Dr. Anderson displays a strong foundation of counseling through truth and having a relationship with Christ. Other web based articles were used to support the theory of Anderson’s book. Although the web based articles other different avenues of Christian counseling all of the sources used share a common root, how to show others how to overcome their problems to become healthy well adjusted individuals by using biblical concepts. Christian Counseling to the Spiritually Oppressed Discipleship is receiving instruction from a religious leader and being a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher. Discipleship in today’s world can be in the form of a Christian counseling.
Christian CBT is mainly based on clear integration, which involves direct use off divine resources. The stages of prayer include a prayer for protection and petitioning for healing power of the Holy Spirit, making the client feel relaxed, and allowing the client to recollect traumatic past events. It also involves petition for ministration of the Holy Spirit, waits for the Holy Spirit to minister to the client, ends the session in a joint prayer, briefly discusses the healing experienced by the client and recommends guidelines for personal prayers. The therapist should focus on correct interpretation of Scriptures and use appropriate guidelines during counseling. The use of Scriptures should be guided by the reason behind
Critique of Two Theories: Nouthetic Counseling Vs. Misbelief Therapy Sandra Hanford Liberty University Summary Dr. Adams (1986) opens his book, How To Help People Change, by stating that all counselors agree on “the aim of counseling is to change people” (p. xi). The main difference is the question is what the people are supposed to change into. Each theorist has a different answer to that question. Coming from the perspective of a Christian, Dr. Adams (1986) suggests that the central issue of change centers on the process of changing the human heart. The Holy Spirit is important in causing the change and the Word of God is the source of helping the client to become Christ -like.
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.
Integration of psychology and theology faces many challenges. McMinn (2011) suggests that competent Christian counselors should not only be well educated in theology and psychology, but also have a firm understanding of Spirituality. In order for a counselor to have competency in all areas required to make an effective counselor they must expand their training to include education that enriches their spiritual side (McMinn, 2011). In counseling the majority of the worldview is mostly secular. McMinn (2011) suggests that Christian counselors should challenge the majority worldview and reinforce the Christian doctrine.
What is Christian Counseling? Christian counseling is making practices, models, and techniques that allow for Jesus Christ-centered counseling. This means that the core belief of the Christian counselor is that true and lasting healing comes from God through Jesus Christ. Therefore, the goal of the Christian counselor is to help clients (counselees) develop healthy relationships with God through the knowledge of Jesus Christ, instructing them in the appropriate application of the Word of God (The Holy Bible) to the problems and challenges that are presented in the counseling setting. Who is Considered a Christian Counselor?
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.
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. Dr. McMinn’s main focus is the counselor’s daily life, and the counselor’s therapy sessions. McMinn (2011) looks at how the counselor can integrate the Christian faith into their counseling practices. In order to have religious interventions, the counselor is required to understand spiritual formation, prioritize personal spiritual training, challenge prevailing methods of mental health, be sensitive to ethical issues and strive to have a strong scientific base. McMinn (2011 p. 60) points out that there are three roles that counselors hold simultaneously.
Backus and Chapian (2000) discuss how the fruit of a person stems from what they believe, so if a person believes an error the actions and behavior will be based off what he believe. According to Backus misbelief is the self-talk, the stinking thinking that people have. The thoughts that people tend to dwell on and relive constantly in their mind is misbelief the concept of self-talk. Dr. Adams approach to counseling is founded on the word “of God”. Adams references scripture throughout the process of his theory but he specifically references 2 Timothy 3:14-17 pertaining to change.
Focus The main focus for Dr. Cross is to educate the clients through Christian learning and faith. He uses projects that the client needs complete by each visit. Most projects involve using the bible. When the client completes the project and understands the meaning of the lesson it begins a learning process that the client can continue to use on his or her own after treatment. The focus is on the individual and teaching the client how to cope with his or her problem through the bible.