Christian Counselling and General Resources

 

Biblical Counselling Resources

“Biblical counseling endeavors to build a relationship with another person in which God’s work of change can thrive. It is therefore dependent on the Word of God, the work of the Holy Spirit and the grace of Jesus Christ. It seeks to build a contextualized understanding of the counselee (past and present) and will view that data through the lens of Scripture. The Biblical counselor rests in the knowledge that he is not the change agent, but a tool in the hands of the One who is. The biblical counselor does not ignore physical issues or emotional data, but seeks to integrate them into a holistic understanding of the person and where change needs to take place. The biblical counselor is not adversarial in his relationship to the psychologies of his culture, but examines research and insights through the lens of Scripture. In his work with the counselee the biblical counselor always recognizes the sovereignty of God, the transformative grace of Christ, and the insight-giving and conviction-producing ministry of the Holy Spirit. In all of this the biblical counselor sees himself not as an isolated instrument of change, but one whose work is intimately connected to God’s primary tool of change; the church, with all of its God-ordained, duties, structures and means of grace.”

International Association of Biblical Counselors

Association of Certified Biblical Counsellors

American Association of Christian Counsellors

5 Definitions of Biblical Counseling

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, Woefully and Tragically Fallen

20 Things Pastors Hear in Counseling

5 Reasons I Love Church-Based Counseling

Biblical Counseling and Church History

3 Simple Counseling Lessons from the Titanic

Things you won’t hear often in graduate counseling programs

Puritan Resources for Biblical Counseling

Surprised by Biblical Counseling

One Definition of Christian Psychology

Your Heart Matters More Than Your History

The Christian Counselor’s Greatest Temptation?

The 12 Most Important Biblical Counseling Books of 2012

The Best Christian Resources Addressing Daily Life Issues

Is All Counseling Theological?

Which Book Should I Read First?

Are Sin and Sickness Linked? 

The Top 9 Books on the History of Pastoral Counseling/Biblical Counseling

The Pastor As Counselor

37 Ways to Love One Another

Counseling with Music

The Pastor’s Counseling Ministry

A large collection of General Counselling Resources are listed below.

Addictions

1.  “Web of Addictions” www.well.com/user/woa/
2. “College Students and Gambling” www.campusblues.com/gambling.asp
3. Gambling www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/booklets/gambling/gamb.html
4. Women for Sobriety, Inc. www.Womenforsobriety.org/
5. Alcoholics Anonymous www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/?Media=PlayFlash. 6. Narcotics Anonymous http://www.na.org  7. Al-Anon/Alateen http://www.al-anon.org/ :  8. Addiction Center: Providing the most up-to-date information on various addictions and details of treatment centers  http://www.addictioncenter.com

Anger Management
1. Anger: A website developed for college students
www.campusblues.com/anger.asp
2. “Anger Toolkit” www.angermgmt.com/measure.html

Assertiveness
1. Learning to be Assertive
www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/booklets/assert/assertive.html
2. Assertive Communication www.uwec.edu/counsel/pubs/assertivecommunication.htm
3. Basic Strategies for Behaving More Assertively http://caps.unc.edu/content/view/86/0/
4. Articles on Assertiveness www.campusblues.com/studentoflife_4.asp

Attention-Deficit Disorder
1. ADD Links http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_index.php

2. ADD and the College Student
www.gmu.edu/departments/csdc/add.htm/
3. National Association of ADD www.add.org/
4. National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/adhd.cfm

Bipolar Disorder
1. Bipolar Disorder
http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=610&cn=4&c.Int.%3DcInt00001
2. Mania Questionnaire http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=975&cn=4
3. National Institute of Mental Health: Bipolar Disorderhttp://www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/bipolarmenu.cfm
4. Bipolar Disorder: Links from Medline Plus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bipolardisorder.html
5. Bipolar Disorder
www.psycom.net/depression.central.bipolar.html

Body Image
1. 20 Ways to Love Your Body www.campusblues.com/body_image1_1.asp
2. 10 Steps to Positive Body Image
www.campusblues.com/body_image1_2.asp
3. Body Image Issues http://womensissues.about.com/od/bodyimageissues

Career Planning
1. Resource Links from WSU Career Services
www.winona.edu/career/page09.htm
2. Career Planning
http://careerplanning.about.com/
3. Career Planning A-Z
http://careerplanning.about.com/library/blatoz.htm?PM=5512_careerplanning
4. Mapping Your Future
www.mapping-your-future.org/planning/
5. Career and College Planning Resources www.khake.com/page51.html
6. The “Real” World—Seniors Transitioning to a New Job and New Locations
www.uwec.edu/counsel/pubs/realworld.htm
7. Career Planning
http://dir.yahoo.com/Education/Career_and_Vocational/Career_Planning/
8. Occupational Outlook Handbook—Information on hundreds of careers
www.bls.gov/oco/

