Counseling Resources: Further Reading, General Christian Counseling, Organizations and Self-Help Groups

Resources: For Further Reading

† Denotes a particularly outstanding and helpful book for nonprofessional counselors


Backus, William. Finding the Freedom of Self-Control. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.

Carnes, Patrick. Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction. Minneapolis: CompCare Publishers, 1983.

———. Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict. Minneapolis: CompCare Publishers, 1989.

Friends in Recovery. The Twelve Steps for Christians from Addictive and Other Dysfunctional Families. San Diego: Recovery Publications, 1988.†

May, Gerald G. Addiction and Grace. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988.†

Miller, J. Keith. Sin: Overcoming the Ultimate Deadly Addiction. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987.

Naphen, Craig. The Addictive Personality: Roots, Rituals and Recovery. Minneapolis: Hazelden Foundation, 1988.†

Walters, Richard P. Counseling for Problems of Self-Control. Resources for Christian Counseling Series. Waco, Tex.: Word, 1987.


Friel, John, and Linda Friel. Adult Children: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families. Deerfield Beach, Fla.: Health Communications, Inc., 1988.

Friends in Recovery. The Twelve Steps—A Spiritual Journey: A Working Guide for Adult Children from Addictive and Other Dysfunctional Families. San Diego: Recovery Publications, 1988.

Marlin, Emily. Hope: New Choices and Recovery Strategies for Adult Children of Alcoholics. New York: Harper & Row, 1987.

Wilson, Sandra D. Counseling Adult Children of Alcoholics. Resources for Christian Counseling Series. Dallas: Word, 1989.†


Albers, Gregg. Counseling and AIDS. Resources for Christian Counseling Series. Dallas: Word, 1990.

Hoffman, Wendell, and Stanley Grenz. AIDS: Ministry in the Midst of an Epidemic. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1990.

Kain, Craig, ed. No Longer Immune: A Counselor’s Guide to AIDS. Alexandria, Va.: American Association for Counseling and Development, 1989.†

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth. AIDS: The Ultimate Challenge. New York: Collier Books, 1987.


Alberti, Robert, and Michael Emmons. Your Perfect Right. 5th ed. San Luis Obispo, Calif.: Impact Publishers, 1976.


Arterburn, Stephen. Drug-Proof Your Kids: A Prevention Guide and an Intervention Plan. Pomona, Calif.: Focus on the Family, 1989.

Berger, Gilda. Addictions: Its Causes, Problems and Treatment. New York: Watts, 1982.

———. Crack: The New Drug Epidemic. New York: Watts, 1987.†

Clinebell, Howard. Understanding and Counseling the Alcoholic. Nashville: Abingdon, 1984.†

Edwards, Gabrielle. Coping with Drug Abuse. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, 1983.

Gorski, Terence T., and Merlene Miller. Staying Sober: A Guide for Relapse Prevention. Independence, Mo.: Independence Press, 1986.

Nace, Edgar P. The Treatment of Alcoholism. New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1987.

Van Cleave, Stephen, Walter Byrd, and Kathy Revell. Counseling for Substance Abuse and Addiction. Waco, Tex.: Word, 1987.†


Beattie, Melody. Codependent No More. Minneapolis: Hazelden Foundation, 1987.

———. Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time. San Francisco: Harper & Row/Hazelden Foundation, 1989.

Hemfelt, Robert, Frank Minirth, and Paul Meier. Love is a Choice: Recovery for Codependent Relationships. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1989.

Mellody, Pia, with Andrea Wells Miller and J. Keith Miller. Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes From, How It Sabotages Our Lives. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1989.

Mellody, Pia, and Andrea Wells Miller. Breaking Free: A Recovery Workbook for Facing Codependence. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1989.


Augsburger, David. When Caring is Not Enough: Resolving Conflicts Through Fair Fighting. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald, 1983.

Cosgrove, Mark P. Counseling for Anger. Resources for Christian Counseling Series. Dallas: Word, 1988.



Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Bantam, 1971.

Wright, Richard. Black Boy. 1937. Reprint. New York: Harper & Row, 1966.


Boyd-Franklin, Nancy. Black Families in Therapy: A Multi-Systems Approach. New York: Guilford Press, 1989.†

Grier, William, and Price Cobbs. Black Rage. New York: Basic Books, 1968.

White, J., and T. Parham. The Psychology of Blacks: An African American Perspective. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1990.



