Lujan s k 2015 quality counseling an examination of

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Lujan, S. K. (2015). Quality counseling: An examination of choice theory and reality therapy. International Journal of Choice Theory & Reality Therapy, 34 (2), 17‒23. Graham, M. A., Sauerheber, J. D., & Britzman, M. J. (2013). Choice theory and family counseling: A pragmatic, culturally sensitive approach. Family Journal, 21(1), 1–5. Feminist Therapy 34
Theories of Counseling Chart Key Concepts What are some of the key propositions of the theory? How and why do people develop problems? Key Concepts: Core principles that form the foundation for practice of feminist therapy are the personal is political, the counseling relationship is egalitarian, women’s experiences are honored, definitions of distress and psychological illness are reformulated, emphasis on gender equality, and commitment to confronting oppression on any grounds. Theory of Change How can therapy help a person overcome problems? What must a person do to improve his or her functioning? Goals of Therapy  To bring about transformation both in the individual client and in society.  Five specific goals are Equality; Balancing independence and interdependence; Empowerment; Self- nurturance; and Valuing diversity.  For individual clients the goal is to assist them in recognizing, claiming, and using their personal power to free themselves from the limitations of gender role socialization.  To confront all forms of institutional policies that discriminate on the basis of gender. Interventions What techniques does the counselor use to help bring about change? the Client and the Counselor? Techniques of Therapy: Although techniques from traditional approaches are used, feminist practitioners tend to employ consciousness raising techniques aimed at helping clients recognize the impact of Who Is in Charge? What Is the Role of the Client and the Counselor? Therapeutic Relationship
gender role socialization on their lives. Other techniques frequently used include gender role analysis and intervention, power analysis and intervention, bibliotherapy, journal writing, therapist self-disclosure, What is the counselor responsible for in sessions? What is the client expected to do?
assertiveness training, reframing and relabeling, cognitive restructuring, identifying and challenging untested beliefs, role playing, psychodramatic methods, group work, Who takes the leading role in the interaction?
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Theories of Counseling Chart and social action. authentic connection.  Therapist demystifies counseling; client is an active partner in assessment and treatment.

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