Critique of Crabb & Hawkins

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A Critique of Two Theories
Betty Finney
Liberty University
COUN 507

Dr. Crabb ‘s model integrates theology and psychology and refers to it as, “Spoiling the Egyptians (Crabb, 1977). His approach geared more to sound biblical principles and doctrine. I researched “Spoiling the Egyptians”, as to, I was curious about the scripture base. Spoiling the Egyptians refers to Exodus 12:40-42, as God watched over the Israelites as they went through the wilderness, and crossed over in the promise land. When the Israelites were hungry, God fed the manna. He spoiled them by giving them what they needed to be sustained. Up to a certain point, Dr. Crabb looked at psychology and theology going hand in hand with
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The second phase consists of a process where the client and counselor share their belief system and try to come up with a plan to recovery. The third phase actually decides on a plan of recovery. The fourth phase consists of the client owning up to their responsibility and being held accountable for the plan of recovery.
Strengths and Weaknesses
I agree with some of Dr. Crabb’s approach to counseling, but I totally agree with Dr. Hawkins model approach. In my opinion, portions of Dr. Crabb’s approach makes Biblical counseling at the basis of counseling. His thought process that psychology and theology goes hand in hand, gives the Holy Spirit to work in finding a recovery plan. My pastor always says, “The worse place to be is to be disconnected for the Power Source (God).” One of the strengths of Biblical counseling, such Dr. Crabb’s and Dr. Hawkins’ approach models is, that biblical counseling is most in line with a one on one teaching of the Christian faith. When I first became a Christian, I learned four valuable things. One, remember that God is always there. Deuteronomy 31:6 says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you: He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Two, do a daily devotion because keep you in God’s word and strengthen your prayer life. Three, Get involved and stay connected with other believers. Four, talk to someone. Talking to someone will get the issues out in

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