- Novack, J., Park, S. J., & Friedman, A. N. (2013). Integrated masculinity: Using Gestalt counseling with male clients. Journal of Counseling & Development, 91 (4), 483 489. ‒ -Sansby, J. (2014). Trauma therapy and clinical practice: Neuroscience, Gestalt, and the body. Healthcare Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal, 14 (4), 44.
Person-Centered Therapy Key Concepts What are some of the key propositions of the theory? How and why do people develop problems? -Congruence -Unconditional Positive regard -Accurate empathetic understanding -Actualizing tendency—striving toward fulfillment, autonomy & self-determination -Client abilities to engage in their own resources Theory of Change How can therapy help a person overcome problems? What must a person do to improve his or her functioning? - assist clients in achieving higher level of independence -Encourage client to be full authentic version of self -Clients learn to exercise choice, freedom, and responsibility Interventions What techniques does the counselor use to help bring about change? -Early emphasis on reflection of feelings -Immediacy—addressing what is happening between client and therapist -Assessment—diagnostic screening, client strengths/limitations -client self-assessment 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? -Collaborative approach -Attitude of therapist helps promote client change -Therapist needs to be present-minded and attentive to client’s verbal and body language -clients create own self-growth and active healers Web Resources Who uses this theory? How do they present themselves to the wider community? Where are resources for learning more? -Center for Studies of the Person: &panel1-3 ; -Person-centered Therapy: - centred-therapy.html Scholarly Articles, Books, and Resources on the Theory What are some good references that I may want to refer to in the future? - Joseph, S., & Murphy, D. (2012). Person- centered approach, positive psychology, and relational helping: Building bridges. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 53, 26 51. ‒
Behavioral Therapy Key Concepts What are some of the key propositions of the theory? How and why do people develop problems? -Focuses on observable behavior -Uses principles/procedures for scientific method -Give clients more life options and freedom -Focus on present rather than past -Therapist looks to environmental cause for behavior-change environment to change behavior Theory of Change How can therapy help a person overcome problems? What must a person do to improve his or her functioning? -Aim to give clients more control and freedom -overcome debilitating and maladaptive behaviors for new behaviors -Used to treat PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, & substance abuse -Set specific goals Interventions What techniques does the counselor use to help bring about change?
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