Academic Papers on Psychological Counseling

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This 9 page paper discusses a number of aspects related to personality development, behaviors, individual differences and therapeutic techniques. Existential, person-centered, family systems and behavioral theories are explained in terms of an individual's personality, behaviors and mental health. An explanation of Freud's preconscious, conscious and unconscious minds are provided in terms of behavioral motivation. Scripture ...

A 5 page paper discussing eclectic theory as it applies to psychological counseling. Bibliography lists four sources.

In today's fast paced, technology oriented and capitalistic world the issue of mental health care and , specifically, chemical dependency treatment, has become very cost oriented. Because of the nature of addiction, the addict is often without resources to cover the cost of treatment. "Drug and alcohol dependency are escalating rapidly as a ...

An 11 page research paper that examines the assessment phase of aiding a patient with a chemical dependency problem. One of the key problems in substance abuse treatment concerns issues that have to do with assessment. The writer examines research that addresses the assessment criteria established by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and relates ...

A 10 page research paper on the process of cognitive behavioral group therapy. The writer describes cognitive theory, cognitive therapy and cognitive group therapy, as well as providing a group model and studies of group effectiveness. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 15 page paper using literature analysis to prove the hypothesis that though there is a much greater volume of current research and reporting based in behavioral therapy rather than experiential, the lack of similar work based in the experiential model is not indicative of that method's validity or effectiveness. Rather, there is a ...

A 5 page paper on different methodologies (behavioral, etc.;) and the role of the therapist in family counseling. Textbook-orientated, No bibliography.

This is a 5 page paper that examines Bowen's ideas concerning the reciprocal relationships within the family system, systemic theories as postulated by Milan and the concepts inherent in the behavioral/cognitive approaches to theory and practice. Of special interest will be the time frame factor, the distinction between insight versus action, the goals of treatment ...

A 10 page paper discussing the utilization of therapeutic art programs in the rehabilitation of the emotionally-traumatized & disabled. Bibliography lists six sources.

A 5 page paper discussing the merits of whether it is better to implement individualized programs for seniors or government programs that target seniors as a group. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 8 page paper comparing the theories of 5 self-help relationship books to the findings of current communications research reports. There are very good self-help books available discussing the male-female romantic relationship, but the reader does indeed need to be aware of the discrepancies of many of them with both current communications research findings ...

An 8 page overview of the difficulties involved in providing multicultural marriage counseling. Emphasizes the differences and the feelings of isolation which a multicultural couple, or a couple whose cultural background is different from the counselor might experience. It also suggests that it is the role of the counselor to overcome these feelings and ...

A detailed, 6 page examination of marriage counseling theory & technique today. The writer cites key statistics concerning marriage/divorce rates and pointing at the work of certain theorists, argues that there exists a grave need for change. Much of this essay is written from a "Christian perspective" on marriage counseling in which the emphasis is ...

A 12 page examination of the history and central features of Marital and Family Therapy as a social movement and an institution. Significant trends and contributions are highlighted including : Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy, Transgenerational Family Therapy, and Behavioral Family Therapy. The writer also provides a brief overview of treatment modalities that ...

An 8 page paper discussing the book by Aaron T. Beck entitled, Love is Never Enough. This book is based a cognitive therapy approach to marriage counseling. Beck offers many constructive ideas and exercises for the couple who wish to more fully understand each other while ceasing to bring in their negative, and pointless, emotions ...

This 5 page report is written from the counselor's perspective after being assigned by the court to a case where a 35 year-old man is arrested for having intercourse with his 13 year old daughter. How should the situation be handled? Bibliography lists 5 sources.

9 pages in length. A comprehensive overview of issues concerning multicultural counseling. Examined are considerations and problems faced by counselors working with culturally-diverse groups, models in multicultural training, and the bi-racial identity development model (clearly explained). Bibliography lists approximately 12 sources.

A 7 page essay discussing the aspects of cross-cultural counseling emphasizing the work of David Sue. The area of multicultural counseling is one that is becoming increasingly more important in this country. The writer discusses specific areas in which changes may need to be considered.

Transactional Analysis

  • 4 page paper

A short, but detailed 4 page research paper on the therapy and its uses by the counselor. The writer details the substance of the therapy and how it is applied. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page research paper that discusses the need for and benefits of support groups for mentally retarded or developmentally disabled adults. Discussion of the benefits of the same sort of support group for parents of adult children with developmental disabilities is also offered. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 5 page research paper exploring the benefits of group counseling of persons who are mentally retarded. There are very few studies to be found in the literature because this approach has historically been ignored for this population. Research does, however, point to the benefits of group counseling. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

A 10 page paper that provides an overview of the prominent characteristics of effective counselors and considers factors ranging from communications skills to race as they influence counselor/client relationships. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 10 page overview of conflict resolution using the Dudley Weeks' The Eight Steps to Conflict Resolution and William Wilmot's and Joyce Hocker's Interpersonal Conflicts. Bibliography lists three sources.

This 10 page paper provides an overview of these three basic psychological assessments, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-3 and the MMPI-A, commonly utilized in educational settings and compares and contrasts their central components. This paper focuses primarily on the first two assessments. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

Group Homes

  • 9 page paper

The concept of group homes has been a part of the social institution for as long as there has been a concept of social care for the disadvantaged (orphanages may have been the prototype). This 9 page paper explores the different types of group homes, their benefits and problems and concludes with a few recommendations for further research. ...

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