Why Counseling Theory

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The 5 Ws of Counseling Theory Dr. Diana Valdez, LPC-S, BCIAC Tarleton State University
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What is Counseling Theory? Brings a sense of order and meaning to what would be meaningless jumble of data Consists of concepts, along with corresponding terms , that are related/internally consistent Provides rationale for action in relation to phenomena
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What is Counseling Theory? Story of a person Explanation of how one develops: how one becomes who one is today Explanation for problems people face and develop in life and how people seek further development through counseling Provides various plot lines that outline responsibilities, functions, and techniques
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What are the advantages of Counseling Theory? Like a tour guide using a guidebook, counselors use counseling theory as a guide Counseling theory constitutes an organized, consistent way for you to understand and respond to a variety of clients and issues The “guidebook” about how to accompany and assist clients in the
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Why are there so many Counseling Theories? 400+ approaches of which a small number are used Most well known theories share core beliefs Each person is born with innate tendencies and psychological functions Each person’s environment contributes to the kind of person one becomes
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Common beliefs continued…. Some modes of functioning are preferable to others Once developed, people can develop further - can change in the direction of more preferable modes of functioning An interpersonal process called counseling or psychotherapy can facilitate that change
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Counseling Theories core differences How people are innately endowed How the environment influences people What constitutes preferable modes of functioning How people develop How they change How counseling facilitates that change There may be similarities across theories,
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What are disadvantages of Counseling Theory? First and foremost, it is theory
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2011 for the course PSY 5531 taught by Professor Stewart during the Fall '11 term at Tarleton.

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