Wright’s Book Review Nikki Holloway Liberty University October 6, 2014 ABSTRACT Wright, H. N. (2003). The new guide to crisis & trauma counseling. Venture,Calif: Regal Books. Dr. Wright created this material to assist counselors and ministers who are assisting clients in the need of crisis counseling. As a result the writer starts the information by concentrating on the first three chapters which Intel’s counseling from a biblical viewpoint.
The Nature of Religion Kathy Legare rel/134 May 10 2012 University of Phoenix The Nature of Religion Describe the common elements of religion. An important element in a religion is to have a Supreme Being or person to worship. Where this supreme being(s) guides and teach people how to live. That does not help or hinder the control of the nature of mankind. (Johnson, 2009) There is an unwritten code that religions have that tells the believer how to live, how to bring more in to the religion and what do if the person does not want to believe.
When the outcome is important but uncontrollable, and at times of crisis. In these times, religion will be important in performing psychological functions for people. Parson sees religion as helping individuals cope with unforeseen events and uncontrollable outcomes. He also says that it creates and legitimates society’s central values and it is the primary source of meaning. Religion makes society’s central values sacred and this helps to promote value consensus and social stability.
Phenomenology is also geared towards creating a framework for understanding religious traditions. The authors of The Sacred Quest An Invitation to the Study of Religion give multiple outlines for different things in religion, such as what a cult is defined as and what it means for something to be sacred. The phenomenological approach’s function is to also put up a firewall against literalism. This means that we want to look at how things function in a religion and how things are interpreted but we do not want to make the mistake of believing some things actually happened in the physical world. We use the phenomenological approach as a way to interpret data that we observe from several different religions.
Counselling/ counselling ideas may help to cope with the challenges of ‘change’ ‘The more I am willing to be myself in all this complexity of life […] the more I am willing to understand and accept the realities in myself and in the other person […]” Rogers (1961). In order to tackle changes in a client’s life, it is important for the counsellor themselves to be self-aware and have an understanding of others’ values, beliefs and attitudes although they may conflict with their own. The counsellor is there to help the client adapt to these changes, helping clients to push out old information and take in new- this however is also an aspect of change which the counsellor has to help the client pursue whilst keeping ethical and professional boundaries. Changes are accompanied by strong emotions, both negative and positive and counselling is able to support the transition from one state to another. When looking at coping with change it is not possible to ignore some of the events which change our development, life events which cause significant change are called transitions (Jeffery, J in Aldridge, S & Rigby, S 2004).
But, an important question to ask is, “How do we know when it is appropriate to introduce prayer and scripture into the counseling session?” This is an important question in that doing it too soon, can certainly have adverse effects on the client. It is a continuous task to be sure we are paying attention to the cues that we are getting, and listening intently so that we are progressing to the point of appropriately introducing them. Throughout the text McMinn reiterates the importance of doing things in a timely manner as to maintain respect to our
The Establishment Clause protects religious freedom by prohibiting the government from taking action that advances or inhibits religion and it interacts with the Free Exercise Clause to provide affirmative protection for the religious freedom of individuals as well as religious institutions. These two clauses have helped many who sought the United States in order to free themselves from a government controlled or preferred religion. With these clauses, religious freedom is secured in the United
Part I As worship wars continue to prevail in today’s churches, the true focus of worship seems to fall between the cracks. Marva J. Dawn, author of Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down, provides an outlook to the actual problem. Broken into five segments, this book provides an overview to the problem at hand and addresses those in leadership roles of the church. As stated in the opening chapter Dr.
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
As stated in Emergency Management “Emergency management rests on three pillars: a knowledge of history, an understanding of human nature expressed in the social sciences, and specialized technical expertise in response mechanisms. History tells what happened, suggesting what events could occur again, and provides examples of how others have dealt with crisis. Social science suggests why people react to crisis in certain ways and why some methods of crisis response succeed and others fail. The technical expertise demanded of the emergency manager addresses how crisis is managed, both in the immediate response, but more importantly, in the development of strategies to reduce risk and build community resilience. This chapter considers the first leg of the tripod on which emergency management rests, that of historical