The choice of a particular theoretical orientation (the school or theory that the practitioner relies on) allows therapists to delve into the issue and better understand people and themselves. According to the results of the test, the main theories that I am guided by are behavioral and cognitive-behavioral. In general, the test results are reasonable and close to the real state of things. In my opinion, people’s actions are often caused by patterns of behavior. They are laid in a person by genes, parents, environment, and other internal and external factors. Moreover, some behavioral features have been developed throughout evolution for millennia. Thus, the importance of considering these aspects is undeniable. The cognitive abilities of people are crucial in the process of therapy as well. The way a person comprehends himself, other people, and the world around him have a significant impact on all his mental processes.
According to the results of the test, an essential area of therapy for me is also a gestalt conceptual orientation. Indeed, I believe that it is necessary to consider a person as something integral. Analyzing the individual characteristics of the psyche without linking them with character traits, living conditions, and other factors seems to be less logical. Thus, the consideration of people as a whole allows us to understand them fully. Moreover, according to Ginger (2018), “in Gestalt, the right to be different is highly valued, as is the uniqueness of each person” (p. 16). Thus, this approach is more oriented toward humans’ individuality, which is essential for life.
According to the test results, the narrative concept has the lowest scores. I agree with this result because I think that it is impossible to equate the whole inner world of a person only with what he or she says. In addition to the narrative, many other mental processes occur without the participation of speech. Thus, the test accurately shows my attitude to different areas of psychotherapy and allows me to understand my approach to it better.
Ginger, S. (2018). Gestalt therapy: The art of contact. Routledge.