Annotated Reference List Essay

The first article I read was “Christian Counseling, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and the Future” by Tim Clinton and Gary Sibcy. This article was about creating ground breaking and biblically based strategies based on observation and experiment instead of theory. It discusses the rising field of interpersonal neurobiology. I enjoyed reading this article because it discussed how psychotherapy relates biblically yet connects one’s mind, the body, the brain (including genetics), the environment, and especially the role of close relationships (Clinton ; Sibcy, 2012).

This was also helpful breaking down each particular subject: mind, body, brain, ect. American Association of Christian Counselors and Liberty University recognizes this article making it scholarly. The author’s credentials are also listed at the end of the article. “Religiosity, Spirituality, and Trauma Recovery in the Lives of Children and Adolescents” by Thema Bryant-Davis, Monica U. Ellis, Elizabeth Burke-Maynard, Nathan Moon, Pamela A.

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Counts, and Gera Anderson was the second article. This article explores the effect of spirituality and religion combined with mental health services in children and it gave me a greater understanding as to why there are some many challenges in incorporating religion in counseling. Family Crisis and Trauma is the major interest I have in a specialization in counseling. This research comes out of Pepperdine University.


Bryant-Davis, T. , Ellis, M. U. , Burke-Maynard, E. , Moon, N. , Counts, P. A. , & Anderson, G. (2012). Religiosity, spirituality, and trauma recovery in the lives of children and adolescents. Professional Psychology: Research And Practice, 43(4), 306-314. doi:10. 1037/a0029282 Clinton, T. , & Sibcy, G. (2012). Christian counseling, interpersonal neurobiology, and the future. Journal Of Psychology And Theology, 40(2), 141-145


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