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CO101 Introducing Pastoral Counseling I: Theory and Practice

CO101 Introducing Pastoral Counseling I: Theory and Practice

Eric L. Johnson

| Lexham Press | 2014


In this introduction, Dr. Eric Johnson identifies the seven pillars of pastoral counseling, essential skills needed, and issues of human development. He emphasizes the biblical view of God and human nature so you can care for others in a way that expresses Christ’s love. This course is beneficial for anyone involved in Christian counseling.

Author Bio

Dr. Eric Johnson, professor of pastoral care at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, taught courses in psychology, theology, and Christian worldview at Northwestern College in Minnesota for nine years.

He has contributed to numerous articles in the field of Christian psychology, arguing for the necessity of theology in both counseling and psychological research. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology, and in 1998 he was editor for a special issue of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, titled “Psychology within the Christian Tradition.” He authored articles for the Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling and has coedited and contributed to two books: Christianity and Psychology: Four Views and God Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents God. Dr. Johnson also wrote Foundations for Soul Care: A Christian Psychology Proposal.