Biblical Foundations for Small Group Ministry: An Integrational Approach

IVP Connect - Gareth icenogle thoroughly examines both Old and New Testaments for the basis of small group ministry. Small groups have had a major influence on the growth of the church in recent years. Used book in Good Condition. Those who are working or who hope to work with small groups will find this one-of-a-kind book invaluable.

Yet all too often small group programming has taken place apart from consideration of its biblical underpinnings. Then he turns to the early church to study tradition and practice. All through the book, practical applications of these principles offer guidance for setting up and running a biblically based small group ministry program.

Biblical Foundations for Small Group Ministry: An Integrational Approach - He considers the texts in new ways, providing heightened understanding of their implications for ministry in the context of small groups. They are an important place for ministry, community and discipleship. In addition, he brings an integration of theological, sociological and educational principles to the biblical text.





Groups: Process and Practice

Cengage Learning - Many new activities encourage active learning, enabling you to see clinical applications come to life in the content that is covered. Focusing on the "what is" and the "how to" of group counseling, guidelines, the authors use up-to-date examples, insights, and an enhanced diversity perspective to show you how group leaders can apply the key concepts of the group process to a variety of groups.

Also available: the mindtap online learning experience, which includes videos of group counseling sessions that further help to prepare you for professional practice. You'll receive practical guidance on working with groups of children, adolescents, and adults in both school settings and community settings.

Groups: Process and Practice - . Learn to blend theory with practice in group work with Marianne, Gerald, and Cindy Corey's GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE.





Genograms: Assessment and Intervention Third Edition Norton Professional Books Paperback

W. W. Norton & Company - Now updated and expanded in its third edition, reflecting the growing and widespread use of genograms for clinical intervention, this best-selling text provides a standard method for constructing a genogram, and featuring revised genograms for easier reading, doing a genogram interview, and interpreting the results.

These applications include the effective assessment of patients’ risk for emotional problems such as anxiety or depression; structural patterns among families such as divorce and remarriage; relationship patterns such as enmeshment, conflicts, and racism; and family life cycle transitions and developmental crises, acute illness, poverty, and cut-offs; recent and chronic life stressors such as pregnancy, among other uses.

Genograms: Assessment and Intervention Third Edition Norton Professional Books Paperback - Genograms of famous families―sigmund freud, woody allen and mia farrow, the kennedys, jane Fonda and Ted Turner, and help to elucidate the principles of family systems theory and systemic interviewing, Bill Clinton, Princess Diana, to name a few―bring the text to life, and Thomas Jefferson, the Roosevelts, which form the basis of genogram work.

32-page color insert W w norton Company. Widely used by both family therapists and all health care professionals, the genogram is a graphic way of organizing the mass of information gathered during a family assessment and finding patterns in the family system for more targeted treatment. Once these principles have been explained, the authors go on to present the important clinical applications of genograms in both family therapy and family medicine.

By providing a fascinating view into the richness of family dynamics, McGoldrick and her coauthors provide an invaluable guide to clinicians for accurately charting a family’s structure, making it easier to scan for potential problems and take proactive steps to utilize resources when necessary.





Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice

Wiley - The new edition focuses on essential instructor and student needs to facilitate a greater course-centric focus. Strengthened pedagogy in each chapter with material to facilitate experiential activities and discussion and to help students digest the material including broad Chapter Objectives and more specific and oftentimes controversial Reflection and Discussion Questions.

As compared to other texts in the field, CCD explores and covers nearly all major multicultural counseling topics in the profession. Most current work in multicultural mental health practice including careful consideration of the multicultural guidelines proposed by the American Psychological Association and the draft guidelines for Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies MSJCC 2015 from the American Counseling Association's Revision Committee.

Every chapter opens with a clinical vignette, longer narrative, or situational example that previews the major concepts and issues discussed in the chapter. We have retained the 'implications for Clinical Practice' sections and added a new Summary after every chapter. The chapter focus questions serve as prompts to address the opening 'course objectives, ' but these questions not only preview the content to be covered, but are cast in such a way as to allow instructors and trainers to use them as discussion questions throughout the course or workshop.

Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice - Replete with real-world examples, this book explains why conversations revolving around racial issues remain so difficult, and provides specific techniques and advice for leading forthright and productive discussions. The standard bearing guide for multicultural counseling courses now enhanced with research-based, topical, and pedagogical refinements Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, 7th Edition is the new update to the seminal work on multicultural counseling.

Easier comparison between and among groups made possible by updating population specific chapters to use common topical headings when possible.





Family Interaction: A Multigenerational Developmental Perspective 5th Edition

Pearson - Examines families - their challenges and successes - as they move through the life course. Family interaction takes a family systems and a multigenerational, developmental framework. This text looks at the major conceptual models used to understand the patterns and interactional dynamics that operate in families.

. W w norton Company. It provides readers with an overview of the basic tasks that all families must execute regardless of their particular composition or living situation and, at the same time, offers readers an appreciation of the variety and uniqueness in the ways in which each family develops its patterns of interaction.





The Reciprocating Self: Human Development in Theological Perspective Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

IVP Academic - They have also included a wealth of research on the moral, spiritual and religious dimensions of human development, in which they introduce the notion of reciprocating spirituality. W w norton Company. They do this by drawing on a biblical model of relationality, where the created goal or purpose of human development is to become a reciprocating self—fully and securely related to others and to God.

