Summary Of Christian Counseling

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RUNNING HEAD: MCMINN 1 McMinn Review By Tracie Ottman Liberty University RUNNING HEAD: MCMINN 2 Summary Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling, by Mark R. McMinn, Ph.D. Tyndale House Publishers, published in 2011. The premise of this book is to look at the intricate combining 3 very important components in Christian counseling; prayer, scripture and psychology. As we have learned through our reading, the incorporating of these components have been controversial, but McMinn does a wonderful job of bringing them together in a way that is respectful of the Bible, and keeping it balanced with psychology. McMinn’s book goes into explaining how and when…show more content…
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…show more content…
We can certainly continue to pray for our clients outside of the session but we may have to re-route ourselves until we can get to that point again, where the client is more stable, and only then re-introduce those facets. For me I did not find anything to be negative about the text. The incorporating of all the aspects of Christian counseling and psychology was done well. I did not see where McMinn was unfair or biased in his opinion, I felt it was very well balanced. I also felt that it was written in a good progression that made sense and was easy to follow, as
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