They understand the bible is the final authority. This type of counseling can address a range of emotional and spiritual issues. Christian counselors understand that the Bible has a lot of practical wisdom. There are several avenues a Christian counselor can take to help a spiritually oppressed person become a whole person, mind, body, and soul. Three of these avenues are overcoming false guidance, bitterness and rebellion.
Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling Spring Browne Liberty University COUN-506 Summary Mark McMinn explains in his book, Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling, the progress that has been made by Christian counselors to unify the disciplines of theology and psychology. McMinn expresses the need for these disciplines for counselors and clients through addressing prayer, Scripture, sin, confession, forgiveness, and redemption. McMinn addresses each of these disciplines theologically and psychologically. McMinn has developed training methods and spiritual disciplines for people to gradually be transformed by God, evidence by reflecting humility, compassion, forgiveness, and redemption that can only be found through Christ (McMinn, 1996). Prayer is essential for Christian counseling.
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). Using this Scripture, Dr. Adams provided four –step biblical process that are the elements in the process of change. The first step is teaching the truth of the Bible, which is the Word of God. The counselor must teach the client what God has to say about the situation and what His standards are for living. This teaching involves what Adams calls “teaching in the milieu” or through real life situations.
Compare and Contrast Paper Terina Jackson Liberty University The book of Proverbs 11:14 states “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety,” (English Standard Version). For counseling students, this scripture is a good reminder of the need for sound, biblical counseling in the world today. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the commonalities and differences of Christian counseling and counseling with a secular, humanistic approach. In the book, Effective Biblical Counseling: A Model for Helping Caring Christians Become Capable Counselors, Lawrence J Crabb, Jr. (1977), explains in detail what is required to be an effective Christian counselor. Crabb states the goal of Christian counseling is to promote maturity among Christians (Crabb, 1977, p 22-23).
Use of Prayer and Scripture in Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy: Journal Review Barbara Gaskins Coun 506 July 1, 2012 Liberty University Use of Prayer and Scripture in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy The purpose of this article was meant to assist the reader on the appropriate use of scripture and prayer alongside the counseling theory of cognitive behavioral therapy. The beginning of the article discusses the concept of the cognitive behavioral therapy and its general uses for many disorders. It then goes on to express the historical roots of cognitive behavioral therapy by expressing it as generations saying that the first stage was the traditional therapy, then moved on to the cognitive behavioral therapy and finally ends with Acceptance and Commitment therapy. The article also talks about mindfulness, its two components, one being self-realization and the second being acceptance and also explains how mindfulness ties in to the Muslim and Buddhism religions. The author explains the Biblical and Christian approach to cognitive behavioral therapy and states that he developed and implemented the particular approach while working specifically at places such as a hospital and his private practice over 25 years.
George K. Nti Preferences Regarding Prayer as a Counseling Intervention Liberty University Summary Chet Weld and Karen Eriksen present series of researches and studies through surveys on the state of prayer in the counseling profession. The journal article “Christian Clients’ Preferences Regarding Prayer as a Counseling Intervention; which was published in the Journal of Psychology and Theology 2007, Vol. 35, No. 4, 328-341, reports several researches on how prayer is need in counseling. There is the desire of clients for therapists to introduce the subject of prayer during their visits; this is because of their Christian background.
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.
Second, conduct a comprehensive recollection and healing of the past events that led to the present problem (s). Third, emphasize the spiritual dimension of life while paying little attention to rational approach to life. Fourth, attribute the cause of feelings on the problem to personal thoughts and initiate behavioral changes to the teachings of the Holy Spirit, which include prayers and total dependences on God for solutions. Other major components of CBT are focused on factors related to religion, families, culture and society ensuring that methods used are based on the truth of Scriptures, and they lead to holiness and application of result-based methods of research prior to articulating importance of CBT. Christian CBT is mainly based on clear integration, which involves direct use off divine resources.
Abstract In the book Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling by Mark R. McMinn, PhD published by Tyndale House Publishers shows how psychologists use theology and spirituality in their counseling. McMinn show the importance of Christianity in counseling of clients. He gives various examples of the best tactics for psychologist to use in Christian counseling. He also shows the importance of building a trusting relationship with clients and uses the cognitive therapy background as a theoretical foundation. In the book he discusses that many counselors as well as Christian counselors hardly ever use the Bible while they are in their counseling session.
The Theory Critiques of Adams and Backus Michael Plont Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary The Theory Critiques of Adams and Backus THE CONCISE SUMMARY OF CONTENT Identify Four Steps Adams believes that four steps must be implemented, in order, if there is to be any hope that the client will change. They are as follows; teaching, conviction, correction, and disciplined training in righteousness. He feels that the client must be first taught the gospel, and then become convicted of their sin to the point of repentance. Adams then states the counselor must correct the counselee by standing on the Word of God. Adams believes that once the patient is corrected, they then need to be discipled and trained in righteousness.