ccmh506 | Graduate
Personality Theories And Counseling Models
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Current and Emerging Trends
- Assess the value of medications used with psychological disorders while considering best practices in evaluating the use of psychotropic medications within the scope of the counselor.
- Identify examples of current and emerging trends in therapy.
- Compare and contrast new trends and traditional approaches.
- Explore the importance of assessing prior histories of all clients as a strategy for determining risk.
- Evaluate best practices in managing clients at risk of self-harm and harm to others.
- Investigate the role of therapists in medication management.
History and Overview of Models and TheoriesPsychodynamic Models and Strategies
- Discuss the basic construct of personality as a foundation for counseling theories and counseling models.
- Define and appraise psychodynamic models of personality, including Freudian, object relations, and self psychology.
- Evaluate key elements of the therapeutic process.
- Describe and assess key elements of the developmental stages and their impact on individual counseling approaches.
- Evaluate the data of personality psychology through exploration of 3 general approaches to research.
- Define and appraise theoretical assumptions and major differences in counseling approaches.
- Evaluate the historical impact of psychodynamic personality theories on post-Freudian counseling models and theories.
- Assess the strengths and weaknesses of applying psychodynamic models to various clients and clinical situations.
Learning Theory and Behavioral Models
- Assess the strengths and weaknesses of applying behavioral models to various clients and clinical situations.
- Define and appraise behavioral models of personality and counseling and related approaches.
Affective Models and Strategies
- Define and appraise existential, humanistic, and Gestalt models of personality and counseling.
- Evaluate the existential and humanistic therapeutic process and demonstrate appropriate counseling strategies.
Adlerian Models and StrategiesFamily and Other Systems Models and Interventions
- Define and appraise the Adlerian model of personality and counseling.
- Evaluate the therapeutic process and demonstrate appropriate counseling strategies of the Adlerian model of counseling.
- Define and provide examples of systems models and related approaches to counseling.
- Evaluate the systems model therapeutic process and demonstrate appropriate counseling interventions
Integrative Models and Strategies
- Develop a personal integrative philosophy of counseling.
- Demonstrate understanding of the significance therapist-client relationship skill and the collaborative/contextual assessment process.
- Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of an individual integrative approach.
- Explore the biological foundations of personality
- Demonstrate understanding of motivational theory.
Multicultural Counseling Theory
- Explore the concept of identity embedded in multiple contexts.
- Evaluate socio-cultural considerations and the influence of cultural identity on attitude and therapeutic approach.
- Demonstrate understanding of societal realities and the impact on case conceptualization.
Cognitive Behavioral Models and Strategies
- Define and appraise cognitive behavioral models of personality and counseling and related approaches.
- Assess the strengths and weaknesses of applying cognitive behavioral models to various clients and clinical situations.
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