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How directive should a counselor be?

July 25, 2016

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In this episode, Winston Smith, Mike Emlet, and Chris Carter talk about how directive a counselor should be in the counseling room. How can a counselor know how to direct the session versus letting the counselee set the course for the session? How do you strike a balance between the two approaches?

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Mike Emlet

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Mike is a faculty member and counselor at CCEF, where he has served since 2001. He holds a doctor of medicine from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. Prior to joining CCEF, Mike worked as a family physician for eleven years. He has particular interests in working with ministry leaders and with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, and OCD. He has published numerous books, including CrossTalk (New Growth Press, 2009), Descriptions and Prescriptions (New Growth Press, 2017), and Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners (New Growth Press, 2021).

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Winston Smith

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