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.  


All things Anxiety

  1. Living with Anxiety (Article)

Biblical Counseling vs Christian Counseling (Christian Perspectives)

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

Counseling Theories 

  1. Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy by Gerald Corey (Book)

EMDR Therapy 

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

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 (Book)

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 Edt by David Dockery

Self-Care (Client and Counselor Resources) 

  1. The Resilient Clinician (Book)

Techniques 

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

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 (Book)

Understanding Diagnosis 

  1. Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to DSM-5 (Book)
  2. Selecting Effective Treatments: A Comprehensive, Systematic Guide to Treating Mental Disorders. 5th Edition (Book)