What is Christian Counseling with Dr. Seth Scott

Fresh new content is here y'all! It’s been a busy month as we’ve traveled some plus keeping up with our girls' summer activities so I took a little bit of time off but I'm back and I’m talking with Dr. Seth Scott, Associate Professor of Clinical Counseling at Columbia International University. 

You may remember my interview and podcourse with him titled Your Focus Determines Your Direction which is episode 55 of the podcast. If you haven’t listened to that episode, I highly recommend it as it’s a great reminder of where we focus our attention and is it serving us? Plus, you can get 1 NBCC contact hour when you access the podcourse - and if you didn’t know you can get your first podcourse for free by signing up on my site.

In this episode we are talking about what a Christian Counselor is and how Christianity fits into counseling sessions. We also talk about why it’s important to know your worldview as a counselor and as a human, how our worldview frames our views as counselors, why self awareness is key in our profession, what a Christian counseling session looks like, plus Dr. Scott shares information about Columbia International University’s Clinical Counseling program and how their graduate students are trained. 

About Seth L. Scott, PhD, NCC, LPC, LPC-S:
Dr. Scott joined the Graduate Counseling Program faculty of Columbia International University in 2019 as an Associate Professor. He teaches primarily in the Clinical Counseling program in areas of research and practice and is an active member and participant of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) and American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Seth has multiple publications and presentations exploring issues of professional identity and the process of integration in Christian counseling. He also maintains a private practice, Sunrise Counseling, for both clinical work and supervision in the community. Before joining CIU, he was a Professor of Counseling Psychology at Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, Iowa from 2012-2019. Seth’s wife, Jen, runs her own small business as a full-time potter, Sunset Studio Pottery, and their children, Suzie and Caleb, are both middle school students at Ben Lippen School in Columbia. You can learn more about Dr Scott here.

Books mentioned and those to consider in regards to topic (affiliate links):

The Universe Next Door by James W. Sire

Naming the Elephant by James W. Sire 

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: A Therapist's Guide, 2nd Edition (The Practical Therapist) by Albert Ellis

Overcoming Destructive Beliefs, Feelings, and Behaviors: New Directions for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy by Albert Ellis

The Practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy by Albert Ellis

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy Series®) by Albert Ellis

Find a Christian Counselor:

American Association of Christian Counselors

Focus on the Family Directory

Christian Association for Psychological Studies directory 

South Carolina Christian Counselors Association 

Psychology Today (type in your zip code or city, state, then you can filter the results by selecting Christian Counseling)

Episode produced by Chelsea Weaver: https://linktr.ee/chelseaweaverpodcasting

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