Imagine that you’ve been asked to complete a presentation to introduce new students to the basic differences between counseling orientations.
Create a 15-20-slide PowerPoint presentation that provides an overview of each major theoretical branch of counseling and approaches within those branches.
Use the following guidelines to complete your presentation:
1. Include a title, introduction, conclusion, and reference slide. (4 slides minimum)
2. Provide an overview of each theoretical framework: psychodynamic, existential-humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and postmodern. Ensure that the reader can differentiate between these overarching theories. Consider, how does the theory conceptualize the problem and how does that lead to a solution. (4 slides minimum)
3. Discuss at least two theories/approaches and two therapeutic techniques representative of each of the four theoretical frameworks. For example, under the existential-humanistic branch you may choose to discuss Gestalt therapy and person-centered therapy. Within Gestalt you may define and demonstrate an example of “using now language” and “empty-chair” technique. (8 slides minimum)
Utilize information from the textbook and the GCU library. Information from non-peer-reviewed resources (e.g., simplypsychology.com, about.com, and wikipedia) will not be accepted.
Include speaker notes below each content-related slide that represent what would be said if giving the presentation in person. Expand upon the information included in the slide and do not simply restate it.
While GCU style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
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