Question 1: Compare and contrast Benner's "Strategic Pastoral Counseling Model" and "The Stages and Tasks of Strategic Pastoral Counseling" with the "Hawkins' Pastoral Assessment Model" and "Hawkins' Pastoral Counseling Scenario."
The Hawkins “Pastoral Assessment models” and Benner’s “Strategic Pastoral Counseling models” both are using the holistic method to counseling which is Christ centered. The Strategic Pastoral Counseling Model is less flexible and more structured focusing on being brief, having time-limited sessions that “must concentrate on one central and specific problem.” With the Strategic Pastoral Counseling model “each of the sessions has a clear focus, and each builds on the previous ones in contributing to the accomplishment of the overall goal.” The Hawkins model is more vision forming to produce a more hope-filled future for the counselee. The Hawkins model is very intricate and time consuming because it requires the counselee to dig into their hearts and core to looking for patterns that expose what is recalling what really has happen. Unlike the black-and-white manner of Benner’s “Strategic Pastoral Counseling models”, the Hawkins model focuses more on life change way by considering the physical, mental and spiritual possibilities of the counselee prompting the counselor to think through all areas of impact of the counselee’s problem. Both models come to the same answer and that is found in Christ and is through the help of the Holy Spirit.
Question 2: After comparing/contrasting the two models, describe in your own words your overall understanding of the "Hawkins' Pastoral Counseling Scenario" and the decisions you would need to make and the resources needed for creating a similar scenario in your present context.
The Hawkins “Pastoral Counseling Scenario” looks at physical, mental and spiritual makeup of the counselee using the holistic approach to counseling by pointing to become more like Christ. As a pastoral counseling I need...