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Baker Counseling Collection (2 vols.)

by 5 authors Kirwan, William, Meier, Paul, Minirth, Frank, Wichern, Frank, Ratcliff, Donald

Baker 1984–1991

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Baker Counseling Collection (2 vols.)
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The Baker Counseling Collection is designed to help inform and instruct the pastor, student, or lay counselor in the ministry of counseling and psychology. Learn time-honored, field tested methods from some of the most respected names in Christian counseling including: Frank B. Minirth, Paul D. Meier, Donald E. Ratcliff, and Frank B. Wichern. The Baker Counseling Collection provides biblically sound insight and practical methodology for those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of psychology. These volumes will help you develop a true knowledge of psychology from a Christian perspective.

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Key Features

  • Biblically sound principles for Christian counseling
  • Tested advice for developing a structured counseling program
  • Introduction to the fields within the discipline of counseling and psychology

Individual Titles

Biblical Concepts for Christian Counseling: A Case for Integrating Psychology and Theology

  • Author: William T. Kirwan
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1984
  • Pages: 160

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In Biblical Concepts for Christian Counseling, William Kirwan sounds a clarion call for a thorough integration of psychology and theology, and demonstrates how biblical principles should be the cornerstone of any healthy Christian counseling ministry.

Worthy reading for anyone who is seriously interested in relating psychology to Christian theology and who is deeply concerned to develop an approach to counseling congruent with Christian truth. The author has done his homework, integrating careful theological reflection with solid psychological theorizing and clinical experience. The result is a most significant contribution to the development of a truly Christian psychology.

David G. Benner, distinguished professor of psychology and spirituality, Psychological Studies Institute

Dr. Kirwan draws from Scripture, clinical experience, and psychological literature in his exposition of the counseling theory and practice which he has developed. In this easy-to-read volume Scriptures come alive, and relate as never before to our experiences as broken selves in a broken world. Moreover, Kirwan brings to light insights from contemporary psychology and from Christian thinkers…Biblical Concepts challenges many of our notions and attitudes, daring us to be more biblical in our preaching and counseling.

—John W. Sanderson, professor emeritus of biblical theology, Covenant Theological Seminary

William T. Kirwan (PhD, St. Louis University; DMin, Union Theological Seminary) is a licensed psychologist at Psychiatric Associates in St. Louis, as well as an ordained minister for an Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Introduction to Psychology and Counseling: Christian Perspectives and Applications

  • Authors: Paul D. Meier, Frank B. Minirth, Frank B. Wichern, and Donald E. Ratcliff
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Pages: 368

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This explanation of classic theory features many relevant essays on persons, ideas, and applications. Not only is the text organized according to introductory counseling courses, but it is also a reference tool of enduring value.

Subject areas include:

  • Personality
  • Classic psychological theory
  • The biological basis of behavior
  • Emotions and motivation
  • Memory, cognition, self-concept
  • Child and adult development
  • Sensation and perception
  • Social psychology
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Psychology of religion
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Individual and group therapy

The second edition includes more than one hundred “spotlights,” which feature persons, ideas, and applications relevant to Christian counseling. Copious illustrations supplement the text, a glossary explains technical terms, and thorough indexes guide the reader.

Paul D. Meier is a nationally recognized psychiatrist and the founder of Meier Clinics, with over 30 clinic programs located throughout the country.

Frank Minirth is a diplomat of both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Forensic Medicine. He holds doctoral degrees in both theology and medicine. Dr. Minirth has been in private practice in the Dallas area since 1975. He has degrees from Arkansas State University, Arkansas School of Medicine, and Dallas Theological Seminary. He is president of the Minirth Clinic, PA, in Richardson, Texas, and consultant to the Minirth Christian Program at Green Oaks Behavior Healthcare Services. He is also an adjunct professor in the pastoral ministries and counseling department at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Minirth is heard nationally on radio and television, and he has authored or co-authored approximately 60 books, including the best-sellers Happiness Is a Choice, Love is a Choice, and Love Hunger.

Frank B. Wichern is a clinical psychologist in Richardson, Texas.

Donald E. Ratcliff is Price-LeBar Professor of Christian Education at Wheaton College. He has authored several books and academic papers in the field of child development.

Product Details

  • Title: Baker Counseling Collection
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 528