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Selective Theory Sorter
Transcript of Selective Theory Sorter
Goals of Therapy
Arrive at self-autonomy
Recommendations for Discovering Your Theoretical Orientation
Values and Beliefs
Understand own family of origins
Schools of Thought
6. Family Theories
The miracle question
Corey, G. (2013).
Theory and practice of counseling
and psychotherapy (9th ed).
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Halbur, D.A. (2015).
Developing your theoretical
orientation in counseling and psychotherapy (3rd ed).
Hoboken, NJ: Pearson
1. Psychoanalytic Theory
2. Behavioral Therapy
4. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
5. Feminist Theory
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
6. Bowen Family Systems Therapy
Strategic Family Therapy
Structural Family Therapy
"Developing an integrative perspective is a lifelong endeavor that is refined with clinical experience, reflection, reading, and discourse with colleagues" (Corey, 2013, pg. 468).
Articulate Your Values
Use Your Personality (MBTI)
Read Original Works
Study With A Master
Survey Your Preferences (Selective Theory Sorter)
Broaden Your Experiences
Avoid value imposition
Assume a non-judgmental position
Know the client is the expert of his/her life
Act as a facilitator for change
Tailor techniques to fit each individual client
Appreciate and respect differing worldviews
All individuals have the capacity to change
In order to effectively work with clients, I must first understand my own values and beliefs
Ultimately, ones life philosophy is the foundation for choosing an appropriate school of thought, theory, goals, and techniques.
Adhere to the ACA Code of Ethics for ethical practice
"People are trustworthy, resourceful, capable of understanding and self-direction, able to make constructive changes, and able to live effective and productive lives" (Corey, 2013, pg. 178).
Demonstrate meaningful application of learned content outside of therapy sessions
Exhibit changed thinking
Accept responsibility for self
Create/find meaning in life
"Theoretical orientation is a conceptual framework used by a counselor to understand client therapeutic needs" (Halbur, 2015, pg. 3).
My role is to assist in creating the best possible version of a client
Dispute irrational beliefs
Unconditional positive regard
Provide theoretical rationale
Be multiculturally competent
Viktor Frankl; Irvin Yalom
CN 546- Spring 2015
Western Illinois University
The client will be able to...
Pronouns/ "I" statements