient Clinician by Robert Wicks

Techniques 

  1. 40 Techniques Every Counselor Should Know. The Merrill Counseling Series. by Bradley T. Erford. (Book)

Teenagers 

  1. Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
  2. The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by Frances E. Jenson
  3. The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Teenagers by Tim Clinton, Chap Clark, Joshua Straub (From a Christian perspective)
  4. Counseling Boys and Young Men by Suzanne Degges-White

Suicide Awareness

  1. Raising Awareness of Suicide Risk (Article)
  2. The Burden of Suicide in North Carolina – 2013  (PDF)

Trauma Related

  1. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Understanding Diagnosis 

  1. Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to DSM-5
  2. Selecting Effective Treatments: A Comprehensive, Systematic Guide to Treating Mental Disorders. 5th Edition by Lourie W. Reichenberg and Linda Seligman