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2018, Vol.26, No.2

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    A Study of Common Grace as the Foundation for Integrating Theology and Psychology

    Kyoungjun Kim | 2018, 26(2) | pp.7~30 | number of Cited : 0
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    The purpose of this study is to present the doctrine of common grace as a ground of the integration of Theology and Psychology in order to overcome the weakness of general revelation. Historically, several scholars have presented general revelation as a foundation for integration on the basis of the old saying, “truth is God’s truth.” The claim that psychological research, which is a realm of general revelation, can achieve unity with God’s truth was disputed by arguing that the purpose of general revelation is to reveal the existence of God through the created world and to prevent people from excusing that they did not know God. In addition, the attempt to include the findings of other sciences into general revelation was negated by the analysis of hermeneutics for general revelation. God gives common grace to human beings by bestowing them with reason and understanding despite of the Fall through the Holy Spirit. Also, this paper presented the fitness of common grace as a foundation for the integration of Theology and Psychology by examining the statements of Calvin, Bavinck, and Kuyper who argued that Theology develops by the help of common grace and it can gain benefit through the psychological research.
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    Understanding of Attachment Trauma and Implication of Christian Counseling

    Kim Mi Kyung | 2018, 26(2) | pp.31~58 | number of Cited : 0
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    This study discusses the situation where, within the parent-child relationship characterized by a high dependence in the childhood and adolescence period, the experience of attachment trauma such as abuse and neglect may continue to influence the subsequent development of children. Further, this study examines the mechanisms of treatment designed to alleviate attachment trauma beyond the relationship between attachment trauma and maladjustment. To that end, the comprehensive concept of attachment trauma is examined such as physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and psychosocial neglect experienced due to parents and other attachment-related persons. In addition, existing studies on attachment trauma focused on their symptoms, psychopathology and other negative effects, but the positive sides of the experience of trauma were discovered, so the relationship between attachment trauma and posttraumatic growth is examined because there are cases where the negative effects of the experience of trauma were overcome, thus resulting in achieving inner growth, before cases of overcoming the negative effects of development orbit are examined through people in the Bible. Finally, it is reported that the detrimental damage of attachment trauma have effects on the psychological symptom, physical symptom, depressions, and interpersonal relations of an affected person even after he or she became an adult, and that influence continues, so this study discusses a need for Christian counselors to have take concern in attachment trauma and get involved in counseling. This study is significant in that Christian counseling getting involved in attachment trauma offers practical implications.
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    Christian Counseling and Cognitive Therapy: A biblical approach through the biblical meaning of heart

    Kim, Jun | 2018, 26(2) | pp.59~85 | number of Cited : 7
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    The purpose of this study is to suggest a biblical approach for applying cognitive therapy to Christian counseling. More concretely, it investigates the biblical meaning of “heart” found in the Bible, and then, suggests an biblical approach to add motivational aspect to existing Christian cognitive approaches. To achieve this purpose, it first evaluates existing Christian cognitive approaches, and then claims the necessity of a biblical cognitive approach that may bring deeper changes beyond cognitive level in person’s life. Suggesting that David Powlison’s emphasis on heart may provide an alternative approach, the study investigates the biblical meaning of heart. The result of the investigation shows that biblical meanings of heart includes areas of cognition and emotion in addition to motivational aspect, and suggests that if these three aspects are explored together, it brings deeper biblical change in person’s life. The study states the benefit of this approach that the alternative approach may overcome reductionistic tendency of current biblical counseling. The study provides examples to apply this approach by analysing two biblical events in the light of the suggested approach. In conclusion, the study suggests a further research that employs single case study that investigates if this approach is workable in real counseling sessions.
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    A Research on Play Pastoral Counseling for Missionary Work on Multi-Cultural Families

    Pakr Eun Jung | 2018, 26(2) | pp.87~117 | number of Cited : 1
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    The article suggests Play Pastoral Counseling as a method for pastoral counseling with regard to the missionary work of domestic multi-cultural families, and deals with the gist of Play Pastoral Counseling. While Korean Churches concentrated their effort on propagating gospel effectively through sending missionaries overseas, nowadays multi-cultural families are on the horizon as the object of missionary efforts. The author has been in charge of multi-cultural service in the span of 15 years for foreign workers in a church. Based on this experience, I propose ‘Play Pastoral Counseling’ as the effective tool for evangelizing multi-cultural families. Because play has the power to make people relax and be moved, we feel catharsis when we play. Johann Huzinga emphasizes that the role of play is the corridor connecting the principal elements of culture like human religiosity, poetry, art, etc. When God created this world there were order and joy of creation. People who have diverse cultures and languages, by participating in play service for God, would be made whole and be restored as God created them in the beginning to participate in the order and joys of creation. The article researches general and theological understandings for multi-cultural families firstly. Secondly, it individually reviews play generally, psychologically and theologically. Thirdly, it discusses Play Pastoral Counseling as the effective tool of worship for evangelizing multi-cultural families.
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    A Single Case Study for Intervening Catastrophic Thought of a Client with Panic Attacks: A christian counseling perspective

