Discussion- the need for theory

 In this course, you will spend time reading and applying information regarding psychological theory. It is important to understand why theory is needed. As such, please discuss why counselors need theory. Be sure to detail at least three reasons why the use of theory in counseling is important.  

 

The counseling process is designed to help people make positive changes in their lives. This might entail helping clients make changes in the way they think, feel, or behave. Before formally reviewing any of the theories reflect on the following questions and share your thoughts: 

  1. What are your views about change?
  2. What causes people to make changes in their lives?
  3. What do you think leads people to be resistant to change?
  4. How open to change are you inclined to be?