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Integrative Theory of Counseling
By

Rachelle Remy

Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary

In partial fulfillment of the requirements of
Theology and Spirituality in Counseling
PACO 507

Lynchburg, VA
December 13, 2012

Table of Contents

Abstract…………………………………………………………………………………...3 Introduction……………………………………………………………………………….4 Theory of Personality…………….……………………………………………………….4 Definition………………………………………………………………………...4 Personality Structure……………………………………………………………..5 Motivation………………………………………………………………………..6 Human Development...…………………………………………………………...7 Individual Differences…………………………………………………………....8 Where are Problems Developed...........................................................................................8 Definition of Health……………………………………………………………....8 Definition of Illness…………………………………………...…………………10 Developing the Framework for cure…………………………………………………........10

Attributes of my Theory…………………………………………………………11 Techniques of the Therapeutic Process…………………………………………..12 Indication of Success……………………………………………………………..13 My Theory Relationship to a Comprehensive Worldview………………………………..13 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………...14 References ………………………………………………………………………………...15

Abstract
When persons seek counseling, they are often asking what they can do to change things and wondering why their life is like it is. Counseling helps clients develop skills to cope with the dilemmas in their lives while theological reflection can help clients make meaning of these same dilemmas. Secular counseling can be a great help to non-Christian and Christian clients by simply injecting a spiritual dynamic to counseling, especially, if the counselor has the skills in assessing the appropriate amount of integrating psychological theories with Biblical and spiritual dynamics. This paper seeks to validate that, by using techniques from the psychological area in conjunction with theological truths while being cognizant of a person’s core spirit, a therapist can combine all disciplines to help clients. The process has a way to hone your perspective so you can focus on what really matters. We spend time and energy investing on what’s Not Important at the Expense of what’s Important.

Introduction
The world contains a wide variety of people, who experience a wide variety of problems coming from any number of sources. Consequently, a comprehensive theory of counseling must also address the major traits that constitute our personality; thus the need for a unified or comprehensive counseling model. Hawkins (2010) believes that the development of a comprehensive theory for counseling should incorporate responsibly insights from theology, psychology, and spirituality, while giving preference to scriptural/theological truth as foundational for resolving what appear to be contradictions between scripture and psychology. Hawkins’ model of counseling draws heavily on Crabb’s (1977) model and on the multi-tasking model of integration of Mark McMinn (1996). The model is illustrated with five concentric circles that diagram self and the forces that shape personality. I. The Concept/theory of Human Personality

A. Definition
The study of the human personality has been vast and has produced many and varied opinions, theories and hypotheses. The complexity of the human personality is the attributing factor why so many Christians are experiencing stress, despair, depression, discouragement and defeat today. Many define personality as the ability to elicit positive reactions from other people in one's typical dealings with them. Personality is a conglomerate. It is the sum total of what a person is - including his beliefs, attitudes, physical attributes, actions, thoughts and so on. Even larger than the mountain of research...
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