William Backus, PhD, founded the Center for Christian Psychological Services. Before his death in 2005, he was a licensed clinical psychologist and an ordained Lutheran clergyman. He wrote many books, includingWhat Your Counselor Never Told You.
Dr. Backus has conducted follow-up studies of his clients, which show a 95 percent improvement rate, compared to a 67 percent success rate for other methods of therapy. The difference, Dr. Backus says, is "the truth of God as revealed in the Word."
In addition, he serves as an assistant pastor on the staff of North Heights Lutheran Church, Roseville, Minnesota, where he has founded and directed a lay-staffed free counseling clinic. He and his wife live in Minnesota.
Arguing that most life problems are based on misguided belief systems that produce hurtful emotions and behaviors, an introduction to the authors' Misbelief Therapy method explains how to draw on biblical principles to address a range of professional and interpersonal challenges. Original.