Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling (Google eBook)

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Zondervan, Jul 13, 2009 - Religion - 320 pages
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A Classic in the Field of Christian Counseling Competent to Counsel has helped thousands of pastors, students, laypersons, and Christian counselors develop both a general approach to Christian counseling and a specific response to particular problems. Using biblically directed discussion, nouthetic counseling works by means of the Holy Spirit to bring about change in the personality and behavior of the counselee. As Dr. Jay Adams points out in his introduction, "I have been engrossed in the project of developing biblical counseling and have uncovered what I consider to be a number of important scriptural principles. . . . There have been dramatic results. . . . Not only have peopleís immediate problems been resolved, but there have also been solutions to all sorts of long-term problems as well." Since its first publication in 1970, this book has gone through over thirty printings. It establishes the basis for and an introduction to a counseling approach that is being used in pastorsí studies, in counseling centers, and across dining room tables throughout the country and around the world

  

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I found this material to be very legalistic and simplistic. Adams makes a good point that we need to address sin and hold our fellow brothers and sisters accountable. However, he fails to recognize ... Read full review

Contents

The Holy Spirit and Counseling
20
What Is Wrong with the Mentally 111?
26
What Is Nouthetic Counseling?
41
The Pastor as a Nouthetic Counselor
65
TABLE OF CONTENTS
70
Nouthetic and Rogerian Counseling
78
Confess Your Sins
105
Depression Guilt
126
Radical Change
172
Code of Conduct
189
Some Principles of Nouthetic Techniques
193
Problem Solution
197
Communication and Multiple Counseling
211
Christian School Teachers as Nouthetic Counselors
252
Problem Solving in the School Milieu
256
TABLE OF CONTENTS
268

Solving Problems Nouthetically
128
Cycles
146
Total Structuring
156

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Jay E. Adams (PhD, University of Missouri) is a former director of advanced studies and professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, as well as a retired pastor. He has written over fifty books on pastoral ministry, preaching, counseling, Bible study, and Christian living. His books include Competent to Counsel, The Christian Counselorís Manual, and Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible.

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