Shon, S. P., and D. Y. Ja. “Asian Families.” In Ethnicity and Family Therapy, edited by M. McGoldrick, J. K. Pearce, and J. Giordano, 208–28. New York: Guilford, 1982.

Sue, S., and J. K. Morishima. The Mental Health of Asian Americans: Contemporary Issues in Identifying and Treating Mental Problems. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1982.


Comas-Dias, L., and E. E. H. Griffith, eds. Clinical Guidelines in Cross-Cultural Mental Health. New York: Wiley, 1988.

Pedersen, P., J. Draguns, W. Lonner, and J. Trimble, eds. Counseling Across Cultures. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1989.

Sue, D. W., and D. Sue. Counseling the Culturally Different. (2d edition) New York: Wiley, 1990.



Mirande, A., and E. Enriquez. La Chicana. Chicago: University Press, 1979.

Mirande, S. The Chicano Experience. Notre Dame: University Press, 1985.

Wagner, N. N., and M. J. Haug. Chicanos: Social and Psychological Perspectives. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Co., 1971.


Acosta, F. X., J. Yamamoto, and L. A. Evans. Effective Psychotherapy for Low-Income and Minority Patients. New York: Plenum Press, 1982.

Jones, E. E., and S. J. Korchin, eds. Minority Mental Health. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1982.

LeVine, E. S., and A. A. Padilla. Crossing Cultures in Therapy: Pluralistic Counseling for the Hispanic. Belmont, Calif.: Brooks/Cole Publ. Co., 1980.


Hoff, Lee Ann. People in Crisis: Understanding and Helping. (3d ed.) New York: Addison-Wesley, 1989.

Kennedy, Eugene. Crisis Counseling: The Essential Guide for Non-Professional Counselors. New York: Continuum, 1984.

Swihart, Judd, and G. Richardson. Counseling in Times of Crisis. Resources for Christian Counseling Series. Waco, Tex.: Word, 1987.†

Van Ornum, William, and John B. Mordock. Crisis Counseling with Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Non-Professional Counselors. New York: Continuum, 1987.

Wright, H. Norman. Crisis Counseling: Helping People in Crisis and Stress. San Bernardino, Calif.: Here’s Life Publishers, 1987.


Jones, Nola M. A Therapy Model of Crisis Intervention for Post-Abortion Syndrome. Vacaville, Calif.: Victims of Choice, 1988.

Mall, David, and Walter Watts, eds. The Psychological Aspects of Abortion. Washington, D.C.: University Publications of America, 1979.

Stanford, Susan. Will I Cry Tomorrow? Healing Post-Abortion Trauma. Old Tappan, N.J.: Revell, 1986.†

Worthington, Everett L., Jr. Counseling for Unplanned Pregnancy and Infertility. Resources for Christian Counseling Series. Waco, Tex.: Word, 1987.


Augsburger, David. Pastoral Counseling Across Cultures. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1986.

McGoldrick, Monica, J. Pearce, and J. Giordano. Ethnicity and Family Therapy. New York: Guilford Press, 1982.

Sue, D. W. Counseling the Culturally Different. New York: Wiley, 1981.


Kopp, R. When Someone You Love is Dying: A Handbook for Counselors and Those Who Care. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1980.†

Rando, Therese. Parental Loss of a Child. Champaign, Ill.: Research Press, 1986.


Brandt, Frans M. J. Victory Over Depression. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1988.

Cleve, Jay. Out of the Blues: Strategies That Work to Get You Through the Down Times. Minneapolis: CompCare Publishers, 1989.

Hart, Archibald D. Counseling the Depressed. Resources for Christian Counseling Series. Waco, Tex.: Word, 1987.†


Brock, Anita. Divorce Recovery: Piecing Together Your Broken Dreams. Fort Worth: Worthy Publishing Co., 1988.

Burns, Bob. Through the Whirlwind: A Proven Path to Recovery from the Devastation of Divorce. Nashville: Oliver Nelson Books, 1989.

Marshall, Sharon. Separation and Divorce: How to Keep Going When You Really Don’t Want To. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1988.

Richards, Sue, and Stanley Hagemeyer. Ministry to the Divorced: A Handbook for Churches to Promote Healing. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1986.†

Streeter, Carole S. Finding Your Place After Divorce: How Women Can Find Healing. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1986.

Weiss, Robert. Marital Separation: Coping with the End of a Marriage and the Transition to Being Single Again. New York: Basic Books, 1975.


Besharov, Douglas J. Recognizing Child Abuse: A Guide for the Concerned. New York: The Free Press, 1990.