Depression
1. How to Heal Depression—A Web Book
www.hypericum.com/dep/deptoc.htm
2. Depression Brochures from National Institute of Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/depressionmenu.cfm
3. Let’s Talk Facts about Depression: http://healthyminds.org/multimedia/depression.pdf

4. How to help Someone with Depression
http://depression.about.com/cs/basicfacts/a/howtohelp.htm
5. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
http://depression.about.com/cs/sad
6. Depression in College www.uwec.edu/counsel/pubs/beatdepression.htm
7. Depression: What is it? What to do?
www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/booklets/depression/depress.html
8. What you need to Know
www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/depression.cfm
9. Managing Depression http://www.managing-depression-intelligently.com/
10. Depression: Links from Medline Plus www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/depression.html
11. Seasonal Affective Disorder: Links from Medline Plus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/seasonalaffectivedisorder.html
12. Depression Self-Assessment
www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?objectid=3323EE4A-4AD6-4408-B82B7DDEB1D2FEB6

Grief and Loss

1. Coping with Loss and Grief www.campusblues.com/coping.asp
2. How to Survive the Loss of a Love
www.mcwilliams.com/books/sur/srtoc.htm
3. Feelings at the End of a Relationship
http://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/ending.shtml
4. The Grieving Process
http://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/process.shtml
5. Grief and Bereavement Articles http://www.emedicinehealth.com/articles/11437-3.asp

6. Journey of Hearts: An Online Healing Place for Anyone Grieving a Loss www.journeyofhearts.org/
7. Crisis, Grief, and Healing
www.webhealing.com/
8. Grief-Different Kinds
www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/booklets/Grief/grief.html

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
1. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center
http://www.7riverslgbt.org/
2. Coming Out
www.campusblues.com/comingout.asp
3. Outfront MN: MN’s Leading GLBT Organization
www.outfront.org/
4. Job Opportunities with Gays and Gay-Friendly Employers http://www.gaywork.com/

5. Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays www.pflag.org/
6. Read this Before Coming Out to Your Parents
www.outproud.org/brochure_coming_out.html
7. TransProud: Be Yourself
www.transproud.com/index.html
8. Out Proud: be Yourself The National Coalition for GLBT Youth
www.outproud.org/
9. Many Web Links from Outproud
www.outproud.org/web.html
10. Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
www.glnh.org/index2.html
11. Sexual Orientation—A Variety of Links
http://counseling.uchicago.edu/vpc/virtulets.html#Sexual-Orientation
12. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Tran-Gendered Links
www.bradley.edu/eddev/cwc/GLBT%20Page%20-%20Panel.html
13. Health issues and links
www.metrokc.gov/health/glbt/
14. Answers to Questions
www.apa.org/pubinfo/answers.html

Loneliness
1. Loneliness and the College Student
www.campusblues.com/stud_lonley.asp
2. Steps to End Loneliness www.campusblues.com/lon_steps.asp
3. Learn to Reach Out and Reach Within
www.campusblues.com/reachout.asp
4. Stop Loneliness http://www.stoploneliness.com/

Medication
1. NAMI: Medication Information
www.nami.org/content/NavigationMenu/Inform_Yourself/About_Mental_Illness/About_Treatments_
and_Supports/About_Treatments_and_Supports.htm

2. National Institute of Mental Health: Medications www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/medicate.cfm
3. Medline Plus: Drug Information
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html
4. The Medicine Cabinet
http://athealth.com/Consumer/mcabinet/mcabinet.html

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
1. What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
www.ocfoundation.org/ocf1010a.htm
2. Self-Help Techniques for OCD
http://anxieties.com/index.php?nic=ocd
3. National Institute of Mental Health: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/ocdmenu.cfm
4. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Links from Medline Plus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/obsessivecompulsivedisorder.html

Perfectionism
1. Preventing Perfectionism
http://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/stressperfect.shtml
2. Overcoming Perfectionism
www.coping.org/growth/perfect.htm
3. Perfectionism: A Double-Edged Sword
www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/booklets/perfection/perfect.html

Personality Disorders
1. National Mental Health Association: Personality Disorders
www.nmha.org/infoctr/factsheets/91.cfm
2. National Institute of Mental Health: Borderline Personality Disorder
www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/bpd.cfm

