Negotiating a Presence-Centred Christian Counselling Hardback

Towards a Theologically Informed and Culturally Sensitive Approach

by Simon Shui-Man Kwan;

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Negotiating a Presence-Centred Christian Counselling

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How Christian is Christian counselling? In what ways should one's counselling practice be conducted in order to fulfil one's role as a Christian counsellor? Is there a counselling practice that truly penetrates into the secular approaches while remaining faithful to the Christian traditions of healing? What are the theological roots of secular counselling? How may secular counselling both reinforce and challenge the Christian faith? In answering these questions, this book engages readers to navigate between two frames of reference: one Eastern, secular, social scientific, and modern; the other Western, Christian, theological, and traditional. At levels of both theory and practice, this book undertakes to integrate, synthesize, hybridize, revise, dichotomize and antagonize the two. It proposes a revised presence-centred counselling approach which may serve as a perspective that helps us to see things in more depth as we shuttle back and forth between the two frames. This book thus negotiates a revised presence-centred form of counselling that is theologically grounded, social scientifically informed, and cross-culturally sensitive.
As the author's counselling practice proceeds mainly in societies where Chinese is the majority, the cross-cultural examinations and proposals offered in this book have been bred in a space where Chinese culture meets the Christian (Protestantism in particular) West. This book is an outgrowth of the author's experience teaching Christian counselling courses for 17 years and his 30-year clinical practice experience in places where East meets West, namely Hong Kong and South China (Guangdong Province).

Negotiating a Presence-Centred Christian Counselling by Simon Shui-Man Kwan was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in May 2016. The ISBN for Negotiating a Presence-Centred Christian Counselling is 9781443889490.

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Page last updated 10th July 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing (May 2016)
Edition1st Unabridged
Number of Pages225
Height212 mm
Width148 mm
Product Code4455887
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