Advanced Principles of Counseling and Psychotherapy: by Gerald J. Mozdzierz

By Gerald J. Mozdzierz

Advanced rules of Counseling and Psychotherapy covers complicated helping-skills subject matters, together with inductive reasoning, Socratic wondering, operating with double binds, and creatively growing second-order switch. the final word expression of those is within the use of paradoxical interventions, together with using humor. Professors and scholars alike will locate that Advanced rules of Counseling and Psychotherapy is not only a consultant to education; it presents an in-depth realizing of fabric lined in introductory classes and supplementations the cloth scholars will conceal in practicum and internship.

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These questions represent a more abstract and sophisticated thought process, often relying on the use of inductive reasoning to connect diverse elements into a meaningful pattern. ” Evaluation questions. Evaluation questions ask clients to make a value judgment according to specified standards. First, the appropriate standard is identified and then a determination is made regarding how closely the particular idea or behavior meets 32 Advanced Nonlinear Thinking these standards. In many ways, this is one of the quintessential types of Socratic questioning since evaluation questions compare the client’s actual performance to the standards.

Analysis questions stress the fact that conclusions must be based on adequate evidence and encourages the client to use inductive and deductive reasoning (Overholser, 1993a). Synthesis questions. Synthesis questions “encourage clients to solve problems through the use of creative/divergent thinking. The therapist should not have a preplanned answer in mind and expect the client to generate the same answer. Instead, questions should suggest many different possible solutions” (Overholser, 1993a, p.

A caterpillar withdrawing into a chrysalis but emerging as a butterfly as an analogy of growth) and draw a conclusion by applying it to a parallel problem situation. , cleaning dirt in a wound, which may hurt but will prevent infection to describe the pain of re-living the past). , a car “running on all cylinders” to explain healthy balance in life). Strategical analogies are analogies that are based on the tactical strategies involved in various activities, such as the planning required in chess to capture your opponent’s queen, or the positioning of a tennis ball in your opponent’s court, can help clients to see larger patterns from their random behavior.

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