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  • Thriving With Stone Age Minds


    What does God’s creation of humanity through the process of evolution mean for how we think about human flourishing?

    The emerging field of evolutionary psychology remains controversial, perhaps especially among Christians. Yet according to Justin Barrett and Pamela Ebstyne King it can be a powerful tool for understanding human nature and our distinctively human purpose. In Thriving with Stone Age Minds, Barrett and King provide an introduction to evolutionary psychology, explaining the importance of key concepts such as hyper-sociality, information gathering, and self-control. They then combine insights from evolutionary psychology with resources from the Bible and Christian theology, all focused on the question, What is human flourishing? When we understand how humans still bear the marks of our evolutionary past, new light shines on some of the most puzzling features of our minds, relationships, and behaviors. One key insight of evolutionary psychology is how humans both adapt to and in turn alter our particular environments, or “niches.” In fact, we change our world faster than our minds can adapt–and then gaps in our fitness emerge. In effect, humans are now attempting to thrive in modern contexts with Stone Age minds. By integrating scientific evidence with wisdom from theological anthropology, Barrett and King argue, we can learn to close up nature-niche gaps and thrive, becoming more what God has created us to be.

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  • Positive Psychology In Christian Perspective


    Originally the field of psychology had a threefold mission: to cure mental illness, yes, but also to find ways to make life fulfilling for all and to maximize talent. Over the last century, a focus on mental illness has often been prioritized over studies of health, to the point that many people assume “psychologist” is just another way of saying “psychotherapist.” This book is about one attempt to restore the discipline’s larger mission.

    Positive psychology attends to what philosophers call “the good life.” It is about fostering strength and living well–about how to do a good job at being human. Some of that will involve cheerful emotions, and some of it will not. There are vital roles to be played by archetypal challenges such as those involving self-control, guilt, and grit, and even the terror of death enters into positive psychology’s vision of human flourishing. Charles Hackney connects this still-new movement to foundational concepts in philosophy and Christian theology. He then explores topics such as subjective states, cognitive processes, and the roles of personality, relationships, and environment, also considering relevant practices in spheres from the workplace to the church and even the martial arts dojo. Hackney takes seriously the range of critiques positive psychology has faced as he frames a constructive future for Christian contributions to the field.

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  • Contemplation And Counseling


    Can contemplative prayer be integrated into therapeutic work? Building an alliance between science, theology, and Christian contemplative thought, Gregg Blanton presents a new paradigm for integrating contemplative prayer with counseling practice. This practical resource offers eleven fundamental interventions to fit the needs of clients and a practical four-stage process for helping clients change.

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  • How To Be An Adult


    Living life as a happy, mature adult does not always come easily to all of us. In this best-selling work, David Richo conveys to his readers just how to do this, based on his many years’ experience as a psychotherapist and workshop leader.

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  • Being Happy : 10 Keys To Unlock Overflowing Joy In Everyday Living


    Zion Publishing House
    Is happiness really possible? “BEING HAPPY: 10 Keys to Unlock Overflowing Joy in Everyday Living,” shows how you can change your attitude and improve your life, despite your present circumstances. In the third book in her BEING GRATEFUL series, Janice gives you ten quick and easy keys to maintain your joy and discover purposeful living.

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  • 7 Checklist Items For Success


    7 Checklist Items
    KIRKUS REVIEW A book of noble, sincere, and expressive advice for living. A U.S. Navy physician shares his secrets for a more successful life in this self-help work.

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  • 7 Checklist Items For Success


    7 Checklist Items
    KIRKUS REVIEW A book of noble, sincere, and expressive advice for living. A U.S. Navy physician shares his secrets for a more successful life in this self-help work.

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  • Listening To Sexual Minorities


    Students arrive on campus with various boxes of belongings to unpack, some heavy, some tidy, some more valuable, some more private. For many students, two of these boxes could be labeled “My Faith” and “My Sexuality”-and these two can be among the most cumbersome to handle. How to balance the two without having to set one down? How to hold them both closely, both securely, but still move forward to settle in with new friends in a new environment? How to keep from dropping one or the other, spilling its embarrassing contents for all to see?

