Reflection Paper On Cognitive Therapy

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Reflection and Application Paper #8 Before the New Testament was written the Old Testament told the story of Creation, the Fall, and man’s unsuccessful quest for reconciliation. However, interspersed among the Scripture were numerous foreshadowing’s of a Saving Grace who would reign on earth and deliver God’s children from their iniquities and break the shackles of sin. In the New Testament, John the Baptist more precisely exclaimed the coming of the One who would lead God’s children. A foundation was laid that set the stage for Jesus’ birth, ministry, death, resurrection, and ultimately His ascension. In a similar manner McMinn and Campbell (2007) began their book by providing the necessary groundwork for their Integrative…show more content…
114). Found within each domain is a descriptive manner in which a person mirrors our Father above. Moreover, McMinn and Campbell (2007) assert that each domain is not to be viewed in a vacuum. That is, while each individual domain serves as a reflection of God “…it is essential in the IP model to recognize that the domains are interconnected” (p. 115). Acknowledgement of this fact reveals the complexity of human beings and their accompanying problems that they bring with them to the counseling session. The primary difference between IP and non-IP is the view taken in regards to the third domain of relationships. Whereas both therapies agree with thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and core beliefs as being important when it comes to addressing the human condition, McMinn and Campbell (2007) assert “that relational wounding is the primary source of human dysfunction and so the therapeutic relationship is of utmost significance” (p. 116). Placing emphasis on the connections held between other people is highly representative of the nature of God and His desire for closeness and fellowship with His children. I am in agreement with this approach not simply because many research studies indicate that the therapeutic alliance predicts successful outcomes and a higher rate of client retention (Eyrich-Garg, 2008;
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