Introduction: Teaching Christian Integration in Psychology and Counseling Courses

Volume
Volume 42
Issue
Summer 2014
Title
Introduction: Teaching Christian Integration in Psychology and Counseling Courses
Abstract

In the last 45 years, psychologists, counselors, academicians,and pastors have developed a wide variety of models describing the relationship between Christianity and clinical psychology/counseling. Some espouse no interaction between the fields (e.g., nouthetic counseling, Adams, 1970), while others advocate for a meaningful interaction (e.g., integration, McMinn & Campbell, 2007). Some models expand on how one defines science (e.g., transformational psychology, Coe & Hall, 2010) and others on how one conceptualizes psychology itself (e.g., Christian psychology, Johnson, 2007). For the sake of reading simplicity, the term “integration” in this special edition encapsulates the models that advocate for some form of meaningful engagement between psychology/counseling and Christianity. We recognize, however, the distinctiveness of these various models embedded in the term as we use it here.

Authors
Dr. F.L. Garzon, Dr. M.E.L. Hall and Dr. J.S. Ripley
Pages
131 - 135
Price
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