Essay Theory Critique

1538 Words Jun 24th, 2012 7 Pages
A Critique of Two Theoretical Models: Crabb and Hawkins

Amy E. Yesalavich

Liberty University

COUN 507-B09

Dr. Alan Cheney

May 27, 2012


Psychology has been primarily viewed as a methodical system that seeks empirical evidence to explain nature, while theology is often viewed as reasoning based on man’s eternal destiny as discussed in biblical teachings. Falsities are held within both of these historical beliefs. Psychology often “considers questions for which empirical evidence is not available, or even possible,” (Entwistle, 2010, p. 125). Theology must not “ignore the fact that man is solidly a part of nature,” (Entwistle, 2010, p. 125). By drawing attention
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This intervention is discussed as a four-stage model. Stage one consists of the counselor eliciting the personal story of the client, and attempting to understand the client’s background. Stage two is comprised of the counselor and client actively discussing a plan of action to inspire wanted changes. In stage three, the plan of action is guided by the counselor with conscious restraint to allow the client to take ownership of the actions that will make the changes come to fruition. Stage four completes the model and is characterized by the counselor supporting the implemented changes and delivering support to the client via community interactions (Hawkins, n.d.)
Strengths and Weaknesses These theories hold high validity in the world of counseling; however they both have areas of competency and weaknesses. The varying attempts discussed by Crabb (1977), are strong in regards to his statement that man should be “responsible to believe truth which will result in responsible behavior that will provide him with meaning, hope, and love and will serve as a guide to effective living with others as a self-and other-accepting person, who understands himself, who appropriately expresses himself, and who knows how to control himself,” (p.56). By illustrating that all truth is God’s truth and teaching biblical ideals that correspond with psychological principles, responsible behavior can be achieved by clients. The close walk

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