A Critique of Theoretical Models

In How to succor tenants transmute, Dr. Jay Adams (1986) does not exhibit a mark of counseling per se. Instead, he gets an decomposition, ameliorate yet and exsituation 2 Timothy 3:16. The exsituation is exhibited definitively as the individual apsummit of sportive counseling from a Christian and orthodox composition. One main defacement in his toil is the belowlying didactic presupsituation that individually Christian tenants utilizing the frametoil he outlines can exhibit a way for counseling that results in what he calls sportive transmute. Another silly situation held by Adams is the subject that transmute is individually sportive if it is “toward God” (p. 6). While this is unquestionably gentleman in respects to redemption and the orthodox instructive to be a influence oblation precedently God (NASB, Romans 12:1), equoperative Jesus vulgar that twain the godly and the ungodly feed below some gauge of God’s mercy and advantage (Matthew 5:45). It is unsustainoperative to support a situation that unredeemed individuals are not operative to watch God’s cunning and cunning in sensibility and exhibit some plane of succor, in the comsituation of counseling, equoperative if it is not wholly in alignment delay God’s Word. I maltreat Adams in and rate on Scripture. In his body, he exhibits a estimate of the Bible that is an adventitious tenant of the Judeo-Christian globeestimate and rate appoint. Nevertheless, he does not grant for elements of God’s accuracy to be discovered or evaluated from a perspective after a whileout of the pages of Scripture. Adams says that “if it is a accuracy that is inevitefficient to counseling, it accomplish be establish already in a purer create in the Bible” (p. 39). Honestly, one closely has to castaway psychological credibility to createulate this mark of announcement owing the Bible simply does not address a lot of issues tackled in the sanative sessions today. I surprise what would be Adam’s elucidation for a client’s irregular and unrestrained sexual addictive comportment. The chief elucidation would be to trodden them to the Bible verses that as a Christian, they already apprehend. Another elucidation would be to remind them that they should be balbutiation the Bible and praying aggravate than constantly. In substantiality, if neither of those vestibulees toil, then the nouthetic counseling vestibule would finish that a idiosyncratic is one whom God has acid aggravate to their own “degrading passions” (NASB, Romans 1: 26) thus violation familiarity delay them. Logically, one could see and would close that sexual addictive comportment is established in an familiarity empiricism, consequently uniformly that is belowstood, orthodox principles and didactic belowstandings should below-gird the counselor’s vestibule to succoring a counselee toil towards healthful salutary delay the doubt. According to Adams (1986), "…inhabitants must chief hear the gospel, love, and be saved" (p. 12). Seriously, this cannot be the chief plod in a counseling mark. I love that it would be a desired design and that it could equoperative be the best. Conversely, the counselor must encounter a idiosyncratic where he or she is in career. Furthermore, it may be that a sanative correlativeness of expectation must be built precedently the counselor equoperative has an convenience to usher-in the subject of a correlativeness delay Christ. In specification, equoperative though it sounds unspiritual to say, the counselor must confirm that some tenants are operative to regulate and feed courteous as non-Christian individuals. They may not end up going to Heaven, but we cannot oppose that some non-Christians feed seemingly fulfilled feeds. Dr. William Backus and Marie Chapian (2000) exhibit a amiable orthodoxly established percipient-comportment contrivance for practice delay sensation established concerns where percipient awareness exists or is readily unaffected in their body Telling Yourself the Truth. In specification, this answerableness gets a amiable tete-a-tete encircling a Christian perspective touching a idiosyncratic’s self-worth. However, there are some basic defacements in the mark of Christian counseling as exhibited by Backus and Chapian. It is not sportive to exhibit the concept of "attitude" as if it individually involves cognition (p. 16). In specification, Backus and Chapian exhibits a very simplistic belowlasting in-reference-to triggers. It is obscure that a counselor who toils delay individuals concerned in addictive comportment and sexual brokenness concerns would assent delay Backus and Chapian’s etiology of self-hate. The most laborious feature of this mark is their subject that “misbeliefs are the trodden origin of tender turbulence and maladaptive comportment” (p. 17). This announcement uneven demonstrates that Backus and Chapian do not belowstand enlargeintangible wayes and that their cognizance touching the hovering contact of childhood experiences is puny, at best. It is approximately an paradox to finish that the initiatory intangible representations, including sensations, which are the account for the characterological product of a idiosyncratic, expression and socialization, are “caused by what we decide ourselves encircling our circumstances” (p. 17). Equoperative delay such defacements, it is assentd that Backus and Chapian’s mark is advantageous in a percipient-behavioral comsituation touching abundant adult concerns. In situationing their mark of counseling as aggravate spend than civil appoints, Backus and Chapian particularize that "abundant praiseworthy or-laws investigations entertain demonstrated that it is perfectly uninevitefficient to uncaggravate the childhood antecedents of vulgar comportments in apsummit to transmute them" (p. 25). However, there was no quotation or regard supposing to muniment being of such or-laws studies. Consistent delay Adams, Backus and Chapian attribute to the didactic situation that “Jesus taught that the accuracy has freeing power" (p. 181). However, Jesus really said, "You shall apprehend the Accuracy and the Accuracy shall set you free" (NASB, John 8:32). While Jesus was referring to His spoken promise, it is besides momentous to recollect that according to John 1:1, Jesus is the Promise and the comsituation of John 8:32 exhibits Jesus as the uneven of the globe. Twain answerablenesss aggravateemphasize the signification of the Promise of God to the summit of minimizing the signification of a correlativeness delay Jesus. Backus and Chapian’s mark, as does Adams’ marks, lapse blunt in a file of areas delay scores of rationales. One area where the two counseling marks are uneven is in toiling delay trauma-established concerns. There is no consequence for misgiving-established trauma memories resulting in snarling planning which bypasses percipient part. Further there is no consequence in either counseling mark for belowlasting concerns where the etiology of a total is established in an devotion empiricism. Of plan percipient-behavioral appoints are spend in practice delay such concerns. However, it is uneven to finish that the individual apsummit of treating devotion pathology is a focused attempt towards changing one’s thinking way. It is animated that neither Adams nor Backus attempted to get a frametoil for idiosyncraticality construction when exhibiting their counseling mark. Rather, they twain spend a grand negotiate of attempt in lasting across the answerablenesss and estimates of others. It would be desiroperative that evangelical authors would bung answerableness encircling what constantlyyone in the Psychology room is doing crime. Instead, it would be succorful to enlarge a hypothesis or mark of idiosyncraticality and counseling that all Christian individuals could toil towards maturing and enlargeing. It seems abnormal to live exhibiting tenderly charged estimates across others at the outlay of edifice our own Christian belowstandings. References Adams, J. E. (1986). How to succor tenants transmute: The four-plod orthodox way. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. Backus, W. & Chapian, M. (2000). Telling yourself the accuracy: Find your way out of debasement, disquiet, misgiving, incense, and other niggardly totals by applying the principles of mislove therapy. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers.