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Telling Yourself the Truth by William Backus and Marie Chapman
Nathe Ozment PACO_ 507_BOI_201140 ID # 20658039 September 4, 2011
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economy and education. Hawkins introduces the student to the idea of Biblical Counseling. Ron Hawkins and Dr. He starts at the core with the image of God. He believes the counselor must work inside these circles to understand the person's problems and move them to true thinking about God and themselves. Larry Crabb. He believes that the Bible is to be the highest authority when these perspectives do not seem to fit together. and reacts like he does. Dr. good angels. volition and conscience. The third circle represents body. The second circle represents the soul. society. human spirit. it deals with physical issues and health related problems. feels. He starts by pointing out the model with what he calls Concentric Circles Diagramming the Self. it includes God. Hawkins believes that these concentric circles picture the whole man. spiritual and psychological perspective to the counseling session. Strengths and weaknesses of Hawkins Dr. it includes thinking. emotions. fallen angels and Satan (Hawkins online video).Theory Critique of Crabb and Hawkins 2 Summary Theory Critique:Crabb and Hawkins This critique will present an organized approach to the theory of Biblical Counseling as understood by Dr. it includes family. Hawkins teaches that good counseling will have a multitasking approach that brings out a theological. Hawkins has given the counselor a grid to follow that leads in the process of change. The fifth circle represents supernatural systems. flesh. I will separate the two methods of counseling and then bring them together to form the process each author desires to teach his reader. friends. government. Dr. church. The fourth circle represents temporal systems. Hawkins lays out the phases that the counselor should be moving the counselee through to bring about Page 2 of 5 . and breath of life. These circles represent the total person and why one thinks. sin. feelings.
then little will ever be accomplished. He states that personal worth is what a person truly desires. He believes that the understanding of basic personal needs is a must before a counselor can move forward in the process of healing. Crabb believes an integrated approach is best to use . Dr. These processes are separate but equal. Hawkins and Dr.. the imitation of Christ. tossed salad. Strengths and weaknesses of Crabb Dr. “a counselor must help the client to move over to the pathway of obedience” (Crabb. 1977). Hawkins concentric circles and Dr. Dr. Dr. If the 3 counselor does not know the goal of counseling. Both indicated the dangers but also realized the benefits of them working together. The Up is an inward movement that brings the person to renew their mind to a Godly way of thinking. Crabb begins by bringing the readers to understand the theory of counseling. Crabb's spoiling the Page 3 of 5 . Crabb discusses the processes that some counselors use to bring people to this personal worth area of life. He works to move people in what he calls over and up. Dr. Crabb also moves the reader into the methods of Biblical counseling. Personal Reflections Dr. Crabb believes when a person's desire is to live for God's glory and not their satisfaction. The way that personal worth is achieved is through security and significance (Crabb. This brings a person to approach the problem from a Biblical perspective. He states.Theory Critique of Crabb and Hawkins the Christ-centered change that all Biblical counseling should be aiming at. Crabb have done a wonderful job giving us fundamental Biblical counseling. 1077 ). spoiling the Egyptian. nothing buttery. healing can begin. We can see that Dr. Their idea of the whole person teaches us that change starts in the mind and works into the integrating Christianity and Psychology. as long as the Bible is the backdrop of the truth.
but the key that has been shown in my counseling is to start with their thinking that can change their heart and actions. Both men understand that God and Godly living must be the focus if any lasting change is to take place in a person life. Hawkins and Dr. My aim has always been to lead people I counsel to holiness. So many of the people I counsel are looking just to change their action or emotions. This is true Christian counseling. Crabb have given me a process that will help me move people to wholeness. My goal has always been to bring people to the knowledge and the application of Christian living. which I believe leads to happiness.4 Egyptians methods can work together to bring the counsleee to the whole person they desire to be. The methods that both of these men have addressed will be valuable tools in my counseling of hurting people. The imitation of Christ is the goal of any counselor that would label himself Christian. Page 4 of 5 . Dr.
5 References Crabb. Hawkins. Page 5 of 5 . 2011. R. Lawrence Jr. Effective Biblical Counseling: A Model for Helping Caring Christians Become Capable Counselors. MI: Zondervan Publishing House.E. from Liberty University Online. Grand Rapids. (1977). Model for Guiding the Counseling Process. (2011). Retrieved Aug 24. (Speaker).