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How to respond to a defensive counselee

June 11, 2016



In this episode, Andrew Ray talks with Winston Smith and Cecelia Bernhardt about anger and defensiveness in counseling. The discussion is in response to a listener’s question: “Sometimes as a counselor I struggle handling counselees’ anger or defensiveness. What can I do to help them, and not give way to the fear of man?”

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Cecelia Bernhardt

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Cecelia is a senior counselor at CCEF, where she has served since 2004. She holds a master of divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary and has earned the advanced counseling certificate from CCEF. Cecelia has counseled in the local church context and held leadership roles in women’s and singles ministries. She has a particular burden for counseling victims of childhood sexual abuse.

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Winston Smith

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