    Such can be the struggle for any student, but especially for any sexual minority who identifies or struggles with an LGB+ identity or same-sex attraction on a Christian college campus. For these students their faith and their sexuality often feel both tender and in acute tension. Who is God making them to be? What do they need to grow in to develop faithfully, and what might they need to leave behind? How can they truly flourish?

    The research team of Yarhouse, Dean, Stratton, and Lastoria draw on their decades of experience both in the psychology of sexual identity and in campus counseling to bring us the results of an original longitudinal study into what sexual minorities themselves experience, hope for, and benefit from. Rich with both quantitative and qualitative data, their book gives an unprecedented opportunity to listen to sexual minorities in their own words, as well as to observe patterns and often surprising revelations about life and personal development both on campus and after graduation.

    Listening to Sexual Minorities will be an indispensable resource not only for counselors and psychologists but also for faculty, student-development leaders, and administrators in higher education as well as leaders in the church and wider Christian community who want to create an intentional environment to hear from and contribute to the spiritual flourishing of all.

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  • Developing Clinicians Of Character


    1. Contemporary Clinical Supervision: An Overview
    2. A Christian Integrative Framework For Clinical Supervision
    3. Faith: Belief And Trust
    4. Hope: A Steadfast Turning
    5. Love: Relational Competence
    6. Practical Wisdom: Competence And Ethical Decision Making
    7. Justice: Diversity Competence, Hospitality, And Openness To The Other
    8. Temperance: Reflective Practice
    9. Courage: Professional Endurance And Integrity
    10. Personal And Spiritual Formation In Counseling, Psychology, And MFT Education
    Appendix A: Sample Supervision Contract For Group Supervision In An Educational Context
    Appendix B: Supervision Documentation Form
    Appendix C: Collaborative Professional Development Plan
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    Is there more to clinical supervision than our current theories and methods can provide? Whether we intend them to be or not, our mentoring practices are personally formative for supervisees and supervisors alike. Developing Clinicians of Character grounds our thinking in the historic and contemporary wisdom of virtue ethics and grows out of a love for the practice of clinical supervision. It aims to identify and strengthen supervision’s important role for character formation in the classroom, in continuing education for practitioners, and in clinical settings.

    After an overview of the role of character formation in clinical supervision, Developing Clinicians of Character examines each classical Christian virtue in turn, its corresponding professional ethical aspiration, and how we can use the practices of clinical supervision and spiritual formation together to foster character formation for Christian maturity and Christlikeness.

    Dr. Terri S. Watson welcomes and equips you to excel in “the helping profession within a helping profession” as you provide clinical supervision for other mental health workers in counseling, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. This book will shape your own character through spiritual disciplines in the classical virtues-and outward in expanding circles of encouragement, formation, and healing.

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  • War And Moral Injury


    Moral Injury has been called the “signature wound” of today’s wars. It is also as old as the human record of war, as evidenced in the ancient war epics of Greece, India, and the Middle East. But what exactly is Moral Injury? What are its causes and consequences? What can we do to prevent or limit its occurrence among those we send to war? And, above all, what can we do to help heal afflicted warriors?

    This landmark volume provides an invaluable resource for those looking for answers to these questions. Gathered here are some of the most far-ranging, authoritative, and accessible writings to date on the topic of Moral Injury. Contributors come from the fields of psychology, theology, philosophy, psychiatry, law, journalism, neuropsychiatry, classics, poetry, and, of course, the profession of arms. Their voices find common cause in informing the growing, international conversation on war and war’s deepest and most enduring invisible wound. Few may want to have this myth-challenging, truth-telling conversation, but it is one we must have if we truly wish to help those we send to fight our wars.

