Orientation of Counseling Theory

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Course number : PSYC601D

Course title : Counseling Theory and Techniques I
Instructor : Dr. Adrian Robert Wang Chi Tong

Student name : Tong Lai Ping Rebecca

Student number : MAPC080131

I declare that the assignment here submitted is original except for source material explicitly acknowledged, and that the same or related material has not been previously submitted for another course. I also acknowledge that I am aware of Institute policy and regulations on honestly in academic work, and of the disciplinary guidelines and procedures applicable to breaches of such policy and regulations.

Rebecca Tong Lai Ping 18-11-2009
Counseling Theory and Technique I PSYC601D

Term Paper

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Surely, person-centered theory has its contributions and strengths, but I need to accept also the theory has its weakness. In order to benefit the clients most, integration of some aspects of some other theories is a more realistic goal.

Basic philosophy and key concepts

According to person-centered therapy, the view of humans is positive; we have an inclination toward becoming fully functioning. In the context of the therapeutic relationship, the client experiences feelings that were previously denied to awareness. The client moves toward increased awareness, spontaneity, trust in self, and inner-directedness.

I agree the basic philosophy of humans have an inclination towards becoming full functioning. My agreement base on both my belief and my personal experience. I am a Christian, I believe in the fact that humans are God’s creation and God has a distinct plan for each. According to the famous book The Purpose Driven Life Rick Warren wrote ‘before you were born, God planned this moment in your life…. God longs for you to discover the life he created you to live…’ Everyone needs to regain his or her awareness, and the counselor is the one to facilitate the process.

I taught in a secondary school for quite a long time. A phenomenon I noticed was that all form one students behaved very well in the first three months. They were punctual, active and attentive in class, polite to both teachers
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