Book Recommendation – Theology for Better Counseling: Trinitarian Reflections for Healing and Formation

, posted by drwayman

At one time, Toddy Holeman thought being biblically literate was all she needed, but in her counseling she found that clients pressed her for more.  They asked hard theological questions related to their suffering.  As she described it, they experienced a kind of “theological disequilibrium….which left them discouraged, disoriented, and often distraught.”

Holeman shows how deep and clear theological reflection makes a major difference in counseling practice.  Not only can it shape who we are, it can also bring into great alignment our theological commitments, therapeutic practices and professional ethics.  In this volume Holeman guides counseling students, pastoral counselors and licensed mental health professionals into becoming as well-formed theologically as they are trained clinically.

About the author:

Virginia Todd Holeman is a professor of counseling at Asbury Theological Seminary.  She is a licensed psychologist in Ohio and a licensed marriage and family therapist in Kentucky.  As a  member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Holeman leads workshops and seminars around the country, and speaks at churches, conferences and universities on the topics of forgiveness and family.

About the book:

  • Series: Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: IVP Academic (October 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0830839720
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830839728