Dr. Tracy Jones
Dr. Jones has been a disciple since 1996, a mental health counselor since 1997 and has her Doctoral Degree from Liberty University. Her research area includes the use of Christian meditation as clinical intervention. She has provided mental health workshops for churches, presented at conferences, published research, worked as a clinician, clinical director as well as an adjunct professor. She is a member of the leadership team at CrossPoint Clinical Services in MA. Tracy is married and has 4 children.
Addressing the Gap: How the Integration of Psychology and Christianity offers a Pathway to Healing the Whole Person
As a mental health professional, you have the privilege of guiding others toward health and healing, but you may have experienced a sense that there is a gap between the skills learned through counseling strategies and the deep, mind-emotions-spirit healing some clients are seeking. Professional counseling organizations now include the review of a client’s spiritual and religious beliefs as part of ethical practices to address the multicultural understanding and assessment of needs and strengths of the client. While increased emphasis has been placed on understanding the role of spirituality within a therapeutic relationship, many clinicians have not been trained in integrative practices and in how to attend to these needs. This class will define the concept of integration and how it can be ethically applied to the counseling dynamic.