For Christian Counselors
Welcome! Below is a list of trainings, certifications, books, + resources for Christian counselors from a Christian worldview. Take a look, and If you have a resource you'd like to see on the list, let me know. To download the list as a pdf, click here:
Post-Graduate Training + Certifications
American Association of Christian Counselors: Membership; a ton of resources, trainings, certifications, and a World Conference I always attend!
Cloud-Townsend Resources: Intensives, Training, + Workshops
Council for Relationships: Mental health, sex therapy, and clergy tracks
Institute for Sexual Wholeness: Christian sex therapy certification
Safe Haven Relationship Center: Training on Christian model of Emotionally-Focused Therapy
Professional Christian Coaching Institute: Christian coaching certification
The John C. Maxwell Certification Program: Leadership, personal, + business development
National Marriage Seminars: Offers training + seminars by the world's leading couples therapists and researchers, including John & Julie Gottman, and Sue Johnson
Prepare/Enrich: Certifications and trainer designation for pre-marital and marital assessments
Peacemakers: Training for facilitation conflict resolution in church settings
Books on Christian Counseling, Leadership, Coaching, + Consulting
Arterburn, S., & Felton, J. (2001). Toxic faith: Experiencing healing from painful spiritual abuse. Colorado Springs, CO: WaterBrook Press.
Arterburn, S. (2013). The 7-minute marriage solution. Brentwood, TN: Worthy Publishing.
Cloud, H. (2006). Integrity: The courage to meet the demands of reality. New York, NY: HarperCollins.
Cloud, H. (2013). Boundaries for leaders: Results, relationships, and being ridiculously in charge. New York, NY: HarperCollins.
Cloud, H., & Townsend, J. (2001). How people grow: What the Bible reveals about personal growth. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
Cloud, H., & Townsend, J. (2003). Making small groups work: What every small group leader needs to know.. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
Collins, G. R. (2007). Christian counseling: A contemporary guide (3rd ed.). Hampton, VA: Thomas Nelson Publishers.
Collins, G. R. (2007). Christian counseling case book. Hampton, VA: Thomas Nelson Publishers.
Cook, R., & Alexander, I. (2008). Interweavings: Conversations between Narrative therapy and Christian faith. North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace Books.
Friedman, E. H. (1985). Generation to generation: Family process in church and synagogue. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Galvin, R. (n.d.). Narrative practice and pastoral ministry. Retrieved from http://justsolutions.eu/Resources/NarrTherGalvin.pdf
Hamilton, E. M. (2009). Church on the couch: Does the church need therapy? Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
Hargrave, T. D. (1994). Families and forgiveness: Healing wounds in the intergenerational family. New York, NY: Routledge
Hargrave, T. D., & Pfitzer, F. (2003). The new contextual therapy: Guiding the power of give and take. New York, NY: Brunner-Routledge.
Hargrave, T. D., & Pfitzer, F. (2011). Restoration therapy: Understanding and guiding healing in marriage and family therapy. New York, NY: Routledge.
Jacobsen, W., & Coleman, D. (2006). So you don’t want to go to church anymore. Newbury Park, CA: Windblown Media.
Langberg, D. M. (2003). Counseling survivors of sexual abuse. Maitland, FL: Xulon Press.
Richardson, R. W. (1996). Creating a Healthier Church: Family systems theory, leadership, and congregational life. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.
Ripley, J. S., & Worthington, E. L. (2014). Couple therapy: A new hope-focused approach. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
Steinke, P. L. (2006). How your church family works: Understanding congregations as emotional systems. Herndon, VA: The Alban institute.
Townsend, J. (2011). Leadership beyond reason: How great leaders succeed by harnessing the power of their values, feelings, and intuition. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.
Worthington, E. L. (2005). Hope-focused marriage counseling: A guide to brief therapy. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.
Worthington, E. L., Johnson, E. L, Hook, J. N., & Aten, J. D. (Eds.). (2013). Evidence-based practices for Christian counseling and psychotherapy. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
Yarhouse, M. A., Sells, J. N. (2008). Families and therapy: A comprehensive christian appraisal. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.