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Course Guide for CSL6720 - Christian Counseling

Library Hours

Library Hours

The Library staff can assist you during the following hours.  


Library Hours during sessions

Librarians are available in person, online, or by telephone for help or questions during the following hours:


Monday - Thursday

1:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Chat help available)



10:00 am - 1:30 pm



8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Chat help available)


The Library is not open on Sunday.


Call the Library for help:                          972-279-6511 ext. 185

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Circulating Books


The Amberton Library has about 14,000 volumes and is very focused. Only books on topics that support the courses taught at Amberton are chosen to be added to the library. The library catalog is a good place to begin research on your topic. This provides an index to all of the books, videos, and audiocassettes in the collection.

Searching is done by Author, Title, or Subject. Keyword searches may also be done in the Title field. This is similar to a title search. Choose “Title” and type your keyword(s). A listing of all books containing your keyword(s) in the title will appear.

Below is a small sample of some of the newest print materials in the library collection you may find useful in studying Christian Counseling.



155.937 K8487

Attachment-Informed Grief Therapy: the Clinician’s Guide to Foundations and Applications

            Phyllis Kosminsky. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.


155.937 W8325

Counseling Skills for Companioning the Mourner: the Fundamentals of Effective Grief Counseling

            Alan Wolfelt. Fort Collins, CO: Companion Press, 2016.


158.3 IL686

Foundations of Counseling People: a Guide for the Counseling, Psychological, and Helping Professions

            Michael E. Illovksy. Springfield, IL. Charles O. Thomas, 2013.


158.3 R270

Relational Depth: New Perspectives and Developments

            Rosanne Knox (ed. et als.) Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


170.98 G7601

Moral Injury: Restoring Wounded Souls

            Larry Kent Graham. Nashville, TN: Abington Press, 2017.


201.615 H215

Principles of Psychology in Religious Context: Psychological and Spiritual Origins of Human Behavior

            Eugene Rae Hucum. Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books, 2013.


204.3019 Sp45

Psychology of Prayer: a Scientific Approach

            Bernard Spilka and Kevin L. Ladd. New York: Guilford Press, 2013.


233 P936

Healing for the Heart and the Spirit

            Bruce Pringle. Victoria, BC: Friesen Press. 2013.


241.641 C462 2nd ed

Christian Counseling Ethics: a Handbook for Psychologists, Therapists. and Pastors

              Randolph E. Sanders (ed.). Downers Grove, IL: ILIVP Academic, 2013.


248.223 B2933

Christian Practical Wisdom: What It Is, Why It Matters

            Dorothy C. Bass, (et. als.). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmann’s, 2016.


248.844 D9881

Love at First Fight: 52 Story-Based Meditations for Marries Couples

            Cary Dyer and Dena Dyer. Uhrichsville, OH: Shiloh Run Press, 2016.


248.86 N668

Overwhelmed: Winning the War against Worry

            Perry Noble. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House, 2014.


253.5 P369

Foundations in Pastoral Counseling: Integrating Philosophy, Theology, and Psychotherapy

            London: SCM Press, 2017.


259.082 St832

Biblical Counseling Guide for Women

            John D. Street. Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2016.


259.099 M7783

Coming Home: Ministry that Matters with Veterans and Military Families

            Zachary Moon.  St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2015.


259.14 Ak37

Equally Yoked: a Premarital Counseling Primer for Multiethnic Christian Couples

Matthew R. Akers. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2016.


259.14 C8867

Sustaining Persons, Grieving Losses: a Fresh Pastoral Approach for the Challenges of the Dementia Journey

            Dianne Crowther. Eugene, CO: Cascade Books, 2017.


259.14 R482

Couple Therapy: New Hope Focused Approach

Jennifer S. Ripley and Everett L. Worthington. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2014.


259.3 M2151 2nd ed

The Spiritual Dimension of Ageing

            Elizabeth MacKinlay. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley, 2017.


259.428 M381

Preventing Suicide: a Handbook for Pastors, Chaplains, and Pastoral Chaplains

            Karen Mason. Downers Grove, IL: ILIVP Books, 2014.


268.1 D5879

Surprised by the Healer: Embracing Hope for Your Broken Story

            Linda Dillow. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2016.


261.8385 P8109

The Joy of Love: on Love in the Family

            Pope Francis. New York: Paulist Press, 2016.


306.850973 D9121 3rd ed

Family Life Education: Principles and Practices for Effective Outreach

            Stephen F. Duncan.  Los Angeles, CA: Sage, 2017.


306.9 Sch969

International Adoption and Clinical Practice

            Heidi Schwarzwald. New York: Springer Publishing, 2015.


362.82 V359

Family Based Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents

            Mark Can Ryzin and Karol L. Kumpfer. New York: 2015.


616.85027 P3141

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Christians for a Helping Ministry

            Michelle Pearce. W. Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Press, 2016.


616.8584 P4497

Behavioral Addictions DSM-5 and Beyond

            Nancy M. Petry. NY: Oxford University Press, 2016.


616.8914 En75 2nd ed

Forgiveness Therapy: an Empirical Guide for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope

            Robert Enright. Washington, D.C.: APA, 2015.


616.89156223 Sk76

Pre-Marital Counseling: a Guide for Clinicians

            Angela Skurtu.  NY: Routledge, 2016.


616.89166 B819s

Spiritual Competency in Psychotherapy

            Philip Brown. New York: Springer, 2015.