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.
*This is not a “counseling” related paper, rather a reflective theological paper written when I was in seminary. […]
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