Meaning-Making Forums 1-4 are this course’s unique final project. Be fully engaged in Phase Three! After reviewing the readings, presentations, lecture notes, articles, and web-engagements, and previous assignments, artificially move your predetermined careseeker (i.e., Crossroads’ Careseekers: Bruce, Joshua, Brody, Justin, or Melissa) through Phase Three.
NOTE: These research-based forums require that you draw upon ALL of the required course readings and learning activities to date, in order to substantively develop each phase in our Solution-based, Short-term, Pastoral Counseling (SbStPC) process. Make every effort to be attentive to our Solution-Based Short-term Pastoral Counseling handout. Be noticeably attentive to our Overarching Directive as you support each core assertion.
- Rapport and Relational Alignment. Briefly explain how you will maintain rapport and check your relational alignment (i.e., use DISC language) in order to support forward progress.
- Phase Three Distinctive Features. Narrate movement of careseeker through Phase Three’s distinctive features (i.e., purpose, goal, chief aim, role/responsibility, use of guiding assumptions) and apply pertinent insights and techniques from ALL the readings, previous assignments, and the Bible.
- Supportive Feedback Break. When resistance and/or relapse are experienced or expressed, what particular question(s), wise counsel, action step(s), and/or biblical insight(s) from Solution-focused Pastoral Counseling and the Quick Reference Guide might be utilized to consolidate forward progress?
- Phase Three Marker. Describe a marker that indicates the careseeker is ready to move into Phase Four. In light of your careseeker’s particular need, how might the Common Sense Test support forward progress?
- FOOD for Thought? In the event blaming presents, what question(s) and/or technique(s) might be used to help your careseeker gain perspective and forward progress?
- Carefully Follow Meaning-Making Forum Guidelines & Tips!
- Make sure to use headings (5) so that the most inattentive reader may easily follow your thoughts.
- Use the annotated outline approach. Bullets should have concise, complete, well-developed sentences or paragraphs.
- Foster a “noble-minded” climate for investigating claims through well-supported core assertions (i.e., consider the validation pattern of the Bereans; Acts 17:11). Noticeably support assertions to facilitate further investigation and to avoid the appearance of plagiarism. Noticeably support assertions to facilitate reader’s further investigation and to avoid the appearance of plagiarism. Follow current APA standards or Turabian form.
- Make every effort to prove that you care about the subject matter by proofreading to eliminate grammar and spelling distractions.