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definition of counseling and therapy

How would you and other professions define counseling and therapy? Can you provide me with a holistic definition of counseling that aligns with your or others beliefs about the therapeutic process? In addition, can you comment on what creates change within an individual and identify the most important aspects of the counseling process.

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First off, as you briefly examine how other professions define counseling and therapy, one source defines counseling as a profession that "deals with personal, social, vocational, empowerment, and educational concerns" (http://www.counseling.org/Resources/ConsumersMedia.aspx?AGuid=97592202-75c2-4079-b854-2cd22c47be3f).

Another definition suggests that counseling "can be more precisely defined as a relatively short-term, interpersonal, theory-based process of helping persons who are basically psychologically healthy resolve developmental and situational problems" ...

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The definitions of counseling and therapy are briefly presented.