The Theory Of Counseling And Therapy Theories

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Summary
* Influences of Theories--How counseling theories influence your understanding of how to work with consumers with disabilities.
The theories we learned provided a broad-based understanding of numerous factors related to the evolution of counseling and therapy theories and practices, along with new counseling and therapy skills. The important premise that underscores one of the central challenges of counseling and psychotherapy is that we are all in the same world, but each of us makes different sense of what we see and experience. That is, to understand the different ways that clients perceive their strengths and problems as well as the way they make meaning of the world in which they are situated.
As counseling students we can begin to acquire a counseling style tailored to our own personality by familiarizing our self with the major approaches to therapeutic practice. The therapeutic approaches we have learned has useful dimensions, every theory offers us a unique contribution to understanding human behavior and has unique implications. For example, the psychodynamic school aims to increase client’s abilities to exercise greater conscious control over their lives, in which analysis or interpretation of dreams can be a central part of therapy. The humanistic school emphasizes the better qualities of humankind and people’s abilities to develop their human potential. The cognitive behavior school broadens behavior therapy to incorporate the contribution of how people…
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