Ch 9: Behavioral, Humanistic & Experiential Approaches to Counseling

About This Chapter

Further develop your knowledge of behavioral, humanistic, and experiential approaches to counseling with concise lessons that simplify homework and test prep. This overview includes behavioral theory in counseling, common behavioral treatments, client-centered therapy, and more.

Behavioral, Humanistic & Experiential Approaches to Counseling - Chapter Summary

As you work through these lessons on behavioral, humanistic, and experiential approaches to counseling, you can confirm your knowledge of different techniques associated with behavioral theory in counseling. You'll also study the work of humanist psychologists. After completing the chapter, you should feel confident and ready to:

  • Discuss the relationship between different behavioral approaches in therapy
  • Recall limitations of scientific methodology in counseling
  • Explain how a person's environment affects how they behave
  • List several common behavioral treatments
  • Discuss the history of the humanistic approach to psychology
  • Give examples of therapeutic approaches in psychology
  • Recount techniques used in client-centered therapy by Rogers
  • Provide an overview of David Kolb's experiential learning theory

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8 Lessons in Chapter 9: Behavioral, Humanistic & Experiential Approaches to Counseling
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Behavioral Approaches in Therapy

1. Behavioral Approaches in Therapy

What is the relationship between the stimulus-response model, applied behavior analysis, social-cognitive theory, and changing behavior? Is there really more than one way to look at behavioral therapy?

Behavioral Theory in Counseling: Techniques & Goals

2. Behavioral Theory in Counseling: Techniques & Goals

How do behavioral theorists use scientific methodology in counseling? How effective is this approach and what are its limitations? Learn the answers to these questions in this lesson.

What Is Behavior Modification? - Definition, Techniques & Examples

3. What Is Behavior Modification? - Definition, Techniques & Examples

How did you learn right from wrong, and what influenced you to form these behaviors? In this lesson, we will explore how factors in our environment work together to determine how we behave.

Common Behavioral Treatments: Classical Conditioning and Desensitization

4. Common Behavioral Treatments: Classical Conditioning and Desensitization

When someone is suffering from a psychological disorder, they have many options as far as treatment goes. In this lesson, we'll look at aspects of behavioral therapy, including conditioning, counterconditioning, and desensitization.

Humanistic Approach in Psychology: Definition & History

5. Humanistic Approach in Psychology: Definition & History

Humanistic psychology views humans as holistic individuals capable of determining their own behaviors and goals. Read on to find out about the development of this perspective and about the work of key humanist psychologists.

Therapeutic Approaches in Psychology: Definition & Concept

6. Therapeutic Approaches in Psychology: Definition & Concept

There are many therapeutic approaches to treating mental disorder. In this lesson, you will learn about the most prominent types of psychotherapy then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Client-Centered Therapy by Rogers: Techniques & Definition

7. Client-Centered Therapy by Rogers: Techniques & Definition

Client-centered therapy is one of the major fields of humanistic psychotherapy developed by psychotherapist Carl Rogers. Learn more about client-centered therapy, Carl Rogers, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

David Kolb: Learning Style & Experiential Learning Theory

8. David Kolb: Learning Style & Experiential Learning Theory

In this lesson, learn about David Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory, which proposed a 4-stage cycle of learning. Discover Kolb's four proposed learning styles that classify learners by their preferred level of abstract thinking and desire for hands-on experience.

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