Cognitive Style and Theoretical Orientation: Factors Affecting Intervention Style Interest and Use

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Developmental Counseling and Therapy (DCT). an integrative model for assessing client cognitive style and selecting interventions, has been presented as a meta-theory for increasing intentionality in mental health treatment planning.. To examine the usefulness of DCT for training and practice, student and professional counselors (N = 203) completed the Preferred Helping Styles Inventory. the Theoretical Orientation Profile Scale-Revised. and the Intervention Strategies Questionnaire. Intervention styles were related to both cognitive styles and theoretical orientations: intervention style use was predicted by cognitive style and intervention sale interests, Implications for mental health counselor training and practice are discussed.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Mental Health Counseling,30(4), 330-344
Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
Developmental Counseling and Therapy, Cognitive Style, Theoretical Orientation, intervention, client cognitive style