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Research on the Efficacy of Christian Counseling

Research on the Efficacy of Christian Counseling by Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Ph.D. As a Christian counselor, I want to believe that treating my patients Christianly makes a difference relative to treating them as I might in a strictly secular counseling environment. It feels wonderful when I connect and patients leap forward in their mental health […]

By AACC, 6 months ago
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Becoming Who You Want To Be: How to Reclaim Physical, Spiritual, Mental, and Emotional Health

Becoming Who You Want To Be: How to Reclaim Physical, Spiritual, Mental, and Emotional Health by Nelson Searcy, M.DIV., D.LITT How do you feel today? Do you feel healthy? Strong and energetic? How are you doing spiritually? Are you walking in a deep relationship with God? How are you emotionally and mentally? Are you living the […]

By AACC, 6 months ago
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Never Alone… an Audience of One: Practicing God’s Presence and Power

Never Alone… an Audience of One: Practicing God’s Presence and Power by Ian Jones, Ph.D., Ph.D. An Epidemic of Social Isolation and Loneliness Isolation and loneliness are harmful to your health. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, reports that 20% of Americans feel socially […]

By AACC, 7 months ago
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Moving From Stress to Gratitude in the Covid-19 Era by Meditating on the Psalms

Moving From Stress to Gratitude in the Covid-19 Era by Meditating on the Psalms by Joshua Knabb, PSY.D., ABPP For the last several months, much of the world has been living in a season of uncertainty, filled with stress, anxiety, isolation, ambiguity, and unpredictability. In fact, there seems to be no real indication that the instability […]

By AACC, 7 months ago
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Leading Others Through Seasons of Fear

Leading Others Through Seasons of Fear by W. Jesse Gill, Psy.D Leading Others Through Seasons of Fear God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.  II Tim 1:7 (NKJV) A. Fear Basics What is fear? A survival response called the Fight or ______ Response. […]

By AACC, 8 months ago
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The Loneliness Epidemic: Research, Influence and It’s Effect on Everyone

The Loneliness Epidemic: Research, Influence and It’s Effect on Everyone by Mark Mayfield, Ph.D. I could see their lips moving, but the words were muffled. I leaned in, trying harder to hear what they were saying, even though I knew exactly what was being said. It felt like I was in one of those out-of-body experiences […]

By AACC, 8 months ago
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Social Distancing, Isolation, and How to Stay Healthy 

Social Distancing, Isolation, and How to Stay Healthy  by Chris Cambas, M.A., LMFT We are in unprecedented times with the outbreak of COVID-19, which has made it incredibly difficult for many to be alone. Many of us are working from home and keeping ourselves isolated to avoid becoming infected or potentially spreading the virus. However, […]

By AACC, 11 months ago
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Metaphors in Christian Counseling: Helping Clients Succeed

Metaphors in Christian Counseling: Helping Clients Succeed Counseling work is accomplished through conversations, so much so that many people refer to it as “Talk Therapy.” As clients talk, you may notice that they use similes, metaphors, and analogies when they are trying to convey their perceptions about their situation and make sense of reality. Perhaps […]

By AACC, 1 year ago
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Hold on Tight! The Neurochemistry of Infatuation and Lifelong Love

Hold on Tight! The Neurochemistry of Infatuation and Lifelong Love by W. Jesse Gill, Psy.D. Do you remember your early days of falling in love with your spouse? With a flushed face, beating heart, and a mind that could not stop thinking of your beloved, you were drawn to him or her. You may have felt […]

By AACC, 1 year ago
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Disconnect to Connect: Couples and Social Media Use

Disconnect to Connect: Couples and Social Media Use by Elias Moitinho, PhD, LPC-S, LPC, LMFT & Denise Moitinho, PhD You may have clients who complain about their spouse’s excessive use of technology and social media and how it interferes negatively with their marital relationship. We know that married couples enter counseling for a variety of reasons, and […]

By AACC, 1 year ago