Hawkins & Clinton Book Review Instructions

Hawkins & Clinton Book Review Instructions

You must complete a book review of The New Christian Counselor: A Fresh Biblical and Transformational Approach by Hawkins & Clinton that will include 3 sections (summary, analysis, and application). Use the included template and utilize current APA citations as indicated on the template.

Summary (35 points)

In the summary section (at least 1 page) identify the 8–10 most important concepts of the book. That is, if you could boil down the most important points in the Hawkins & Clinton book, and explain them to a friend, what would they be? Do not just list chapter titles or book sections but summarize the main points in a way that indicates adequate understanding of the Hawkins & Clinton approach to integrative counseling. When you present your ideas, consider highlighting your main points—italics, sub-headings, etc. – to make it easier to pick out the concepts you have chosen.

Analysis (15 points)

In this section (approximately 1 page) consider the Module/Week 2 lecture discussion on the models of integration (you may also consult the “Comparing the 5 Views Christians Take to Psychology” PowerPoint or the “The Integration of Psychology and Christianity” document for this section) and explain how you would describe the integration approach of Hawkins & Clinton. What model of integration do you think their approach represents? Would Hawkins & Clinton identify psychological issues apart from spiritual issues, or are they all the same? How important is psychological theory and research in the Hawkins & Clinton approach?

Application (20 points)

In this section (at least 1 page), you must demonstrate how you would apply some of the principles discussed by Hawkins & Clinton to counseling in a human services setting.

Review this description of a typical day in the life of a human services counseling professional working in a community agency: