The counselor’s goal should be to help the person find their significance by helping them understand who they are in Christ (Crabb, 71). A person also needs assistance finding security, which is the demand that they be unconditionally loved, accepted and cared for, now and forever [by God] (Crabb, 72). The counselor should seek to help meet these needs through biblical teaching and counseling techniques. 2. Development of problems and personal need (How do the issues come about?)
The book comprehensively discusses the concept of mental health and how biblical counseling addresses the whole person, body, mind, soul, and spirit. Health Promotion Practice, 9(1), 68-75.Salladay, S. Until then, it is perhaps best if his methods and steps are restricted to those who are not suffering from serious disorders with life-threatening consequences. Therapy with God. Theme #1 - Integration of Theology and Psychology One of the basic themes in Anderson's (23) book is the idea that one’s identity in Christ can be fostered by counseling derived from a model based on Anderson's integration of both theology and psychology. The problem with this claim is that, like many of Anderson's claims, it is untested.
The power of the counselor is ingrained in God’s Word. This material incorporates the Christian assignment in helping those in the extreme need in a manner that was similar to Jesus. In addition, Jesus is established as a model character in helping counselors. Most counselors’ deeds are a go-between in a spiritual form where greater powers try to find ways to put an end to the work of God. This is known in a culture where more or less regularly informed about counselors who have over step guidelines with counselees in sexual and personnel relationships.
Crabb’s concepts of the self-seeking behavior and the biblical behavior coming from one’s own will and how it affects compassion was what caught my eye and stuck with me. This will help me to determine the need for maturity or the constructs of Christianity within clients. I also related to the layering illustration of the Hawkin’s model because I am a visual
We must be patient and be able to tolerate varying amounts of floundering, confusion and false starts. We also must allow the individual to take their time to discover their own solutions while being honest with them without being judgemental. If for instance, an individual is showing lack of progress, we need to continue to motivate them and empower them to help themselves. The individual will be experiencing low self-esteem in these circumstances and we need to remind them of past successes. If progress is being made, we need to continue to encourage them and congratulate their progress.
It guides them to make the correct ethical decisions in life fulfilling their role as Christians. Ethics is the decision between right and wrong influenced heavily by beliefs and responsibilities of an adherent. Through the Bible, teachings by Jesus through parables such as the ‘Good Samaritan’ educate them on the way they should behave in everyday situations. In this parable, a man is neglected by a priest and a Levite but is helped by a Samaritan, a person who was disliked in that time. It shows Christians that they should help everyone who is in need, leaving no one behind.
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.”
Explain why you support the position that effective Christian counseling (such that promotes meaningful change in the counselee) must support a "curative theology" and biblical sanctification. The world we live in has so much chaos. People are searching for answers everywhere to help deal with the problems that they face. Some of the problems that people are facing include, but are not limited to, domestic violence, fatherless homes, marriage trouble (divorce), as well as sexual abuse/assault (Clinton, T., Ohlschlager, G., & Hart, A., 2005). These problems not only affect the non-believer, but also the Christian.
And just what is missiology? It’s what effective Christian missionaries study and practice. They make it their business not only to understand the timeless gospel message, but also the culture in which they are ministering. They understand that communicating effectively means much more than learning the language. Effective missionaries are lifelong learners of culture, working to understand where their people currently are so they can lead them to a true, yet truly enculturated, understanding of the grace and truth of Jesus Christ.
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.