Introduction: A. Attention Getter: According to John Townsend, Ph.D., Christian Counseling or in other words Christian Therapy is defined as an active and specific involvement in your sanctification it’s not If about restoring your innocence; it’s about redeeming you. Some people come to counseling because they want to restore life to the way it used to be. B. Reason to Listen: Good Christian counseling combines modern methods of counseling with scriptural principles, using biblical truths as the reference point for integration.
Core Conditions & Core Skills According to Clinton, Ohlschlager, & Centore, building an effective caring and counseling ministry starts with the counselor. As well, a Christian counselor that demonstrates spiritual maturity, and emotional health possess certain characteristics that reflect “core conditions” and “core skills” such as: * Genuineness. The Christian counselor must live out the change he/she desires to see in a client. We must practice what we preach, so to speak. * Warmth.
Limitations of the Counseling Theory James Crabb form of counseling is broad but yet profound. It allows counselors to get a basic understanding of how the relationship of the counselor and client should be through the word of God. Dr.Crabb steps are “encourage expression of emotions surrounding the belief, Supported client as he considers changing his assumptions, teach the client what to feel his mind with the tape recorder technique, Plan and carryout biblical behavior, Secure commitment, And clarify biblical thinking.”
We, as Christian leaders, must improve different areas in our lives in order to become what God has called us to do in His work. A Christian leader also has a duty. “Christian leaders are servants with the credibility and capabilities to influence people in a particular context to pursue their God-given direction.” Credibility and capabilities do not grow on trees or can be purchased at the supermarket. They have to be developed. If we really want to influence others, and specifically lead people to do God’s will, we ought to purposely and diligently allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives and mold it.
According to Dr. Hawkins spiritual gifts have a motivational purpose because they enable the believer to participate in ministry that impacts lives which provides an experience of joy in the use of these gifts. True 21. The doctrine of the Trinity teaches about Gods concern for unity and intimacy among his followers. True 22. Understanding the doctrine of Eschatology can help to provide believers with a source of joy when they are enduring struggles, because this doctrine emphasizes that believers have a future secured by God.
Code of Ethics Comparison Introduction A code of ethics guides all counselors. The code of ethics in counseling is provided to help counselors provide the best care for their clients and to adhere to guidelines and rules in their professions. In comparing the Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association and the Code of Ethics of the American Association of Christian Counselors, both were found to have many similarities, but are yet different. The mission of the ACA is to “enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity.” (ACA Code of Ethics, 2005, p. 3) The mission of AACC is to”(1) help advance the central mission of the AACC-to bring honor to Jesus Christ and promote
The American Association of Christian Counselors & American Counseling Association: Code of Ethics Comparison Abstract Professional counselors are bound by a professional code of ethics. The American Counseling Association (ACA) and The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) have provided the ethics for counselors to follow and hold true to. The ACA focuses on counseling in the secular scope however does not address issues that are related to counseling in a Christian forum. The AACC was designed specifically to provide counselors to integrate their Christian worldview into their practice. While there are many similarities between both codes there are also very distinctive differences as well.
Professionally, I would be sure to stay in the mode of awareness and understanding. These would guide my questions and my advice. My steps would be based upon the steady and procedural steps of ultimately integrating psychology with Christianity. My conversation would be rooted in my faith as well as my knowledge and analysis of my client’s emotional and spiritual well-being. Another aspect to enhance my counseling would be to share and develop my skills through collaboration with colleagues or other persons of interest in the client.
Coaching helps people find greater fulfillment in life. Coaching is not counseling, mentoring, discipling or consulting. Each of these practices involves accountability, encouragement, and a commitment to growth (Collins, 2009, p. 17), but coaching is a unique process that encourages clients to make their own judgments and decisions (p. 18). The Christian coach places an emphasis on an eternal purpose (p. 22). Christian coaches bring a biblical worldview; live out their Christian faith; understand that they cannot be completely neutral; and pray regularly for their clients (pp 24-25).
Regardless, the good life is still attainable. In order to live the good life, one has to strive to find happiness in whatever he or she does. According to Ralph Waldo Emerson in his essay “The Over-Soul”, one can achieve happiness through God and religion. He states that God is accessible to everyone, religious or not, and that religion is essentially the key to all happiness. For Christians, Emerson’s point of view may be correct.