Effective Christian Counseling vs. Secular Counseling 1
Every one faces difficulties there is no one immune to problems. Reactions to this experience take on one of these figurations: resentment, guilt, or anxiety. Those that experience resentment, guilt, or anxiety posses negative feelings. Those that seem to cope better and are psychologically healthy, have positive feelings (Crabb, 1977). Because of this issue people require a more excellent way to cope, such as counseling. There are three types of counseling, Secular, Integrated, and Biblical counseling. The majority of counselors is secular and holds the view that religion should not be in the counseling office. Christian counselors generally look to faith traditions and the bible in dealing with mental health and psychological problems. Larry Crabb demonstrates all three in His book “Effective Christian Counseling”. Crabb and articles on the matter show how Christian counseling vs. Secular counseling, similarities and differences. These differences and similarities include goals, concepts, strategies, and programs that are outlined to help counselors be effective, in helping individuals with life’s difficulties.
Dr. Crabb discusses in his book “Effective Christian Counseling” the goal of counseling, in what Christian counselors are trying to do. He points out that Christian counseling is seen different from secular counseling. It relies on biblical based counseling that is not recognized by secular counseling. Its goal is to direct people into a relationship with God, to move them towards Christian maturity. This will allow the believer to enter into his ultimate purpose in life. Secular psychotherapy is very obtainable and can be found in every city.
Secular counselors train in the field of psychotherapy and have a humanistic approach in helping with difficulties. Their technique is based on man be guided by outside sources, solving his own problems, and using his own recourses.
In this compare and contrast paper I will highlight the differences and commonalities
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Compare and Contrast Paper
In this compare and contrast paper I will highlight the differences and commonalities between Larry Crabb’s biblical model of counseling, theories, and techniques of Rodgerian theory called Rodgers’ Client-Centered Therapy (RCCT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
(REBT), and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). All of these theories are a form of psychotherapy. Couselors today use techniques such as pharmacological intervention and cognitive and behavioral therapy. They are not wrong in using these techniques, but rather should seek the Lord and take a biblical approach in therapy.
Part 1: Goal of Christian Counseling In part one – “A Few…show more content…
The model I am proposing might be labeled
Spoiling the Egypians” (Crabb, 1977).
Part 3: Basic Strategy
Two basic strategies or concepts are found in part three – “Basic Strategy: How to
Understand and Deal with Personal Problems” in Larry Crabb’s Book. The first concept is
“needs” and the second concept is “motivation”. People have needs of significance and
security. In reality only Jesus Christ can give a person significance and security. Philippians
4:19 in the King James Bible states, “But my God shall supply all our needs according to his
riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (KJV, Bible). Larry Crabb states that, “…motivation is the
drive or urge to meet our needs. It is that sense of momentum that impels us to do something to
become significant and secure. We are willing to expend tremendous personal energy in an
effort to satisfy these needs. We call this profound, compulsive willingness to meet needs
motivation” (Crabb, 1977). On the topic of motivation in Christ, Poverbs 3:5-6 in the Bible
states: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your
ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Bible). When it comes to personal
significance, security, and motivation, the three strategies besides Larry Crabb’s strategies
contrast Larry Crabb’s basic end goal. Ellis’s