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Overview In Telling the Truth to Troubled People, Dr. Backus integrates both biblical and psychological facts to show pastors, lay counselors and Christian psychologists how to help people overcome their problems. In easily understood writing style, Dr. Backus provides the reader with: -Background information on various psychological disorders, including a complete index for easy reference. -Evaluation and application of counseling techniques. -Explanation of clinical terminology. -Illustrations from case histories and dialogue samples for further amplification of the material. Review questions at the end of each chapter make Telling the Truth to Troubled People an ideal group study book to a lay counseling class. A manual to help bring Christian counseling back into the Church!
Publishers Description A Practical, Biblical, Step-by-step Guide for Christian Counseling.
In Telling the Truth to Troubled People, Dr. Backus integrates both biblical and psychological facts to show pastors, lay counselors and Christian psychologists how to help people overcome their problems. In easily understood writing style, Dr. Backus provides the reader with: --Background information on various psychological disorders, including a complete index for easy reference.--Evaluation and application of counseling techniques.--Explanation of clinical terminology.--Illustrations from case histories and dialogue samples for further amplification of the material. Review questions at the end of each chapter make this book an ideal group study for a lay counseling class.
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.43" Width: 5.47" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1985
Publisher Bethany House
ISBN 087123811X ISBN13 9780871238115
Availability 0 units.
More About William Backus
Dr. William Backus is founder of the Center for Christian Psychological Services, and an ordained clergyman in the Lutheran church. He is also a licensed Consulting Psychologist. He has a master's degree in theology from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Backus has conducted follow-up studies of his clients, which show a 95 percent improvement rate, compared to a 67 percent success rate for other methods of therapy. The difference, Dr. Backus says, is "the truth of God as revealed in the Word."
In addition, he serves as an assistant pastor on the staff of North Heights Lutheran Church, Roseville, Minnesota, where he has founded and directed a lay-staffed free counseling clinic. He and his wife live in Minnesota.
William Backus lived in St. Paul, in the state of Minnesota. William Backus died in 2005.
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Best Help for Helpers Jan 7, 2001
Reading this book changed the way I minister to troubled people - myself included. It is the best blend of the Truths of Scriptures and the discoveries of the discipline of Psychology I have ever read. Begining with "so you want to be a counselor," moving to how believing lies hurts all of us, and ending with solid information on the realities of mental illness and the need for medical as well as psychological and spiritual help, this book offers practical information and usable applications which do not compromise on Scriptual truths. It's about time that fundamental Christians stop being afraid of the findings of modern psychology and realize that the truths of Scripture are being discovered to be just that TRUTHS. "Telling the Truth to Troubled People" paves the way for incorportating the truths found in scripture with the documentation found in psychology. A MUST read for anyone who finds themselves in the counseling position - whether a "professional" or "the one everyone comes to."