In making sure that the secular psychology principles align with biblical thinking the biological issues seem to be forgotten. While it is optimal that every human’s make up consist of all the right parts, not every personality will come to counseling complete due to external circumstances and life’s path in general. Hawkin’s model implies that every human beings make-up contains a complete personality and the core is influenced by the Holy Spirit. This is a weakness because only a Christian’s core has the ability to be influenced by the Holy Spirit. It is more reasonable to lean towards Crabb’s model in this area because he discusses the development of maturity in the Christian walk.
Be at peace among yourselves.”) what God is trying to teach us about respect towards others. We cannot just sit there and disrespect others due to their imperfections, for every single one of us has imperfections but yet have great respected qualities that differ from one person to another. In the healthcare management field one must be able to respect opinions of those above you as well as the opinions of those below you. Interactions with other administrators, chief executive directors, and co-workers must be done without vain glorying oneself. The bible teaches us this in Philippians 2:3 (“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves”).
In particular, when speaking of Spies, the lines are not as clear as they do not accept the tenets of Christianity but see activities such as prayer or forgiveness as useful to the secular world. Because of this area of debate, the idea of absolutes is not possible. Without absolutes, how can we actually give someone guidance on how and where to go in their lives? Without a spiritual path that is laid out and definite, where does someone with a troubled soul go? I am grateful for the door that the book opens by illustrating how the two worlds of psychology and Christianity can be married yet as in any marriage, there is always areas that are not
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
By knowing the definition of these integration models, one can better understand how others approach integration. In doing so, the author also refers to two books of God, the Book of God's Word (the Bible) and the Book of God's Works (His creation). Enemies do not believe integration to be possible. Spies tend to "piece together" information from both psychology and theology to come up with something that they could believe in and helps others in the process. Colonialists place "...the book of God's Word over the book of God's Works, and theology over psychology."
According to Luther, a strong faith is the foundation and necessity for a good Christian life. Luther defines a true Christian as “a spiritual, new, and inward man.” Luther makes it clear that no outward or bodily actions are connected with the “liberty or the slavery of the soul.” No evil bodily or external works will injure the soul. Nor will any pure external actions or works save the soul. The most important thing for Christian salvation is the Bible, or as Luther refers to it, “the most holy word of God, the Gospel of Christ.” In order for the soul to be saved, we need the word of God, nothing more. In order to receive salvation, one must have faith in the word of God and “preach Christ”.
Things that should guide people towards repentance could potentially keep their focus looking inside themselves. Once a person can truthfully see how sinful their thoughts and lives are, it can and will hopefully lead them to depend on God. While Crabb is relying on God for answers, Rogerian theory states that “no other human being can possibly determine what the correct or incorrect behavior is for any other individual. Because of this, Kensit says that therapists must keep this in mind and use non-directive but yet supportive therapy. (Kensit, 2000).
In many studies that address this issue of Christian based CBT there seems to be the approach that spirituality is only a compliment to secular counseling methods and that the type or religious process involved was not crucial to the process. This was not the case in Tans article, Tan imparts to the reader that the Christian based processes of faith, prayer, scripture and meditation of the word, the will and the power of God were complemented by secular counseling methods to impart greater success in client wellness. “We can observe what the effects of prayer and spiritual understanding are, and advise clients as to how they can use Scripture, how they can worship, and so forth in a way most helpful to them” (Tan, 2007). This aspect of faith and the realness of Gods ability and desire to heal are of primary importance to me as both a Christian and a student of CBT counseling
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.
Running head: Compare and Contract of Code of Ethics Compare and Contracts of Code of Ethics Miriam Ayala Liberty University Abstract The American Counseling Association (2005) is an operative organization that has been setting ethical values for the training for the practice of professional counseling. Due to the focus of the organization which is on the field of secular counseling, the ACA code (2005) of ethics does not discuss or speaks about matters related to Christian counseling. The make-up of the American Association of Christian Counseling (2004) is also cultivated to deliver leadership and guidance in the professional field for Christian counselors who desire is to incorporate their Christian worldview in their counseling