In his thoughtful paper, Dr. Robert Gleave (2012) explores what it might mean for one to claim that any therapy is gospel centered. He concludes that the idea of a gospel-centered therapy is in some sense at odds with the spirit of the restored gospel because it would slip into a prescriptive form, laying our principles that would necessarily apply across all people and circumstance, and therefore constituting a sort of grand theory. In response to Dr. Gleave's description, however, the present paper suggests that a genuinely gospel-centered theory (or a therapy derived from it) will not necessarily devolve into the principle-driven "theory of everything" Dr. Gleave rightly criticizes. Therefore, a gospel-centered theory (or therapy) may be much more possible and acceptable than he suggests.
Williams, Richard N.
"Finding the Center of Gospel-Centered Therapy,"
Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy: Vol. 34
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/irp/vol34/iss1/5