Post Traumatic Stress Counselor

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder We live in a world raged with war, hatred, rapes, loss, love, trust and peace to name a few. With continued threat of nuclear war, murder to include mass killings of innocent people (children), and increased mental illnesses life can be difficult for people to find their balance especially after suffering a traumatic event. The past has taught many to hide the negative and show the positive. The old fake it until you make it concept. The past has taught that it was almost shameful to show weaknesses and difficulties in a person’s life, especially when the persons issues may reflective negatively on the family. There was an image to uphold and normally when a person was diagnosed with…show more content…
Counselors consistently encourage the client to grow, change and develop in ways that can promote healthy relationships (ACA code of ethics. 2006). Throughout the course of counseling goals are set according to client's needs. It is desired the client will become whole, mentally stable and spiritually mature to enable a more successful in life. To obtain maturity, obedience and hopefully a new or a closer relationship with Christ is the ultimate goal in Christian counseling. Maturity will enable the client to have a deeper desire to worship and find their purpose in life (Crabb, L. 1977). As a client matures he will be able to assess his situation in a more mature manner and be able to apply the learned skill received in counseling. Crabb discusses two elements of maturity which are long range character growth and immediate obedience in specific situations which will help them to better please God (Crabb, L. 1977). Roger’s theory similarly assumes will need to demonstrate genuineness and true concern toward the client will yield the same results (Kensit, D.…show more content…
Because of this people will be more zealous in the pursuit of ministry and will want to encourage and exhort others which in turn will edify the church. Crabb's model for developing a counseling program has three levels of counseling. Crabb explains encouragement as congregational helping, exhortation and enlightenment as a select number of people who are knowledgeable in scripture receive training in how to interact and apply the knowledge in sessions (Crabb, L. 1977), which are similar to Clinton and Ohlschlager's lay ministry model. The lay ministry model suggests choosing mature, gifted, and qualified helpers and training them to minister to the hurting member of the congregation. Understanding the church will need to meet the needs of people from many different backgrounds, experiences, cultures incorporating a counseling program in the church may cause a more transparent session unlike a cognitive-behavior therapy session where the sessions are more structured and goal oriented (Andrews, L.

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