Counseling theories have traditionally been considered within a modernist epistemology. Reconsidering theories from a postmodern vantage point opens up new possibilities for theory utilization in the counseling process. The author discusses 3 of these possibilities—theories as narrative structures, theoretical truth redefined as pragmatic utility, and egalitarianism in the counseling relationship—along with their implications for counseling practice.
Major theories of counseling are presented in historical context reflecting the developments in psychodynamic theory, existential and humanist ideas and the evolution of cognitive/behavioral ideas. Following the coverage of theory, the authors apply the theories to practice, providing an integrated examination of the process. Any course focusing on theory and/or the process and procedures of counseling.
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