Understanding Counseling Theory
As counselors, it is essential to develop a framework for how to do counseling. For Christian counselors, then, it is necessary to develop a framework that is faithful to Scripture and one that wisely evaluates the most common approaches to counseling in the secular therapeutic world. To do so, the Christian counselor must understand what the Bible has to say about life’s problems and be able to apply Scripture to problems as they arise.The purpose of this assignment is to help you evaluate your current understanding of the interaction between Scripture and secular psychological theories. Completing this assignment at the beginning of the course, you will have a reference for how your understanding develops over the course of the class.Write a 1,100-word paper describing your current understanding of Christian counseling theory. Include the following in your paper:INTRODUCTION with strong thesis statement ( 150 words) BODY OF PAPER ( 800 WORDS) 1)The place of Scripture,2) The place of secular psychological theory, and3) A personal model for counseling informed by 1 and 2 above.CONCLUSION ( 150 WORDS ) Support your position by referencing at least FIVE academic resources, including the Bible. Incorporate the research into your writing in an appropriate, scholarly manner.Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines.