New AACC Articles

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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