Assignment 1: Counseling Theories and Groups
In this module, you reviewed several counseling theories that are often models for conducting groups (e.g., Adlerian, Gestalt, and existential). The theoretical foundation of a group process can dramatically impact the experience of group members. Furthermore, the role of the group leader is impacted by the theoretical model.
In a minimum of 200 words, post to the Discussion Area your responses to the following:Discuss in detail one counseling theory utilized in group therapy that best fits your personality. Be sure to explain why it fits your personality.
- What are the goals and desired outcomes of group therapy that are best achieved by applying your selected theory?
- Outline how the theory would be applied in group work.
Support your rationale and analysis by using at least two resources from professional literature in your response. Professional literature may include the Argosy University online library resources; relevant textbooks; peer-reviewed journal articles; and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (websites ending in .edu or .gov).