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An Abundant Life

While counseling frontliners during the pandemic, Benzion Perez holds fast to God’s promises of faithfulness and hope.

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Decolonizing Psychology, Research, and Practice: An Asian American Perspective

Jenny Pak, associate professor of psychology, writes about her experience working in and with Asian American communities and the need for decolonized, culturally competent psychological theories and practices.

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Navigating the Difficult Conversations

Thomas Lazo, MSMFT student, suggests the virtues of counseling provide a helpful framework for the difficult but necessary dialogues seminaries must engage in today.

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Warren Brown and Brad Strawn on Extended Cognition

In a conversation moderated by Amos Yong, Warren Brown and Brad Strawn discuss the dynamics of extended cognition in embodied religious experiences, practices, and communities

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Self-Care in the In-Between

Brie Turns, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, writes about four areas of self-care for those walking with others through suffering and loss.

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Resilience in the Day-to-Day: Narrative Medicine and the Power of Listening

Alison Wong, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, writes about the power of intentional listening when serving those in various stages of illness.

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Christian Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy

Senior Professor of Psychology Siang-Yang Tan, joined by other scholars, explores the integration of the disciplines of counseling and psychotherapy with Spirit-led Christian faith.

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Siang-Yang Tan on Perspectives on Faith and Psychology

In his lecture “A Christian Perspective on Human Nature and Effective Counseling and Psychotherapy,” Siang-Yang Tan explores various perspectives on the integration of Christian faith and psychology, while emphasizing that maturity in Christ is always the ultimate goal.

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Response | Sean Love on Therapy as Movement Toward God

In response to Siang-Yang Tan’s lecture “A Christian Perspective on Human Nature and Effective Counseling and Psychotherapy,” Sean Love speaks about therapy as one way of helping clients in their growth and movement toward God.

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Response | Brede Parker on Relational Anthropology

In response to Siang-Yang Tan’s lecture “A Christian Perspective on Human Nature and Effective Counseling and Psychotherapy,” Brede Parker speaks about relationships as a necessary element of human life and experience.

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Q&A | Siang-Yang Tan, Sean Love, and Brede Parker

Siang-Yang Tan, Sean Love, and Brede Parker discuss therapy, relationships, and spiritual growth in a Q&A moderated by Brad Strawn.

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Siang-Yang Tan on Implicit and Explicit Integration

In his lecture “Implicit and Explicit Integration in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy,” Siang-Yang Tan looks at covert and overt approaches to integrating spiritual issues in therapy—while stressing the ethical responsibility and clinical sensitivity required for both.

Ahmi Lee

Response | Ahmi Lee on Preachers and Christian Therapists

In response to Siang-Yang Tan’s lecture “Implicit and Explicit Integration in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy,” Ahmi Lee reflects on the commonalities between preaching and Christian counseling as well as how they partner in speaking truth into and building up the body of Christ.

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Response | Abbey Craigg on Integration

In response to Siang-Yang Tan’s lecture “Implicit and Explicit Integration in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy,” Abbey Craigg reflects on the task of integrating faith and therapy, resistsing the distinctions between implicit and explicit approaches.

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Q&A | Siang-Yang Tan and Ahmi Lee

Siang-Yang Tan and Ahmi Lee discuss the role of the Christian psychologist in the church and the risks of religious abuse in counseling in a Q&A moderated by Brad Strawn.

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Siang-Yang Tan on the Holy Spirit and Christian Counseling

In his lecture “The Role of the Holy Spirit in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy,” Siang-Yang Tan reflects on the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit and on the different ways the Spirit’s work is crucial in Christian counseling.

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Response | Oscar García-Johnson on the Spirit at Work

In response to Siang-Yang Tan’s lecture “The Role of the Holy Spirit in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy,” Oscar García-Johnson shares about the ways the Spirit works in all kinds of circumstances and, often, “behind the scenes.”

Emilie Noah

Response | Emilie Noah on Vulnerability, Risk, and Liberation

In response to Siang-Yang Tan’s lecture “The Role of the Holy Spirit in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy,” Emilie Noah speaks about the vulnerable moments between therapists and clients that bring about connection, healing, and liberation.

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Q&A | Siang-Yang Tan, Oscar García-Johnson, and Emilie Noah

Siang-Yang Tan, Oscar García-Johnson, and Emilie Noah discuss the Holy Spirit’s work in Christian counseling in a Q&A moderated by Brad Strawn.

Cristin Fort

Christin Fort on Poverty

Christin Fort, assistant professor of psychology at Wheaton College, examines the effects poverty and poor mental health have on each other, the oppressive cycle created as a result, and the church’s role to take action.

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Response | Lisseth Rojas-Flores on Latino Children and Identity Formation

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In response to Juan Martínez’s lecture “Missiological Reflections on the ‘In-Betweenness’ of Latino Protestantism,” Lisseth Rojas-Flores, associate professor of clinical psychology, talks about the adversity faced by Latino children in the US and how churches can act as a positive disruption to this pattern.