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Definition of Counseling & Therapy Counseling is a helping profession at its core and should always be focused on helping clients find and (or) development their strengths. In this way, helping a client use their strengths to overcome any weakness and problems they may be facing. This is the core of what it means to counseling someone and aligns closely with much of the literature and articles contained on the American Counseling Associations knowledge base. There is no universal solution or one theoretical approach to helping a client find their strengths and overcome their challenges, however, one can explore a part of the counseling professions history and examine a few of the foundational philosophies to help a counselor gain some perspective on the ground work that will enable current professional counselors unprecedented tools and therapeutic approaches available for their clients. Historical Development Like many mental health professions, the origins of counseling are rooted in the early psychological works of Freud, Skinner, and many other psychologists who spent their professional careers developing and refining the many theoretical foundations from which the many schools of psychology are born.
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  • Summer '17
  • Thomas Sherman
  • Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental health professional, American Counseling Association, Mental health counselor, Boston University School of Medicine Mental Health Counseling

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