Theory Critique Hawkins and Crabbs

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THEORY CRITIQUE: CRABB AND HAWKINS
ODELL JOINER
LIBERTY UNIVERSTIY
PACO 507
September 15, 2012
DR. MAX MILLS

Table of Content
Introduction.........................................................................................................................3 Larry Crabb's Effective Biblical Counseling Theory..........................................................3 Ron Hawkins' Guide for Counseling Process.....................................................................4 Contrasting the two theories................................................................................................5

Introduction
During this critique, a brief examination of Dr. Larry Crabb's Effective Biblical Counseling and Dr. Ron Hawkins' Guide for the Counseling Process will be conducted. Each approach has its own unique style and contribution to the overall goal of engaging into effective counseling techniques utilizing a biblical approach. After each perspective approach is explored, I will give my own personal thoughts relating to each approach. Larry Crabb's Effective Biblical Counseling Theory

Larry Crabb created the Effective Biblical Counseling Theory. Crabb's approach integrates psychology and theology. Each approach has its own unique characteristics. The first approach is called "Separate But Equal". This approach both psychology and theology are considered equally. However in regards to each, psychology and theology are never integrated. The next Crabb approach is called the "Tossed Salad Approach". With this approach, psychology and theology are integrated. This approach could compromise the integrity of the theology if the psychology is not scripturally based. The third Crabb approach is dubbed the "Nothing Buttery Approach". This approach focuses only on the Word of God as the source for counseling. Psychology is not considered in this approach. The final approach is called "Spoiling the Egyptians"....
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