Review of Article “Interventions That Apply Scripture in Psychotherapy”

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Review of Article “Interventions That Apply Scripture in Psychotherapy”

Review of Article “Interventions That Apply Scripture in Psychotherapy”
Lynda Gonsalves
Liberty University

Summary

      This article talks about what Christian Counselors may be faced with developing a treatment plan that incorporate the Bible. It also talks about different intervention approaches that Counselors can use within a therapy session with clients while applying Scripture. It states that Scripture is a great resource for Counselors to use. The journal discusses the ethical, cultural, and assessment problems to consider when using scriptural interventions. It was also said that once there is a solid ethical and spiritual evaluation rule that is followed, Scripture will be a valuable source to use.   There is always a large diversity of point of views on if and when to use Scripture and also how to use in psychological sessions. The journal uses a case study of an imaginary combination collected from a number of different clients. There is also an example case study and sample scriptural interventions, for which they are six of them.   These scriptural interventions are listed as Psychodynamic, psycho-educational, theo-educational, cognitive, behavioral, and affective experiential healing examples.   The article is to be used as venue to bring awareness to the various types of Scripture interventions that are obtainable and to encourage the development of incorporating the “living Word of God” in Spiritual psychotherapy (Gazon, 2005). Fernando Gazon explains the case study patron as a male who have a main compliant of low self esteem, suicidal thoughts, depression, and trouble sleeping. He also goes into detail about the client’s condition and the severity of his situation from which he learned from an intake assessment. Lastly the article talks about and explains the diagnosis and each scriptural treatment and how Spirituality has become a popular topic in both secular and Christian environments (Gazon, 2005) and how beneficial it can be to clients...
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