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MTTC Psychology: Theoretical Approaches in Counseling - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons in this chapter to refresh your recollection of important theoretical approaches used in counseling, such as existential, brief and Gestalt therapy, as you prepare to take the MTTC Psychology exam. The videos will help you to be able to do the following:
- Explain the importance of counseling theory and models
- Compare the wellness vs. pathology approaches
- Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the psychodynamic model
- Identify important components of psychoanalytic therapy
- Summarize the theories of Alfred Adler, including birth order and the inferiority complex
- Discuss transactional analysis theory and its views on the ego
- Outline Carl Roger's humanistic psychotherapy
- Explain types of conflict and problem-solving strategies
Our knowledgeable instructors show you the salient aspects of each theory and form of therapy to help you prepare for the MTTC Psychology exam. Between our videos and self-assessment quizzes, you will enjoy a variety of ways to learn the material, and you'll have fun doing it.
1. The Importance of Counseling Theory and Models
The importance of different theories in counseling practice is discussed in this lesson. Learn what evidence-based practice is and whether all theoretical models are used with each client.
2. Wellness vs. Pathology in Theoretical Models
This lesson will discuss the differences in a wellness or pathological approach to mental health treatment. Can these approaches both be appropriate or are they always used separately?
3. Assessing the Psychodynamic Model: Strengths and Weaknesses
When people think about psychology, many immediately think of Sigmund Freud. But, how good were his ideas? In this lesson, we'll look at the psychodynamic model of psychology and its strengths and weaknesses.
4. Psychoanalytic Therapy: Free Association, Dream Analysis and Transference & Resistance
Psychoanalytic therapy has many techniques. This lesson will explore four of these techniques: free association, dream analysis, and the analysis of transference and resistance.
5. Alfred Adler's Theories: Overview & Summary
Alfred Adler's psychoanalytic theory of individual psychology has had a large impact. This lesson will provide a brief overview, explain key concepts, and explore the therapeutic technique used by Adler.
6. Birth Order and the Inferiority Complex According to Adler
Is it bad to feel inferior? What is an inferiority complex? What importance does birth order have? Learn more about how these concepts from Adlerian theory can impact a person.
7. Ego States and Types of Transactions in Transactional Analysis Theory
What is a transaction? Are there different types of transactions? What role do ego states play? Find out the answers to these questions and more as you explore this lesson!
8. Transactional Analysis Theory: Strokes and the Stroke Economy
How do we measure the outcomes of our interactions? This lesson will explore the role of strokes in transactional analysis theory and explain the concept of the stroke economy.
9. Structural Analysis, Game Analysis and Script Analysis in Transactional Analysis Theory
Structural analysis, game analysis, and script analysis are all essential parts of transactional analysis therapy. This lesson will explore these concepts and why they are important.
10. Existential Therapy: Goals & Techniques
Existential therapy is derived from philosophical roots. What is the meaning of life? Who am I? How does existential therapy work by attempting to answer these questions?
11. Carl Rogers' Humanistic Theory and Psychotherapy
Carl Rogers is often credited with being one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century with contributions that include client-centered therapy, self-actualization, and the theory of self.
12. What is Gestalt Therapy? - Definition and Overview
Learn the way counseling is viewed when considering Fritz Perls' idea of Gestalt. Explore the meaning of Gestalt and its impact on the therapeutic process as you watch this lesson.
13. Theories of Brief Counseling and Therapy: Goals & Techniques
Brief therapy provides a rapid approach to intervention for a specific problem. This lesson will introduce brief strategic therapy and solution-focused brief therapy as well as the overall counseling approach.
14. Conflict in Relationships: Types & Resolution Strategies
Dealing with conflict in relationships is inevitable. This lesson will review the types and causes of conflicts that frequently occur in relationships, and compare effective versus non-effective conflict resolution strategies.
15. Types of Problems & Problem Solving Strategies
We solve hundreds of small problems everyday. This lesson covers different types of problems, such as routine vs. non-routine, and many of the different problem-solving strategies we use, including algorithms, heuristics, graphic representations and the IDEAL Strategy.
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