Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy

  The chosen theory is behaviorism as known behavioral psychology  

This paper will discuss the selected theorist’s beliefs and assumptions about helping and will describe the theorist’s helping style, including :

1. The theorist’s philosophy regarding the components of a healthy personality, the nature and sources of dysfunction, and therapeutic goals.

2. The theorist’s beliefs about the helper’s function and role, the client’s experience in helping, and the relationship between the helper and client.

3. The theorist’s preferred therapeutic techniques and procedures.

4. Strengths and Limitations of the theory from a diversity perspective

This paper is specifically about the chosen theorist’s theoretical orientation and should be written from the theorist’s perspective about the identified topics above.  This paper will not include any student opinions or experiences regarding helping.  It is strictly an academic paper about the chosen theorist or theory.