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A Theory Based On The Art Of Loving, Albert Rogers, And Maslow

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The purpose of this paper was to conceptualize a theory based upon existing ideas to create something unique. My theoretical view is based around the foundation and work of three theorist; Fromm, Rogers, and Maslow. Each individual presented a unique aspect, idea, or theory that was instrumental to the construction of my own. It does not have a working title but I can tell you that it most definitely has a purpose and a set of ideals that I believe will and can improve the lives of many. My theory is based upon three distinct principles and many minor tidbits. The first is Maslow’s hierarchy of needs this is a description of needs that motivate behavior, second is Fromm’s theory on the art of loving, third Piaget’s theory of cognitive development. Each theorist background played an important part in the conception of their theory so each will be discussed. My theory is not a cure but I believe if a person can follow the core beliefs one can achieve happiness. I also draw concepts from Jimmy Valvano who was not a psychiatrist but a college basketball coach who inspired me as well. Muhammad Ali is another figure that I’ve drawn inspiration from in forming my theory. My approach is one of an eclectic nature meaning that is a therapeutic approach that incorporates a variety of therapeutic principles and philosophies in order to create the ideal treatment program to meet the specific needs of the patient or client. The actual approach that I would use in therapy is closely
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