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Counseling Theories Techniques and Limitations to the Approach Paper

A 4 page, double-spaced APA Style paper in which you thoughtfully and intentionally apply at least TWO counseling theories and their techniques to your work with a student. .In the paper, describe a hypothetical person (can be one from pop culture) or a real friend/family member. Include the following sections in the paper:

• Brief description of the presenting situation

• Identification of issues/challenges

• Rationale for choice of theories (Why is each appropriate for this student?)

theory that could be used:

Psychoanalytic therapy

Behavioral therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral therapy

Adlerian therapy

Existential therapy

Reality therapy

Gestalt therapy

Person-Centered therapy

Family Systems therapy

Mindfulness and Multicultural Approaches

• Description of techniques (within each theory such as Reality, Gestalt, Person-Centered, etc.) that may be most appropriate for the individual

• Possible limitations to your approach

The paper must include at least three citations from a primary source such as the Journal of Counseling and Development or Professional Counselor.

Rubric is: Content (8 points), Clarity of Communication (8 points), Quality of Assignment (4).


description of thepresenting situation :

Jake is a 10-year-old boy from a single-parent family. He has spent close to half of his entire life at his maternal grandmother’s and the rest with his mother after she found a job and relocated to a different city. To date, Jake has never met his dad whom his mother describes as having been abusive in the relationship. He has no siblings. In the recent past, Jake’s mother has been receiving notes from the school about her son’s behavior. He has been causing distraction and disturbance to his peers at a time when they are supposed to be studying. He also does not pay attention to his teacher and has on an occasional basis blurted out answers without raising his hand. The teacher feels that Jake has the potential to perform well as his grades are still high in relation to his peers despite his unbecoming behavior. In the recent past, his behavior has been worrying as he has already been involved in a fight with his peers on three occasions. Upon a follow-up, the teacher identified that Jake was the one who picked up the fights. The teacher is beginning to develop concerns that Jake’s lifestyle could be impacting his behavior and that this could in future affect the performance and the well-being of his peers and his lead to a decline in his class performance as well if left unaddressed.

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