In this episode, Tres discusses the importance of providing spiritually-integrated care and counseling that is client-centered. This doesn't mean that counselors of faith have to leave their convictions at the door, but keeping the focus on the client and learning about who they are spiritually can allow us to connect with them on a deeper level, and even inspire them to foster a closer relationship with God on their own. For more on this topic, see our episode on pastoral counseling.
In this episode, Tres talks about the art of reflective listening, a foundational skill for any counseling approach. Reflective listening is a powerful tool that can be used by pastors, leaders, volunteers, and anyone who wants to help those in need. The content from this episode is an excerpt from the Pastoral Care Specialist program, a new spiritually-integrated mental health aid training for healers in a variety of settings.
In this episode, Tres discusses how the field of Christian Counseling is changing and discusses how his counseling approach has developed over the years. While church attendance continues to decline, there is still a cultural interest in faith and spirituality. Meanwhile, the need for mental health resources continues to increase.
How do you take care of someone when the issues they are facing seem insurmountable? We discuss a biblical approach to spiritual care for counselors, pastors, and church leaders helping others with difficult situations.
In this interview with Lisa Peterson, we discuss trauma and PTSD. Lisa is a state-licensed therapist with Arizona Christian Counseling and provides EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is a treatment for those suffering from trauma and PTSD. We discuss the process of healing from trauma, especially from a Christian perspective.