The first step in developing your own theory of counseling is to explore your view of human nature. In this weekâ€™s assignment you will reflect on concepts you have learned and begin to identify what you believe about them.
Review the four reflective statements in Exercise 1.1 found on page 7 of Counseling Theory and Practice.
Write a 700- to 1050-word paper in which you describe your view of human nature. In your paper, be sure to:
Describe how individuals are at birth. Explain the impact of biology, genetics, and the environment on personality development. Explain an individualâ€™s ability to change as well as what influences change. Describe the driving force behind change as it relates to counseling. Conclude with a reflection and summary of what you have learned from this exercise about your potential theoretical orientation to counseling.
Note: Use the topics above as headings in your paper.
Cite at least 2 scholarly resources.
Format your paper according to APA guidelines.