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Modeling the Master: Effective Use of Metaphor in Christian Counseling [Paperback]

By Larry W. Bailey (Author)
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Pages   72
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.2" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.23"
Weight:   0.26 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2003
Publisher   Xulon Press
ISBN  1591609283  
EAN  9781591609285  

Availability  135 units.
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This book presents an intriguing integration of the use of parables by Jesus, the Master Teacher, and the therapeutic approach of Milton Erickson, the master of metaphor. The author reviews much counseling literature that involves the use of metaphor to understand and influence counselees, and considers numerous examples in Scripture of indirect, metaphoric communication. Insights gained from both Scripture and counseling literature are incorporated into an approach appropriate for use in contemporary Christian counseling. Several basic principles emerge that facilitate the formulation and delivery of metaphoric stories that are empathic, engaging, earthy, efficient, and enigmatic. Examples are presented along with suggestions to help the reader develop therapeutic stories from his or her own experience. Attention is also given to the use of metaphoric activities that may augment the counseling process. Practical concerns are addressed, including timing and frequency of stories and activities, interpretation, and seeding. The hope of the author is to challenge Christian counselors to access the powerful potential of effectively using metaphoric stories and activities to increase positive outcomes. The book is designed to serve as a supplemental text in a variety of Christian counseling courses at all levels.

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