HSCO 506 - Integration of Spirituality and Counseling: Book Review And Discussion Question
(In preparation for this discussion question, make sure you have read the course materials for Modules/Weeks 1–2: Hawkins & Clinton chapters 1–8, and the lectures for weeks 1–2) Discussion Question: The lectures talked about the value of integrating psychology and our Christian faith in counseling. When you think of the area of human services counseling, per se, what do you think are the most important points made in the lecture that would encourage you to look for ways to use both psychology and theology/Christian spirituality in your human services counseling? Even if you work in a secular setting (such as a community mental health center) how can you utilize some of the elements of a “Christian” counseling approach (as defined in the lecture) in all human services counseling settings? Put another way, how could you argue that in answering the question “what is the solution to our problems” we should draw from both psychology and theology/spirituality, rather than just one worldview perspective? In your answer, demonstrate that you are reflecting on solid concepts from the lectures; cite the lectures correctly as directed in the discussion board instructions document. Replies: In your responses to at least 2 classmates must challenge your classmates and expand the discussion. ELIMINATE simple “I agree” statements. Where do you think your classmates’ posts made strong points and where could their posts have been strengthened? Refer to the discussion board grading rubric for additional ideas for your responses to classmates. Submit your initial thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday and your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday.

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