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Paraklesis-Amazon "Bookstore"

For your convenience Paraklesis has associated with Amazon to provide you direct access on this page to purchase textbooks and books recommended by Dr Mervin.

Scroll to bottom of page to the "bookstore" and peruse through the required texts and suggested books.

Click on books and purchase directly from Amazon. 

 

 

Paraklesis Counselling Certificate Program - Reading Requirements & Suggestions

There are five textbooks required for the certificate program (see list below). These are the only text required for purchase for all the Paraklesis Certificate Courses.

Additional books will be recommended in each module, but are not required for purchase. We do recommend that you read as much and as wide as possible on the different subjects (these books will be suggested in the lectures and available in the Paraklesis Amazon Bookstore in the recommended category).

Course Readers

Additional resources and material will be provided in attached Paraklesis Reader’s or in the Study Guide for each module.You are required to read and study the provided articles and resources provided in the Readers of each Module.

Recommended Reading

Throughout the program suggestions will be made and books recommended that you could consider to purchase and read.  

Counselling Certificate Program - Required Textbooks

The required textbooks prescribed for the Paraklesis Certificate Program and used in all the modules are:

  • Collins, G. 2007. Christian Counseling - a Comprehensive Guide (Third Edition). Thomas Nelson.
  • McMinn, M.R. & Campbell, C.D. (2007) Integrative Psychotherapy – toward a Comprehensive Christian Approach. IVP Academic *
  • Meier, Minirth, Wichern & Ratcliff. 2010. Introduction to Psychology and Counseling: Christian Perspectives and Applications. 2nd Ed. Baker  *
  • Tan, S. & Scalise, E.T. 2016. Lay Counseling: Equipping Christians for a Helping Ministry (Revised and Updated). Zondervan. *
  • Tan, Siang-Yang, 2011. Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective. Baker. *

 * These books are Available as e-Books on Kindle (recommended)

Consider getting the e-books on Kindle from Amazon as this will give you immediate download access and will be cheaper.

You are required to purchase a copy of the prescribed textbooks for the Certificate Program. 

Counselling Certificate Program - Recommended Books

The following books are not required, but highly recommended by Dr Mervin for the Paraklesis Certificate Program.

You will highly benefit from these books and they will be a good additions to your own library.

 * Some of these books are Available as e-Books on Kindle (recommended). Consider getting the e-books on Kindle from Amazon as this will give you immediate download access and will be cheaper.

Recommended Self-Help Books for Counsellees

The following books are highly recommended by Dr Mervin for the Paraklesis Clients as self-help, educational, and workbooks.  

In counselling sessions Dr Mervin will from time to time, recommend specific books for the counsellees to assist them in their growth towards wellbeing.

You can browse through the different books and topics and consider purchasing them - you will highly benefit from these books and they will assist you in your personal and spiritual development.

 * Some of these books are Available as e-Books on Kindle (recommended). Consider getting the e-books on Kindle from Amazon as this will give you immediate download access and will be cheaper.