The Christian Counselor’s Manual is a companion and sequel to Dr. Jay Adams’ influential Competent to Counsel, which first laid out a vision of “nouthetic” counseling—a strictly biblical approach to behavioral counseling and therapy.
This practical guide takes the approach of nouthetic counseling introduced in the earlier volume and applies it to a wide range of issues, topics, and techniques in counseling, including:
- Who is qualified to be a counselor?
- How can counselees change?
- How does the Holy Spirit work?
- What role does hope play in therapy?
- What is the function of language in a counseling session?
- How do we ask the right questions?
- What often lies behind depression?
- How do we deal with anger?
- What is schizophrenia?
These and hundreds more questions are answered and explained from a biblical perspective in this comprehensive resource for the Christian counselor.
A full set of indexes, a detailed table of contents, and a full complement of diagrams and forms make this an outstanding reference book for and Christian counselor.