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

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Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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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.

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

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