For undergraduates and those pursuing a master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or pastoral counseling, Therapeutic Expedition is the only comprehensive basic helping skills textbook built upon a biblical worldview.
Authors John C. Thomas and Lisa Sosin pull from their combined fifty years of clinical and classroom experience to prepare future counselors for their professional journey, fostering specific skills application in the areas of:
- Creating a helping relationship
- Exploring the counselee's concerns
- Facilitating the sessions
- Assessing the counselee
- Assigning homework
- Spiritual strategies
- Using metaphors
The book's unique combination of qualities—a practical approach highlighting professional and personal growth based on authoritative, interdisciplinary, and biblical worldview outlines—makes this an outstanding text within its field. Workbook exercises to foster skills application are included with each chapter.
About the Authors
Lisa Sosin is a clinical psychologist and professional counselor as well as associate Ph.D. program director at Liberty University. She holds a Ph.D. in professional counseling from Liberty and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology.
John C. Thomas is associated professor of Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and a Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies from the University of South Carolina and also a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Capella University.