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Theoretical Orientation in Clinical Psychology

Clearly compare and contrast the various theoretical orientation to discuss, and choose theoretical orientation you believe is most effective and explain. In the process, identify one situation which the chosen orientation might not be useful.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution blow should get you started. I must say that this posting required me to study it for what you really wanted help in as it is not quite clear in the outset. I have now come to understand that you are asking for help in comparing and contrasting theoretical orientation. Since this is in relation to psychology, I am going to assume that these theories are related to theoretical orientation or utilization of theories in psychology. Since you did not give specific theories to compare and contrast, I can only provide what I see as generally utilized theories.

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Theoretical Orientation

In the practice of clinical psychology, each therapist has a particular theoretical orientation. Theories are ways of thinking, perspectives as to the kind of treatments or structure of practice that psychologists feel is the most viable for them to use dependent on the focus of their practice. Some of them are as follows:

â?¢ Client-centered Therapy- this particular form of therapy is also known as person-centered therapy. It is based on ...

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The solution provides a discussion of theoretical orientation as it relates to clinical psychology. Available theoretical orientations are listed and then discussed for their practice relevance. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. A word version is also attached.