Counseling Theories Comparison Essay by hicaliber

Counseling Theories
An analysis of the similarities and differences between the cognitive approach, the psychodynamic approach and the behavioral approach to counseling.
# 94049 | 1,990 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 19, 2007 in Psychology (Theory) , Psychology (Therapies) , English (Comparison)


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Description:

This paper focuses on three different counseling theories with respect to their similarities and differences. The paper discusses the cognitive approach, the psychodynamic approach and the behavioral approach to counseling. It then discusses the three approaches' applicability in the twenty first century. The paper suggests that regardless of the theory chosen, the professional must ensure that it is congruent with her own personal values, personality, and professional skills.

Table of Contents:
Cognitive Approach to Counseling
Psychodynamic Approach to Counseling
Behavioral Approach to Counseling
Humanistic Counseling
Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bandura, A. (1974). Behavior theory and the models of man. American Psychol.29, 859-869.
  • Brunner, Charles (1973). An Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis. New York: International Universities Press, Inc.
  • Ellis, Albert and Robert A Harper (1998). A Guide to Rational Living. Wilshire Book Co; 3rd Revision Edition
  • Erickson, Erik (1993).Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History. W. W. Norton & Company; Reissue edition , June.
  • Glasser, William (1989). Reality Therapy: A New Approach to Psychiatry. Perennial: Reissued Edition

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