From Woe to Go!

A Training Text for Christian Counsellors

by Clifford J. Powell PhD & Graham A. Barker PSY.D

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 29/01/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 356
ISBN : 9781452512686

About the Book

What does Christian counselling mean? How does it differ from Christian psychology, Christian psychiatry, or even pastoral care? From Woe to Go! focuses on the vocation of counseling conducted within an evangelical Christian worldview, with Christian principles as its driving force.

This guide seeks to integrate a comprehensive counselling model for Christian counsellors, a detailed skills-training program, and an extensive incorporation of spiritual resources. An inclusive training tool, it outlines a three-stage model for Christian counsellors and professionals who want to integrate their faith with their professional work. For those who seek to enhance their skills, it also introduces and explains Incarnational Counselling, an approach that emphasizes the priority of exhibiting the presence of Christ in the counselling process.

Authors Graham Barker, PsyD, and Clifford Powell, PhD, bring more than fifty years of clinical experience and graduate counsellor training to their groundbreaking guide, incorporating sound theory, practical skills, and unique spiritual resources available to followers of Jesus seeking to minister in the counselling arena.

About the Author

Graham Barker is a clinical psychologist (Psy.D from George Fox University) with additional qualifications in Theology, education and counselling. He is a former head of the counselling department of the Graduate School of Counselling at the Wesley Institute in Sydney Australia. His current focus is on clinical supervision and his ministry as a training consultant for Youth For Christ International.

Clifford Powell is the senior clinical psychologist at themindspace in Sydney, Australia. Before completing his PhD (University of Denver-Colorado), he was a youth worker and school counsellor. He has over thirty years of experience in private practice, including twenty years teaching at the Wesley Institute Graduate School of Counselling in Sydney.