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Theories of Counseling Chart As you progress through this course, you will create a Theories of Counseling Chart summarizing key aspects of each theory. As you review the theories each week in COUN 5239 – Theories of Psychotherapy, complete the “Enter text here” box sections of this chart. There is also a section for you to draft a statement reflecting your personal model of counseling. You will be able to refer to this personalized chart throughout your classes, into your fieldwork, and as you prepare for your licensure exam. List of Theories Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Therapy: Adlerian Theory Existential Therapy Gestalt Therapy Person-Centered Therapy Behavioral Therapy Cognitive Therapy Cognitive Behavior Therapy Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Reality Therapy Feminist Therapy Complementary and Alternative Therapies Narrative Therapy Solution-Focused Therapy Family Systems Personal Model of Counseling: Provide a statement (2-3 sentences) that summarizes your current view of the nature of people, how and why they do well or develop problems, and how counseling can support them in working through challenges. Ensure your statement reflects your primary preferred theoretical approach. 1
Theories of Counseling Chart Psychanalytic and Psychodynamic Therapy 2
Theories of Counseling Chart Key Concepts What are some of the key propositions of the theory? How and why do people develop problems? Being unaware (unconscious mind) about how we feel or how we act. Dealing with ego-defense mechanism. Theory of Change How can therapy help a person overcome problems? What must a person do to improve his or her functioning? Working through interpretations that are discovered during the sessions and exploring feelings that may be hidden in the subconscious. Interventions What techniques does the counselor use to help bring about change? Free Association, Dream Analysis, and interpretation. Who Is in Charge? What Is the Role of the Client and the Counselor? What is the counselor responsible for in sessions? What is the client expected to do? Who takes the leading role in the interaction? As a counselor, they should use a non- judgmental approach and focus on the clients feelings and perceptions. Web Resources Who uses this theory? How do they present themselves to the wider community? Where are resources for learning more? Unfortunately this theory is not reliable and because of this very little evidence can be obtained PMC4471961/ Scholarly Articles, Books, and Resources on the Theory What are some good references that I may want to refer to in the future? Psychodynamic Therapy- A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice by Richard Summers and Jacques Barber ?

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