Within Christian Counseling there are more complex issues that are addressed and therefore The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) created a document that addresses these issues in a more detailed format. In the AACC ethics document, the format provides a section for each party that is associated with Christian counseling. For example there is a specific section for the following: 1. Christian Counselors, 2. Supervisors, educators, researchers, and
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.
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.
Many people would not agree that Christianity and theology cannot be integrated, but in actuality it can. This book helps the reader understand the basics of what psychology and theology is and how it can be integrated beautifully if you take the right steps and don’t remain open minded to your view of the world. Worldview, as defined by Entwistle, is “a set of presuppositions which we hold about the basic make-up of the world” (Entwistle, 2010 p.56). Our worldview assumptions whether it is true or not, plays a major role in how we relate psychology and Christianity. Every individual will have their own truth because the lens through which they see the world is biased.
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?
Personal Theory of Counseling Paper Liberty University Online COUN 507 Abstract It is important for the counselor to be knowledgeable of many various theoretical models as well as be able to incorporate theology, spirituality, and psychology into their counseling methods to successfully counsel their clients. In every situation God should be the center for all change. It is important for a client to have a positive outlook in life and God is the ultimate source for this to occur. This process may take various amounts of time depending on the degree of spirituality of the client and how they are responding to the Holy Spirit. The counselor's role is to give the client tools to aid them in their growth with God and act as a tool for God to use.
2) Discipleship Counseling Through the use of personal and professional experiences, Dr. Neil T. Anderson (2003) lays the foundation for future counselors to use as a guide to reach mentally ill individuals in his book Discipleship Counseling (Anderson, 2003). This instructional piece gives current and future counselors the instruction and information needed to reach out and counsel the spiritually oppressed. Anderson (2003) breaks this piece of literature down into three main focuses: defining and understanding mental health; counseling the spiritually oppressed; overcoming false guidance, deception, bitterness and rebellion—and helping others experience freedom in Christ. Discipleship Counseling also gives the reader a better understanding of how discipleship counseling works and shows them the basis of
Appreciate the Importance of Study People must be motivated before they will study a subject. Christians have all the reasons they could possibly need to study the Bible. Consider a few. As you do, note the emphasis on regular, frequent study. #1: Study so you can obey God and grow in His service.
Foster and Dallas Willard as an integral part of the Christian faith. This is evident in the branch of theology known as “Spiritual Theology.” Singaporean theologian Simon Chan, describes spiritual theology as “arises from personal experience of God in Jesus Christ and reflecting on that experience leads to a deeper experiential knowledge of God.” The focus of spiritual theology is on the practical implications of how the understanding of God affects our understanding of the nature and goal of Christian life. Meyer further discusses spiritual theology in two components: “Spiritual theology has been the academic study of Christian formation. It has been divided into two fields: ascetic theology and mystical theology. Ascetic theology focuses upon much of what we term “discipleship” today.
How do you study my mind and you are also a created being? How do you observe my behavior and diagnose? How can you predict my future behavior based on me past and present occurrences? While these are some of the questions that wage war between the two disciplines, Psychology and Christianity have always agreed on bulky areas of life. Christianity exalting love, self esteem, self-image and so does Psychology.