This book is centered on the truth of Christ and deliberately focuses the counselor maintaining their Christian belief as they implement their counseling methods. This demonstrates how the clinician can respect the client while using Christian values in therapies to help the client to understand their pain and make emotional changes in their thinking patterns. This book is an excellent resource for those planning a career in counseling. It focuses not only on the integration of Theology, Spirituality and Psychology into Christian counseling but also focuses on how life situations can foster brokenness and how brokenness can be beneficial to the client. This book also teaches how the counselor should apply his Christian faith in and out of therapy sessions.
In each of these areas he debunks the traditional question of “Should counselors pray (or use Scripture, confront sin, etc) with clients?” and instead asks the more sensitive and discerning question of, “Which forms of prayer (scripture, sin, confrontation, etc) should be used with which clients and under which circumstances?” (p. 65). He provides in depth definitions and explanations as to how each of these interventions apply to both the counselor and the client and can lead to true healing in all three aspects of the client’s life. The conclusion of the book identifies McMinn’s (1996) concept of the multitasking counselor. He defines multitasking as a counselor who can consider the three different psychological categories (psychology, theology, and spirituality) of the client’s mental health at a time. He states, “The most effective Christian counselors are able to process several ideas simultaneously” (p. 269).
4-MAT Book Review of Dr. H. Norman Wright’s Crisis and Trauma Counseling The Complete Guide Liberty University Abstract Wright’s book “Crisis and Trauma Counseling” (2011) was written for counselors in both the church setting as well as the secular setting. It provides professional counselors with information on how to counsel in situations of crisis, loss, and trauma with an addition of biblical principles. Wrights book is also suitable for helpers (pastors, lay persons) with no specific training as a self help manual and guide. To better understand Wright’s perspective and advice for counseling he provides his readers with biblical examples, various tools, case studies, and general instructions. In addition, because referral is another part of
Summary and Practical Application of Larry Crabb’s method of effective Christian Counseling Ronald Ruben Liberty University November 1, 2014 Abstract This paper explores Larry Crabb’s methodology of Christian Counseling. It provides a brief summary on the techniques used and how this contributes to the discipline of counseling. In the book Effective Biblical Counseling Dr. Larry Crabb provides the framework for one to effectively handle biblical counseling and the methodology of establishing a counseling program in a local church. The author helps the reader understand the importance in establishing goals and finding a way to effectively achieve these goals using biblical and secular principles. Crabb also discusses the difference
A Critique of Two Theoretical Approaches: How to help people change by Dr. Jay E. Adams and Telling yourself the truth by Dr. William Backus and Marie Chapian Shanaya Dantzler Liberty University COUN 507_D04 In Adams (1986) counseling methodology is solely based on the counselor teaching the counselee the process of eradicating sin from one’s life in being Christ-like, through using scripture. He gives instruction for counseling through understanding that change is internal. He says, “But that if outward change does not involve a change of heart toward God, it creates self-satisfied person who, to that extent, has become a Pharisee.” (Adams, 2000, p.6) He delineates a four- step approach toward biblical counseling that implements
A COMPARISON PAPER: CRABB’S EFFECTIVE BIBLICAL COUNSELING Dr. Larry Crabb believes that “God has ordained the local church to be His primary instrument to tend to his people's aches and pains.” He lays out a counseling plan for the local church to use in his book, Effective Biblical Counseling: A Model for Helping Caring Christians Become Capable Counselors (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1977). In this standard textbook for Christian counselors, he reminds us that people “will never be happy if [they are] concerned primarily with becoming happy (Crabb, page 22).” The real goal of life and thus the path of happiness is glorifying God and serving others. SUMMARY: The author’s theory/methodology 1. Primary goal (What is the desired outcome?) Dr. Crabb shares that the biblical goal of counseling goals should be to help people move over to the path of righteousness (Crabb, 28); and help them move up in their maturity to be like Christ (Crabb, 29).
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.
Liberty University Theological Seminary Comparison Paper of Dr. Larry Crabb book” Effective Biblical Counseling” By. Brad Pratt PACO 507-D02 LUO Submitted To: Dr. Jade Kim 11/2/14 Summary This comparison paper is on the book by Larry Crabb “Effective Biblical Counseling”. This book is design to be "a model for helping caring Christians become capable counselors”. “My purpose in writing this volume is to think through a model of counseling that can be gracefully integrated into functional at the local church In my view any approach to counseling that is truly biblical will work most effectively when carried out in the context of the local body of believers.”. The 10 constructs this paper will deal with are primary goal, development
RUNNING HEAD: MCMINN 1 McMinn Review By Tracie Ottman Liberty University RUNNING HEAD: MCMINN 2 Summary Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling, by Mark R. McMinn, Ph.D. Tyndale House Publishers, published in 2011. The premise of this book is to look at the intricate combining 3 very important components in Christian counseling; prayer, scripture and psychology. As we have learned through our reading, the incorporating of these components have been controversial, but McMinn does a wonderful job of bringing them together in a way that is respectful of the Bible, and keeping it balanced with psychology. McMinn’s book goes into explaining how and when
Theory Critique - Crabb and Hawkins Rose Monk COUN 507 Liberty University Dr. Hunter November 3, 2013 Concise Summary of Theories Larry Crabb’s model for Christian counselors is based on Christian values and includes secular principles that are consistent with Scripture. Plain and simple this theory works to create a receptive mind for the truth. Ultimately, the idea behind this model is to work on the thought process, and in altering the way the mind thinks, this will motivate correct actions to reach the client goal. By identifying the problems in feelings, behaviors and thinking, this model not only works to change the way clients think, yet their belief of needing anything other than God. Understanding the basics of