Martin, Grant L. Counseling for Family Violence and Abuse. Resources for Christian Counseling Series. Dallas: Word, 1987.

Neidig, P., and D. Friedman. Spouse Abuse: A Treatment Program for Couples. Champaign, Ill.: Research Press, 1984.

Sonkin, D., D. Martin, and L. Walker. The Male Batterer: A Treatment Approach. New York: Springer, 1985.


Augsburger, David. Caring Enough to Forgive/Caring Enough Not to Forgive. Ventura, Calif.: Regal, 1981.

Smedes, Lewis. Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1984.†

Walters, Richard. Forgive and Be Free: Healing the Wounds of the Past and Present. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1983.


Worden, J. Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Healthy Practitioner. New York: Springer, 1982.


Saia, Michael R. Counseling the Homosexual. Minneapolis: Bethany, 1988.

Wilson, Earl D. Counseling and Homosexuality. Dallas: Word, 1988.

Worthen, Frank. Steps Out of Homosexuality. San Rafael, Calif.: Love in Action, 1984.


Beck, Aaron T. Love is Never Enough. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.†

Galvin, K. M., and B. B. Brommel. Family Communication: Cohesion and Change. (2d ed.) Glenview, Ill.: Scott Foresman, 1986.

Sieburg, Evelyn. Family Communication: An Integrated Systems Approach. New York: Gardner Press, 1985.

Smalley, Gary, and John Trent. The Language of Love. Pomona, Calif.: Focus on the Family, 1988.


Augsburger, David. When Caring is Not Enough: Resolving Conflicts Through Fair Fighting. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald, 1983.

Guerin, Philip J., Leo F. Fay, Susan L. Burden, and Judith G. Kautto. The Evaluation and Treatment of Marital Conflict. New York: Basic Books, 1987.

Worthington, Everett L., Jr. Marriage Counseling: A Christian Approach to Counseling Couples. Downers Grove, Ill.: Inter-Varsity, 1989.†


Haselden, Kyle. The Racial Problem in Christian Perspective. New York: Harper & Row, 1964.

Ryan, William. Blaming the Victim. New York: Vantage Books, 1976.


Bode, Janet. Rape: Preventing It: Coping with the Legal, Medical and Emotional Aftermath. New York: Watts Publishing, 1979.

Halpern, Susan. Rape: Helping the Victim: A Treatment Manual. Oradell, N.J.: Medical Economics Co., Book Division, 1978.

Hilberman, Elaine. The Rape Victim: A Project of the Committee on Women of the American Psychiatric Association. New York: Basic Books, 1976.

McCombie, Sharon. The Rape Crisis Intervention Handbook: A Guide for Victim Care. New York: Plenum Press, 1980.†


Ellison, Craig W., ed. Your Better Self: Christianity, Psychology and Self-Esteem. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1983.

McGee, Robert S. The Search for Significance. Houston, Tex.: Rapha Publishing, 1990.

Narramore, S. Bruce. You’re Someone Special. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1978.

Wagner, Maurice E. The Sensation of Being Somebody: Building an Adequate Self-Concept. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1975.


Barnard, George W., A. Kenneth Fuller, Lynn Robbins, and Theodore Shaw. The Child Molester: An Integrated Approach to Evaluation and Treatment. New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1989.

Courtois, Christine A. Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1988.

Everstine, Diana Sullivan, and Louis Everstine. Sexual Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Dynamics and Treatment. New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1989.

Hancock, Maxine, and Karen Burton Mains. Child Sexual Abuse: A Hope for Healing. Wheaton, Ill.: Harold Shaw, 1987.

Ingersoll, Sandra L., and Susan O. Patton. Treating Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse. Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath & Co., 1990.

Stratford, Lauren. Satan’s Underground: The Extraordinary Story of One Woman’s Escape. Eugene, Ore.: Harvest House, 1988.

Vredvelt, Pamela, and Kathryn Rodriguez. Healing the Hurts of Sexual Abuse. Old Tappan, N.J.: Revell, 1987.


Bradshaw, John. Healing the Shame that Binds You. Deerfield Beach, Fla.: Health Communications, Inc., 1988.

Fossum, Merle A., and Marilyn J. Mason. Facing Shame: Families in Recovery. New York: W. W. Norton, 1986.

Potter-Efron, Ronald, and Patricia Potter-Efron. Letting Go Of Shame. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1989.


Bustanoby, Andre. Being a Single Parent. New York: Ballantine Books, 1985.

