Theories of Counseling
Terms in this set (11)
Integrationist, taught at BJU for a short time, Started the Rosemead School of Psychology and "The Journal of Psychology and Theology, gave conservative Christians license to study Psychology as long as taught by a trusted person. Encouraged James Dobson to pursue psychology. Significant works "The Psychology of Counseling" and "Encyclopedia of Psychological Problems"
Most popular Christian integrationist psychologist, started Focus on the Family and had a radio program and seminars nation wide. Key works: "Dare to Discipline" and "Hide or Seek".
Integrationist psychologist, taught at TEDS and Liberty University. Well known in academic circles and sought to make integration academically respectable. Focus changes from counseling to coaching later in his life. Key works: "Can You Trust Psychology?", "Psychology and Theology", "Christian Counseling: a Comprehensive Guide"
Clinical integrational (Freudian view of subconscious) psychologist. Taught "biblical counseling" at Grace Theological Seminary. Started the the Institute of Biblical Counseling (IBC). Uses the phrase "spoiling the Egyptians" to describe his brand of Integration. Says there are 4 approaches to Psychology and Christianity. 1. Separate but Equal, 2. Tossed Salad (some of the Bible and some Psychology) 3. Nothing Buttery (i.e. Sufficiency), 4. Spoiling the Egyptians. Key Works: "Basic Principles of Biblical Counseling" Understanding People", "Inside Out".
Minirth and Meier
Integrational psychiatrist that started their own chain of integrational clinics in 1976 that took a systemic view. Had a popular radio program and eventually split over ethical allegations. Key books: "Happiness is a Choice", "Love is a Choice", "Path to Serenity" (AA 12 Steps).
Integrationalist psychologist (Bachelor's Degree). and M. Div. from Bethel. Used the phrase "salting the oats". Had marriage and family conferences (Matriarchal in focus) across the country. Key works: "Key to your Child's Heart" "The Blessing" (focused on the idea that every child desires a a blessing from their parent). "The Language of Love" (Emotional word pictures) "The Two Sides of Love" (Personality Types).
Counselor who's key idea is identification with Christ (Gal. 2:20) in your "second cross". View is like kezzick theology which says sanctification is accomplished as you surrender all to Christ at your second cross. Trichotomist view of man. His counseling program is called spirituotherapy. Key Works: "Handbook to Happiness: A Biblical Guide to Victorious Living" Counseling With the Mind of Christ: The Dynamics of Spirituotherapy" .
Focused on personality testing based in the four temperaments. Claims that the 4 temperaments in Prov 30:11-14. Best known for authoring the Left Behind series.
Not a psychologist. Founded The Institute in Basic Life Principles. 7 steps to success that emphasize umbrella of authority and hedge of thorns protection.
Says that demonic activity is the source of issues in life. Founded Freedom in Christ Ministries. Holds to a deliverance view of sanctification. Key Books: "Steps to Freedom in Christ", "The Bondage Breaker"
Wrote "Competent to Counsel" in 1970 to start the BC movement. Based on his translation of Rom 15:14.