Which theory do you identify best with?

Now that you’ve had the opportunity to get a basic understanding of a number of the counseling and psychotherapy theories, it’s time to choose one that speaks to you! Which theory do you identify best with? Please write a short paper on your favorite theory (4 double-space pages). Please answer each of these questions, worth 10 points each:

  1. Which theory did you choose and which theorist(s) are associated with this theory? How did these theorists contribute to the theory? (What is the background of the theories?)
  2. How does this theory conceptualize psychopathology? (What do the theorists associated with this theory suggest to be the reason for people’s problems?)
  3. Which techniques from that theory are you most excited about using? (Please name and describe at least two therapeutic techniques associated with your chosen theorist.)
  4. What does the research say about the effectiveness of this theory? (What have studies shown about the effectiveness of the therapy? This information is near the end of each chapter.)
  5. What are some of the basic components of this theory that stood out to you? (Why did you choose this theory? What is it about this theory that interested you most?)