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.
Book Review Christian Coaching: Helping Others Turn Potential Into Reality Gary R Collins, PhD. Julie Donahue Liberty University LIFC 501-D03 Abstract Dr. Gary Collins divides Christian Coaching: Helping Others Turn Potential into Reality into seven sections: foundations of Christian coaching, skills of Christian coaching; assessment in Christian coaching; vision in Christian coaching; strategy, action, and obstacles in Christian coaching, specialties in Christian coaching; and the practice of Christian coaching. In this paper, I will summarize the key points of the book, share my personal response to the material, and describe how I will apply the material to my work as a life coach. In Part 1: Foundations of Christian Coaching, Collins defines coaching; describes a good coach; discusses the process of changing, and relates coaching to leadership. Coaching helps people find greater fulfillment in life.
Limitations of the Counseling Theory James Crabb form of counseling is broad but yet profound. It allows counselors to get a basic understanding of how the relationship of the counselor and client should be through the word of God. Dr.Crabb steps are “encourage expression of emotions surrounding the belief, Supported client as he considers changing his assumptions, teach the client what to feel his mind with the tape recorder technique, Plan and carryout biblical behavior, Secure commitment, And clarify biblical thinking.”
Introduction: A. Attention Getter: According to John Townsend, Ph.D., Christian Counseling or in other words Christian Therapy is defined as an active and specific involvement in your sanctification it’s not If about restoring your innocence; it’s about redeeming you. Some people come to counseling because they want to restore life to the way it used to be. B. Reason to Listen: Good Christian counseling combines modern methods of counseling with scriptural principles, using biblical truths as the reference point for integration.
The goals should also be in coordination with your values and your purpose for the goals. It can often depend on what the couples are coming to counseling for in order to help the couple decide on what some of their goals should be. For example: A couple may come into the counselor office and needs help with their relationship because they seem to always argue. One of their goals could be how to help them minimize and eventually stop arguing so much and be able to discuss things in a decent manner. Goals can and will sometimes go wrong.
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.
"Religion refers to the external expression of faith, that is the inner beliefs or values that relate to God or any higher being." (Rowe & Allen 2004) A person can be spiritual but not religious and a person can also be both religious and spiritual. The relationship between spirituality and coping begins when one encounters a stressful event and begins searching for spiritual guidance through spiritual practices as a means of support. "Spiritual and religious practices have a positive effect on an individual during stress or crisis by providing resources for coping and affecting the individual's perception of the event." (Krok, 2008) In my research of the relationship between
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.
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