The purpose of this book is to help mental health professionals increase their cultural competence to better serve Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians who are congregants in the world’s fastest-growing religious movement. My focus is twofold. First, I aim to increase the reader’s awareness and knowledge about Christians who live their faith within Pentecostal cultures. Second, I hope to increase the reader’s knowledge about the assessment and treatment of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians with mental health needs based on a review of research and recommendations from experienced clinicians. My approach to assessment and treatment is the commonly held view that best practices are holistic. Therefore, I will attempt to integrate Pentecostal and Charismatic spirituality with assessment and treatment in ways that respect the spirituality of the person seeking treatment and enhances therapeutic outcomes.
“The first part of the book can help all readers…understand people who live into that religion. The second part of the book is a practical and insightful guide to effective helping for psychological difficulties. I highly recommend this book to anyone who seeks to understand and help Pentecostals and Charismatics.”
—Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Commonwealth Professor Emeritus
“…a well written, comprehensive, and very helpful guide to understanding and counseling Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians. It is a substantial and unique contribution to Christian counseling and also to the field of counseling and psychotherapy. I highly recommend it as essential reading for everyone interested or involved in counseling Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians.”
—Rev. Siang-Yang Tan, PhD, Senior Professor of Psychology,
Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Counseling and Psychotherapy:
A Christian Perspective, and Shepherding God’s People.
a must read not only for Pentecostal and Charismatic counselors but for anyone in the mental health field.”
—Tony Richie, D. Min., Ph. D., Associate Professor of Theology
Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN
Discipline is education. To accomplish our task, we must be well equipped and committed to an educational program that will help children meet their life goals. But there’s more to child discipline than techniques. Discipline with respect means developing a respectful, loving relationship with children.
What reviewers say
“Practical, well organized and reader friendly… Parents, educators, and anyone responsible for children and their well-being should read this book.”
—Diane Mortellite-Saaybe, M.A., New Jersey
Dr. Sutton’s work connects timeless principles to modern wisdom in a way that challenges family habits and encourages relationship-grounded discipline.
—Jennifer Poindexter, M.S., LPC, South Carolina
Key Features of Creating Surveys
•Learning objectives for each chapter
•Concise chapter summaries
•Short chapters covering essential survey topics
•Many items to use in building your own projects
•Examples of text to introduce and close surveys
•How-to guide for evaluating workshops and seminars
•New concept list following chapter summaries
•Numerous references to online resources
•Reader’s guide to statistics and data analyses
•Information on ethics and project approval
•Examples of tables and charts for reports
•Extensive research glossary
•Extended Table of Contents
•Link to book website resources
“This resource provides practitioners and students a systematic, easy-to-read overview of what surveys are and how to use them. Even seasoned researchers could benefit from reviewing this book and keeping it handy for reference, but undergraduate and master’s students should find it particularly useful for grasping basic research constructs and designing simple survey projects.”
—Joe D. Wilmoth, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science, Mississippi State University
“Sutton’s Creating Surveys is a treasure trove of valuable resources and easy to follow instructions that has been created to increase the validity and reliability of survey research. It is a long overdue addition to the researcher’s toolkit”
—Johan Mostert, PhD, Director of Research, CompACT
"Creating Surveys is a practical and readable handbook for researchers providing a broad look at the many facets of survey research. I highly recommend this text… He brings to life quality survey components with clear examples from a variety of topics and fields of study."
—Shonna Crawford, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education in Literacy, Education Department Chair, Evangel University
· How statistics function in counseling research and practice
· Easy to read explanations of basic stats like measurement, averages, correlations
· Simple descriptions of statistical tests like t tests, ANOVA, chi square
· Important review of test score reliability and validity
· Includes an extensive glossary
· Practice with answers
· Links to online resources
What Reviewers Say About Applied Statistics
Even though I completed multiple graduate level statistics courses, I benefitted from the simple and straight forward content of this text. Practice tests at the end of chapters helps assess learning and application. This is a great refresher resource for counselors and beginning graduate students.
Christine Arnzen, Ph.D., LPC, Associate Professor, Evangel University; Coordinator, Graduate Counseling Programs