Biblical Worldview Essay
June 17, 2013
From the very beginning of time, we were all created in the image of God (Genesis 1: 26-28). Our very essence is love because God is love (1 John 4:8). Psychology is a nurturing and life changing career field which provides many opportunities to live a professional life that not only honors God, but shows believers and unbelievers God’s enduring love. Psychologists are organized professionals focused on healing human suffering. Being created in the image of the Lord, who is the Great Physician, gives us a supernatural ability to usher in healing in the name of Jesus. As a Christian psychologist, I will have the unique privilege of touching lives on a deep and personal level. Integrity and dependability are two characteristics that will enable me to serve others through my calling and glorify the Lord Almighty, who made me in His loving image. Integrity
Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. To be morally upright describes our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. He committed no sin and no deceit was found in his mouth (1 Peter 2:22). I was made in the image of my sinless savior that spoke truth and kept His word. As a psychologist, integrity and confidentiality are paramount. According to the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct of the APA, it should be the goal of psychologists to promote accuracy, honesty, and truthfulness in the science, teaching and practice of psychology. Psychologists should aspire to keep their promises and avoid unwise or unclear commitments (Ethics Committee, 2010). In keeping my word and maintaining the confidence of my clients, others will see that I have been created in the image of God. Created in the image of the One that always has our best interest at heart and meets our every need (Philippians 4:19). In God’s word, He commands us to live a life of integrity. We are to keep our word pure...
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