Goal of Christian Counseling

2248 Words Nov 10th, 2013 9 Pages
Anthony A Frank
CCOU 201
Liberty University
The goal of Christian Counseling in Discipleship
November 25, 2013

The Goal of Christian Counseling in discipleship
Summary:
The ultimate goal of Christian counseling is to bring forth maturity in Christ. Maturity in Christ is being like Christ or the BELIKECHRIST submitted to God and His standards in all areas. Maturing believers will always be characterized by behaviors and attitudes which are in accordance with Biblical scriptures. We will continuenly be influenced and motivated, guided by the Holy Spirit. Various life experiences, cultural environments and personality makeup are increasingly understood and addressed as the believer matures. It is been said that Temptation,
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According to psychotherapists practicing RCCT, the desired end state or goal of every client is different so in addition to displaying a concern for that person, counselors must also have an understanding of how the human mind works as well as conveying the belief that individual has the capacity to change. (The power of a renewed mind. Christian counselors also use the RCCT approach with the exception of the overall goal. Instead of varying goals as the outcome of treatment, Christian counselors’ one goal for their clients is a progressed maturity in their Christian walk (spiritual maturity). For non-believer clients it may bring a clearer understanding of God’s intent for their lives and may lead to a commitment to Christ. The end state, or productive end of Christian counseling is to have a client in a closer relationship with God, to become Christ like (21) in both worship and service. The journey and its process that each Christian walks may be different, but the definitive characteristics and qualities that all clients are to reflect are those of Christ. That’s the reason why Christian counseling and American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics (COE) will always be a conflict of interest. The only way to mitigate this conflict of interest is to provide Christian counseling within a church setting. Section A.4.b. Of the ACA COE: That counselor should be aware of their own values, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors and avoid
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