You will prepare and submit a term paper on Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Living by Mark R Mcminn. Your paper should be a minimum of 1250 words in length. Jill finally finds the right counselor after doing her searching. She tells how she feels to Dr. N.T. Gration. She is a woman in her thirties who does not like her job and does not talk to her family and friends too. She has also stopped talking to her parents as advised by another counselor. Her present counselor Dr. Gration is an expert in integrating Christianity and psychology. She is too in a dilemma on how to advise Jill. This aspect shows the slow evolution of the integration movement of Christianity and psychology. Interdisciplinary integration is a recently emerging frontier for Christian counselors. Christian counselors face many challenges. Moving from areas of competence to three is one of them. Another one is blurred personal, professional distinctions. These are just some of the few among others. Another one is defining relevant ethical standards. The second example is about Jim, who feels he is confused about his faith. He, therefore, goes to see the counselor. In this situation, counselors who are aware of their spiritual formation will be able to discern his treatment. Balancing Christian theology, psychology, and spiritual formation tends to be important (McMinn, 2011).
The theoretical road map for counseling is required while counseling. It is called cognitive therapy. The map helps the counselor give detect answers to his clients. Effective counseling also has ingredients. These include first the theoretical map and a strong therapeutic relationship. Patients who come with chronic personality adjustment problems, however, do not respond to cognitive therapy. Most forms of this therapy are silent about the spiritual life. Christian counseling tends to be more complicated than other forms of counseling. Christian counselors are concerned with mental and spiritual health. A map is needed for spiritual growth. Most plans are based only on mental health (McMinn, 2011). They are made on the assumption that mental health can be separated from spiritual health. It must be true to the Scripture and ultimately relevant to mental health problems.