Review: 'The Christian Counselor's Medical Desk Reference' by Robert Smith
I found his treatment of drugs and placebo effects enlightening. He examines the questionable nature of many drugs marketed through popular media, giving good questions to ask when considering such a drug (this has applications outside of counseling, of course, making the material useful in other areas of life). He also gives a helpful evaluation of the placebo effect, which helps the reader understand why some drugs may seem to achieve the goals of counseling without all the homework, and how that appearance can be false. He also gives instances of good drug usage, and questions the long-term affects of exposure to certain mind-altering drugs.
5 Stars: highly recommended for Pastors and Christian counselors