Topic 1 DQ 1
What are your personal assumptions about: How do people develop the kinds of psychological distress that bring them to counseling? What constitutes "good mental health" or "a good life?" How do people change, grow emotionally, develop better coping mechanisms, or change destructive behaviors?
Topic 1 DQ 2
Some might argue that a therapist’s theoretical orientation is irrelevant in the counseling process, and that only client outcomes matter. Others might argue that specific factors common across models of therapy-not specific theory or an approach endorsed by a counselor create a positive outcome. What do you think? Why?