He effectively uses Scripture and intellectual evidence in his examples. Furthermore, the author acknowledges the importance of voluntary acts of contrition for personal sin, but also argues that Roman Catholic public confession and penance relieve the burden of guilt McMinn, 1996. In at least 250 words no more than one page , write about a personal life episode that this book triggered in your memory. My problem was I didn't realize how the client wanted to. Studying various theories, concepts, and models of integration has changed my perceptions and challenged my beliefs about integrating psychology with Christian theology. I will teach them that confession of their sin is a step closer to a relationship with God and show them that it is okay to be humbled. You will not find a better book neither for the content nor for the price.
McMinn 2011 emphasizes the importance of prayer in and out of a counseling session and the benefits of assisting a client to improve their relationship with God. To be truly effective in counseling it must not only be used in the session, but also in individual — counselor and counselee — lives as well. Excellent read and I have a feeling I will refer to this book many times throughout my education and future counseling practice. These experiments taught that the universe does not revolve around Earth, the heliocentric model, however this conflicted with the church and its religious beliefs since they believed in the Aristotelian model Entwistle, 2010b. Mark uses scripture as well as meditation and prayer to help her to understand the pressure that she is putting on herself, and to find ways to relieve this pressure. This devotional time was spent every morning as soon as we got out of bed. It is very important to understand, read fully, and research information which may be incorporated into a counseling session.
Another action step this student will be taking as a result of a lesson learned, researching theories and books which may be in opposition to Christian beliefs. Entwistle, 2010 Some scholars believe it is a great idea to connect psychology and theology, while others believe it would be harmful to do so. This book will help you integrate spiritual disciplines--such as prayer, Scripture reading, confession--into your own life and into counseling others. A teenager is probably the hardest person to counsel when it comes to psychological and spiritual issues. McMinn is a synopsis of several approaches in counseling sessions and how patients deal with their everyday life after each session, in order to create a more accurate description of how counseling actually affects the life of each patient. I made ridiculous amounts of money, had not one but two water front vacation homes on two separate islands, lived on 3.
I believed that God already had enough on his plate, wars, famine, disease, atrocities; why should I plague Him further? Psychology, theology, and spirituality in Christian counseling. He and his wife, Lisa, have three daughters. He writes from a professional perspective at the same time easy to understand for those who are not familiar with psychology terms. We can be primarily focused on our spiritual growth and become closer to God, seeking His will McMinn, 2011. As a Christian, forgiveness is our duty. I'm so glad they chose this book.
Scott Richards and Allen E. Words: 2453 - Pages: 10. Integrative psychotherapy: A Christian model of cognitive and relational counseling. I will establish a respect from the client and trust that will allow the client to be comfortable and open minded. The healing cycle that McMinn proposes in chapter two, makes perfect sense to me, and it fits well with the Scripture as I understand it.
The way in which we view our world is based on our experiences, education and culture. Psychology, Theology and Spirituality: Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Counseling Morenike Oye Liberty University Psychology, Theology and Spirituality: Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Counseling Summary McMinn 2011 uses this book to bring out the importance of the use of spirituality as related to Christian faith in psychological counseling. This particular chapter has allowed me to see how vital forgiveness is in a therapeutic session, and how it must be used carefully. McMinn 1996 resolves the tension theologically by suggesting problems include both personal sin and the sickness of original sin. Reading through it, I had no clue what to say to people, when they share their deepest secrets, the author gives guidelines. This book was originally written in 1996, but the revised in 2011 with the help of Dr.
McMinn divulges into how and when to use scripture, prayer, confession and redemption. Together they raised three daughters, who are now grown. McMinn 2011 , stresses the importance of this skill throughout the text and offers insightful and effective ways to manage this. I would like to ask McMinn how he would use his techniques on three different categories of client. Overall, this is a very helpful resource full of real life examples.
McMinn has created a workable blueprint for Christian counselors by writing at length about Christian faith in and out of the counseling office, psychological health, prayer, scripture, sin, confession, forgiveness, and redemption. Psychology, theology, and spirituality in Christian counseling Rev. So in order to reach different people, different methods must be employed. McMinn starts his book with a brief section written with James Wilhoit that discusses religion in the counseling office. Therefore, many times spirituality will fall by the wayside in the counseling session. Summary Chapter one develops death and dying through the lens of human development and educational theories. McMinn not only discussed these topics in depth, he also related them to the healing map by answering these three questions; Will this help establish a healthy sense of self? Piscoya Liberty University Summary The book Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling by Mark R.
One must be secure in a solid base of spirituality before integration with psychology can occur. McMinn — with the help of Katheryn Meek — in hopes of regaining a healthy relationship with self, others, and God. Limit this section to 250 words no more than one page. The American Association of Christian Counselors and Tyndale House Publishers are committed to ministering to the spiritual needs of people. And as a solution therapists will just not use anything from the Bible in their counseling sessions since the counselor surely does not want to muddy the waters any more for the individual or elucidate the meaning contrarily McMinn, 2011.