Understanding the forces and systems that interact to create the personality is not enough on its own. This understanding must lead to an intervention strategy for dealing with wrong thinking and problems behaviors. Hawkins (2006) intervention strategy contains four simple phases includes a guidelines for tracking progress as the counselor and client move through the counseling process. As with many or most counseling models, Hawkins’s model begins with the client sharing his or her story. It moves to a collaborative process in which the counselor and client review beliefs and slowing begin to test or pretest a basic plan of action. In phase three, the client and the counselor use the information they have gleaned and learned during the first two phases to create a comprehensive plan of action. The final phase should find the client accepting responsibility and being committed to an accountability plan that the counselor helps implement and supports.
As a future counselor, this student has found further direction in integration of her Christian beliefs and the fundamentals of scripturally appropriate psychological interventions. Though Hawkins’ model is easy to pictorial comprehend; the Crabb model for filtering information and the way an individual evaluates and acts upon their basic assumptions are more comprehensive.
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