Dr. Anderson displays a strong foundation of counseling through truth and having a relationship with Christ. Other web based articles were used to support the theory of Anderson’s book. Although the web based articles other different avenues of Christian counseling all of the sources used share a common root, how to show others how to overcome their problems to become healthy well adjusted individuals by using biblical concepts. Christian Counseling to the Spiritually Oppressed Discipleship is receiving instruction from a religious leader and being a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher. Discipleship in today’s world can be in the form of a Christian counseling.
Christian CBT is mainly based on clear integration, which involves direct use off divine resources. The stages of prayer include a prayer for protection and petitioning for healing power of the Holy Spirit, making the client feel relaxed, and allowing the client to recollect traumatic past events. It also involves petition for ministration of the Holy Spirit, waits for the Holy Spirit to minister to the client, ends the session in a joint prayer, briefly discusses the healing experienced by the client and recommends guidelines for personal prayers. The therapist should focus on correct interpretation of Scriptures and use appropriate guidelines during counseling. The use of Scriptures should be guided by the reason behind
He works with the legal system to run various individual and group outpatient therapies. Dr. Cross is also a Christian minister at a local church and uses Christian techniques to work with clients. The legal system gives the clients the choice to attend counseling from a general counselor or a Christian based counselor. He works with parolees and other court appointed clients as referrals. Focus The main focus for Dr. Cross is to educate the clients through Christian learning and faith.
The Holy Spirit is important in causing the change and the Word of God is the source of helping the client to become Christ -like. According to Adams (1986), this change must be toward God and must be “from the heart outward” (p. 7). If not, then the change is just superficial and it will eventually lead the client further astray. The very backbone of his counseling is 2 Timothy 3:16, which states: ," But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work"(NIV, 2010).
What is Christian Counseling? Christian counseling is making practices, models, and techniques that allow for Jesus Christ-centered counseling. This means that the core belief of the Christian counselor is that true and lasting healing comes from God through Jesus Christ. Therefore, the goal of the Christian counselor is to help clients (counselees) develop healthy relationships with God through the knowledge of Jesus Christ, instructing them in the appropriate application of the Word of God (The Holy Bible) to the problems and challenges that are presented in the counseling setting. Who is Considered a Christian Counselor?
A-4 MAT Review System: Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling Christine Mayers Liberty University A 4-MAT Review System: Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Christian Counseling McMinn, M. R. (2011). Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Christian counseling (Rev. ed.). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House. ISBN: 9780842352529 Summary Mark McMinn’s book Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Christian Counseling introduces to his audience a revised edition of his 1996 book for those counselors who are considering the ministry of Christian counseling.
Adams believes that once the patient is corrected, they then need to be discipled and trained in righteousness. These are Adam’s four stages of counseling (Adams, 1986). Adams basis his entire approach to counseling on the scripture 2 Timothy 3:14-17 “14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Adams states that the only way man can truly change is to have his heart changed through God’s Holy Spirit. Adams believes that man can make adjustments to his exterior, but he is unable to make any changes to his interior (heart, mind, emotions) (Adams, 1986).
Describe Blackaby on Spiritual Leadership. III. God’s guidance and obedience A. Interpreting on how a person can use the guidance of God and be obedient. IV. Virtues of a Christian Teacher A.
Quite a few approaches have been used to identify the connection between psychology and Christianity. This book should be used to help readers become aware of the belief backgrounds that every one of us brings to these issues, and to help readers analytically assess the assumptions that they bring to the discussion. The author wants us to assess and weigh up models for connecting Christianity and psychology (Entwilstel, 2010).Another goal of the book is to aid readers in how to verbalize their personal perception of how best to speak to the relationship of psychology and Christianity. In addition the author wants to assist the people who read this book to base the debate about this association in the context of worldview and truth-seeking issues that are a requirement to scholarly integration, but which are rarely discussed. The author presents different psychological and theological approaches to Christian counseling.
The first step is to ascertain the spiritual state of the person they are trying to reach. These questions known as the ‘Share Jesus Questions’ allows the person to determine the degree that “God is at work” within the person’s life. This strategy works because it places the evangelist in charge of the conversation by asking directed questions without putting the person on the defense. He emphasizes that we cannot fail because we are simply asking questions allowing the Holy Spirit to do the work.