Using the Integrative Approach to counseling, analyze and evaluate the various counseling theories/approaches covered: Gestalt therapy, Behavior therapy,
Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Reality Therapy.
You may want your paper to emphasize one of the theories over the others because it is particularly meaningful or relevant to your goals as a counselor. This is
acceptable, provided that you still address all theories (i.e., dedicating at least one page to each theory) within your paper.
Summarize the theory and discuss it in your own words; in order to do this you must have researched the theories. Any opinions that you include in your paper, MUST be
backed up with proper citations! Your paper must demonstrate scholarship.
The paper should be in APA format. All papers need a title page, abstract, body (at least 5 full pages) and reference section all in APA style.
Please use complete sentences, appropriate grammar, spelling, and references. You will also be required to use in-text references in your work in accordance with APA
style to avoid plagiarism. Information to help with your writing is provided under the APA resources section of the course information tab. Please be sure to avoid
using internet sources such as Wikipedia or other web-based resources that do not have strong academic backing. You must use at least 3 additional scholarly sources
used in this course. Using the Integrative Approach to counseling (as presented in Corey, G. (ed.) (2013). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (9th
ed.). Belmont, CA. Brooks/Cole.), identify with rationale, aspects of each theory/approach you tend to incorporate into your own developing philosophical and applied
approach to counseling. Consider the theory being presented. This paper should not be opinion based you must demonstrate sufficient research and ability to apply the
research as a counselor. You are asked to analyze and evaluate the various counseling theories/approaches covered: Gestalt therapy, Behavior therapy, Cognitive
Behavior Therapy and Reality Therapy. Do not simply summarize each theory. Rather, evaluate and critique the theory�s view of human nature, its key concepts, the
therapeutic process it lays out and the techniques and procedures it applies. I do not want to see summaries of the approaches because this is not the point of the
paper. The main aim of the paper is not only criticize the approaches with your reactions (backed up by scholarly sources), but also discuss why the approaches would
be useful in your future practice. I want to see more use of concrete examples (e.g. I would use this approach with adolescent learning disabled individuals because of
such and such). This will better structure your paper. Again, do not summarize what the approach is, but apply the approach to a population of interest.