Christian Counseling and the Spiritual World


What might a Christian approach to counseling look like? One crucial aspect is getting the starting point right by having an integrated view of personhood. This means holding in union the emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and physical dimensions of our being. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary video with Dr. Stephen Stratton as he describes the process of counseling people in a way that recognizes the unity of persons.

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Stephen P. Stratton, Ph.D., is Professor of Counseling and Pastoral Care and a licensed psychologist (KY). Previous to his full-time appointment at Asbury Theological Seminary in 2006, he served as an adjunct professor at Asbury University, where he was the Director of the Center for Counseling for 18 years. Dr. Stratton has special interest and training in the areas of human relational attachments, contemplative prayer, and the integration of counseling and Christianity.