What makes counseling biblical? What does the biblical counseling process entail? What is the focus of each stage of the process? Lauren Whitman, an experienced CCEF counselor, addresses these questions and more in A Biblical Counseling Process, sharing a process from start to finish that will help guide counselors in reaching the hearts of their counselees and connecting them to Jesus, who brings hope and change.
Although there is not a one-size-fits-all formula for biblical counseling, Whitman captures the scope of a counseling process and identifies two major tasks for the beginning, middle, and the end. Each of the chapters works together to explain, describe, support, and illustrate these tasks. The author also provides a case study that continues throughout the book, providing readers with an example of how to implement the process.
As part of CCEF’s Helping the Helper series, A Biblical Counseling Process will equip counselors, pastors, and lay leaders to approach their counseling ministry intentionally so that their work faithfully points people to the Lord, considers who he is, his heart, and what he calls us to. Useful for new and seasoned counselors alike, this resource will equip helpers with a vision for what a progression of counseling looks like.
Publisher: New Growth Press
Publication Year: 2021
Introduction: The Purpose and Scope of This Book
Chapter 1: What Is a Biblical Counseling Process?
Part 1: The Beginning of the Counseling Process
Chapter 2: Building a Counseling Relationship
Chapter 3: The First Session
Chapter 4: The Second Session
Chapter 5: A Case Study in the Beginning: Nadia
Chapter 6: Considerations at the Beginning
Part 2: The Middle of the Counseling Process
Chapter 7: Interpreting Biblically
Chapter 8: Imagining the Faithful Way Forward
Chapter 9: An Example of Using Scripture in Counseling
Chapter 10: A Case Study in the Middle: Nadia
Chapter 11: Considerations in the Middle
Part 3: The End of the Counseling Process
Chapter 12: Building Momentum and Perseverance
Chapter 13: The Last Session
Chapter 14: A Case Study at the End: Nadia
Chapter 15: Considerations at the End
Afterword: A Promise for You, Counselor