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Counseling and Medical Issues Panel Discussion

How would you encourage someone who is watching this who has a counselee with a very complicated diagnosis? What is the difference between a counselor and a physician? Counseling and Medical Issues - Panel Discussion (Lambert, Gannon's, Wickert) from ACBC on Vimeo.   This panel discussion took place at the 2014 Pre-Conference on "Counseling...

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH REPARATIVE THERAPY?

Because of the controversial nature of the therapy it is crucial for Christians to think through it with care. I want to try and begin that thoughtfulness in this blog by evaluating Reparative Therapy as articulated by Joseph Nicolosi in Shame and Attachment Loss: The Practical Work of Reparative Therapy. Faithfulness...

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VISION OF HOPE | THE STORY OF JULIA

Vision of Hope is a faith based residential treatment center whose staff and program focus on applying loving, practical solutions from God’s Word to help produce permanent and lasting changein women whose lives have become characterized by negative, life-dominating habits. "At 4 years of age I was raped. Repeatedly…and for several years....

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STATEMENT REGARDING MENTAL DISORDERS, MEDICINE, AND COUNSELING FROM ACBC

I. Mental Disorders and Biblical Counseling We live in a broken world full of people suffering with profound trouble and intense pain. One manifestation of that brokenness is the problem that our culture recognizes as mental disorder. Increasing numbers of people are diagnosed with these complex difficulties, which require wisdom and...

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ACBC MEMBERSHIP COVENANT UPDATE

Friends and Members of ACBC, The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors is at the beginning of our annual process of membership renewal. This is a crucial time in the life of our organization as our membership reaffirms their commitment to our standards of counseling doctrine and practice. The central way our...

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WHY A CONFERENCE ON HOMOSEXUALITY?

Homosexuality: Compassion, Counsel, and Care for Struggling People Why a Conference on Homosexuality? This week ACBC is announcing its 2015 annual conference on biblical counseling. We are excited that our conference will be devoted to helping those who struggle with homosexual desires. If homosexuality is not the most controversial topic in our culture...

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WHAT’S MEDICAL ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS?

Charles Hodges' plenary session from our annual conference this past October helps to answer this question. Plenary Session # 5 - Charles Hodges from ACBC on Vimeo. In this session Dr. Hodges discusses the relationship between disease and mental illness. He handles issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, OCD, depression and...

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