    Yang, Jung sun | Hwang, Yeung Ah | 2018, 26(2) | pp.119~154 | number of Cited : 5
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    The Purpose of this study is to suggest a Christian Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by investigating catastrophic thought process in the process of counseling a panic attack client. To achieve this purpose, the study employs a single case qualitative study and explains how catastrophic thought process changes in the client’s cognitive process in Christian perspective. First, it explains that panic attach is the result of catastrophic thoughts, and introduce Barlow & Craske’s Panic Control Programs. Then, it provides the necessity of Christian intervention, and investigates how Christian CBT works by using a single case study. Based on Powlison’s tree model and Kim’s Biblical cognitive approach, the study analyses the five areas of motives, thought, emotion, response, and fruits of life. It concludes that real change comes by changing motive through relationship with Christ, which can effectively done through systematic analysis of other four areas of person. To answer these questions, the study investigates cognitive process of the client following Clark’s cognitive model, and then evaluates cognitive process, motives in Christian perspective. Biblical changes in the client includes “cutting catastrophic thought”, “finding discrepancy in personal faith”, “increasing objective view on faith”, “finding motives of catastrophic thought”, “refuting using God’s words”, “cognitive restructuring of catastrophic thoughts”.
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    The Effects of Cyberbullying Victimization on the Spiritual Well-being and Psychological Well-being of Christian Adolescent - Mediating effect of selfcontrol-

    Oh, Yoon Sun | 2018, 26(2) | pp.155~184 | number of Cited : 1
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    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of cyberbullying victimization on the spiritual well-being of religious well-being and existential well-being, and psychological well-being of Christian adolescent, focusing on mediating effect of self-control. In order to achieve this purpose, the date were collected from 420 Christian adolescent students by a questionnaire survey. The statistic analysis of this study employed SPSS WIN 21.0, and the main methods of statistics were frequency analysis, t-test, F-test, correlation analysis, multiple regression analysis, and Sobel test. The results of the study were as follows: First, the results revealed that Christian adolescents cyberbullying victimization, spiritual well-being, religious well-being, existential well-being and psychological well-being had a significant correlation(p<.01). Secondly, it was found that cyberbullying victimization had direct positive effects on religious well-being(b=-.224, p<.001). Third, it was found that cyberbullying victimization had direct positive effects on existential well-being(b=-.172, p<.001). Forth, it was found that cyberbullying victimization had direct positive effects on psychological well-being (b=-.242, p<.001). Lastly, it was identified that self-control of Christian adolescent played a mediating role in relations between cyberbullying victimization and spiritual wellbeing( religious, existential), and between cyberbullying victimization and psychological well-being(F=75.012, p<.001). Based on these results, practical and policy implications, and suggestions for the future study were discussed.
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    Dealing with the Problems of Sin in Christian Counseling: With perspective of “mourning”

    Jang Dongjin | 2018, 26(2) | pp.185~219 | number of Cited : 2
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    This study aimed to provide Christian counselors with some suggestions for dealing with the clients’ problems of sin in Christian counseling, especially with the perspective of mourning. In the Bible, “mourning” is used not only to describe the state in which someone lost his loved object and he shows sadness, but also to indicate severe suffering because of being aware of sin. So, in this study the concept of mourning is used as a metaphor to understand how to deal with the clients’ sin. First of all, in the mourning process, people experience severe suffering, it helps to understand that we have sinful nature and it is so strong. Second, in order to complete mourning, people need to long amount of time and mourning usually goes through a course. It means that to deal with the problems of sin, clients need time and counselors and client need to go through a course. Third, mourning includes suffering experience necessarily. Likewise when people confront their sin, it makes them painful severely. Fourth, when mourning completes well, cognitive reorganization must appear. It means that if the problems of sin are dealt with in counseling, cognitive reorganization of the client is essential. Lastly, mourning sin means that clients realize that they are sinners and they have to live with identity of sinners.
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    Spiritual Support of Christian Counseling Approach to Psycho-oncology

    JOSEPH JEON | 2018, 26(2) | pp.221~246 | number of Cited : 1
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    This is to clarify the spiritual support of Christian counseling approach to psycho-oncology. The research that studies and practices psychological support for cancer patients is also called ‘psycho-oncology’. Psycho-oncology is a new discipline, a rapidly expanding and widespread clinical practice field. Christian counseling should focus on psycho-oncology because spiritual support by a medical doctor is very flimsy. Spiritual support is intended to help patients who have cancer. It reduces anxiety/thanatophobia, improves their ability to overcome suffer from discomfort, reduces their loneliness, increases their willingness to cope with a cancer, and helps their psychological, emotional and social adjustment with family and others. Most of cancer patients have a psychological impact. Patients with cancer are asked the questions of theodicy. In addition, cancer patients think about God, spirituality, faith, heaven, transgression, punishment, and curse. Therefore, sufficient repentance of patients is the basis of spiritual support. The conviction of forgiveness after repentance is a necessary process of spiritual support. It is necessary to be able to accept cancer positively through spiritual reframing. Above all, it is important to have a firm grasp of the hope of the kingdom of God. This study highlights Christian counseling in psycho-oncology and emphasizes the need and importance of spiritual support for cancer patients.