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    Importance and role of theory in mental health counseling

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    Could you please explain to me what the role and importance of theory is to the mental health counseling practice, and include an explanation about the role of new and emerging theories and why they are important?

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    The role and importance of theory to mental health counseling practice is a central one to all professions. Theories help to advance the body of knowledge for the profession. By articulating what you think is true (a theory) and gathering evidence and observations that support or refute a theory, you advance the cumulative understanding in the mental health counseling ...

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    This solution explains how theory improves professional practice. This is an informal discussion and not a research paper with citations. It is for a novice that is curious and needs a basic explanation.

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