Friday, November 13, 2020

PENTECOSTAL COUNSELING

Counseling and Psychotherapy   


with Pentecostal and 

Charismatic Christians

By

  Geoffrey W. Sutton

Reviewed By

   Various Reviewers


“Geoffrey W. Sutton has created THE authoritative source to help mental health professionals, lay helpers, and basically anyone understand people who adhere to Pentecostal and Charismatic practice, values, and beliefs. Pentecostalism and Charismatic Christians constitute the fastest growth in worldwide Christianity. The first part of the book can help all readers--regardless of profession or religious identity--understand people who live into that religion. The second part of the book is a practical and insightful guide to effective helping for psychological difficulties. I highly recommend this book to anyone who seeks to understand and help Pentecostals and Charismatics.”

Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Commonwealth Professor Emeritus
    (www.EvWorthington-forgiveness.com) 


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“Counseling and Psychotherapy with Pentecostal Charismatic Christians by Geoffrey Sutton is a well written, comprehensive, and very helpful guide to understanding and counseling Pentecostal Charismatic Christians. It is a substantial and unique contribution to Christian counseling and also to the field of counseling and psychotherapy. I highly recommend it as essential reading for everyone interested or involved in counseling Pentecostal Charismatic Christians.”
     —Rev. Siang-Yang Tan, PhD, Senior Professor of Psychology, 
         Fuller Theological Seminary and author of 
Counseling and Psycho- therapy: A Christian Perspective, and Shepherding God’s People. 



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“As a Pentecostal theologian, I find Geoff Sutton's Counseling and Psychotherapy with Pentecostal Charismatic Christians an exciting, interesting work. Moving beyond a facile integration of Pentecostal and Charismatic identity with the latest counseling theory and practice, it relates them in ways that respect the spirituality and worldview of this historic, unprecedented movement. Further, it offers concrete, informed guidance for clinicians ministering to the mental health needs of clients from this distinctive background. I would think it is a must read not only for Pentecostal and Charismatic counselors but for anyone in the mental health field.”
   —Tony Richie, D. Min., Ph. D., Associate Professor of Theology Pentecostal Theological 
       Seminary, Cleveland, TN


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Table of Contents

 

 

 

Page

1

Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy with Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians

9

 

Part 1: Counseling Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians: Cultural Awareness and Knowledge

27

2

Understanding Religious and Spiritual Studies

29

3

Religion, Spirituality, and Christianity: An Overview

45

4

Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity: An Introduction

65

5

Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity: A Cultural Framework

88

6

Studies of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians

109

7

Pentecostal Cultures: Discrimination and Abuse Part 1

128

8

Pentecostal Cultures: Discrimination and Abuse Part 2

147

9

Pentecostal Cultures: The Battles of Faith and Psychology

166

 


Part 2: Counseling Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians: Cultural Knowledge of Counseling and Psychotherapy


185

10

Pentecostal and Charismatic Clients

187

11

Pentecostal and Charismatic Clinicians

205

12

Assessment of Pentecostal and Charismatic Clients

231

13

What Pentecostal-Charismatic Clinicians Do: Counseling Interventions and Techniques

252

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Devils, Demons, and Deliverance

273

15

Spiritual Struggles and Transformations

    291

16

Conclusions and Recommendations

313


 

Chapter Notes

320

 

References

335

 

Appendix A: Resources

376

 

Appendix B: Spirituality Measures

382

 

Glossary

384

 

Acknowledgements

393

 

About the Author

394


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