COUN 506 METAMORPH Grid 1 Essay

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METAMORPH Integrative Christian Counseling Grid
Dr. Guy R. Brewer

(All Scripture references are based on New International Version translation of the Bible.)

METAMORPH Integrative Christian Counseling Grid

Key Domains/Issues in Integrative Christian Counseling
Major Tenets/Counseling Theory
Biblical References
Spiritual Formation Principles
Techniques and/or Strategies
MIND

Related areas:
Cognition
Thinking
Reasoning/analytical skills
Imagination
Presuppositions
Discernment

Key Scripture:
Ephesians 4: 17,18
“You must no longer live as the gentiles do in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in
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Choice Theory: Explore connection of bad feelings with ineffective behavior. Affirm normal need for love, safety, and relationships.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy:
Get in touch with feelings that are buried and unrecognized, particularly the role of automatic negative thoughts and cognitive distortions.

Solution-focused:
Help client identify feelings in the moment and set attainable goals for change in emotional response.

Person-Centered Therapy:
Provide client safe, trusting space to explore feelings.
Deliverance from fear:
Psalm 27:1, 34:4.

Holy Spirit, source of peace:
Romans 8:6

Prayer as a pathway to peace:
Phil. 4:6,7.

Antidote for anxiety:
1 Peter 5:7

Emotional stability comes from abiding in the Lord: John 15:3-5.

Counselor as bringer of God’s comfort:
Isaiah 40:1

Fruit of the Spirit includes emotional virtues:
Galatians 5:22,23
Emotional foundations: You are God’s beloved.
Matthew 3:17, John 15: 9

Peace is a gift of God acquired through discipline of steadfastness: Isaiah 26:3, Ephesians 6:13

Fearfulness is driven by alienation from God:
1 John 4:18.

Jesus’ antidote for anxiety:
(Matt. 6: 25-34)

God’s point of view in assessing human functioning:
1 Samuel 16:7

Self-control and avoidance of rash behavior:
Titus 2:1-6
Spiritual formation: Use of prayer and meditation in combination with talk therapy to explore damaged memories that need healing. Explore faulty spiritual

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