Procrastination
1. Overcoming
www.couns.uiuc.edu/Brochures/procras.htm
2. Procrastination: How to stop Procrastination http://mentalhelp.net/psyhelp/chap4/chap4r.htm
3. Overcoming Procrastination
http://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/stressprocrast.shtml

Relationships/Communication
1. Fair Fighting
www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/booklets/fighting/fighting.html
2. Healthy Relationships during College
www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/booklets/romrelations/romrelations.html#seven%20basic%20steps
3. Common Questions about Relationships
http://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/questions.shmtl
4. Sexual Communication
http://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/sexcom.shtml
5. Assertive Communication
http://www.csulb.edu/~tstevens/c14-lisn.htm
6. Roommates
www.campusblues.com/roomates.asp
7. Communication Skills
www.khake.com/page66.html
8. Feelings at the End of a Relationship
http://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/ending.shtml
9. Self-Help Books www.uoregon.edu/~counsel/gethelp.htm
10. Tools for Relationships
www.coping.org/relations/content.htm
11. Tools for Communication
http://www.coping.org/dialogue/content.htm
12. Fighting the Fair Way
http://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/fighting.shmtl
13. Be a Great Listener!
www.campusblues.com/studentoflife_5.asp
14. The Lesson of the Porcupine www.uwec.edu/counsel/pubs/porcupine.htm

Relationships with Parents
1. Parent’s Divorce
www.campusblues.com/copingwithfamily.asp
2. Making Peace with Your Parents
www.haroldbloomfield.com/quiz/makingpeacewithparents.html
3. Your Parents Divorce
www.couns.uiuc.edu/Brochures/divorce.htm
4. You Can Go Home Again! Strategies for Freshmen Going Home for the First Summer
www.uwec.edu/counsel/pubs/homeagain.htm
5. Divorce Magazine
http://www.divorcemag.com/

Relationship Violence
1. National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE
http://www.ndvh.org/
2. Relationship Abuse
www.campusblues.com/reabu.asp
3. Relationship Warning Signs
www.dvirc.org.au/whenlove/checklist.htm
4. When Love Hurts: A Guide on Love, Respect and Abuse in Relationships
www.dvirc.org.au/whenlove/
5. Same Sex Relationship Violence www1.umn.edu/aurora/samesexdvhandout.htm
6. Getting an Order For Protection
www.letswrap.com/legal/ofp.htm
7. The Safety Plan
www.dvirc.org.au/whenlove/safety.htm
8. Anti-Stalking Website
www.antistalking.com/Default.htm
9. Domestic Violence Screening
http://psychcentral.com/dvquiz.htm
10. MN Center Against Violence and Abuse
www.mincava.umn.edu/
11. Types of Victimization (Relationship Abuse, Stalking, Identity Theft, and Sexual Violence)
http://victimservices.ucf.edu/Types_of_Victim.html

Self-Esteem and Self-Growth
1. Better Self-Esteem
www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/booklets/selfesteem/selfest.html#anchor964767
2. Experiencing and Expressing Emotion www.couns.uiuc.edu/Brochures/Emotions.htm
3. Self-Esteem
www.coping.org/growth/esteem.htm
4. Handling Irrational Beliefs
www.coping.org/growth/beliefs.htm
5. Definitions of Cognitive Distortions www.uwec.edu/counsel/pubs/defn.htm
6. Activities to Promise Self-esteem
www.twu.edu/o-sl/counseling/SH032.html
7. Self-Confidence
www.couns.uiuc.edu/Brochures/self.htm

Self-Injury
1. Self-Abuse Finally Ends: S.A.F.E. Alternatives
http://www.selfinjury.com/
2. Secret Shame-Self Injury: You are NOT the Only One
www.palace.net/~llama/psych/injury.html
3. Explaining Self-Injurious Behaviors
www.uwec.edu/counsel/pubs/selfinj.htm
4. How to Help
www.selfhelpmagazine.com/articles/depress/violence.html

Sexual Abuse
1. Adult Survivors
www.campusblues.com/sexabu.asp
2. Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
www.mincava.umn.edu/
3. Grounding techniques for Dealing with Anxiety/Panic from Past Trauma
www.dreamstalker.org/wings/ptsd001.htm

