Crab uses insights gained from racial application and years of studying people and their reactions to treatment. This resource helps the reader make proper application by understanding the true nature of their desires.
The following analysis is a review of DRP. Crab’s book and the useful information it provides for all those that are willing to read and apply the information presented. Primary Goal The primary goal of this book is to encourage the reader to change how they strive to assess the counsel during a session.
In psychology, the pursuit to make people happy is the underlying theme. DRP.Crab advised his readers that this is impossible thou the understanding that true happiness is reached through becoming more like Christ. Happiness is achieved by growing closer to Christ and growing the relationship you have with Him.
The author explains that men are striving for significance and women for security. This is the basis for their achievements and they are driven by the things that bring significance and security. DRP. Crab advises that in order for true change to take place for the counsel, they must not simply change their actions, but to change their assumptions on what helps them achieve significance and security.By doing so, we can help the counsel solve their troubles and learn to prosper for the rest of their lives by living in a true relationship with Christ.
Development of Problems and Personal Needs People develop problems because they extend their desire to have a need met. When something threatens their needs, they retreat immediately and this leads to their distinct problem. DRP. Crab speaks of these problems by giving examples throughout the book.
A woman who grew up with a domineering father, who criticized her often, would try to work towards the acceptance of her husband.When her husband gives the least of criticisms, it can cause great pain to her because she strives for recognition to give her security. Her idea of security comes from her husband’s recognition and not criticizing her. Biblical Integration True counseling will have the Bible as its guide.
A counselor that seeks true change would be lost unless they use the Bible. The most impressive aspect of this book is DRP. Crab’s use of the Bible to integrate into counseling.
Formula for Change The most important concentration on counseling would be the fact that each oneself should be seeking a desired change.What is that change? DRP. Crab explains that the change is a deeper relationship with Christ or to become more like Christ. Counselors often get caught in one stage by identifying the problem.
DRP. Crab gives a diagram to help counselors follow a model to achieve these results. The process goes for the counselor to identify the problem feelings, identify the problem behavior, and then to involve the problem thinking. After the first three steps, the next steps involve the actual process for change or development towards the ultimate goal.
A counselor should clarify biblical thinking, secure commitment, plan and carry out biblical behavior, and then to identify Spirit-controlled feelings. By taking these steps, the counselor can guide the counsel in deciding to work towards a formula for change. It is important to note that all counselors must model . Balance of Theology and Spirituality The author learns more towards theology. DRP. Crab seeks to direct counseling towards a biblical change. The cause off person’s lack of significance and security comes from a lack off biblical understanding that they must draw closer to God.
DRP. Crab is encouraging the counselor to direct the counsel towards a biblical solution. Human Personality Human personality is an important part of understanding the counseling process.
DRP. Crab explains that human beings are composed of two parts: “The physical and the personal”. The physical needs are those that are required for the body to function. That of the personal is the spirit and soul of man is found in the personal.
It is the Holy Spirit that brings the mind the response for seeking biblical truth for the answers that are required.Counselors Function and Role The counselor serves as a facilitator. As a person that listens, we are simply there to help the counsel be guided to the truth. We cannot be asked to make a change in the person’s life or to make the decisions for the counsel. It is exactly the opposite; we are striving to do what we’ve been called to do.
We are to make disciples and to guide them in the process of becoming more mature. The counselor should be viewed as a facilitator. Major Contribution to Counseling The major contribution to counseling is in the fact that DRP.Crab presents an easy model to follow. It changes how we look at counseling by looking at the assumptions of what people feel gives them significance or security. DRP. Crab presents a model that helps the counselor begin, but to also allow them to follow a process to help them finish. It is a simple analysis that gives each counselor a starting point and a place to finish.
Limitations of This Counseling Theory It is hard to assess the limitations of this counseling theory. To say that any theory satisfies every situation is too simple in thought.Every situation is different and requires a different level of compassion.
When comparing other models, DRP. Crab has given the reader another tool for their tool box and gives the counselor another way of seeking God’s resolve in each person they share with. Classification DRP. Crab’s book is international in that it applies parts of the discipline of psychology but does not leave a biblical foundation. In directing a person to become more like Christ, DRP. Crab approaches the counseling method from a perspective that embraces both disciplines. If a wide scope of treatment gives us good perspective in our integrative work, sufficient depth of analysis gives us confidence in he stability in our integrative findings”.
DRP. Crab shows a tendency to be in agreement with David Entitles when he states, “the rallying cry of integration is that all truth is God’s truth, so that wherever and however truth is discovered, its author is God”. PRACTICAL APPLICATION Applying It to Ministry The practical application is easy when relating it to DRP. Crab’s book.
What assumptions about how a person sees their needs drive their motivation to meet that need?The impact it would have on my ministry is to relate it to each situation. To hind of each counsel and see what the need is so they can meet their significance or security. If a person is depressed, it gives me the opportunity to see what is Example of the Impact of Ministry This book could support an important aspect of my counseling. I see it being very important in situations with depression, infidelity, economic disaster, and others. Actually, I believe this will be helpful to me over the next few months. I have planted a church and pastured it for the last three years.
I committed after 6 years of being bi-vocational in ministry to go full time at the church. The other day on the golf course I was telling my Associate Pastor about DRP. Crab and his analysis. After talking about it, I realized my pursuit to keep working actually comes from an insecurity to not make what I perceive to be a comfortable amount of money. With that in mind, I have assessed that I need to look at some things. Because I work full time, Pastor, go to school full time, and have a family, Vive let things suffer. My boys never see me, my wife and I rarely talk, my church has stagnated for the first time in two years.