This pre-conference workshop will cover a dynamic Christian approach to counseling and psychotherapy for Christian clients (Tan, 2022a, 2022b) as spiritually integrated psychotherapy (Pargament, 2007). It will include: 1) A Christian perspective on human nature and effective counseling and psychotherapy that is also established through research (Captari et al., 2018; Marques et al., 2022; Norcross & Lambert, 2019; Norcross & Wampold, 2019; Tan, 2022a, 2022b); 2) Implicit and explicit integration in Christian counseling and psychotherapy; and 3) The role of the Holy Spirit and spirituality in Christian counseling and psychotherapy. The empirical evidence for the effectiveness of religious and spiritual therapies, including Christian therapies, will be reviewed (Captari et al., 2018; Marques et al., 2022). Ethical guidelines for conducting Christian therapy in a clinically sensitive, ethically responsible, and professionally competent way will also be covered (Nelson & Wilson, 1984; Tan, 2003, 2022a, 2022b).
032 | For Such a Time as This: A Dynamic Christian Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy
Siang-Yang Tan, Ph.D.
Approved For CE
Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Lay Counselors, and Coaches
Approved For CME/CEU
Identify and summarize five basic assumptions of human nature from a Christian perspective, and 14 research-based and biblical guidelines or principles for effective counseling and psychotherapy
Describe and provide examples of implicit and explicit integration in Christian counseling and psychotherapy
Analyze the latest empirical evidence supporting the effectiveness of religious and spiritual therapies, including Christian therapies, and the ethical guidelines for the appropriate use of implicit and explicit integration in Christian counseling and psychotherapy