Sexual Assault
1. What to do/Getting back on Track
www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/booklets/rape/rape.html
2. UCLA rape Treatment Center
www.911rape.org/
3. Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network: What should you do if you’re Sexually Assaulted?
www.rainn.org/whatshould.html
4. Date Rape
www.danenet.wicip.org/dcccrsa/saissues/daterape.html
5. Sex Assault for Men www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/booklets/maleassault/menassault.html
6. Sexual Assault and Alcohol
www.campusblues.com/drugs7.asp
7. Alcohol and Date Rape: Strategies to Protect Yourself
www.campusblues.com/drugs1.asp
8. Preventing Rape http://www1.umn.edu/aurora/prevention.htm
9. MN Center Against Violence and Abuse
www.mincava.umn.edu/library/providers
10. Grounding techniques for Dealing with Anxiety/Panic from Past Trauma
www.dreamstalker.org/wings/ptsd001.htm
11. Personal Safety and Assault Prevention
www.inxtec-security.com/Personal_safety.htm

Sleep
1. Tips for Healthy Sleep
www.sleepnet.com/tips.html
2. Trouble Sleeping?
http://www.shuteye.com/
3. Sleep Disorders www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sleepdisorders.html
4. National Sleep Foundation
www.sleepfoundation.org/

Stress Management
1. Students and Stress
www.ualberta.ca/dept/health/public_html/healthinfo/stress.htm
2. General Overview
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/stress.html
3. Strategies for Coping with Stress
www.twu.edu/o-sl/Counseling/SH007.html
4. Relaxation Techniques
http://www.healthy.net/asp/templates/article.asp?PageType=article&ID=1205
5. Relaxation and Self-Care
www.loyola.edu/campuslife/healthservices/counselingcenter/relax.html
6. Mind Tools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_TCS.htm
7. Meditation
www.learningmeditation.com/room.htm
8. Meditation, Guided Fantasies and other Stress Reducers
www.selfhelpmagazine.com/articles/stress/index.shtml
9. Relaxation Resources (relaxing background music)
www.e-help.com/free_e-z_load_big_screen_relaxation_videos_online.htm
10. Daily Motivator
www.llangley.com/yoga/wisdom/rightnow%5B2%5D.htm
11. Stress Reduction
www.coping.org/growth/stress.htm
12. Having Fun
www.coping.org/growth/fun.htm
13. College Students and Stress
www.campusblues.com/stress.asp
14. Breathing Exercise
www.innerself.com/Meditation/weekly/breathing_exercise.htm
15. Stress: Links from Medline Plus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/stress.html
16. WSU Stress Management Site
www.winona.edu/stress

Students with Disabilities
1. The ABCs of Success for Students with Disabilities
www.uwec.edu/counsel/pubs/abcs.htm
2. Who Me? Self-Esteem Fore People with Disabilities
www.uwec.edu/counsel/pubs/disabilities.htm
3. Links for Students with Physical or Sensory Disabilities
www.uwec.edu/counsel/pubs/disLinks.htm
4. Learning Disorders: Links from Medline Plus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/learningdisorders.html

Suicide

1. What to Do When a Friend is Feeling Suicidal
http://depression.about.com/cs/suicideprevent/a/suicidal.htm
2. How to Help Someone Who is Feeling Suicidal
http://depression.about.com/library/howto/htsuicidal.htm
3. Suicide Awareness/Voices of Education
www.save.org/
4. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
www.afsp.org/
5. Dealing with the After-Effects of Suicide
www.campusblues.com/suicide.asp
6. How I Stayed Alice
www.howistayedalive.com/index.asp
7. What Can I Do to Help Someone Who May Be Suicidal?
www.metanoia.org/suicide/whattodo.htm
8. Suicide Survivors: Those Left Behind www.uwec.edu/counsel/pubs/suicidesurvivors.htm
9. Suicide: Links from Medline Plus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/suicide.html
10. Warning Signs/How to Help/Bibliography
www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/booklets/suicide/suicide.html

Trauma & Stress (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder–PTSD)
1. Living with ADHD http://www.lifeinsurancequotes.org/additional-resources/living-with-adhd/
2.
National Center for PTSD http://www.ptsd.va.gov/
3. MN Center Against Violence and Abuse
www.mincava.umn.edu/library/providers/
4. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Links from Medline Plus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/posttraumaticstressdisorder.html

War-Related Stress

1. Coping with War-Related Stress Deployment: Help and Support
www.marinemoms.us/usmc/Help-Coping.asp
2. War Stress
www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/2582.html

Wellness
1. Mayo Clinic Mental Health
http://www.mayoclinic.com/findinformation/conditioncenters/centers.cfm?objectid=
0002D24A-38B1-1B32-82D780C8D77A0000

2. Wellness Newsletter www.berkeleywellness.com/html/fw/fwIntro.html
3. Nutrition Action Health Letter
www.cspinet.org/nah/
4.  “I Bet I Can Improve Your Mental Health in One Hour” www.campusblues.com/onehour.asp

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