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  • Treating Trauma In Christian Counseling


    Introduction (Heather D. Gingrich And Fred C. Gingrich)

    Part I: Foundational Perspectives On Trauma
    1. The Crucial Role Of Christian Counseling Approaches In Trauma Counseling (Fred C. Gingrich And Heather D. Gingrich)
    2. Theological Perspectives On Trauma: Human Flourishing After The Fall (Richard Langer, Jason McMartin, And M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall)
    3. The Neurobiology Of Stress And Trauma (William M. Struthers, Kerryn Ansell, And Adam Wilson)
    4. Trauma, Faith, And Care For The Counselor (Cynthia B. Eriksson, Ashley M. Wilkins, And Nikki Frederick)

    Part II: Interpersonal Contexts Of Trauma
    5. A Developmentally Appropriate Treatment Approach For Traumatized Children And Adolescents (Daniel S. Sweeney And Madeline Lowen)
    6. Treating Sexual Trauma Through Couples Therapy (Debra Taylor)
    7. Assessment And Treatment Of Intimate Partner Violence: Integrating Psychological And Spiritual Approaches (Terri S. Watson)
    8. Strengthening Family Resilience To Trauma (Fred C. Gingrich)
    9. Responding To Survivors Of Clergy Sexual Abuse (David K. Pooler And Amanda Frey)

    Part III: Complex Trauma And Dissociation
    10. Beyond Survival: Application Of A Complex Trauma Treatment Model In The Christian Context (Jana Pressley And Joseph Spinazzola)
    11. Sexual Abuse And Dissociative Disorders (Heather D. Gingrich)
    12 The Treatment Of Ritual Abuse And Mind Control (Alison Miller And Heather D. Gingrich)
    13. Sex Trafficking: A Counseling Perspective (Shannon Wolf)

    Part IV: Global Contexts Of Trauma
    14. Faith And Disaster Mental Health: Research, Theology, And Practice (Jamie D. Aten, Alice Schruba, David N. Entwistle, Edward B. Davis, Jenn Ranter, Jenny Hwang, Joshua N. Hook, David C. Wang, Don E. Davis, And Daryl R. Van Tongeren)
    15. Improving Trauma Care In Developing Nations: Partnerships Over Projects (Phil Monroe And Diane Langberg)
    16. Trauma Counseling For Missionaries: How To Support Resilience (Karen F. Carr)
    17. Preventing And Treating Combat Trauma And Spiritual Injury (Laura Schwent Shultz, Jesse D. Malott, And Robert J. Gregory)

    Part V: Conclusion And Appendix
    18. Reflections On Christian Counseling’s Engagement With Trauma (Heather D. Gingrich And Fred C. Gingrich)

    Appendix: Religion, Spirituality, And Trauma: An Annotated Bibliography (Fred C. Gingrich)
    List Of Contributors
    Author Index
    Subject Index

    Additional Info
    Traumatic experiences are distressingly common. And the risks of developing posttraumatic stress disorder are high. But in recent years the field of traumatology has grown strong, giving survivors and their counselors firmer footing than ever before on which to seek healing. This book is a combined effort to introduce counseling approaches, trauma information, and Christian reflections to respond to the intense suffering people face.

    With extensive experience treating complex trauma, Heather Gingrich and Fred Gingrich have brought together key essays representing the latest psychological research on trauma from a Christian integration perspective.

    Students, instructors, clinicians, and researchers alike will find here

    an overview of the kinds of traumatic experiences
    coverage of treatment methods, especially those that incorporate spirituality
    material to critically analyze as well as emotionally engage trauma
    theoretical bases for trauma treatment and interventions
    references for further consideration and empirical research

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  • Centre Brain : 5 Prompts To Persuasive Power


    ‘Vital reading for anyone who wants to create communications that cause people to act.’ Matt Barlow, CEO, CAP When facing a red light, what can you say to turn it green? Hooking an audience? Sweating in a job interview? The results of what you say aren’t coincidence. Whether you persuade, or not, is down to whether you use the right prompts. The Centre Brain – the body’s action centre – responds to what it hears. And, if the right prompts are used, the brain can be persuaded to act. This book explains why your communication works, or doesn’t. Why you prompt action, or don’t. The result of a 20-year quest to discover what prompts action, this book offers readers a glimpse into the story behind their stories. Combining psychological insight, real-life experience and inspiring application, this book will empower you to really make the most of your message. ‘This book will help you get to the heart of what makes people and their communication persuasive.’ Ram Gidoomal CBE, international businessman

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