A Personal Theory of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Counseling
Mary L. Terry
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A counselor’s job is to journey along with their client and to provide insight and support to those who are at risk and those who are hurting and searching for comfort and acceptance. If the counselor is a Christian they will also want to share our Heavenly Father’s love with the counselee and help guide them on a path that will lead them to Christ. There are several different techniques that can be used to break through the walls of some people in order to help them recognize the basis for their feelings whether it is such things as sin or faulty thinking. A counselor must learn to listen, show empathy, and be able to build a trust-based relationship with each person they have as a client. It is also necessary for the counselor to be able to relate to the client in a way that the client is able to understand what action they need to take in order to make a lasting change.
A Personal Theory of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Counseling According to Jones and Butman (p. 197, 1991), cognitive-behavior counselors believe that behavior can be caused by internal events as well as mental events. Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), although built upon the fundamentals of behavioral therapy, embraces the idea that thoughts can be an important aspect in behaviors as well. (Jones & Butman, pp. 198-199).
Model of Personality and Human Development
Personality Development The study of the development of personality focuses on the lasting characteristics that differentiate one person from another over their lifetimes according to Feldman (2008, p. 6). Corey (p. 63, 2009) informs us that personality starts developing during the very earliest times of a child’s life and carries on all the way through the lifespan. Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development describes how one can come
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