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Historical Overview of Four Major Counseling Theories
A discussion on the advantages of four counseling theories, primarily by Sigmund Freud, B.F. Skinner and Carl Rogers.
# 91334 | 1,288 words | 4 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 27, 2006 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Rogers) , Psychology (Therapies) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper discusses four major counselling theories and how these can be applied to a patient. It discusses psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud, behaviourism by B. F. Skinner and the humanistic theory by Carl Rogers, as well as a human-centered theory. The paper then discusses the advantages of the concept of multiculturalism in therapy.

Table of Contents:
Humanistic Theory

From the Paper:

"One strength of the therapy is that clients tend to enjoy and feel more in control of the process than analysis and behaviorist therapies, and the relationship between the client and therapist is more natural and more akin to ordinary social interaction. Finding one's identity, true feelings, and attitude is also a more social process during the session than the purely individually directed psychoanalytic processes that pre-existed this therapy, or the therapist-driven theory of behaviorism. Client-centered therapy also places a greater stress of finding meaning in one's life in a larger philosophic context."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boeree, George C. (1997) "B.F. Skinner." Personality Theories. http://www.ship.edu/%7Ecgboeree/skinner.html
  • Boeree, George C. (1997) "Carl Rogers." Personality Theories. Retrieved 8 Dec 2005 at http://www.ship.edu/%7Ecgboeree/rogers.html
  • Boeree, George C. (1996) "Sigmund Freud." Personality Theories. Retrieved 8 Dec 2005 at http://www.ship.edu/~cgboeree/freud.html
  • Boeree, George G. (1997) "The Ultimate Theory of Personality." Personality Theories. Retrieved 8 Dec 2005 at http://www.ship.edu/%7Ecgboeree/conclusions.html

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