Combining cutting-edge expertise with deeply rooted Christian insights, this text from a leading figure in the Christian counseling community offers readers a comprehensive survey of ten major counseling and psychotherapy approaches. For each approach, Siang-Yang Tan first provides a substantial introduction, assessing the approach's effectiveness and the latest research findings or empirical evidence for it. He then critiques the approach from a Christian perspective. Tan also includes hypothetical transcripts of interventions for each major approach to help readers get a better sense of the clinical work involved. This book presents a Christian approach to counseling and psychotherapy that is Christ centered, biblically based, and Spirit filled.
Academic Journals with Integration of Counseling and Theology
Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling (JPC&C) “is a peer-reviewed journal that advances theory and professional practice through scholarly and reflective literature on pastoral and spiritual care, counseling, psychotherapy, education, and research. JPC&C is co-published with Journal of Pastoral Care Publications Inc. .... This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).”
Journal of Psychology and Christianity is a magazine focusing on Psychology and Christianity, published by Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Inc. who exists to “Deepen member understanding of the relationship between Christianity and the behavioral sciences at both the clinical/counseling and theoretical/research levels.” Retrieved 11/3/2018 from https://caps.net/about/
Journal of Psychology and Theology “publishes original research on the integration of psychology and Christian theology. Empirical studies and theoretical pieces investigating the interrelationships between psychological (e.g., clinical, experimental, industrial/organizational, social, theoretical) and theological topics of study are considered. Scholarship that explores the application of these interrelationships in a variety of contexts and/or from intercultural perspectives are encouraged. Published in association with Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University”
Pastoral Psychology is one of the oldest and most well-established academic journals in the field of psychology and religion/spirituality. Since 1950, the journal offers an international interdisciplinary forum for the publication of original papers that discuss the work of caring for, understanding, and exploring human beings as persons, in families, in small groups, and in community. This peer-reviewed journal brings the best of psychological, behavioral, social, and human sciences research into critical engagement with pastoral concerns (local, institutional, societal, political, international, and other).”