Changing Resistant Assumptions in Christian Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Volume
Volume 17
Issue
Summer 1989
Title
Changing Resistant Assumptions in Christian Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Abstract

Drawing upon a large secular literature, Christian approaches to cognitive-behavioral therapy have emphasized the importance of helping clients to change false assumptions about themselves, their faith, and the world. A common clinical challenge, however, is that clients indicate that they know the truth in a academic sense, but are not able to relate to and incorporate the truth in such a way that it transforms their lives. They know the truth, but it does not set them free. This article describes a number of approaches to assess core assumptions accurately, to help clients to take different perspectives about changing resistant assumptions, and to utilize behavior strategies, social support, imagery and prayer as vehicles for experiencing and incorporating God'€™s truth in a deeper way.

Authors
Dr. F.C., Jr. Craigie and Dr. S.Y. Tan
Pages
93 - 100
Price
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