Analyzing Counseling Theories

Topics: Psychotherapy, Rational emotive behavior therapy, Emotion, Psychology, Albert Ellis / Pages: 11 (3836 words) / Published: Oct 26th, 2014
Analyzing Counseling Theories Walden University COUN-6722-11 January 19, 2014 Dr. Kim Mason Analyzing Counseling Theories Part 1 Chart Theory 1 Reality Therapy/Choice TheoryTheory 2 Rational Emotive Behavior TherapyBackground Theory Originated by Willam Glasser Glasser first developed and used in correctional institution and psychiatric hospital Focuses on belief that people are responsible for their own actions, and cannot blame outside sources or the past Glasser believe that behavior involves choices and that there are always options open to most people (Wubbolding, 2011) Not well received by medical profession Received well by many others corrections personnel, youth workers, counselors, therapists, and educators (Wubbolding, 2011) Became a accepted theory because of its facilitation of personal empowerment by means of Self-evaluation Positive planning for the future Glasser expanded on Powers control theory, which describes human brain as an input control system similar to a thermostat. Glasser incorporated a system of needs to explain human motivation to Powers control theory (Wubbolding, 2011) Although originally known as control theory, it is now called choice theory Delivery system is reality therapy Major development was the extended application described by Robert Wubbolding known as the WDEP (Wubbolding, 2011) WDEP Wants - Specific questions help identify clients wants and what they feel will satisfy those wants. What is their quality world Doing-What are the clients current actions Evaluate - Help client self-evaluate whether current behavior is effective. If not, then client can choose another action. Plan - Help client develop simple, attainable, action plans that may be more effective in getting needs met. Help client follow through on plan. Accept no excuses, but dont blame either (Wubbolding, 2011). WDEP provides a pedagogical tool for learning and practicing the process of reality therapy Founded by Albert Ellis, who died of natural causes


References: Vernon, A. (2011). Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. In Capuzzi, D., Gross, D. R. (Ed.). Counseling and psychotherapy Theories and interventions (5th ed.) (pp. 237-261). Alexandria, VA American Counseling Association. Walden University. (2014). Choice theory/Reality therapy. Retrieved from Walden University, COUN-6722-11 website. Walden University. (2014). Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. Retrieved from Walden University, COUN-6722-11 website. Wubbolding, R. E. (2011). Reality therapy/choice theory. In D. Capuzzi and D. Gross (Eds.)Counseling and psychotherapy Theories and interventions(5thed.) ( pp. 263-285). Alexandria, VA American Counseling Association. PAGE PAGE 2 ANALYZING THEORIES Running head ANALYZING THEORIES PAGE MERGEFORMAT 1 Y, dXiJ(x( I_TS 1EZBmU/xYy5g/GMGeD3Vqq8K)fw9 xrxwrTZaGy8IjbRcXI u3KGnD1NIBs RuKV.ELM2fi V vlu8zH (W )6-rCSj id DAIqbJx6kASht(QpmcaSlXP1Mh9MVdDAaVBfJP8 AVf 6Q

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