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Course: Christian Therapist's Notebook
by Philip J. Henry, PhD, Lori Marie Figueroa, MS, David R. Miller, PhD

CE Credit Hours: 7
Fee: $45

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Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Christian Counseling

Why 'The Christian Therapist's Notebook'? Because, despite the plethora of theoretical and philosophical books about Christian counseling few answer the question, 'What do I do with the Client in the therapeutic session?'

This is an excellent source for innovative strategies connecting the everyday world of clients with Christian principles and Scripture. This creative, time-saving guide assists therapists in helping clients achieve therapy goals through professionally sound exercises while maintaining a positive, supportive connection with Christian beliefs.

Helpful features include Scripture references relevant to common problems, case studies, vignettes, professional resource lists, client resource lists, in-session exercises, homework exercises, and handouts. Each chapter of The Christian Therapist's Notebook focuses on a single exercise to address an important issue commonly seen in clinical practice. Chapters provide a guiding Scripture quote, an objective, rational for use, clear and specific instructions, suggestions for a follow-up, a vignette illustrating the exercise's success, contraindications, extensive resources, and related Scriptures.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Have a better understanding of clients who value a Christian oriented approach
  • Know more Old and New Testament scripture relevant to specific therapeutic situations
  • Have an increased ability to integrate psychologically sound and effective spiritual (Christian) therapeutic strategies
  • Have increased awareness of spiritually oriented (Christian) clinical resources for professionals and clients
  • Have a greater knowledge of the clinical contraindications of specific approaches and exercises

Syllabus / Course Instructions

  • The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
  • The book is not included. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to for your convenience.
  • Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version. Print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
  • You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so have your answers available.
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    by David G. Benner
  • Prayer CD (Audio CD)
    by Richard J. Foster and Terrence Aselford
    Larry Crabb,PhD-
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Bio: Philip J. Henry, PhD, Lori Marie Figueroa, MS, David R. Miller, PhD

Philip J. Henry, PhD, is the director of the Graduate Counseling Psychology Program and associate professor of psychology in the School of Education & Behavioral Studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Pam Beach, Florida. His experience includes: counseling, research, training, and supervision of counselors and family therapy at Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. In addition he is a licensed psychologist in private practice with Diane Langberg and Associates, focusing on the treatment of addictions, school related problems, marriage and family counseling, and issues relating to physical and sexual abuse.

Lori Marie Figueroa, MS, is an instructor at Trinity Christian Academy and an adjunct professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

David R. Miller, PhD, is a professor of psychology in the Catherine T. MacArthur School of Continuing Education at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in Florida. He is certified as a school guidance counselor in Florida as well as nationally certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. His books include: Parent Power; Single Moms, Single Dads; Help! Iím not a Perfect Parent; A Parentís Guide to Adolescence; Tough Kids; Breaking Free; and Counseling Families After Divorce. He has authored numerous articles for both secular refereed journals and Christian magazines. He has conducted Christian counseling training in Ukraine and help parenting and family workshops in South America as well as holding parenting seminars and workshops in churches across America.

Judith T. Casey, EdD; Gene A. Sale, EdD and Ronald L. Sumner, MA, MFA, Emery D. Twoey, EdD and Steven T. Zombory, PhD are faculty or associate professors at Palm Beach Atlantic University.