Developing Your Theoretical Orientation in Counseling and Psychotherapy
For therapists in training including mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, school counselors, substance abuse counselors, psychotherapists, and peer helpers
Provides therapists in training with the knowledge, tools, strategies, and activities they need to formulate their response to the age-old question, “What is my theoretical orientation?”
This guide is designed to assist helping professionals–those who work with diverse populations in a wide array of fields–in the process of finding a theoretical orientation congruent with their own personal values. In it, readers get a look at the theory and practices involved in the process; a reminder/overview of the major theories of counseling; and specific learning activities, reflection questions, and case examples throughout. Unique to this book are the authors’ Intentional Theory Selection (ITS) model, a contemporary model for selecting a theoretical orientation congruent with one’s personal values, and the Selective Theory Sorter-Revised (STS-R), a survey for discovering which research theories a counselor might endorse. Updated throughout, the Third Edition focuses on assisting clinicians further in finding their theoretical orientation in a diverse society while enjoying the self-exploration process. The authors have presented the ITS model and the STS-R at many professional conferences, incorporating the feedback into the new edition.
The ideal tool for therapists in training, this resource: