March 3, 2012 @ 7:06 AM
Should the Scope of Practice of our profession reach outside the boundaries of mind,
will, emotions, soul and spirit if the ultimate decisions to change an addictive lifestyle
has to be made in those areas by the choice of the individual? Would somebody please
tell me one way that medicine or psychotherapy or disease model concepts can change
lives better than the ancient wisdom contained in the Bible? I would like to hear just one
thing within our scope of practice that would change a person's attitudes and thought life
enough to bring about authentic recovery (not just a superficial change of symptoms) but
a deep change from the inside out.
March 3, 2012 @ 4:03 AM
There is a need for professionalism. But today's idea of professionalism has more to do with securing money and power for the professionals than it does with the development of competent counselors for the people who need the help. Ever since federal and state governments have assumed the role of determining what therapies are worthy and which are not to be acceptable for public consumption, therapies that have their foundation in psychotherapy has been sanctioned as scientific and trustworthy. The plain fact is that there is no proof whatsoever that any Psychotherapy is anything more than a theory made up in a man's mind. And if one looks at all the theories that are out there, it is clear that they ......
March 3, 2012 @ 1:16 AM
No. Of the hundred and twenty-three counselor competencies listed in TAP 21 counselor guidelines, not one guideline offers guidance to the faith-based counselor from the one source they can trust. TAP 21 does mention that spiritual literature can be used but doesn't even touch the thousands of counseling life principles contained in the Scriptures that faith-based counselors believe are sufficient to speak to any condition pertaining to man's mind, will, emotion, soul and spirit.
March 3, 2012 @ 12:49 AM
It has to! Christians who represent a large percentage of the population must be allowed to see a counselor they can trust has their worldview of faith in Christ.
February 20, 2012 @ 5:50 PM
Yes. I believe we are. I believe that if the following questions could be discussed in an open forum among people seeking the truth rather than power and preeminence, greater understanding could come to light. Here are the questions that were never properly addressed during the several years I served as a member of the Counselor Certification Advisory Committee for the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs:
1) Should people have the right to choose a counselor that shares their worldview of counseling?
2) Should future counselors have the right to choose a school offering the counselor education that supports their worldview?
3) Should counselors ............