Application Of Counseling Theories Course At Messiah College

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The purpose of this paper is to display the application of counseling theories and techniques learned in the Coun 520 – Counseling Theories course at Messiah College. Theoretical case conceptualization will be through the use of techniques with a fictional client. One tool that will be employed to assist with achieving this goal will be a modified version of the Hays’ (2007) ADDRESSING model. For the purpose of the course, the ADDRESSING model has been defined as follows: (A) – Age, (D) – Developmental disabilities, (D) – Disabilities acquired later in life, (R) – Religion and/or spirituality, (E) – Ethnicity, (S) – Social status, (S) – Sexual orientation, (I) – Birth order, (N) – Preferred name/nickname, and (G) – Gender. The ADDRESSING model will be used to describe both the “client” and the “counselor”. I will use one primary theory as my foundational approach and two others will be described as a best fit for meeting the needs of the fictional client. Terms and concepts learned from the Coun 520 course will be discussed with appropriate examples. Finally, I will discuss goals for treatment and any possible limitations of my chosen integrated approach.
Fictional Client Using a modified version of the Hays’ (2007) ADDRESSING model, I have listed the following information for the client:
A – 35
D/D – diagnosed with dyslexia at age seven. Client has struggled with managing stressful situations and anxiety since the age of 23.
R – States that she is Christian. Grew

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