Theoretical Framework and Application 2
Mable N Lee
Joel Muro
COUN 5239
September 13, 2015

The paper examines Adlerian therapy as a theory of counseling. It talks about the background and development of the psychotherapeutic theory. In its background, we examine the life of Dr. Alfred Adler who was a major contributor to the theory. The philosophies of the therapy are then discussed and identity intervention strategies that are appropriate for the therapy are analyzed. The therapy has a number of challenges and these challenges are discussed in the paper. Ethical and legal implications of the theory are also identified in the paper. The paper then applies the theory through the case study of Margarita.

Theoretical Framework
Counseling is a complex process that requires the counselor to answer a series of questions. The questions will prompt the counselor to put into consideration the best methods to put into place to ensure that the client is helped in the best way. This then provides a basis for the need of a counseling theory. The counseling theory seeks to give solutions to these questions that the counselor is required to answer. A counseling theory is a story of a person (Fall, Holden, Marquis, 2010). The story is usually that of the client. The story creates order in the information shared by the client. An effective theory will give character development, the causes of issues in the individual’s life and ways in which counseling will approach these issues. A counseling theory also defines the role of a counselor in aiding the client. The counselor is then tasked with the responsibility of selecting a theory (Fall, Holden, Marquis, 2010). There are various theories of counseling. This paper will look at Adlerian as a counseling theory. It will discuss its history, philosophies, identity intervention strategies, limitations and the legal and ethical considerations. The paper will also examine a case study where the theory will...