An African Indigenous Perspective
Christian Counselling is a one-of-a-kind resource where Christian psychology not only speaks to the African context, but from it. Dr Gladys Mwiti and Alvin Dueck help us learn how to handle issues like stress management, marriage counselling, mass suffering, and other problems from an African perspective.
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Equipping the Church
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Africa is in great trouble. The culture is broken. Children live in a vacuum. Personal faith has hardly touched the core of the culture that shapes Africans. Most resources lie untapped, and the few that are exposed have been vandalized, devalued, and stolen.
Faced with a broken continent, Africans must make a choice. Will we respond with anger, striking out at agents of colonialism, or will we use our energy to identify the rich resources that still remain in the land and use them to empower others?
Christian counsellors are called to reclaim the discarded, rebuild the broken, and re-member the dis-membered. But how are we to do this in an era where hope seems lost?
Dr Gladys Mwiti and Alvin Dueck remind us that God has a plan. He wants to use Christian counsellors as his channel for the healing and rebuilding of Africa. In Christian Counselling, Dr Mwiti and Dueck share a one-of-a-kind resource where Christian psychology not only speaks to the African context, but from it. Within its pages, you’ll learn how to handle issues like stress management, marriage counselling, mass suffering, and other problems from an African perspective.
Africa can rise up to take a place in the world community, but this rising up depends on both the inner power of the African people and the rebuilding of African communities. God has great work to do, and he wants to use Christian counselors to do it. Are you ready to participate?
Dr Gladys K. Mwiti, PhD is a professional Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Psycho-Trauma Specialist with over 24 years of experience in the field of mental health in Africa and the USA. She is the Executive Director of Oasis Africa – a professional psychosocial organization that she and her husband, Dr Gershon Mwiti, founded in 1990. She is the Chairperson of the Kenya Psychological Association, an organization that aims to shape the practice of professional psychology in Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa, and is the author of several books in the field of counseling and psychotherapy.
Alvin Dueck is the Evelyn and Frank Freed professor of the integration of psychology and theology at Fuller. In addition to teaching courses that focus on the dialogue between theology and psychology, he is engaged in research on the role of religion in therapy, congregational health, and conflict resolution between Christians and Muslims. He is the principal investigator in a research project on the spiritual experience of Christians, Muslims, and Jews funded by the John Templeton Foundation. He also participates in the Center for Research on Religion and Psychotherapy. Dueck is a licensed psychologist with a long history of teaching at the seminary level.