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What is Nouthetic counseling?

Jay E Adams: “The word comes from the Greek New Testament. It has, within it, three elements-concern, confrontation, and change. Nouthetic counseling is counseling that involves face to face confrontation by one person to another, out of loving concern for him, in order to bring about the changes God desires in his life. That in a nutshell, is what Nouthetic counseling is all about.”
Read Adams’ full article from the Institute for Nouthetic Studies

Heath Lambert: “Nouthetic counselors identify with the founding generation of biblical-nouthetic counseling and leaders in the movement like Jay Adams, Ed Bulkley, and Wayne Mack. Biblical counselors identify with second-generation leaders like David Powlison, Ed Welch, and Paul Tripp. But these historical distinctions do not always amount to institutional distinctions. A few smaller organizations like the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) and the Institute for Nouthetic Studies (INS) are purely one or the other. But large organizations like The Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC), The International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC), and NANC (now ACBC) have diverse memberships that identify with each generation. An historical identification with one generation of leaders over another leads to dispositional differences as leaders in varied ministry contexts emphasize different things.”
Read Lambert’s full article published by The Gospel Coalition