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Introduction to Psychology and Counseling, 2nd Edition

Christian Perspectives and Applications

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This standard introduction to psychology and counseling offers an explanation of classic theory and a holistic Christian view of humanity and counseling. The book includes over one hundred "spotlights" (brief essays featuring persons, ideas, and applications relevant to Christian counseling), copious illustrations, a glossary explaining technical terms, and thorough indexes. The text, organized according to the way introductory counseling courses are taught, serves as a helpful reference tool of enduring value.

Subject areas include:
• personality
• classic psychological theory
• the biological basis of behavior
• emotions and motivation
• memory, cognition, self-concept
• child and adult development
• sensation and perception
• social psychology
• individual and family counseling
• psychology of religion
• abnormal psychology
• individual and group therapy

The Authors

  1. Paul D. Meier

    Paul D. Meier

    Paul D. Meier, MD, is founder of the national, nonprofit chain of Meier Clinics (, 1-888-7CLINIC) and a guest on numerous radio and television programs. He is the author or coauthor of more than eighty books on family, relationships, and...

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  2. Frank B. Minirth
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    Frank B. Minirth

    Frank Minirth, MD (1946-2015) was president of the Minirth Clinic in Richardson, Texas, and an adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary. He was the author or coauthor of several books, including the bestselling Happiness Is a Choice and...

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  3. Frank B. Wichern

    Frank B. Wichern

    Frank B. Wichern (PhD, Emory University) is a licensed clinical psychologist in Texas and Colorado.

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  4. Donald E. Ratcliff

    Donald E. Ratcliff

    Donald E. Ratcliff (PhD, University of Georgia) is coauthor of several books.

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