Christian Therapy Outline

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After reading, and re-reading, the Brief Christian Therapy Outline, there were several things or parts that really stands out. For example, it is important to note that prior to anything being said or done, the counselor must begin by, “Bathing each session and client in prayer” (Ohlschlager & Clinton, 2005, 86). This is not only for the benefit of the client, but also for the Christian Counselor as well. By acknowledging verbally the need for guidance from the Holy Spirit, the counselor establishes right off the bat that he or she does not have all the answers. This act of humility before God, and in the presence of the client, sets the tone for each person to be willing to submit to what God is going to do. Additionally, this can open the…show more content…
Perhaps this should also be the goal of every Christian, even if he or she is not in an active counseling role. One element of the Brief Christian Counseling model that is somewhat surprising is that, “Counselors maintain some ethical and legal responsibility long after the counseling relationship ends” (Ohlschlager & Clinton, 2005, 92). While I recognize the need for being accountable for the guidance given to the client, it could be concerning for the counselor if the client is no longer participating with that counselor and then commits violence or any other law violation. At some point, personal responsibility on the part of the client should be the determining factor, not finger pointing at the…show more content…
For example, after a career in Law Enforcement and dealing with people constantly breaking the law, I can quickly become frustrated with people who repeatedly do the same wrong things. I can particularly become frustrated with someone who seemingly does not want to even try ti di the right thing. For me to learn to manage that frustration as clients, “…can frustrate …through their lies, deceit and sin” will come as I also continue to grow and mature in Christ (Ohlschlager & Clinton, 2005,
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