Christian Counseling for Bill

Christian Counseling for Bill

Order Description

Jenny is a, former gymnast, married 6 years to Bill. Both profess to be christians. They have a 4year old, and a 2 year old, and one on the way. Jenny is a stay home

Mom. Bill is often gone for long periods of times, nights and weekends. he frequently comes home drunk and sometimes drinks excessively at home. Jenny is concerned

about the influence Bill is having on the children. When he sits at home drinking he often tells the 4 year old to bring him a cold beer. they have recently moved and

have not joined a local church. Bill went to counseling for a few sessions but is now unwilling to attend.
please use Counseling Session outline

Counselee’s Name:



Occupation: (If known)

Setting of the Counseling Session:

Problem presented:

Confidentiality presented:

Scriptures used:

Homework assigned:

Goals set:

Counseling Intervention


Counselee’s Name:



Occupation: (If known)

Setting of the Counseling Session: Place where session is held (e.g., counseling center, pastor’s office at a church, private practice office, residential facility,


Problem presented: The reason why the person is coming to counseling. This is stated by the counselee either directly or indirectly. Examples of questions we could ask

to get this information are “What brings you here today?” “You said, “You are having problems at home, would you please describe them further?”

Confidentiality presented: This may also be called “Informed Consent.” This is where we disclosed our counseling approach (e.g., Biblical Counseling, utilizing

scripture and Biblical interventions, etc.). We also inform counselee of confidentiality and its limits, any fees and have them sign all necessary documents.

Scriptures used: The Bible passages we will use during the counseling process, whether in session or as homework.

Homework assigned: What we will have counselee do in between sessions. Homework isn’t required, but could be a powerful tool for empowering the counselee to learn

scripture, to hear God’s voice, and realize their part in a situation and the need to change their thinking and behavior.

Goals set: What will be the outcome? What does the counselee want to see change? Do they want to overcome anxiety and fear? Do they want to learn to handle anger

appropriately? Remember, goals are set by both the counselee and the counselor (together). The main goal in Biblical counseling is discipleship (change). We will be

either leading the unbelieving person to Christ, or helping the believing person to become conformed to His image (change).

Counseling Intervention: These are the Biblical techniques or methods that we will use to accomplish the goals. Our foundational interventions are prayer (before,

during and after sessions), scripture and Holy Spirit’s insight and guidance. Although we bring our knowledge, experience and “giftings” to the session, we should

never forget that the Wonderful Counselor is in charge. There are many techniques illustrated in the Bible. We must also illustrate them to the counselee so that they

will understand what God’s Word is saying about their particularly situation.

Closure: For the sake of this assignment, this section is a description of closure of the overall counseling process or termination of counseling services. However, if

you were using a modified version of this form to keep progress notes of individual sessions, than it would describe closure of that particular session.

Note: You will receive copies of various counseling forms that you could use in your ministry near the end of your program.
Counselee’s Name: Jane Doe

Age: 32

Sex: Female

Occupation: Office Manager

Setting of the Counseling Session: Agape Counseling Center

Problem presented: Ms. Doe states she is experiencing frustration and anger due to repeated hostility from a coworker, who she describes as a friend. She also states

she enjoys her job and does not want to leave. However, she is worried she may have to if the situation isn’t resolve. Ms. Doe believes the conflict started when she

was promoted to manager about six months ago.

Confidentiality presented: Ms. Doe was informed that the services at Agape Counseling Center are Christ-centered, and interventions and techniques utilized are

Biblically based. They may include, but are not limited to prayer, scripture reading and scripture-focused homework assignments. Ms. Doe was also informed that

sessions are confidential and that what is discussed cannot be disclosed without her written consent, except in the case of the following:
• Disclosure of harm to self or someone else
• Disclosure of neglect or abuse to a child under 18 years old
• Disclosure of neglect or abuse of an elderly person or incapacitated adult (18+)
• By court order of a judge
Ms. Doe was presented with documents for her signature detailing the information above, as well as consent for services and detailing Agape Counseling Center’s fee

policy. Note: Fees for services must be also disclosed up front.

Scriptures used: Psalm 37, 39-40; Ephesians 4:26-27, 31; Matthew 5:43-48; Matthew 18:15-17; Philippians 4:4-6; Matthew 5:9

Homework assigned:
1. Prayer and journaling assignment: Counselee will pray and ask God to reveal her “true” feelings about the coworker and counselee’s part in the conflict. Counselee

will then journal what Holy Spirit has revealed to her and bring into next session.
2. Counselee will meditate on Matthew 5:43-48 and follow the scripture in praying daily for the coworker.
3. Counselee will meditate on Ephesians 4:26-27 for understanding the Biblical way to processing through her anger.
4. Counselee will meditate on Matthew 18:15-17 and follow scripture for resolving the conflict with coworker. Note: Counselee should also follow her company’s policy

for handling a hostile work environment.
5. Counselee will meditate on Psalm 37 to build confidence and trust in God to work the situation out and bring healing.
6. Counselee will meditate on Philippians 4:4-6 and journal feelings of anxiousness and worry regarding the situation.
7. Counselee will meditate on Matthew 5:9 and journal what Holy Spirit reveals to her about this verse in regards to her situation.

Goals set: The counseling process with consist of a minimum of eight weeks and further sessions will be based on client’s progress and as determined by both the

counselee and counselor. The goals for counseling as agreed upon by both the counselee and counselor are:
1. The main goal is to assist counselee in resolving the conflict with her coworker in a Christ-like manner so that God will be glorified in the situation. By doing

so, the coworker may be won or drawn back to the Lord by the counselee’s Christian behavior (witness).
2. To reduce counselee’s internal distress with regards to her feelings of anxiety and worry and bring her to a place of peace in God.
3. To assist counselee with processing her feelings of anger (internal distress) in a Godly manner by being a peacemaker.

Counseling Intervention(s): Interventions will include, but are not limited to:
1. Prayer
2. Scripture meditation
3. Journaling of feelings and revelation about those feelings from Holy Spirit
4. TDCR-C technique ©; Note: TDCR-C is an acronym for Trust, Delight, Commit, Rest and Cease. It is based on Psalm 37:1-8, and is an intervention I use when working

with individuals who are struggling with anger, anxiety and worry. The objective of this intervention is to help them see that only when they:
a. Trust in God
b. Delight in God
c. Commit to God
d. Rest in God, (He can help them):
e. Cease from anger, forsake wrath and stop fretting (anxiety and worry)

Closure: Termination of the counseling process will be based on the accomplishment of the above goals, reduction of counselee’s internal distress and counselee being

empowered and equipped by Holy Spirit with the Biblical means for resolving future conflict.

Note: Sometimes the counseling process may terminate earlier than the timeframe originally set. Early termination can be for several reasons. For example, by the

counselee and/or counselor when the situation has been resolved earlier than expected. Or, by the counselor due to a lack of commitment by the counselee in following

through with the “agreed upo
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