COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

One important application of type is in counseling and psychotherapy. An understanding of type allows counselors and clients to rely on the strengths of the client’s type to develop an effective treatment plan and to understand how type also affects one’s weaknesses. A counselor trained in type is able to understand that each client has unique needs based upon his temperament.

 

Key Topics in Counseling and Psychotherapy:

 

- Understanding of Individual Type
- Application of Type in Personal Situations
- Ways to Use Strengths of One’s Type in Everyday Life
- Using Type in Relationships


 

 

About the Counseling & Psychotherapy IA Consultant:

 

 

Gary Williams, Ed.S., (ENTP) maintains a counseling and consulting practice in Birmingham, Alabama where he provides therapy, teambuilding and leadership development for individuals and organizations. Gary served as President of the Alabama Mental Health Counselor’s Association and the Alabama APT. He currently serves as the Chair for the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling and Interest Area Consultant for Counseling and Psychotherapy for APTi. He is a Licensed Supervising Counselor, MBTI® Master Practitioner and certified in Rehabilitation Counseling, EMDR and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. Gary was recently honored as the Outstanding Mental Health Counselor by the American Mental Health Counselor’s Association. 

 


Resources on Counseling & Psychotherapy and Type:


Books:

 

Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment by Naomi Quenck, 2009

 

The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child, by Marti Olsen Laney, 2005

 

Making a Difference by Being Yourself, Gregory Huszczo, 2009

 

Looking at Type: Your Career, Charles Martin, 2009

 

People Types and Tiger Stripes, Gordon Lawrence, 2009

 

What’s Your Type of Career, Donna Dunning, 2001

 

Career Coaching, Marcia Bench, 2003

 

Self-Promotion for Introverts,Nancy Ancowitz, 2010

 

Applications of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in Counseling, Judith Provost, 1993

 

Finding Your Own True North and Helping Others Find Direction in Life, Patricia Adson, 1999

 

 

Bulletin of Psychological Type Articles:

 

The Impact of Introversion in My Life 31:4

 

Delving Deeper, Understanding Better…………………………………..30:2

 

Enneagram Defense: Two Case Histories ………………………………30:1

 

Type and Healing ………………………………………………………………..30:4

Type in Mental Health Dynamics and Politics ………………………..30:3

 

Branching Out and Looking Deeper……………………………… 29:3

 

Challenges Across the Rows………………………………………… 29:2

 

Synergistic Differences ……………………………………….28:3

 

Type and Bowen Systems Theory: Connections and Applications ……………………………………….28:2

 

Type and the Counseling Team ……………………………………….28:1

 

Upcoming Trainings:

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