Walden University Counseling and Psychotherapy Discussion

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In the Corey text and in Dr. Seligman’s introduction, you have learned about essential characteristics for creating a positive therapeutic alliance.

To prepare for this assignment:

  • Review the readings for this week and the media segment “The Therapeutic Alliance.”
  • Select an essential characteristic that you believe will be an area of strength for you and one that you believe will be a challenge. Why do you believe this to be so?

The assignment:

  • In a 1- to 2-page paper:
    • Describe an essential characteristic that you believe will be an area of strength for you, and explain why.
    • Then, describe one of the essential characteristics that you believe will be a challenge. Explain why, and list one or two ways that you can increase your strength in this area.

    Reference:

  • Corey, G. (2017). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (10th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole.
    • Chapter 1, “Introduction and Overview”
    • Chapter 2, “The Counselor: Person and Professional”
    • Chapter 3, “Ethical Issues in Counseling Practice”
    • Corey, G. (2013). Case approach to counseling and psychotherapy (8th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole.
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