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Intentional Theory Selection: Gestalt

Overview of my life philosophy, values, beliefs and the school of thought that is most congruent with my beliefs

Katrina Brekke

on 11 December 2012

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Transcript of Intentional Theory Selection: Gestalt

Life Philosophy Gestalt Reality Therapy Techniques Core School of Thought Beliefs Intentional Theory Selection Emphasizes on the here and now
Clients are their own experts
Promotes growth and change
Holistic approach
Gain awareness
Stronger sense of self-responsibility
Perceptions influence current thought and beliefs and are fluid
Importance on non-verbals
Promotes genuine and authentic experiences
Dealing with unfinished business
Trusting therapeutic alliance Encourages people to take responsibility for their actions and behaviors
Focuses on the present and get their needs met
Gain more control over their lives
Emphasizes relationships
Awareness of reality
Emphasizes right and wrong
Basic needs to be met
Active and having fun are also important
People constantly seek to have their needs met Life Philosophy, School of
Thought, Theorists, and
Techniques Values humans are innately good and strive to be actualized (i.e. finding meaning)
present is more important than the past
perception causes distress

human connections
thoughts and emotions
our needs come first
Humanistic Humans strive to become fully functioning
Humans are good
Trust Gaining
focus on present
achieve highest potential
William Glasser
Fritz Perls
Carl Rogers
B. F. Skinner
Ivan Pavlov
Insoo Berg
Steve de Shazer
Alfred Adler
Carl Jung
Viktor Frankl
Albert Ellis
Theorists Solution-Focused Seeks solutions through changing current actions and thoughts
Focus on the positive
Change is constant
social systems and culture are highly regarded
Focus on the present and future rather than underlying problems
Clients are their problem and their solution Empty chair
Miracle question
Active listening
Minimal encourages
Behavior modification
Behavior plans
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