Different Models Of Psychotherapies One

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As one starts to look at the different models of psychotherapies one must also look at the foundations upon which the models have been built. No matter the structure, whether it be buildings, sentences, or model theories, the structure must be built on a solid foundation or the structure shall fall. This premise is set forth in the scriptures as well. Christ tells a story in Matthew 7:24-27 of two men who each built a house. One man built his foundation on rock while the other sets his foundation on sand. During a period of rain the one who had his foundation on rock found his house was able to withstand the onslaught, while the one who had his foundation on sand lost all. Christ refers to himself as a rock in Matthew…show more content…
Every part, however, must be analyzed in view of scripture prior to determining any usefulness it may or may not have. Jay Adams makes the statement that “Man was created as a being whose very existence is derived from and dependent upon a Creator whom he must acknowledge as such and from whom he must obtain wisdom and knowledge through revelation.” He continues to state that “Man is not autonomous…Man needed God’s Word from the outset…” When one takes this view one would rationally think that God would provide everything in the Bible that mankind would need, especially for mental and spiritual welfare. It would appear that sometimes people limit the Word of God not due to the limitation of scripture, but due to the limitation of some peoples knowledge and understanding. When one considers the models of Classical Psychoanalysis one can easily make the determination that the model is based upon an improper foundation. Sigmund Freud is considered the founder of this model and with his atheistic viewpoint it would be only reasonable to make the statement that this model is not based upon Christ, rather, it is based upon the most primitive of animalistic tendencies. Even Stanton and Butman recognized the Darwinistic tendencies of Freud stateing, “Darwins evolutionary perspective exerted profound influence over the thinking of Freud’s late
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