Eclectic Counseling Essay by Master Researcher

Eclectic Counseling
Defines and discusses this stream of counseling which doesn't limit its practitioners to one specific theory or school of thought.
# 31458 | 2,400 words | 6 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 24, 2003 in Psychology (Social) , Psychology (Therapies) , Sociology (Social Work)

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Eclectic Counseling refers to a class of counselors who neither attach themselves to any theoretical approach, nor construct independent systems, but select such approaches as are appropriate for the client in every school. This discussion will focus on eclectic counseling. Initially it will be defined more thoroughly and illustrated by reference to a handful of theoretical cases and eclectic responses to them. Subsequently the advantages and potential pitfalls of the eclectic approach will be considered. Then its appropriateness in the contemporary context will be outlined. Finally, a brief concluding section will highlight the salient elements of the eclectic approach to counseling and consider its relevance, practicality and value.

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