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Responses to Discussion Board interaction with classmates should be supported with in-text citations and references. Use the current APA Manual and this course’s APA helps to consistently build correct in-text citations and References, especially for your Power Point Presentations. Use at least one of the references sited by Crozier.
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Tread by N. Crozier
1. Identify and discuss essential elements and techniques for collaboratively developing a preferred story/solution with the careseeker selected from the case study—Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness: Bruce
This counselor will work with counselee Bruce to co-create his preferred story. Since Bruce is the in the willing behavioral position, this will include asking good questions that promulgate future focus. During this phase, we will spend our time discovering what life would be like if he and his son Brody were relating well to one another. This counselor would introduce the miracle question based on Romans 8:28 to serve as a basis for their discussion. During this phase, it is still important for this counselor to build rapport and demonstrate fit by employing active listening, providing helpful and encouraging feedback along the way, and matching Bruce’s expressed emotion both verbally and non-verbally (Kollar, 2011, p. 102-111). This counselor and her counselee will work towards establishing goals to help the counselee achieve the successful resolution to his problem with his son (Kollar, 2011, p. 123-138).
2. Identify and describe Phase Two distinctives: purpose, goal, chief aim, role/responsibility.
Purpose: Develop the careseekers preferred story
Goal: Goal description
Chief Aim: Collaborate well
Role/responsibility: The counselor builds rapport/demonstrates fit. The counselee sets the direction, while the counselor tracks and collaborates
3. Briefly discuss how you will maintain DISC relational style alignment with careseeker’s current behavioral position (i.e., blaming or willing).
As Bruce and this counselor set about developing Bruce’s preferred story, this counselor’s high D tendency could overshadow the desired collaborative effort and make it a more dictatorial environment. (Carbonell, 2008, p. 149-152). With this understanding, this counselor will allow Bruce to dominate this session, and will assist him by asking good tracking questions (What would be different? How would you know?). Bruce’s high D relational style warrants the desire for control and in this instance, this counselor will oblige by reassuring him that he is the expert, and that she is here to help him think things through. In order to successfully co-create Bruce’s preferred story, it will once again be necessary for this counselor to bite her tongue while Bruce fully explores what life without the problem will be like (Peterson, 2008).
4. Discuss the challenges you might face in phase two and identify/describe insights and/or techniques useful to developing a future focus with current behavioral position.
During Phase two, Bruce could change his behavioral position several times. When attempting to formulate goals, he could suddenly find himself in the blaming position, i.e. things would be better if Brody was not so distant, or if Brody told me what was wrong. When this happens, this counselor can help Bruce by externalizing the problem, i.e. So Bruce how long has the blame game been getting the best of you and Brody? This allows Bruce to see that the problem is the problem, not Brody’s behavior. This counselor would go onto ask about a time when blame could have, but did not take over. (Kollar, 2011, p. 113). Once the problem is externalized, this counselor and Bruce can move forward to establish small, achievable goals (Kollar, 2011, p. 123-138).
5. During the supportive feedback break, what portrait, definition(s), key thought(s), assessment insight, and/or wise counsel do you need to consider as you seek to collaboratively develop the preferred story/goal (review Clinton & Hawkins, 2009, p. 10)?
During this phase, Bruce is looking to re-establish a sense of love and belonging within his family. As the patriarch, Bruce sets the tone. It will be important for him to recognize that everyone has a need to feel loved and accepted (Clinton & Hawkins, 2009, p. 157). This is especially true of children. This counselor will help Bruce to identify his own love language and that of his son Brody, so that they can better communicate love and acceptance to one another (Clinton & Hawkins, 2009, p. 158). She will also empower Bruce to love, by highlighting the fact that we are able to love because Christ first loved us.
6. Identify and describe a marker that indicates you have collaboratively “imagineered” a picture of life without tthe problem.
This counselor will know that she has collaborated well with the counselee when Bruce is able to maintain future focus and. This means that he will be able to identify what he will be doing differently. He will be able to articulate how others will notice the change. He will be able to see the problem as the problem, not Brody. He will take responsibility for his own actions and be willing to do whatever it takes to solve the current problem. He will understand that change starts with himself and demonstrates a willingness to co-create goals with this counselor to bring about the desired result (Kollar, 2011, p. 123-126).


Clinton, T. & Hawkins, R. (2009). The quick reference guide to biblical counseling. Grand Rapids, Michigan:Baker Books.
Carbonell, M. (2008). How to solve the people puzzle- Understanding personality patterns. Blue Ridge, Georgia: Uniquely You Resources.
Johnson, W.B. & Johnson, W.L. (2000). The pastor’s guide to psychological disorders and treatments. United States: Haworth Printing.
Kollar, C. ( 2011). Solution focused pastoral counseling: An effective short-term approach for getting people back on track. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
Peterson, J.C. (2007). Why don’t we listen better? Communicating & connecting in relationships. Tigard, Oregon: Peterson

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