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
Colonialists place "...the book of God's Word over the book of God's Works, and theology over psychology." (Entwistle, 2010, p. 145). Neutral parties keep psychology and theology separate for fear that one will contaminate the other. And then there are Allies, those who believe that both psychology and theology belong to God and that "all truth is God's truth". They believe in total integration and know and respect the two books of God.
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.
We, as Christian leaders, must improve different areas in our lives in order to become what God has called us to do in His work. A Christian leader also has a duty. “Christian leaders are servants with the credibility and capabilities to influence people in a particular context to pursue their God-given direction.” Credibility and capabilities do not grow on trees or can be purchased at the supermarket. They have to be developed. If we really want to influence others, and specifically lead people to do God’s will, we ought to purposely and diligently allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives and mold it.
There are lots of different interpretations of which source of morality is the greatest for use within the contemporary world. There are also two main categories these sources fall into; intellectual or instinctual. The Bible “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, in order that the man of God may be fully qualified, equipped for every good work.” For orthodox Protestants (Jehovah’s witnesses) and Evangelical Christians they affirm the Bible, first and foremost, as the inspired narrative of God's loving plan of redemption for His creation. These sects of Christianity tend to believe that the Bible is the only method that should be used when making ethical decisions, with writer Carl F. H. Henry calling ‘biblical ethics’ ‘Christian ethics.’ There is a diversity of approaches in the Bible which Christians can use to make ethical decisions; the Old Testament which includes the Decalogue, many of which have been applied in practical law today (‘thou shalt not kill’); and the New Testament involving the teachings of Jesus and St. Paul and the Golden Rule (‘treat others how you’d like to be treated’). The Bible is the witness to the central events of the Christian faith.
However it was good to know the history about integration and how many people expressed their views. Which lead me to this question: what contributions did the historians contribute to integration and if any what were they? Entwistle dissected the different denomination and how each denominations view integration and provided the ethical guidelines for incorporating religion in counseling. Which lead me to these questions: What are some ways Christians incorporated science and theology? What are some examples of integration in churches?
As a Christian our lives are to serve and obey God’s Laws his commandments and the purpose is to get into heaven. This and now is only a test to see if your worthy to enter and inherit his praise. In conclusion: The overall view of this module I learned about the Christian Worldview and how Christianity is viewed in the world. The Bible timeline open thoughts on my own beliefs, and knowing that I am a Christian and find more about my personal views. The detail outline really made me focus on critical thinking of GOD and what I truly believe in accordance to worldview and notice that majority of my commitments are consistent with the beliefs of Christian Theism.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy a Godly Process Liberty University Summary The article’s title, “Use of Prayer and Scripture in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” speaks to the substance of knowledge and understanding held within. The author addresses the use of thoughtful scientifically based inclusive of spirituality and more directly Christianity. Drawing from his experience and well received statistical data, the author Siang-Yang Tan imparts the positive impact of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) inclusive of prayer, scripture and Biblical focused processes on mental and emotional healing and well-being when applied in a thoughtful and principled manner. “In this article, I will describe the appropriate and ethical use of prayer, including inner healing prayer, and scripture or the Bible in a biblical, Christian approach to CBT that I have developed and practiced for over 25 years” (Tan, 2007). Tan addressed several areas
* Action If I was speaking with a friend, I would most definitely tell them to keep God at the forefront of their lives. I would proceed by asking them how things have worked out on their own without praying on their situation. Often times when we do things without asking for God’s help, we make a mess of things in my opinion. I would encourage them to seek God’s word for the bible has the answers to the problems that we face today. I believe that integrating theology and psychology into practice can be attained and can benefit the client greatly.
I believe strongly in a person-centered approach to therapy. Because of this, I would develop a plan of action specific to each individual I would counsel. First I would ensure that the client receives my practice as Christian counseling. I would help them to understand that we would be looking at healing and recovery from a biblical perspective. Secondly, I would determine what disciplinary relationship the person represents; whether enemy, spy, colonialists, neutral or ally.