This course introduces counseling theories commonly used. Two primary goals of person-centered therapy are increased self-esteem and greater openness to experience. Some of the related changes that this form of therapy seeks to foster in clients include closer agreement between the client's idealized and actual selves; better self-understanding; lower levels of defensiveness, guilt, and insecurity; more positive and comfortable relationships with others; and an increased capacity to experience and express feelings at the moment they occur. The theoretical frameworks including philosophies, key concepts, techniques, and procedures studied in this course will give an introductory experience of learning
Class participants will be able to:
1. Describe and discuss the concept of a theory.
2. Describe and discuss the levels of conscious.
3. Describe the concept of Adler’s view of human nature.
4. Describe and understand the concept of birth order as it relates to the five ordinal positions.
5. Explore the concept of boundaries in Adlerian Therapy and discuss how good boundaries can serve a protective function for both patient and therapist, allowing each partner to feel strongly and speak freely.
6. Explore the counselor’s of role in Adlerian Therapy