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Foundation of Counselling Theories

Can you discuss the following areas as they relate to theories of counselling:
- theory of change.
- view of human nature.
- role as a counselor.
300 words or more with scholarly references

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Can you discuss the following areas as they relate to theories of Counseling?

Theory of change.

All theories of change promise deliverance from some human change for the better (Davidson, 1999). Theories help to describe what is at the core of a person's makeup—those factors that are genetic and those that are environmental. In the interest of fostering change the counselor must know what theories to adopt to use in order to effectively bring about a change. For example.as Davis explains. The Psychodynamic theory of change is focused on change through stages such as in theories of development. For example, Kegan's (1982 as cited in Davidson, 1999) theory holds that "life is a continuing process of "decentration and re-centration". As he further explains, any movement in life must be accepted as "the torment of change as an outgrowth of one's life toward an unfolding future" (p. 429).

View of human nature.

Within psychology, ...

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This solution discusses the foundation of theories, including the role of the counselor

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