Dodson, Fitzhugh. How to Single Parent. New York: Harper and Row, 1987.

Kalter, Neil. Growing Up with Divorce: Helping Your Child Avoid Immediate and Later Emotional Problems. New York: The Free Press, 1990.†

Lindblad-Goldberg, Marion, ed. Clinical Issues in Single-Parent Households. Rockville, Md.: Aspen Publishers, 1987.

McCoy, Kathleen. Solo Parenting: Your Essential Guide. New York: New American Library, 1987.

Morawetz, Anita, and Gillian Walker. Brief Therapy with Single-Parent Families. New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1984.


Visher, Emily B., and John S. Visher. Step-Families: A Guide to Working with Stepparents and Stepchildren. New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1979.

———. Old Loyalties, New Ties: Therapeutic Strategies with Stepfamilies. New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1988.


Cotton, Dorothy H. G. Stress Management: An Integrated Approach to Therapy. New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1990.†

Ellison, Craig W. Finding Shalom: Counseling and the Stress of Life. Dallas: Word, forthcoming (1992).

Figley, Charles R. Treating Stress in Families. New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1989.


Alvarez, Alfred. The Savage God: A Study of Suicide. New York: Random House, 1970.

Brenner, Francis. Suicide: A Preventable Tragedy. New York: Lodestone Books/Dutton, 1989.

Gardner, Sandra. Teenage Suicide. New York: Messner, 1985.

Grollman, Earl. Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention. Boston: Beacon Press, 1971.

Resources: General Christian Counseling

Contemporary Christian Counseling Series Word, Inc.

Gary Collins, Series Editor

Sequel to Resources for Christian Counseling Series, beginning in 1991.

Journal of Psychology and Christianity

P.O. Box 628

Blue Jay, CA 92317

Quarterly journal which emphasizes theoretical and practical articles of particular interest to Christian counselors. Also includes more general theory and research articles pertaining to Christianity and psychology.

Journal of Psychology and Theology

Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology

Biola University

13800 Biola Avenue

La Mirada, CA 90639

Quarterly publication which examines a wide variety of issues pertaining to the integration of Christianity and psychology from an evangelical viewpoint, including articles of relevance to counseling.

Resources for Christian Counseling Series

Word, Inc.

Gary Collins, Series Editor

Thirty-volume series dealing with a wide variety of counseling issues from a practical, evangelical perspective.

Urban Ministry Resource Series

Zondervan Publishing House

Craig W. Ellison, Series Editor

Projected fourteen-volume series on various aspects of ministry in major urban centers of the United States and the world. Publication is due to begin in 1992.

Resources: Organizations and Self-Help Groups


National Self-Help Clearinghouse

33 West 42nd Street

New York, NY 10036

(212) 642-2944


Debtors Anonymous

314 W. 53rd Street

New York, NY 10159

(212) 969-0710

Friends in Recovery

1201 Knoxville Street

San Diego, CA 92110

(619) 275-1350

Christian group that sponsors Recovery Publications (same address).

Gamblers Anonymous

P.O. Box 17173

Los Angeles, CA 90017

(213) 386-8789

Overeaters Anonymous

World Service Office

2190 190th Street

Torrance, CA 90504

(213) 542-8363

The National Association for Christian Recovery

P.O. Box 11095

Whittier, CA 90603

Evangelical self-help organization with quarterly newsletter and information about local recovery groups for a wide variety of nonchemical addictions.

Sex Addicts Anonymous

P.O. Box 3038

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Sexaholics Anonymous

P.O. Box 300

Simi Valley, CA 93062

Turning Point

P.O. Box 8936

Chattanooga, TN 37411

(615) 698-2872

Evangelical self-help organization for life-controlling problems. Local groups in churches throughout the U.S.

Workaholics Anonymous

Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse

Westchester Community College

75 Grasslands Road

Vahalla, NY 10959


Adult Children of Alcoholics

Central Service Board

P.O. Box 35623

Los Angeles, CA 90035

(213) 464-4423

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group Headquarters, Inc.

Madison Square Station

New York, NY 10010

(212) 686-1100

Children of Alcoholics Foundation, Inc.

540 Madison Avenue, 23rd Floor

New York, NY 10022

(212) 351-2680

Co-Dependents Anonymous

P.O. Box 33577

Phoenix, AZ 85067-3577

(602) 944-0141

Overcomers Outreach, Inc.

