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Scripture and Theories in Counseling

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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.

So what place does Scripture have? and The place of secular psychological theory?

Any thoughts would be helpful.

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You may be aware of the ongoing debate in some theological and scientific circles surrounding whether counselors, psychologists, psychotherapists, and so forth should use scripture in the therapy or counseling process. On the one hand, there are those who believe biblical facts should stay separate from psychological issues of life. And on the other hand, there are those who believe "all truth is God's truth" and that the two sides can be integrated to speak to the whole person.

Dr. Wayne A. Mack of The Master's College discusses the three most common approaches to this issue: the two-book, ...

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This document attempts to answer the place of scripture in counseling. A scripture and theories in counseling is discussed. The most common approaches to counseling in the secular therapeutic world is determined.