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Christ-Centered Counseling

with Dr. Eric Johnson 

Dr. Eric Johnson

Dr. Eric 

Eric L. Johnson (Ph.D.) is Professor of Christian Psychology at Houston Christian University and has taught psychology and counseling for over 30 years. He edited Psychology & Christianity: Five Views, co-edited Evidence-Based Practices for Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy and Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World, and is currently co-editing Reformational Counseling. In addition to over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles or chapters and collaborating with Joshua Knabb on Christian Psychotherapy in Context, Eric wrote Foundations for Soul Care: A Christian Psychology Proposal and God and Soul Care: The Therapeutic Resources of the Christian Faith, which lay out a framework for Christ-centered therapy. He’s done pastoral counseling for 25 years and founded the Society for Christian Psychology, a division of the American Association of Christian Counseling. He’s married to Rebekah, and has two children and three grandchildren, all of whom he treasures – and he also enjoys hiking and biking. 

About these meetings

Saga is dedicated to promoting the centrality of Christ in all of life, including counseling. Beginning with a Christian worldview, we honor all humans as made in the image of God, and that means respecting them and working with them wherever they’re at. Christians, however, know that Christ came to heal their souls and they expect he’ll be involved in the healing process. So, when Christians come in for counseling, we need to know how to avail ourselves of Christ’s presence and the Holy Spirit’s power. The goal of our time together is to show how the therapeutic resources of the Christian faith can practically make a real difference in counseling God’s people, whether we’re working with their emotions, family-of-origin dynamics, trauma, or adultery.

Meeting Schedule

"Christ, the Center of Christian Therapy" - January 18th 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)

"Glory in Christian Therapy" - February 15th 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)

"The Suffering God" - March 14th 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)

"Working with the Heart in Christian Therapy" - April 18th 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)

"Devotions and Christian Therapy" - May 30th 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)

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