The story of Antwone Fisher

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The story of Antwone Fisher is a very intriguing and moving story. Antwone Fisher was an individual that was resilient and had endured so much in his life. As a young child, he did not live in the best environment. He lacked the guidance that is recommended that a child should have. There are two theories that may help to explain Antwone Fisher. These two theories are Bandura’s modeling theory and Roger’s self-actualization theory. Bandura believed that individual learn by observing others and their environment (Schultz & Schultz, 2013). He believed in the effect of modeling (Schultz & Schultz, 2013). Antwone did not have any positive influences on his childhood. He was born in a correctional facility. Not only was his father killed, but his mother was in prison. As a result, he was raised in a foster home. His foster mother was Ms. Tate. She was verbally and physically abusive. Her daughter also made a negative impact on his life. Her daughter molested Antwone. Bandura could have related his current behavior to what he had witnessed as a child. According to the some of the research that was done by Bandura, children that witnesses aggressive behavior also displayed aggressive behavior (Schultz & Schultz, 2013). This is apparent in the life of Antwone Fisher. He was always getting in physical altercations. Also, Bandura focused on self-efficacy. Self-efficacy means that the individual will feel as if they are worthy of the best (Schultz & Schultz, 2013). “People low in self-efficacy feel helpless, unable to exercise control over life events” (Schultz & Schultz, 2013, p. 338). Although Antwone joined the navy, he was still haunted by his past. His models taught him to not enjoy being intimate with anothe... ... middle of paper ... ... The most appropriate form of therapy is person-centered therapy (Schultz & Schultz, 2013). Dr. Davenport would also make sure that Antwone accepts himself as he is. One that is entering the counseling field will see this movie from a different perspective. It gives examples of what a counselor should and should not do. In the future, one may encounter a client like Antwone and must be prepared to help the client. The client should feel comfortable with the counselor. Positive results should come out of the counseling sessions. References Black, T., Haines, R., Washington, D., Fisher, A. Q., Danna, M., Luke, D., Bryant, J., ... Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc. (2003). Antwone Fisher. Los Angeles, CA: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. Schultz, D. P., & Schultz, S. E. (2013). Theories of personality (10th ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage/Wadsworth.

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