Group Counseling in the Church: An Integrative Theoretical and Practical Analysis

Volume
Volume 13
Issue
Spring 1985
Title
Group Counseling in the Church: An Integrative Theoretical and Practical Analysis
Abstract

Little, if any, study and research has focused upon integrative principles of group psychotherapy and biblical Christianity. In this article, both theoretical and practical implications of conducting group counseling in the Church are explored. Following an overview of the present utilization of group process within the existing Church structure, an integrative framework is proposed from which to formulate psychotherapy groups in churches. Utilizing Carter and Narramore'€™s (1979) "€œIntegrates"€ model, twelve major curative factors of group psychotherapy are systematically integrated with Getz'€™ twelve "€œone another"€ scriptural principles. Finally, after further discussion of the theoretical paradigm, several potential advantages and disadvantages of the process of conducting group counseling in churches are outlined and their practicality and feasibility are analyzed.

Author
Dr. J.P. Pingleton
Pages
21 - 28
Price
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