Combining cutting-edge expertise with deeply rooted Christian insights, this text from a leading figure in the Christian counselling community offers readers a comprehensive survey of ten major counselling and psychotherapy approaches. For each approach, Siang-Yang Tan first provides a substantial introduction, assessing the approach's effectiveness and the latest research findings or empirical evidence for it. He then critiques the approach from a Christian perspective. Tan also includes hypothetical transcripts of interventions for each major approach to help readers get a better sense of the clinical work involved. This book presents a Christian approach to counselling and psychotherapy that is Christ centred, biblically based, and Spirit filled.
Siang-Yang Tan (PhD, McGill University) is professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and senior pastor of First Evangelical Church Glendale. He has written numerous books, including Lay Counselling, Disciplines of the Holy Spirit, and Coping with Depression.