The Ethical Dilemmas: The Role Of Integration In Counseling

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In addition to the worries about how the Bible would be viewed with integration and the lack of guidelines, there are other concerns which must be addressed as well before integration can truly take place. For example, many Christian psychologists today spend more time worrying about how psychology fits into their theology instead of trying to practically apply biblical beliefs to a counseling setting (Ripley, 2012). Because of this, there are many psychologists who tend to blur ethical guidelines, often attempting to take more of a position of a pastor than that of a counselor or guide (Tan, 2003). Tan goes on to mention that one of the trickiest parts of integration is making sure that the ability to guide someone spiritually is not misused,

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