The specific skills I decided to use were exception questions, coping questions, future focused questions and normalizing. Currently solution-focused therapy is increasingly being adopted in social work practice in schools, children and adolescent practice and domestic violence. (turner)
Behavioral Therapy is considered a major landscape of psychotherapy consisting of a wide variety of therapeutic techniques that impact the change in a person’s problem behavior. Behavior has four defining themes in behavior therapy; scientific, action-oriented, present-focused, and
While CBT has many advantages, it alone does not encompass all of the concepts I believe are necessary to tackle a client’s needs. Therefore, I draw upon concepts from various theories to assist clients in achieving their goals. Pulling from Reality therapy, a key concept I utilize is focusing on what the client is doing and how to get them to evaluate whether they’re present actions are working for them. CBT does use some form of this in the sense that one must examine and establish their cognitive misconceptions; however, I prefer to extract this concept from Reality therapy because CBT tends to do so by focusing on the past. I am a firm believer that while the past can shape who you are, it does little good to remain focused on it. Focusing on overt behavior, precision in specifying the goals of treatment, development of specific treatment plans, and objective evaluation of therapy outcomes all come from Behavior therapy (Corey, 2013, p. 474). Behavior therapy is highly structured much like that of CBT. By utilizing this aspect of Behavior therapy, I am better able to closely observe where a client is currently and where they are headed. Lastly, I pull from Person-Centered therapy as the final key concept of my counseling approach. PCT focuses on the fact that client’s have the potential to become aware of their problems and resolve them (Corey, 2013). This Person-Centered therapy concept has overlap with CBT as
Although we did not have time for the lecture on Chapter 15, I found myself intrigued with the information I read on solution-focused therapies. The term solution-focused therapy kept coming up in my classes, but I really did not have an understanding of exactly what it entailed. In reviewing this chapter, I not only learned a lot, but also found myself in agreement with much of what I read. While there is no such thing as a one size fits all therapy, Solution-focused therapy has a lot to offer clients.
Steve de Shazer and Insso Kim Berg, who were husband and wife, established the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1978 (“Steve de Shazer,” 2013). It was there that they and their colleagues honed the process which is today also known as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (“What is Solution-Focused,” n.d). Solution-Focused Therapy is used with both voluntary and involuntary clients, and has shown success with adults, juveniles, and families (Hepworth, et al,
Practicing and researching solution-focused family therapy is growing and becoming more prevalent in the helping profession (Gingerich, Kim, Geert, Stams, & Macdonald, 2012; Kim & Franklin, 2015). As such, solution-focused family therapy is now considered an evidence-based therapeutic approach for all helping professionals. Additionally, solution-focused family therapy is proven to be flexible and portable to a range of therapeutic settings including behavioral health and community counseling clinics, school counseling, alcohol and drug treatment facilities, and coaching. While, solution-focused family therapy is greatly recognized as a useful evidence-based approach, there is a lack of research on the process
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Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one orientation that appealed to me. According to Wenzel (2017), cognitive-behavioral therapy is a problem-solving approach to therapy that mainly
It has strong scientific research support and the fundamentals of behavioral therapy would probably have the best outcome when working with clients. Clinicians that use the behavioral approach believe that “learning is long term change in behavior based on experience (Ted-Ed, 2013),” and the clinician’s role is a teacher of new behavior or wanted
During this stage the client will turn their strengths into strategies. The strategies the client creates will be the ones they will use in place of strengths when faced with challenges. The therapist will then use clients exact words which will help the client own up to everything, so that is does not sound like the therapist is giving a lecture of any kind. By doing so everything is client based, the purpose is for the client to build a based model of resilience for themselves not anyone else.
This class, Social Work Theory & Practice was made to be able to introduce me to social work theories, ideas, and skills needed to work in the social work profession. This class main tool used was a book called A Brief Introduction of Social Work Theory by David Howe which discusses social work theories in a compressive and explainable way. This class is important to my higher learning because it break down the theories that I will need to use during my practice and a...
Problem-Solving Therapy is a current psychological therapy being researched for its effectiveness in the treatment of multiple mental health areas. Problem-Solving Therapy (PST) assists in effectively adapting to situations, perceived as a problem. The therapy consists of both a social problem-solving aspect and a relational problem-solving model of stress and well-being which are closely related. The theory is empirically supported through the mediator-like role of an individual’s ability to cope with problems towards there mental space and behaviour. The efficacy of Problem-Solving Therapy has been researched on mental health issues like, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and weight related issues.
Case conceptualization and treatment planning ultimately assist therapist in finding methods of therapy that will work in relations to the client’s needs. Behavior Therapy is one therapeutic approach; that is defined as a treatment that helps improve self-destructing behaviors; desired or undesired that is to be removed or added. It additionally is used to interchange dangerous habits with smart ones. It helps the client to deal with tough situations.