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Personal Counseling Theory
This paper discusses the development of the writer's personal counseling theory.
# 75361 | 4,920 words | 10 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 11, 2006 in Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Jung) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper provides a synopsis of the writer's personal counseling style, the development of his/her own personal mission statement and its effects, a comparative analysis of the established theory that most closely resembles this style and a reflection of contemporary research involving this theory. The writer relates that many theorists and theories have influenced his/her path, including Freud and psychoanalysis, Adler and individual psychology, Jung and his analytical psychology, Kohut and self-psychology, existential theories or therapy, Gestalt therapy and finally the cognitive-behavioral therapy. The writer explores the cognitive-behavioral therapy and explains that it is currently used on a national level with many research studies revealing its effectiveness and preference as a therapy model.

Review of Theories Leading to the Development of my own Personal Counseling Theory
Personal Counseling Mission Statement
An Evaluation of the Effect of the Mission Statement on my Counseling Theory
Comparison of Contemporary Research on Psychoanalysis and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Review of Contemporary Research on Psychoanalysis
Review of Contemporary Research on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

From the Paper:

"Over the semester, my own personal counseling style has been affected by many of the theories presented in Seligman's text. One of the theories presented that has assisted in my development style is Freud's theory of psychoanalysis, which is based on the conflicts that Freud believed were at the core of human existence. Freud believed that these conflicts emerged from attempts to reconcile our biological selves with our social selves. Like Freud, I also believe that there is an internal battle occurring between an individual's mental awareness with their physical awareness. Aspects of these conflicts are unconscious and influence our behavior without our awareness (Strisik & Strisik, 2005). Psychodynamic therapies work to make the unconscious conscious so that we can have greater insight into our needs and behavior and therefore more control over how we allow these conflicts to affect us (Strisik & Strisik, 2005). However, my style is not completely a "psychodynamic therapy," but can be described as having its' roots in psychoanalysis. My style can best be described as finding a path to resolve internal conflicts so that the individual's mind can mature and self-actualize."

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