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2011, Vol.17, No.

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    Christian Counseling Strategy to Multicultural Family

    Hahn Sook Ja | 2011, 17() | pp.9~43 | number of Cited : 8
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    This study examines the definition of multicultural family, the status and practices of counselling services for those families and the Biblebased perspectives on those families; and summarizes and discusses insights and implications of previous studies on the techniques of counseling those families, so that it suggests Christian counselling strategies for multicultural families. Following the God’s order of “Therefore, as you go, disciple people in all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:29),” Christian counsellors must revisit their own consciousness and thoughts about multicultural families, and try to evangelize those families by providing counselling services. When truly understanding and emphasizing not only the difficulties that foreign family members go through in multicultural families, but also those of Korean family members who retain the traditional culture of Korean families, the Christian counsellors can help them participate in family counselling sessions and programs, understand each other􀁳s expectations and demands, and reconcile cultural differences at reasonable levels. In order to counsel multicultural families in Korea, it is necessary to develop marriage preparation education, preventive programs such as parenting training, and peer-counselling programs; and to provide visiting services, and hotline-or internet-based services. Also needed for Christian counsellors are specialized education, supervision,and certification programs that which set them apart from general counsellors.
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    Prevention of Multicultural Family’s Domestic Violence and Christian Counseling

    Kang, Kyung Mi | 2011, 17() | pp.44~73 | number of Cited : 3
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    In our society today, the numbers of multicultural families are rapidly increasing as well as the numbers of incidents of domestic violence. Based on a Women Family Council's research on domestic violence,multicultural families showed the violent incidence rate of 47.7% while Korean families recorded that of 40.3%. That is, the violence in the multicultural families is 7.4% higher rate than that in Korean families. Especially, abuse from spouses occurred 3.5 times more in multicultural families than Korean families. As shown on the research, wives who immigrated to Korea are experiencing a roller-coast ride in their marriage. In addition, some have already gone through divorce and become labeled as illegal immigrants, who are in jeopardy of their lives. Therefore, a plan to support, protect, and prevent the situation is crucial. Not only the government should be aware of this, but also local churches and other Christian officials should work together in an effort to prevent the situation. We need to start counting on client-centered Christian counseling for multicultural families so that they can acknowledge God's presence in their everyday-life basis. This research suggested a specific measure for how a Christian counseling can be applied to help the hurt wives and can spark their faith. Looking forward, we need to produce more of qualified Christian counselors for multicultural families and continue to conduct in-depth studies.
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    Approach to Adolescents in Multicultural Families through Christian Counseling: Focusing on ego-resiliency

    Kim Mi Kyung | 2011, 17() | pp.74~100 | number of Cited : 10
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    As international immigration types diversify, Korea is entering rapidly into multicultural society. Therefore, practical and scientific concerns to children in multicultural families are required significantly. In fact, [life satisfaction]of Korean adolescents is the lowest among OECD countries. Also, children in multicultural families show difficulties in adjusting to school and daily life. In particular, rearing-attitudes of parents who have a cultural conflict unsolved may increase psychological problems to their children, which may affect on the development of ego-resiliency for their children. The base which everyone should regard each other as equal individuals and convert isolations resulting from the difference into the life story should be positively established. In order to make adolescents in multicultural families to show their resources and talents in future Korean society, Christian counseling should support them to improve their egoresiliency and to contribute to social integration by helping them in various ways and more specifically.
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    The Influence of Personal Characteristics and Relationship Change on Aggression among Christian University Students

    Seo Hye Seok | Kong, Eun Suk | Kim Jung Eun | 2011, 17() | pp.103~129 | number of Cited : 3
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    The purpose of this study was to analyze and describe the influence of personal characteristics and relationship change on aggression with the sample of 320 students at a Christian University in Jeonbuk province. The collected data was analyzed by Pearson’s correlation, t-test, and F-test in order to get inter-reliability, the relationship and the differences between aggression, personal characteristics and relationship change. The data was also analyzed by the Stepwise Regression analysis in order to identify the influencing factors on aggression. The results of this descriptive study were; 1) the level of economical status and the position in the church were influencing factors on the first step analysis, 2) the position in the church, sense of closeness, sensibility,openness, and understanding ability influenced on aggression of the students on the second step analysis. In conclusion, the results of this study provide the basic information about influencing factors on aggressing and can be utilized for the student counseling.
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    A Study on the Lectio divina for Anxiety Control of Adolescents

    Oh, Yoon Sun | 2011, 17() | pp.130~152 | number of Cited : 15
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    In this study, its purpose was to investigate the effect of Lectio divina following the flow of the Christian tradition to regulate emotions of Korean Church adolescents’ anxiety. This study confirmed the results as follows. First, as a result of homogeneity test between the experimental group and the control group, the sub-regions of anxiety experience were such that state anxiety and trait anger did not show significant difference statistically in scores. Second, as a result of analysis of the pre-post differences of anxiety experience between the control group and the experimental group, the average scores pre(M=2.80) -post(M=2.65) of the experimental group of state anxiety are relatively showed a significant difference compared to the average scores pre(M=2.80)-post(M=2.79) of the control group. And trait anxiety pre(2.79)-post(2.67) of the experimental group also showed relatively larger than the average scores pre(M=2.79)-post(M=2.78) of the control group. While a significant level of trait anxiety and state anxiety of the control group were meaningless, a significant level of state anxiety p <.01 and trait anxiety p <.01 showed statistically significant in the experimental group. In the above results,Lectio divina has been proven to be effective for the control of the emotions of adolescents’ anxiety.
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    The Problem of Contemporary Psychological Crisis and the Approach to Christian Solution-focused Therapy

    chang, myoungsoo | 2011, 17() | pp.153~178 | number of Cited : 4
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    Crisis is closely connected with every aspect of human life. There are more crises than ever in today’s modern society. Economic crisis, mental crisis and environmental crisis have various aspects of problems and threaten human life. This thesis was written from the viewpoint of Christian counseling concerning crisis problems and its specific characters. It is an inquiry into the basic understanding of crisis and the psychological characteristic of people in crisis. Consequently, I hope that it will be useful in helping people in crisis. Also it is a study on crisis and suffering from biblical perspective. Crisis causes us pain and despair. However, it could also lead us to develop a new perspective in life and provide an opportunity for personal growth. Crisis can also help people get closer to God if they could discover their own spiritual resources and make a constructive use of them. Responding to the crisis with too much sensitivity could make people feel overwhelmed by the crisis. Crisis can help an individual develop his/her courage, boldness and openmindedness. Solution-focused therapy is a very useful tool to overcome today􀁳s crisis problems. It will make a great contribution to the problem of contemporary psychological crisis.
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    View of System and Pastoral Counseling for Family Crisis

    Kwang-Hyun Choi | 2011, 17() | pp.179~202 | number of Cited : 6
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    This study set out to apply family therapy theory to pastoral counseling. Marriage is a probably most intimate form of a relationship. To a degree, conflict in such an intimate relationship is expected. There are many reasons for marital problems. In the middle of rapid social changes, the degree of family difficulties has reached a serious level. Since a family is a system in which the members interact each other, a member’s changes inevitably affect another member’s changes. A family is usually connected with upper generation in psychological aspects, which requires an examination of at least three generation in oder to diagnose and solve family problems. There are many cases of serious family problems faced by pastors, more and more of whom have great interest in family therapy in an attempt to provide more professional counseling services to those troubled families. It may seem a little too much to apply a family theory to pastoral counseling.