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Developing Your Theoretical Orientation in Counseling and Psychotherapy

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ISBN13:

9780205396771

ISBN10:
0205396771
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

This innovative text provides therapists-in-training with tools, strategies and activities to formulate their response to the age-old question, "What's your theoretical orientation?" The underpinnings of counseling and psychotherapy are based in its theoretical foundation. Thus, students and practitioners are frequently asked "What's your theoretical orientation?" This text gives students the understanding and the tools to develop their theoretical orientation throughout their training program.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Why Theoretical Orientation Is Important
1(8)
A Personal Experience
1(1)
The Big Puzzle
2(1)
What Is Theoretical Orientation?
3(1)
The Helper's Tool Belt
3(1)
What Can a Theoretical Orientation Do for Me?
4(1)
How Have Others Picked a Theoretical Orientation?
5(1)
Once I Have It, How Can I Use It?
6(1)
How Are Theoretical Orientation and Ethics Related?
6(1)
How Can Theoretical Orientation Help You Examine Values?
7(1)
The Main Points
8(1)
Reflection Questions
8(1)
Incorporating Theory into Practice
9(12)
Making Theory Useful: A Model
9(1)
Theory Development
10(1)
Importance of Your Life Philosophy
11(1)
Schools of Thought
12(1)
Theories
13(1)
Goals and Techniques: Interventions at Work
14(1)
Further Multicultural Concerns
15(1)
Resistance to Theories: Eclectic, Integrated, or Just Don't Know
16(1)
Does It Really Work?
17(2)
What to Take Home
19(1)
Reflection Questions
19(2)
Top Ten Ways to Find Your Theoretical Orientation
21(18)
Find Yourself
22(1)
Articulate Your Values
22(2)
Survey Your Preferences with the Selective Theory Sorter (STS)
24(1)
Use Your Personality
24(7)
Capture Yourself
31(1)
Let Others Inspire You in Your Learning
32(1)
Read Original Works
32(1)
Get Real
32(1)
Study With a Master
33(1)
Broaden Your Experiences
33(1)
Top Ten Wrap Up
34(1)
Reflection Questions
34(1)
Suggested Readings
35(4)
Five Schools of Thought and Their Theories of Helping
39(40)
Psychodynamic School of Thought
42(12)
Psychoanalytic Theory
42(4)
Analytical Theory
46(3)
Individual Psychology
49(2)
Transactional Analysis
51(3)
Behavioral School of Thought
54(3)
Behavioral Therapy
54(3)
Humanistic School of Thought
57(8)
Client Centered
57(2)
Existential
59(2)
Gestalt
61(4)
Pragmatic School of Thought
65(5)
Cognitive Behavioral
65(1)
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
66(2)
Reality Therapy
68(2)
Contemporary Schools of Thought
70(9)
Multicultural Counseling and Therapy (MCT)
71(2)
Feminist Theory
73(2)
Narrative Counseling
75(2)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
77(2)
Case Examples for Integrating Theory to Practice
79(16)
Clinician Case Studies
79(8)
Case One: Tony
80(2)
Case Two: Jill
82(1)
Case Three: Travis
83(3)
Case Four: Ryan
86(1)
Comment on the Cases
87(1)
Client Case Studies
87(2)
Case One: Tim
87(1)
Case Two: Barbara
88(1)
Case Three: Cheryl
88(1)
Supervisory Case Studies
89(3)
Case One: Grace
89(1)
Case Two: Dominic
90(1)
Case Three: Jason
90(1)
Summary
91(1)
Putting It All Together
92(3)
Importance Revisited
92(1)
How Theory Is Found
92(1)
Benefit of the ITS Model
92(1)
The Field
93(2)
References 95(4)
Index 99


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