The importance of the Our Father has been deconstructed and analysed as an indicator of how Christians should approach prayer in general. From this single prayer the elements of praise, petition and repentance can be found
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.
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.
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.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy a Godly Process Liberty University Summary The article’s title, “Use of Prayer and Scripture in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” speaks to the substance of knowledge and understanding held within. The author addresses the use of thoughtful scientifically based inclusive of spirituality and more directly Christianity. Drawing from his experience and well received statistical data, the author Siang-Yang Tan imparts the positive impact of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) inclusive of prayer, scripture and Biblical focused processes on mental and emotional healing and well-being when applied in a thoughtful and principled manner. “In this article, I will describe the appropriate and ethical use of prayer, including inner healing prayer, and scripture or the Bible in a biblical, Christian approach to CBT that I have developed and practiced for over 25 years” (Tan, 2007). Tan addressed several areas
Coaching helps people find greater fulfillment in life. Coaching is not counseling, mentoring, discipling or consulting. Each of these practices involves accountability, encouragement, and a commitment to growth (Collins, 2009, p. 17), but coaching is a unique process that encourages clients to make their own judgments and decisions (p. 18). The Christian coach places an emphasis on an eternal purpose (p. 22). Christian coaches bring a biblical worldview; live out their Christian faith; understand that they cannot be completely neutral; and pray regularly for their clients (pp 24-25).
Ascetic theology focuses upon much of what we term “discipleship” today. It looks at our training (askēsis), especially in terms of practicing various spiritual disciplines, as practical steps in putting to death our old nature of sin so that we can walk in the freedom of the Spirit…mystical theology looks upon our intimate encounter with God. What we call “experiencing God’s presence in prayer” or “feeling God in worship,” is what Christian mysticism is about.” Therefore, spiritual theology is the study of spiritual formation which is described as the process of being “conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others.” How this discipline
PRAYER & SCRIPTURE IN THERAPY Page 1 Use of Prayer and Scripture in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: A Journal Article Review Amire L. Harvin Liberty UniversityCOUN 506 PRAYER & SCRIPTURE IN THERAPY Page 2 Siang-Yang Tan discuses in his article “Use of Prayer and Scripture in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy” published in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity in 2007, ways prayer and scripture can be integrated in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is also known by some as “CBT”. Tan believes that this model of cognitive-behavioral therapy along with different forms of prayer and biblical truth can be very beneficial in the long run to the client. He uses a study by Hayes, Luoma,Bond, Masuda and Lillis (2006) to help support his thesis. Hayes, Luoma,Bond, Masuda and Lillis (2006) study elucidated a historical development of behavior therapy.
There are several psychologists that believe mental health can be subdued by prescription medicine and/or positive reinforcements. Christian counselors know that Christ is THE truth (see John 14:6). The Christian faith allows for a strong conviction that Christ is the only healer for individuals with mental illnesses. When asked what Christian counselors believe, Dr. Kimberly Hartfield (2011) explains it as the following, “Christian counselors believe that the Bible is the ultimate standard of authority for believers, and that the power of the Holy Spirit adds God’s enabling Spirit to the counseling process.” (Hartfield, 2011 para. 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).