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Personal Model of Helping

I need to create a personal model of helping by incorporating what I've learned in my counseling & psychotherapy class. The following are the major therapeutic theories that we have studied:

Rational Emotive
Transactional Analysis

The following are the questions I should address in my personal model of helping and what the goals of this model are:

1. How and why I formed this viewpoint
2. My view of helping
3. Relationship between the clinician and the participant
4. Techniques or approaches to change
5. The kinds of problems that can be addressed with my model
6. Multicultural issues
7. Limitations and strengths of the model
8. The populations that this model can help.

A coherent model that is consistent, shows adequate understanding of the material presented from our class, and reflects the ability to integrate and synthesize the course material.

I need ideas of how to approach these questions. Examples are included. Thank you.

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Please see response attached, which is also presented below. I hope this helps and take care.

Let's take a closer look at one approach. However, it is asking you for your own approach, so you can use this as an illustrative example, and for suggestions for writing about your own personal approach.

1. How and why I formed this viewpoint

What is your viewpoint? You probably chose a theory that fits with their understanding of human nature and definition of helping. For example, many counsellors say that they come from an eclectic approach, drawing on different theories for different parts of the counselling interview. This is because they believe that no one theory can explain all human behavior and problems. The first stage, the counsellor might use the Rogerian approach (client-centered) to build rapport and the therapeutic relationship needed for the change process. The counsellor uses Roger's non-judgmental attitude and shows the client unconditional positive regard to build trust between the client and the counsellor. The Rogerian and client centered techniques are useful in the first stage to help the client tell their story and to build trust and demonstrate understanding to the client. Under the umbrella of the client-centered approach, it is useful to draw on techniques from other theories to challenge blind spots in the clients thinking and linking thinking with behavior and responses (on the one hand, you are saying..., but on the other hand, you say this. How can you ...

Solution Summary

By responding to the questions, this solution addresses aspects of a personal model of helping and what the goals of this model.