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Reading List and Book Store

Reading List & Book Store

Welcome to aifc’s Online Book store!

Find the required text books and recommended reading materials for aifc’s courses here. Our online book store is hosted by Koorong and most, but not all, titles are available here. If you are unable to find a book and/or a reading material here, please ask your tutor where you can find them.

 

10486NAT Diploma of Counselling (Christian)

Recommended and Required Reading

The reference material for each course is divided into a Required reading list, and an additional Recommended reading list;

Title Author Required or Recommended
The Father Heart of God McClung, Floyd (2004) Required
Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Christian Counselling McMinn, Mark (2011) Required
The Skilled Helper, 10th Edition Egan, Gerard (2014) Required
Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective Tan, S-Y. (2011) Required
Preventing Suicide – A Handbook for Pastors, Chaplains and Pastoral Counsellors Mason, Karen (2014) Required
Taming the Black Dog – A guide to Overcoming Depression Aisbett, Bev (2000) Required
Grace for the Afflicted – A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness Stanford Matthew A (2012) Required
Know the Truth, 3rd Edition Milne, Bruce (2009) Recommended
A Spiritual Strategy for Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2nd  Edition Richards P. Scott and Bergin Allen E. (2005) Recommended
Competent Christian Counselling, Volume 1. Foundations and Practice of Compassionate Christian Care Clinton, T and Ohlschlager, G. 2002. Recommended
Walls of my Heart Thompson, Bruce (2000) Recommended
Modern Psychotherapies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal Jones, S. & Butman, R. (2011) Recommended
Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically Mack, W. A. (2005) Recommended
Cognitive Therapy Techniques in Christian Counselling McMinn, Mark. (2008) Recommended
Understanding the Impact of Cultural Difference on Counselling Practice. Counselling Connections across Australia Milnes, Dr Peter and Milnes, Dr Genevieve (2014) Recommended
Basic Personal Counselling: A training manual for counsellors. Geldard, D., & Geldard, K. (2012) Recommended
From Woe to Go: A Training Text for Christian Counsellors Barker, Graham A. & Powell, Clifford J. (2014) Recommended

 

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Many of these books are available online through Koorong, we’ve collated them for you here:

CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Recommended and Required Reading

The reference material for each course is divided into a Required reading list, and an additional Recommended reading list;

Title Author Required or Recommended
Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) Interim Code of 2015  PACFA Required
Christian Counsellors Association of Australia (CCAA) Code of Ethics (July 2012) CCAA Required
The Skilled Helper, 10th Edition Egan, Gerard (2014) Required
The Skilled Helper: A Problem-management and Opportunity Development Approach to Helping, 10th edition Egan, Gerard. (2014) Required
Grace for the Afflicted – A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness  Stanford Matthew A (2012) Required
Taming the Black Dog – A guide to Overcoming Depression Aisbett, Bev (2000) Required
Preventing Suicide – A Handbook for Pastors, Chaplains and Pastoral Counsellors Mason, Karen (2014) Required
Looking into the Clinician’s Mirror – Cultural Self-Assessment.  In Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice, Assessment, Diagnosis and Therapy, Second Edition American Psychological Association, Washington DC Provided on Moodle
A Spiritual Strategy for Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2nd  Edition Richards P. Scott and Bergin Allen E. (2005) Recommended
Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective Tan, S-Y. (2011) Recommended
Competent Christian Counselling, Volume 1. Foundations and Practice of Compassionate Christian Care Clinton, T and Ohlschlager, G. 2002. Recommended
Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically Mack, W. A. (2005) Recommended
Understanding the Impact of Cultural Difference on Counselling Practice. Counselling Connections across Australia Milnes, Dr Peter and Milnes, Dr Genevieve (2014) Recommended
Basic Personal Counselling: A training manual for counsellors Geldard, D., & Geldard, K. (2012) Recommended

 

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Many of these books are available online through Koorong, we’ve collated them for you here:

10487NAT Advanced Diploma of Counselling (Christian)

Recommended and Required Reading

The reference material for each course is divided into a Required reading list, and an additional Recommended reading list;

Title Author Required or Recommended
Family Therapies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal Yarhouse & Sells Required
Family Ties that bind Richardson Required
Recovering from Loss of Life Wright Required
The Quick Reference Guide to Addictions and Recovery Counselling Clinton & Scalise Required
Verbal and emotional abuse Hunt Required
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook Davis and Eshelman Required
Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists Williams, Edwards, Patterson, and Chamow Required
Genograms Assessment and Interventions McGoldrick, Gerson & Petry Required
Living God’s Word J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays Required
The Practice of Case Management Di Gursansky, Rosemary Kennedy, Peter James Camilleri Required
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders APS Required
Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families Robert H. Albers, William H. Meller, Steven C. Thurber Required
The Handbook of Counselling Children and Young People. BAC Required
God, marriage and family Kostenberger Recommended
Family Therapy: An Overview (9th Edition) Goldenberg & Goldenberg Recommended
Success Over Stress Wright Recommended
The Five Love languages Chapman Recommended
Love and Respect Eggerichs Recommended
His Needs, Her Needs. How to have an Affair Proof Marriage Harley, W. Recommended
Helping Others Overcome Addiction Steve Mcvey,  Mike Quarles Recommended
Counselling Teenagers. Quick Reference Guide Clinton and Clark Recommended
The Essentials of Family Therapy Nichols Recommended
Christian Mindfullness: Are you living on Auto Pilot? Johnston Recommended
Development across the life span Feldman Recommended
Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy Worden Recommended
Stuck for Words Zagdanski Recommended

 

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Many of these books are available online through Koorong, we’ve collated them for you here:

10134NAT Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual)

Recommended and Required Reading

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The reference material for each course is divided into a Required reading list, and an additional Recommended reading list;

Title Author Required or Recommended
The Making of a Leader, recognizing the lessons and stages of leadership development Robert Clinton Required
Canoeing the Mountains, Leadership in Uncharted Territory Tod Bolsinger Required
Every Good Endeavour: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work Keller, Tim. (2014) Required
Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and Other Caregivers Jones, Kirk Byron (2001) Required
Counselling for Sexual Disorders Penner, Joyce J., Penner, Clifford L. (2005) Required
Sexuality and Sex Therapy: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal Yarhouse, Mark A., Tan, Erica S. N. (2014) Required
Making small groups work: what every small group leader needs to know Cloud, H., & Townsend, J. (2003) Required
Joining together: Group theory and group skills Johnson, D. and Johnson, F. (2014). Required
The Practice of Case Management. Effective Strategies for Positive Outcomes Gursanky, D. Kennedy, R. Camilleri, P. (2012) Required
Planned Support Guide – an approach to case management Queensland Council of Social Service Required
Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counselling McMinn, M. (2011) Required
Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective Tan, S-Y. (2011) Required
Solution-Based Casework, An Introduction to Clinical and Case Management Skills in Casework Practice Christensen D N Required
Evidence-Based Practices for Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy Worthington, Everett L., Johnson, Eric L., Hook, Joshua N., & Aten, Jamie D. Required
From Woe to Go: A Training Text for Christian Counsellors Graham Barker and Clifford Powell Recommended

 

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Many of these books are available online through Koorong, we’ve collated them for you here: