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Now Available for Review: A Biblical Counseling Process by Lauren Whitman
makes counseling biblical? What does the
biblical counseling process entail? What is the focus of each stage of the
process? Lauren Whitman, an experienced CCEF counselor, addresses these
questions and more in A Biblical Counseling Process, sharing
a process from start to finish that will help guide counselors in
reaching the hearts of their counselees and connecting them to Jesus,
who brings hope and change.
there is not a one-size-fits-all formula for biblical counseling,
Whitman captures the scope of a counseling process and identifies two
major tasks for the beginning, middle, and the end. Each of the
chapters works together to explain, describe, support, and illustrate
these tasks. The author also provides a case study that continues
throughout the book, providing readers with an example of how to
implement the process.
of CCEF’s Helping the Helper series, A Biblical Counseling
Process will equip counselors, pastors, and lay
leaders to approach their counseling ministry intentionally
so that their work faithfully points people to the Lord, considers who
he is, his heart, and what he calls us to. Useful for new and
seasoned counselors alike, this resource will equip helpers with a
vision for what a progression of counseling looks like.
Whitman, MA, is a counselor and faculty member at
the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF), where she
has served for a decade. She also serves as the developmental editor of
the Journal of Biblical Counseling and is the
author of A Painful Past: Healing and Moving
Forward and A Biblical Counseling Process.
Whitman, her husband, and their two children make their home in the
person we counsel is unique and the challenges they face have their own
complexities, but each counseling experience has a beginning, a middle,
and an end. Whitman provides an excellent framework that guides the
overall flow of counseling while acknowledging and leaving room for the
individualization that comes with each person. She offers a big picture
overview of the process and dives deep into details on key components
of counseling—first session, transitions, closing session, etc. This
book answers a myriad of frequently asked questions regarding the
practical matters of counseling. Students of biblical counseling and
new counselors will have answers to these burning questions and
experienced counselors will also find insights and tips to hone their
skills as ministers of God’s Word. This book will be a required read
for my students.” ~ Curtis W. Solomon, Executive Director
of the Biblical Counseling Coalition; cofounder of Solomon SoulCare
things especially stand out in the refreshingly clear prose of
Whitman’s contribution to biblical counseling literature. First,
Whitman leads by example in applying specific Scriptures to specific,
vivid counseling situations. Second, she provides simple, doable foci
for counselors at each stage of counseling and clear benchmarks for
where each stage begins and ends. I commend this highly accessible,
gracefully written book to anyone looking to do vocational biblical
counseling!" ~ Alasdair Groves, Executive Director of
the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF); coauthor
of Untangling Emotions
biblical counseling movement has matured and grown, there has been a
significant need for solid teaching on biblical counseling methodology.
Counselors and helpers can have good theology and training, but they
need to be equipped for the actual work of counseling—how to
sit and listen, how to structure their sessions, and so on. Lauren
Whitman has written a brief but packed resource that fills that gap
marvelously. It will undoubtedly be my new go-to guide in training
helpers and counselors.” ~ Jonathan D. Holmes, Executive Director,
Fieldstone Counseling; author of Counsel for Couples: A
Biblical and Practical Guide for Marriage Counseling
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