In 500 words, consider the most important therapeutic uses of Scripture and prayer in counseling by indicating how you would address treatment in the case below.
Mary is a 28-year-old young woman. She was referred for counseling as part of her discharge plan from a local psychiatric facility to which she was admitted as a result of a non-fatal suicide attempt. She was diagnosed with major depression. There was also suspicion that she might have Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Mary’s father sexually molested her throughout her childhood. He was a pastor during the daytime and a member of the occult at night. While raping Mary, her father would often quote from the Bible; for example, he would use the 5th Commandment and tell her to: “Honor your father and mother” (Exodus 20:12). At one point, Mary became pregnant by her father who then made her sacrifice her child on an altar during a satanic ritual. Mary was forced to watch this sacrifice. Her father is currently serving a life sentence in prison. Mary grew up in the church. She reads her Bible regularly. However, she questions why God would allow her father to do what he did to her. During counseling, she told the therapist that she was still a believer, but that there was a great distance between her and God.
Make sure to integrate appropriate concepts from the class sources, and cite correctly, per current APA format.
Required Text Book:
McMinn, M. R. (2011). Psychology, theology, and spirituality in Christian counseling (Rev. ed.). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House. ISBN: 9780842352529.