There was a time when the area of spirituality and religion was without a doubt detached from the counseling practice. Lately there has been a rekindling of attention in religion and spirituality in provisions of therapy in the American culture. For the reason that spirituality and religious ideals can play a key element in human life and have been surmised as therapeutically pertinent, ethically suitable, and potentially momentous topics, these principles should be seen as an impending resource in the counseling of diverse client populations. Accordingly counselors have been recommended to take sincerely client’s religious and spiritual concerns. Religion and spirituality are often entrenched within the issues that clients convey in the counseling office; regrettably, the ethical principles of the vocation have yet to attend to unambiguous concerns that materialize as counselors make the endeavor to augment understanding and responsiveness to religious and spiritual issues in their work. The need for counselors to respect clients’ decorum, to promote positive development and maturity, to respect multiplicity in terms of religion and to attempt to comprehend the diverse cultural backgrounds of clients is addressed in the code of ethics. These responsibilities propose that counselors must regard religious and spiritual aspects of client’s welfare and may observe them as assets for endorsing remedial change.
The author maintains that the Christian counselor must not only utilize these practices in their counseling sessions, but must also live a Christian life, modeling the attributes of Christian values and core concepts to their clients (McMinn, 2011). The book begins with a discussion of prayer and scripture, and the way these elements can be successfully integrated into the counseling relationship, providing several models for the use of prayer as a counseling technique (McMinn, 2011). The book also outlines ethical dilemmas associated with the use of prayer and scripture as counseling techniques, including misinterpretation, overuse, and lack of training (McMinn, 2011). When applying Christian counseling techniques, McMinn suggests comparing techniques to scripture to ensure that therapeutic techniques are found in scripture directly, or are implied (McMinn, 2011). The counselor should use caution to avoid implementing techniques that are inconsistent with Biblical teachings (McMinn,
Dr. Tan has shown that incorporating prayer, scripture, and a Christian approach helps people. He has been using this approach for years and has had positive results. All counselors need to use the methods that work. This is especially true of Christian counselors. If a Christian had made a chose to visit a Christian therapist, that therapist should use Christian tools to help their client.
Throughout the study of comparing and contrasting Dr. Crabb’s method with that of the REBT, CBT, and RCCT, it is apparent that the plan laid out in Effective Biblical Counseling by Dr. Larry Crabb is the best approach for the effective Christian counselor. The plan laid out of Dr. Crabb fully institutes the role of the Holy Spirit and the Lord Jesus Christ in the life of the client, and the client is fully dependent upon God for change instead of depending upon their own abilities.
II. Internal diversity within the two disciplines: both pastoral care and psychotherapy the internal diversities within their own disciplines. The main approaches for the pastoral care of health include teaching, preaching, guide, sustain, nurture and healing. Secular Christian pastoral differs substantially from the psychotherapy and other forms of care services differentiated by its anthropology. However, due to the plurality of views and traditions among Christians, that do not always
...have presented to the world and for a large extent lived by it. Despite being subjected to persecutions, we as a people, maintained a level of humanity and caring that usually far exceeded the surrounding civilizations. It is the Christians job to go out in to the community and present the gospel. This being said, the moral responsibilities and values set fourth by Christians are a building block for the community and the world. Once these things are established it becomes a giant circle. The people have direct impact upon the community and that community is what bonds the people. Moral responsibility and community are in many ways one in the same, they work together to unite, and activate the citizens of faith so that they can positively impact the political process, influence public policy and define the heritage of Christian values, principals, and morals.
McMinn (2011) establishes the topical history of integrating psychology and theology, and promptly transitions to the necessity of inclusion for spirituality into counseling sessions; he cogitates three queries: Will this aid in establishing a healthy sense of self? Will this aid in establishing a healthy sense of need? Will this aid in establishing a healing relationship? (McMinn, 2011, pg. 32). These three components cater to psychological and spiritual health. Christian counseling helps the client move away from need, a faulty sense of self, and relationships to “an assured sense of self, a cognizance of human need and limits, and revealing interpersonal relationships with others and most importantly, God” (p. 59). McMinn (2011) provides intervention tools needed for effective therapy. However, amid the six challenges, counselors can see the risks in implementing the suggested tools with: defining relevant ethical standards, establishing a scientific base, confronting dominant views of health, expanded definitions of training, blurred pers...
Across all types of counseling, 60% of clients use religious terminology to describe their personal experiences, (Shafransky & Malony, 1990). Some clients/patients believe religions are appropriate in the counseling/therapy sessions and prefer that it be integrated in the counseling/ therapy sessions.
The main topic of this topic is to tackle whether Christian lordship should take a place within the field of psychology. In the modern day counseling, most psychologist influence both Christian and science belief. Otherwise many believe that psychology is based on science and theories (cm. Atkinson, Atkinson, Smith, and Ben, 1990; Kalat, 1993; Wade and Travis, 1993) therefore, Christian belief should not have a place in psychology. In my option I believe the counselor should not take the first step in approaching a Christian method unless the clients request it or ignite it first. Also I believe that the counselor should not focus more on the Christian view of a person problem if that person is not a Christian. If that person doesn’t have the knowledge of a Christian life, then what the counselor speak on will began to feel as if they are preaching and that would be harmful towards the client. With that being said counselors are not to teach certain beliefs or values that they believe is doing right (Corey, 1993).
Brandl, P., & Maguire, M. (2002). Codes of Ethics: A Primer on Their Purpose, Development, and Use. Journal For Quality & Participation, 25(4), 8-12.
...is their obligation to lead the children in the right path because of “original sin”. “Through the disobedience of Adam original sin is extended to all mankind.” Because of the mistake made in the beginning the church has a responsibility to instruct the youth in godliness. The church needs to catechize the youth and lay the grounds for their faith to grow. No matter the other difference between these two churches they both are holding their responsibility as Christians to bring souls to Christ.
The ACA Code of Ethics and the AACC Code of Ethics are both written for those involved in the field of counseling and helping others and are written with a central focus on the well being and protection of clients. The major difference leading to most other distinctions in these two codes is centered on the guiding principals and goals of each organization. The ACA code is written from a secular perspective with emphasis on human development and embracing diverse cultures, ideas, beliefs, and lifestyles while the AACC (2004) code is written from a biblical perspective with its primary goals being “to bring honor to Jesus Christ and his church, promote excellence in Christian Counseling, and bring unity to Christian counselors” (pg. 3). The AACC code is written with respect to much more specific beliefs and thus, in many areas, provides more specific ...
the theories, and the techniques dealing with Christian and secular counseling will require different tactics and approaches for it to be effective
...ithin their own counseling theory. It is up to each counselor to weigh all the information provided to them and base their practice on education and Christian principles in order to better provide their clients with the best of both worlds with the common goal to ease the trouble they are experiencing in daily life. It is through our dedicated personal relationship with God that we will see the true path our counseling practice should take.
The Church teaches people the moral truth, which contains the truth about sexuality. The church could connect with other churches, denominations and religious groups in teaching and fostering this morality.