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Personal Model of Helping (Person-Centered Therapy)

Paper on a Personal Model of Helping (Person Centered Therapy)

Please help me get started on a 2,100- to 2,800-word paper on your personal model of helping. Incorporate learning from this course and discuss how and why you have, at this point in your development, formed your viewpoints. You can choose a model that has been covered in your text or any other available model, but you are expected to include your own personal viewpoint of helping into your paper. Also Include:
- How and why you formed this viewpoint
- Your view of helping
- The relationship between the clinician and the participant
- Techniques or approaches to change
- A coherent model that is consistent, shows adequate understanding of the material presented, and reflects the ability to integrate and synthesize the course material
- The kinds of problems that can be addressed with your model
- Multicultural issues
- Limitations and strengths of the model
- The populations this model can help
- Original thinking
- You can write this paper using the first person

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You have asked for help and guidance in understanding how to write a paper on your personal model of helping. You have put in parenthesis the term of "person-centered therapy" and you have also mentioned in messages to me (in responding to questions I have asked you for clarification) that you are a procrastinator and could, perhaps, be suited to help those that are negative thinkers. So, I would like to elaborate on the concept of developing a paper that discusses your own personal model of helping and provide you direction to take the sections within your paper. You have agreed that you would appreciate help in the form of examples, scenarios, definitions, and candor - I can provide you that and am confident the following information will help you in crafting a well-written response to your question.

First...let's look at the concept of your own personal model of helping. If you are in a program where you are studying different helping theories, you must have come across quite a few up to this point. There are many...there are humanistic models, existential models, psycho-therapeutic models, eclectic models, and so forth. We as individuals sort of get magnetized towards one or more of the theories or models and tend to "like" one over the other. So, in your post you have mentioned "person-centered" theory or therapy. This is a humanistic model and has a tendency to be well-liked by many people because of its qualities of putting the person in perspective and helping the person realize their own strengths and weaknesses. It also is a nice model because it is not directive and non-confrontation - something that a lot of people stay away from (being directive and confrontation). Also, the person-centered therapy/model/helping method (as in most humanistic theories) is well-received by clients as well! Clients appreciate being able to make their own minds up and not being forced to change the way they react because of the constraints of their therapist. Also, person-centered (humanistic models) are well-liked because they are not psychotherapeutic in nature. They do not look to the subconscious for answers and are more focused in the here and now of life, are more nurturing in nature, and are more liberal and...mostly just very comfortable.

So, in looking at your post, there are some additional points to ponder as you begin crafting your assignment. Let's look at the different ...

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This solution guide provides information and tips for students to be able to compile their own paper on the topic of person-centered therapy. This solution is 1671 words.