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 Take the perspective of  a therapist working with clients. Assess the development and more objectively evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of  using an integrative approach to counseling. Answer each of the following  questions thoroughly and provide examples. See attached to help complete work.

  1. Do you think therapists should focus on becoming an expert in one particular counseling approach or should they try to become proficient in more than one approach? Provide an explanation for your answer and illustrate them with       examples.
  2. Identify  what the three most important  characteristics of a successful counselor you consider  to be. Describe how these  characteristics can be developed or strengthened?
  3. Identify  and describe some of the characteristics (from question 2) that are best developed in the counseling process with clients?  Support your points with examples? Identify and describe some areas of personal or professional development that would potentially be unethical for the counselor to develop in the counseling process with clients? Explain your rationale in detail and give examples.
  4. What are some of your own personal motivations and characteristics that may help or hinder you as a counselor (identify at least two)?
  5. What areas of your own personal and professional development need the most development before you will feel prepared to be an effective counselor (identify at least three)?
  6. What are two advantages and two disadvantages of practicing within the framework of one specific theory as opposed to developing a more integrative approach       consisting of several therapies? Give a detailed description and rationale  for both sides.
  7. What are the advantages and disadvantages of practicing within an integrated framework?
  8. Explain at least two  techniques you would use in your treatment and describe how you would integrate  these techniques in a therapy session.

Your paper should be double-spaced and in 12 point, Times New Roman font with normal one-inch margins, written in APA style, and free of typographical and grammatical errors. It should include a title page with a running head, an abstract and a reference page. The body of the paper should be no less than 7 and no longer than 8 pages in length.            

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Explained whether it is preferable to have an  expertise in one counseling approach vs. multiple approaches with supporting  examples.
Described at least three important  characteristics of a successful counselor with suggestions of how each could be  developed?
Described at least one characteristic that could  be developed in the counseling process with clients and at least one that would  be potentially unethical to develop in therapy with clients  with supporting examples for each.
Identifies  at least two personal motivations and characteristics and explained benefit or hindrance  for each.
Identified  and explained at least three areas of personal or professional development for  being an effective counselor.
Described advantages and disadvantages of  practicing from one specific theory vs. developing a more integrative approach.
Described advantages/disadvantages of practicing  from an integrative framework
Identified  the therapeutic approaches student would use as a therapist and described the  techniques that would be integrated as a treatment approach

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