Synthesis of Personality Theory
This unit builds on the analysis and application skills you have demonstrated thus far. In this unit, you have the opportunity to demonstrate synthesis skills—formulating, modifying, or reinforcing knowledge in order to integrate information into a unique perspective. Like the ability to analyze, the ability to synthesize is a crucial counselor skill. Critical reflection and generating ideas for change are vital to client progress. Grenello (2000) provides examples of how counselors can synthesize materials:
Combine information from different academic courses to apply to real-world problems; conceptualize cases, bringing together all relevant information; design an intervention that uses all of the client’s resources (p. 44).
In this unit, you integrate your own theory of personality by identifying which aspects of personality theory are of most significance to you. In doing so, you have the opportunity to creatively negotiate a view of personality, drawing upon your knowledge base by integrating perspectives into one unique view.
Grenello, D. H. (2000). Encouraging the cognitive development of supervisees: Using Bloom’s taxonomy in supervision. Counselor Education & Supervision, 40(1), 31–47.Objectives
To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:
1. Analyze theoretical eclecticism.
2. Propose your own theory of personality based on what you have learned in this course.
Learning Activities Studies
Discussion 1: 1 page needed with 2 references.
Discussion 2: 1 page needed with 2 references.