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). “Moving over” deals with any immediate problems; and “moving up” is about developing character (attitudes, beliefs, purposes) that conforms to Christ (Crabb, 31). People have one basic personal need (that is “personal worth”) that requires two kinds of input for its satisfaction: significance (purpose, importance, adequacy, etc.) and security (love) (Crabb, 63). The counselor’s goal should be to help the person find their significance by helping them understand who they are in Christ (Crabb, 71).
These goals are to help immature Christians come back to the acknowledgement of God and worship. His “Over” goal is the most important in helping people come to Christian maturity. Crabb believed that the “Over” goal was necessary if clients are to develop a strong belief system in accordance with biblical teachings and expectations. “Behavioral change (the Over goal), is a necessary prerequisite for maturity. (Crabb, 1986 p. 28).
Given that Religion creates diversity and the issues have been identified, the evidence must therefore be in the responses of the child. Through observing the child interact with peers one on one and in groups, the teacher, the environment inside and out, and the intended curriculum the following would be potential indicators and require investigation. Behavioural evidence, for example the negative attention seeking behaviour, aggression, withdrawal, non communicative, isolating themselves from peers, and then also the flip side whereby the child is over bearing, arrogant,
If, following assessment of this intervention, further help is needed; it may be decided to refer the child for an assessment by the Education Psychologist who can provide advice to the school on strategies to help the child. If the child still does not make progress, the school may decide to make a request to the Local Authority to carry out a Formal Statutory Assessment of the child’s special educational needs. This could provide extra funding for support and resources specifically for the child.
And last but not least, why are personal testimonies important in sharing the gospel? As we continue in this reflection paper, these three topics will be addressed. And not only addressed but we will learn to of credit all of the knowledge to the power of God. In recognizing the power of God, we learn more about who we are in Christ. And as we learn who we are in Christ, we will be driven by the power of God.
Core Conditions & Core Skills According to Clinton, Ohlschlager, & Centore, building an effective caring and counseling ministry starts with the counselor. As well, a Christian counselor that demonstrates spiritual maturity, and emotional health possess certain characteristics that reflect “core conditions” and “core skills” such as: * Genuineness. The Christian counselor must live out the change he/she desires to see in a client. We must practice what we preach, so to speak. * Warmth.
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
Let knowledge be a cosmic and complex structure, faith is the base for this structure for it provides fundamental assumptions and without these assumptions, the structure of knowledge will disintegrate. In the first Area of Knowledge religion, faith does play a pivotal role. Faith is an essential element that is mostly inseparable from the religion. An organized religion usually consists of a person’s relationship to that which they regard as holy, sacred,
We refer to this ability in the following as awareness or consciousness. Spiritual growth means developing this ability further. Here are some conditions that foster spiritual growth throughout a lifespan (quoted directly from Thompson & Randall’s chapter 8): Respect for the ways that spiritual reflection changes with age and growth in thinking, judgment, and personality. This means that the ways that children interpret religious matters are accepted as suitable for their age. Opportunities to participate in religious observances are calibrated to a child’s capacities for understanding and involvement.
In our education of the social work field, we have a plethora of information regarding the mind and the body but the spiritual aspect of a person isn't always quite as factual. Spirituality can be defined as a quest to find the meaning to life, peace of mind, and wholeness. Most people gain a sense of spirituality when they encounter life's hardships and traumas such as loss or illness and this serves as a coping mechanism. Spirituality is most often associated with being religious but they can be recognized as separate ideals. "Religion refers to the external expression of faith, that is the inner beliefs or values that relate to God or any higher being."