New AACC Articles

Internationally Acclaimed Speaker Rick Amato Named Ambassador to the Church for Mental Health and Addiction – Christian Article

FOREST, VA – The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) is pleased to announce the addition of internationally acclaimed speaker, Rick Amato, as the Ambassador to the Church for Mental Health and Addiction. Amato founded Rick Amato Ministries, leading him to travel millions of miles to more than 60 countries to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After multiple, severe injuries and ill health, Amato became opiate dependent. The medicine that had initially been prescribed to aid in his healing…

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Helping Career Coaching and Counseling Clients Make Positive Change through Faith Integration – Christian Article

by Dina Jones & Erica Wright This article first appeared in January 2018 as an AACC CounselED article. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Faith integration is an important part of coaching and counseling clients. Research indicates that when a treatment plan takes into consideration the client’s worldview, including spiritual belief systems, the therapeutic alliance is strengthened and other positive outcomes occur (Koenig, 2004; McMinn, 2011). Professionals…

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The Dialogue Between Psychology and Theology – Christian Article

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.There is no law against such things.”Galatians 5:22-23 (NRSV) If the Spirit can produce all the above, why do not we rely on the spirit instead of counseling to have joy, peace, self-control, etc.? The Bible does not claim to be the only source for dealing with the problems of our soul (psyche, in Greek). In other words, spirituality is a great source, but not…

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