This session provides an overview of key concepts of selected contemporary counseling theories as applied to practice in work with diverse client populations. The presenter will describe a personal perspective on integrative counseling based on the following theories: psychodynamic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavioral, cognitive behavior, feminist, and postmodern therapies. The integrative model demonstrates ways to use various techniques at each stage of counseling.
Describe ways of incorporating a variety of counseling techniques and approaches in an integrative manner
Understand the role of cognition, emotion, and behavior in counseling clients
Understand the contributions and limitations of contemporary theories of counseling in counseling culturally diverse clients
Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling,
California State University, Fullerton