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Salubritas International Journal of Spirit-Empowered Counseling
The mission of Salubritas: International Journal of Spirit-Empowered Counseling is to create and share unique knowledge to promote the wellness and wholeness (salubritas) of individuals and communities through counseling that occurs within the dynamic work of the life-giving Spirit to empower both counselors and counselees to live the fullness of life.
The mission of Salubritas is to create and share unique knowledge to promote the wellness and wholeness (salubritas) of individuals and communities through counseling that occurs within the dynamic work of the life-giving Spirit to empower both counselors and counselees to live the fullness of life.
The journal publishes refereed manuscripts of research, theory, and practical approaches regarding the role of the Spirit in counseling. Some from a Christian tradition may refer to this specifically as the Holy Spirit, one component of the relational (Trinitarian) godhead that facilitates and embodies mechanisms of positive change which appear non-reductionistic. Individuals may incorporate diverse ways of knowing and interpreting the Spirit and its role in positive change, and the Spirit is collectively assumed to be at the center of such change. Further, individuals from various traditions may hold unique experiences of the Spirit in counseling, and the journal recognizes, celebrates and welcomes these voices. The purpose of this journal is thus to build bridges among faith traditions by increasing dialogue about experiences of the Spirit in counseling.
Inaugural Issue (2021) Contents
Editorial: A New Venture! by Andrea C. Walker, Edward E. Decker, Jr., and Jeffrey S. Lamp
The Spirit, Change, and Healing by Edward E. Decker, Jr. Bill Buker, Jeffrey S. Lamp
Expanding God’s Redemptive Fractal by Bill Buker
How Jesus Communicates #Metoo by Pamela F. Engelbert
Counseling in the Already, Not Yet by Haley French
Breaking Depression’s Silence within the Church through Friendships by Robert D. McBain
The Holy Spirit the Ultimate Counselor and Transformer for Healing and Wholeness by Karuna Sharma
Spiritual Struggle and Spiritual Growth of Bereft College Students in a Christian Evangelical University by Melinda G. Rhodes and Andrea C. Walker
Wonsuk Ma and Kathaleen Reid-Martinez. Human Sexuality & the Holy Spirit: Spirit-Empowered Perspectives. by Robert D. McBain
Robert D. McBain. Depression, Where is Your Sting? by Cletus L. Hull, III
Dr. Haley French (University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom) is Assistant Professor of Professional Counseling in the Graduate School of Theology and Ministry at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma and Colorado. Her research interests are in the areas of the integration of psychology and Christian theology, the work of the Holy Spirit in the counseling process, and practical theology.