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.”

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Pastoral Counselling

Pastoral counseling is a branch of counseling in which psychologically trained ministers, rabbis, priests, imams, and other persons provide therapy services. Pastoral counselors often integrate modern psychological thought and method with traditional religious training in an effort to address psychospiritual issues in addition to the traditional spectrum of counseling services.

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A large collection of General Counselling Resources are listed below.

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 Studentwww.gmu.edu/departments/csdc/add.htm/
3. National Association of ADD www.add.org/
4. National Institute of Mental Healthwww.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 Pluswww.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bipolardisorder.html
5. Bipolar Disorderwww.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 Imagewww.campusblues.com/body_image1_2.asp
3. Body Image Issues http://womensissues.about.com/od/bodyimageissues

Career Planning
1. Resource Links from WSU Career Serviceswww.winona.edu/career/page09.htm
2. Career Planninghttp://careerplanning.about.com/
3. Career Planning A-Zhttp://careerplanning.about.com/library/blatoz.htm?PM=5512_careerplanning
4. Mapping Your Futurewww.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 Planninghttp://dir.yahoo.com/Education/Career_and_Vocational/Career_Planning/
8. Occupational Outlook Handbook—Information on hundreds of careerswww.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 Depressionhttp://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 Knowwww.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

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
1. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Centerhttp://www.7riverslgbt.org/
2. Coming Outwww.campusblues.com/comingout.asp
3. Outfront MN: MN’s Leading GLBT Organizationwww.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 Parentswww.outproud.org/brochure_coming_out.html
7. TransProud: Be Yourselfwww.transproud.com/index.html
8. Out Proud: be Yourself The National Coalition for GLBT Youthwww.outproud.org/
9. Many Web Links from Outproudwww.outproud.org/web.html
10. Gay and Lesbian National Hotlinewww.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 linkswww.metrokc.gov/health/glbt/
14. Answers to Questionswww.apa.org/pubinfo/answers.html

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

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
1. What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? www.ocfoundation.org/ocf1010a.htm
2. Self-Help Techniques for OCDhttp://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 Perfectionismwww.coping.org/growth/perfect.htm
3. Perfectionism: A Double-Edged Swordwww.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 Disorderwww.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/bpd.cfm

Procrastination
1. Overcomingwww.couns.uiuc.edu/Brochures/procras.htm
2. Procrastination: How to stop Procrastination http://mentalhelp.net/psyhelp/chap4/chap4r.htm
3. Overcoming Procrastinationhttp://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 Relationshipshttp://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/questions.shmtl
4. Sexual Communicationhttp://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/sexcom.shtml
5. Assertive Communicationhttp://www.csulb.edu/~tstevens/c14-lisn.htm
6. Roommateswww.campusblues.com/roomates.asp
7. Communication Skillswww.khake.com/page66.html
8. Feelings at the End of a Relationshiphttp://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/ending.shtml
9. Self-Help Books www.uoregon.edu/~counsel/gethelp.htm
10. Tools for Relationshipswww.coping.org/relations/content.htm
11. Tools for Communicationhttp://www.coping.org/dialogue/content.htm
12. Fighting the Fair Wayhttp://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 Divorcewww.campusblues.com/copingwithfamily.asp
2. Making Peace with Your Parentswww.haroldbloomfield.com/quiz/makingpeacewithparents.html
3. Your Parents Divorcewww.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 Magazinehttp://www.divorcemag.com/

Relationship Violence
1. National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE http://www.ndvh.org/
2. Relationship Abusewww.campusblues.com/reabu.asp
3. Relationship Warning Signswww.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 Protectionwww.letswrap.com/legal/ofp.htm
7. The Safety Planwww.dvirc.org.au/whenlove/safety.htm
8. Anti-Stalking Websitewww.antistalking.com/Default.htm
9. Domestic Violence Screeninghttp://psychcentral.com/dvquiz.htm
10. MN Center Against Violence and Abusewww.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-Esteemwww.coping.org/growth/esteem.htm
4. Handling Irrational Beliefswww.coping.org/growth/beliefs.htm
5. Definitions of Cognitive Distortions www.uwec.edu/counsel/pubs/defn.htm
6. Activities to Promise Self-esteemwww.twu.edu/o-sl/counseling/SH032.html
7. Self-Confidencewww.couns.uiuc.edu/Brochures/self.htm

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

Sexual Abuse
1. Adult Survivors www.campusblues.com/sexabu.asp
2. Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abusewww.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 Centerwww.911rape.org/
3. Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network: What should you do if you’re Sexually Assaulted?
www.rainn.org/whatshould.html
4. Date Rapewww.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 Alcoholwww.campusblues.com/drugs7.asp
7. Alcohol and Date Rape: Strategies to Protect Yourselfwww.campusblues.com/drugs1.asp
8. Preventing Rape http://www1.umn.edu/aurora/prevention.htm
9. MN Center Against Violence and Abusewww.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 Sleepwww.sleepnet.com/tips.html
2. Trouble Sleeping?http://www.shuteye.com/
3. Sleep Disorders www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sleepdisorders.html
4. National Sleep Foundationwww.sleepfoundation.org/

Stress Management
1. Students and Stress www.ualberta.ca/dept/health/public_html/healthinfo/stress.htm

2. General Overviewwww.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/stress.html
3. Strategies for Coping with Stresswww.twu.edu/o-sl/Counseling/SH007.html
4. Relaxation Techniqueshttp://www.healthy.net/asp/templates/article.asp?PageType=article&ID=1205
5. Relaxation and Self-Carewww.loyola.edu/campuslife/healthservices/counselingcenter/relax.html
6. Mind Toolshttp://www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_TCS.htm
7. Meditationwww.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 Motivatorwww.llangley.com/yoga/wisdom/rightnow%5B2%5D.htm
11. Stress Reductionwww.coping.org/growth/stress.htm
12. Having Funwww.coping.org/growth/fun.htm
13. College Students and Stresswww.campusblues.com/stress.asp
14. Breathing Exercisewww.innerself.com/Meditation/weekly/breathing_exercise.htm
15. Stress: Links from Medline Pluswww.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/stress.html
16. WSU Stress Management Sitewww.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 Disabilitieswww.uwec.edu/counsel/pubs/disabilities.htm
3. Links for Students with Physical or Sensory Disabilitieswww.uwec.edu/counsel/pubs/disLinks.htm
4. Learning Disorders: Links from Medline Pluswww.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 Suicidalhttp://depression.about.com/library/howto/htsuicidal.htm
    3. Suicide Awareness/Voices of Educationwww.save.org/
    4. American Foundation for Suicide Preventionwww.afsp.org/
    5. Dealing with the After-Effects of Suicidewww.campusblues.com/suicide.asp
    6. How I Stayed Alicewww.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  11. 
    Wake Forest University Resources     http://counseling.online.wfu.edu/online-counseling-guide-on-suicide-prevention/

 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

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 Letterwww.cspinet.org/nah/
4.  “I Bet I Can Improve Your Mental Health in One Hour” www.campusblues.com/onehour.asp

 

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