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TExES School Counselor: Counseling Theory - Chapter Summary
Use the video lessons in this chapter to recall material on counseling theories. You will study different theories that are important in the school counseling field and will benefit you when taking the TExES School Counselor exam. By the conclusion of this chapter, you should have a thorough understanding of the following topics:
- Significance of counseling theories and models
- Freud's psychoanalytic theory
- Adler's theories and Rogers' humanistic theories
- Gestalt, person-centered, and behavioral theories
- Reality and rational emotive behavior therapies
- Cognitive and cognitive behavioral therapies
- Creative therapy
- Role of the counselor in transactional analysis
- Structural, game and script analysis
These concise video lessons are filled with a great deal of information about specific types of theories in the school counseling field. Even though the material itself might be complicated, our video lessons break down each concept in a manner that is easy to understand and review. You can then assess your knowledge with the quizzes that accompany each lesson. These quizzes will give you immediate feedback, so if you are struggling, you can go back into the lesson and study it further until you feel comfortable moving forward.
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. Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory on Instincts, Motivation, Personality & Development
Learn how Sigmund Freud's theories helped shape our modern understanding of human motivation and personality development. Review key terms and take a quiz at the end of the lesson to test your knowledge.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Techniques in Gestalt Therapy: Exercises and Experiments
Exercises and experiments are two techniques in Gestalt therapy that are used to increase a client's present awareness. Learn more about how these techniques work in this lesson.
8. Person-Centered Therapy: Goals & Techniques
What are the goals and techniques used in person-centered therapy? Why is the client/counselor relationship important? Answer these questions and learn more in this lesson.
9. 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.
10. Reality Therapy: Techniques, Goals & Limitations
In this lesson, we will explore William Glasser's reality therapy. We will cover topics such as how does this therapy works, its therapeutic goals, and techniques that are used by the counselor.
11. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): Definition & Techniques
What do you get when you take Albert Ellis and have him merge cognitive techniques with behaviorism? Why REBT, of course! Learn more about the application of rational emotive behavior therapy in this lesson.
12. Cognitive and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
Thought processes, emotions, and behaviors - oh my! Does the way we process information affect our emotional health and reactions to the world around us?
13. Creative Therapies: Goals, Techniques & Limitations
Do you ever feel like you are acting out a script in your life? Are your feelings better expressed through music or art? Do stressful situations provide you with insight? If so, the creative therapies may be for you!
14. Transactional Analysis Therapy and the Role of the Counselor
Eric Berne was influenced by traditional psychoanalytic theory and neuroscience in his creation of transactional analysis. This lesson explores the therapeutic relationship in transactional analysis and describes this user friendly form of therapy.
15. 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.
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Other chapters within the TExES School Counselor (152): Practice & Study Guide course
- About the TExES School Counselor Exam
- TExES School Counselor: Cognitive & Language Development
- TExES School Counselor: Social & Emotional Development
- TExES School Counselor: Physical & Motor Development
- TExES School Counselor: Differences & Issues in Human Development
- TExES School Counselor: Roles & Responsibilities of the Counselor
- TExES School Counselor: Comprehensive School Counseling Program
- TExES School Counselor: Curriculum Development & Delivery
- TExES School Counselor: Assessment of Learning
- TExES School Counselor: Program Evaluation
- TExES School Counselor: Diversity & Equality Issues in School Counseling
- TExES School Counselor: Strategies for Diverse Learning Environments
- TExES School Counselor: College Counseling
- TExES School Counselor: Career Counseling
- TExES School Counselor: Individual & Group Counseling
- TExES School Counselor: Crisis Intervention
- TExES School Counselor: Goal Setting & Student Motivation
- TExES School Counselor: Effective Communication
- TExES School Counselor Flashcards