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Interventions that Apply Scripture in Psychotherapy
Kaitlin Clark
Liberty University

Interventions that Apply Scripture in Psychotherapy
In this paper I will review the article “Interventions that Apply Scripture in Psychotherapy.” (Garzon 2005). Overall counseling can be very tricky, especially when the client is religious. This will require the counselor to use multiple resources, such as the Bible, when coming up with a treatment plan. The word of God is superior when it comes to healing. “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 (NIV) When
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REBT concentrates on determining emotional and behavioral problems and conflicts and empowering people to lead more fulfilling lives. In the technique, the client is asked to describe the incident, his/her irrational belief, the consequent emotions, and then the dispute of the belief. Afterwards he/she rates his validation of the original irrational thought. In George’s case he was asked to fill out a REBT chart after he contacted a local pilot instructor for flying lessons and never heard back, which would be the incident. The irrational belief is that he never heard back because the pilot instructor knew that George was a loser, he rated that he believed this 90%. The emotions he felt because of this incident were discouragement, sadness, and depression. He was then asked to dispute the belief to which he used two scriptures, proving that his scripture therapy is working he is applying them to his life. After disputing the belief he rated 35% belief in it. (Garzon 2005. Pg. 117)
Scripture therapy could be used to help a variety of different clients with many different issues and problems. The Word of God can be very beneficial when trying to help people make a break through, so can prayer. Biblical passages can be assigned to clients, along with deep healing prayer, to assist in the healing process. The Bible contains many relevant passages that would be applicable to assign to clients as