Personal Theory Integrated Counseling

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Personal Integrated Theory Kana Crumby COUN 507-B01: Spring 2011 Liberty University Kana Crumby March 13, 2011 Abstract It is important to develop a biblically based theory of Christian counseling that integrates psychology, spirituality, and theology. This model must be flexible enough to incorporate non-believers, while attempting to gently facilitate a personal relationship with God in both believers and non-believers alike. It is the author’s intent to develop an integrative theory by using techniques proved valid by science, in conjunction with theological truth. This integrated approach will take into account personality structure, motivation, development, and worldview to devise a plan of change for clients. This process…show more content…
He adds that a panic attack can sometimes serve as a warning that a person might be “living too fast, too hassled, and too stressed-out (p. 5).” God designed people to be in relationship with one another. “People just don’t have relationships; they are relational (Wilson, 2001, p. 77).” The Bible is full of stories about what Hawkins (2006) calls temporal systems, or relationships. Looking at client temporal systems is a vital part of client healing. These include friends, family members, communities, co-workers, and church members. Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend (1999) make it clear that it is personal reactions to events that cause relationship breakdown. Counselors must help clients learn what part of each system that they are responsible for and set healthy boundaries, or property lines, in order to protect themselves (Cloud & Townsend, 1999). There are several types of healthy boundaries, which include language, integrity, consequences, emotional or physical separation, and time. Cloud and Townsend (1999) further clarify that a boundary is a means to help us decide where another person’s power begins and ends, but not as a means to control another person. This is the way God designed healthy, temporal relationships. Finally, there is the supernatural systems circle (Hawkins, 2006). ”In The Bondage Breaker, Dr. Neil Anderson (2000) claims that, “some problems are physiological and some are
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