In this revised and expanded second edition, Balswick, King and Reimer have added research from developmental neuroscience and neuropsychology, which connects transitional behavior to a changing brain. In addition the authors engage with the burgeoning fields of positive and evolutionary psychology. Reimer present a model of human development that ranges across all of life's stages: infancy, adolescence, young adulthood, childhood, middle adulthood and elder adulthood.

The Reciprocating Self: Human Development in Theological Perspective Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books - Along the way, they provide a context for understanding individual development issues—concerns, tensions, worries or crises encountered by the self in the context of change. Those in christian ministry will be especially rewarded by the in-depth discussion of the implications for moral and faith development nurtured in the context of the life of the church.

On the basis of a theologically grounded understanding of the nature of persons and the self, Jack O. Balswick, pamela Ebstyne King and Kevin S. Awareness of these issues is most pronounced at developmental transitional points: learning to talk and walk, becoming engaged and then married, going to school, obtaining full-time employment, watching children move away from home, experiencing decline in physical and mental health, having a child for the first time, developing secondary sexual physical features, parenting an adolescent, finally, retiring, and, beginning to eat unassisted, leaving home, facing imminent death.





Standalone Book - Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach

Cengage Learning - The authors address physical, from the prenatal period through elderhood, intellectual, focusing on the idea that development results from the interdependence of individuals and their environments at every stage, and emotional growth in 11 life stages, social, and placing special emphasis on how optimal development may be fostered throughout life.

W w norton Company. They also provide many cases that show you how research and theories can be applied to contemporary issues, the diversity of experiences that are possible at a certain period of life, and how people cope with challenges they face at various points in life. Note: this book is a standalone book and will not include any access codes.

Standalone Book - Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach - Human development is fascinating. This text uses a life-stage approach to present development across the life span, drawing on the psychosocial theory of Erik Erikson to provide a conceptual framework.





The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance

Thomas Nelson - New to this updated edition are practical ideas, questions, and links for online resources — plus practical advice for planning a blessing event for a child, preparing a written keepsake blessing, exercises, and living out the blessing every day of our lives. This life-changing gift, essential for instilling a deep sense of self-worth and unshakable emotional well-being, a spoken message, attaching high value, picturing a special future, contains five essential elements: meaningful touch, and an active commitment.

Offering solid, the blessing powerfully communicates these biblically based elements as necessary to prepare children for positive future relationships, practical advice and a fresh perspective on making this gift a bigger part of our families, including their relationship with a loving God. But what if we’ve missed out on the blessing in our own lives? The book includes hope for “reversing the curse” and helps readers find blessing in situations of divorce, desertion, death, adoption, and blended families.

The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance - The best-selling classic that helps children thrive today and experience a special future tomorrow. Now revised, updated, and enhanced for a new generation!Children of every age long for the gift of “the blessing” — the unconditional love and approval that come from a healthy relationship with their parents.

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The Complete Guide to Crisis & Trauma Counseling: What to Do and Say When It Matters Most!, Rev. Ed.

Bethany House Publishers - Many pastors and lay counselors have had minimal training in clinical methods of grief and trauma counseling. H. Readers will learn how to counsel and coach both believers and nonbelievers who are in crisis, weeks, how to walk alongside them through the hours, and months following their trauma, and how to help them find the path to complete restoration.

W w norton Company. Dr. The complete guide to crisis and trauma Counseling is a biblical, practical guide to pastoral counseling written by one of the most respected Christian therapists of our time. Regal Books. He shares real-life dialogues from his decades in private practice to demonstrate healthy, healing counseling sessions.

The Complete Guide to Crisis & Trauma Counseling: What to Do and Say When It Matters Most!, Rev. Ed. - Norman wright brings more than forty years of clinical and classroom experience to this topic.





So What's the Difference

Bethany House Publishers - W w norton Company. Regal Books. Completely revised and updated for the postmodern age, christian science, so what's the difference? gives you easy-to-understand, Islam, "How does orthodox biblical Christianity differ from other faiths?" Here Fritz Ridenour explains the basic tenets of Protestantism, Hinduism, Roman Catholicism, Judaism, nonjudgmental answers to the question, New Age, Buddhism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, and other religions and belief systems of the world.

You will also learn why relative thinking--the idea that there is no objective, absolute truth--has become the predominant mindset in our culture, and how you can respond. This bestselling guide will help you recognize the real differences between the Christian faith and other viewpoints and make it easier for you to explain and share your faith with others.





Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions Plus

HarperOne - Regal Books. He also details the various addictions from which we can suffer, but to work, responsibility, sex, performance, not only to substances like alcohol and drugs, and intimacy. Addiction and grace is a compassionate and wise treatment of a topic of major concern in these most addictive of times, one that can provide a critical yet hopeful guide to a place of freedom based on contemplative spirituality.

W w norton Company. May examines the "processes of attachment" that lead to addiction and describes the relationship between addiction and spiritual awareness. Addiction and grace offers an inspiring and hope–filled vision for those who desire to explore the mystery of who and what they really are. Addiction and grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions.

Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions Plus - Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist working with the chemically dependent, May emphasizes that addiction represents an attempt to assert complete control over our lives.