The Client's Theory of Change: Consulting the Client in the Integrative Process
Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/100731
About the Course:
This article casts a critical eye upon the integration literature and asserts that, like psychotherapy, the client has been woefully left out of the therapeutic process. An alternative that privileges the client’s voice as the source of wisdom and solution is presented. It is proposed that conducting therapy within the context of the client’s own theory of change offers ways of integrating multiple therapy perspectives. An argument is made for not only recasting the client as the star of the drama of therapy, but also giving the heroic client directorial control of the action as it unfolds.
This advanced course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about the client and the therapeutic change process.
identify practical guidelines for learning the client’s theory of change.
identify evidence that the client’s theory of change is essential to psychotherapy outcome.
describe some of the ways that the client has been left out of the therapeutic process and the psychotherapy integration movement.
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