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Theoretical Approaches and Counseling Techniques

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Compare the counseling techniques you observed in the person-centered counseling videos (with the child, Wood), to the counseling techniques you observed in the video that corresponded to the additional chapter you selected in Counseling Children.

Identify the key similarities and differences between the two theoretical approaches in the following areas, using course readings to support your conclusions:

Typical therapeutic goals for helping children and adolescents.
Counseling methods and process used by the counselors used in the video sessions.
Specific techniques used by the counselors, and the client's response.
Adaptability of the theory for use with children from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

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Hi, and thank you for choosing Brain Mass. Based on therapeutic modalities used with children, there may be several applications that can be defined. For example, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) helps improve a child's moods, anxiety and behavior by examining confused or distorted patterns of thinking. Therapists that implement this teach children that thoughts cause feelings and moods which can influence behavior. Incidentally, Research posits that CBT can be effective in treating a variety fo conditions, including depression and anxiety.
Depending on the age of the child, 5-9 years old, take for example, the therapist may be able to use play Therapy, which involves the use of toys, blocks, dolls, puppets, or even drawings and games to help the child recognize, identify, and verbalize feelings. The therapist observes how the child uses play materials and ...

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This solution of 446 words discusses theoretical approaches and counseling techniques by giving a comparison on the techniques, identifying key similarities and differences of therapeutic goals, counselling methods, specific techniques, and adaptability of theories. References used are included.