Theoretical integrative paper : A real life adjusting


  • Siti Nurhanah Mohd Amin Swinburne University of Technology, Singapore


Re-decision Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Constructive Psychotherapy


Corey (2005) believes that no one theory possesses all the truth, and he advocates counselors to remain open and to establish a frame of reference for counseling that is conforming with the counselors’ own personality and their belief system. This paper shall examine the possible incorporation of the three theories that the writer has studied: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Constructive Psychotherapy and Re-decision Psychotherapy into her own personal integrative framework for counseling. The rationale for incorporating these chosen theoretical concepts shall be discussed as to how and why they would be beneficial for working with clients. It is found that problems lived in earlier life, surrounding environments like family members, expectations and not meeting own desires are main problems psychological disorders while sharing these disorders can help to overcome the problems and understand other people more effectively.


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