Based on the definitions given in the chapter for a Christian counselor, pastoral counselor, lay counselor, biblical counselor, and professional counselor with a Christian worldview, which of these roles do you currently identify with or aspire to the most and why? What are some issues that you need to pay attention to in your professional development as you navigate between professional counseling and the Christian faith commitments that you may have? How do your views align with an integration model? What challenges do you foresee in using an integration model? How might Code A.4.b of the ACA Code of Ethics (2014) relate to you as you pursue a degree in professional counseling? How could you operate as a counselor from a Christian worldview and not impose your own values, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors onto your clients? Textbook Reference: Simmons, R., Lilley, S., & Kuhnley, A.K. (Eds). (2020). Introduction to Counseling: Integration of Faith, Professional Identity, and Clinical Practice. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt. ISBN: 9781524996970. ( ch: 4) American Psychological Association. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (Current ed.).
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