2290 West Whittier Boulevard

La Habra, CA 90631

(213) 697-3994

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)

31582 Coast Highway, Suite B

South Laguna, CA 92677

(714) 499-3889


AIDS Action Council (AAC)

2033 M Street, 8th Floor

Washington, D.C. 20036

(202) 547-3101

National AIDS Network (NAN)

2033 M Street, Suite 800

Washington, D.C. 20036

(202) 293-2437

National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA)

2025 I Street, N.W., Suite 415

Washington, D.C. 20036

(202) 429-2856

National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)

714 G Street, S.E.

Washington, D.C. 20003

(202) 544-1076


Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

468 Park Avenue South

New York, NY 10016

(212) 686-1100

Alcoholics for Christ

1316 North Campbell Road

Royal Oak, MI 48067

(419) 782-1684

Narcotics Anonymous World Services Office, Inc.

P.O. Box 622

Sun Valley, CA 91352

(818) 780-3951

National Council on Alcoholism

12 West 21st Street, 8th Floor

New York, NY 10010

(212) 206-6770

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol Information

P.O. Box 1908

Rockville, MD 20850

(301) 468-2600

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

5600 Fishers Lane

Rockville, MD 20857

(301) 443-2403

National Clearinghouse for Drug Abuse Information

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Room 10A56, Parklawn Building

5600 Fishers Lane

Rockville, MD 20857

(301) 443-6500

National Cocaine Hotline

(800) COC-AINE


Box 580355

Houston, TX 77258

(800) 227-2657

Christ-centered in-hospital care units for substance abuse problems in several states.

Substance Abusers Victorious

One Cascade Plaza

Akron, OH 44308

(216) 253-5444

Teen Challenge

444 Clinton Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11238-1602

(718) 789-1414

Charismatic evangelical drug rehabilitation programs, nationwide, for teen and young adult drug abusers.


P.O. Box 1069

Doylestown, PA 18901

(215) 348-7090


Christian Action Council

701 W. Broad Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

Crisis Pregnancies National Helpline

(800) 238-4269

Victims of Choice

124 Shefield Drive

Vacaville, CA 95687


American Association for Protecting Children

9725 East Hampden Ave.

Denver, CO 80231

(303) 695-0811

Batterers Anonymous

P.O. Box 29

Redlands, CA 92373

(714) 383-3643

Child Abusers Anonymous

Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence

1914 North Thirty-fourth Street, Suite 105

Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 634-1903

Childhelp, U.S.A.

6463 Independence Ave.

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

(800) 422-4453

National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect


P.O. Box 1182

Washington, D.C. 22013

(301) 251-5157

National Child Abuse Hotline

(800) 422-4453

National Clearinghouse on Domestic Violence

P.O. Box 2309

Rockville, MD 20852

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

1500 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.

Suite 35

Washington, D.C. 20005


Grief Recovery Institute

8306 Wilshire Blvd., 21-A

Los Angeles, CA 90211

(213) 650-1234

Not an organization as such, but it offers workshops around the United States.

Grief Recovery Helpline


Not an organization, but counseling is provided over the telephone.

National SIDS Foundation

(800) 221-SIDS

(301) 964-8000 in Maryland


Exodus International

P.O. Box 2121

San Rafael, CA 34312

Umbrella association of Christian organizations working to help those wishing to be freed of homosexual lifestyles.

Love in Action

P.O. Box 2655

San Rafael, CA 34312

(415) 454-0960

One of the oldest Christian organizations working with those leaving homosexual lifestyles.


Incest Survivors Anonymous

P.O. Box 5613

Long Beach, CA 90800

Parents United/Daughters & Sons United

Adults Molested as Children United

P.O. Box 952

San Jose, CA 95108

(408) 280-5055

Sexual Assault Center

Harborview Medical Center

325 9th Ave.

Seattle, WA 98104


Big Brothers/Big Sisters

117 South 17th Street, Suite 1200

Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 567-2748

International Youth Council

c/o Parents Without Partners

7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 100

Bethesda, MD 20814

(800) 638-8078

National Institute for Latchkey Children

P.O. Box 682

Glen Echo, MD 20812

(301) 229-6126

Parents Anonymous

National Office

2230 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 208

Torrance, CA 90505

(800) 421-0353

(800) 352-0386 in California


P.O. Box 70

Sellersville, PA 18960

(215) 257-0421


The Stepfamily Foundation

(212) 877-3244

(800) 759-STEP



(717) 232-3501[1]


[1] Villareal, L. (2002). Counseling Hispanics. In Healing for the City: Counseling in the Urban Setting (pp. 323–336). Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers.

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