Gestalt therapy stresses the unity of mind, body, and feelings as they are experienced in the here and now. Focusing on assisting clients to become aware of “how behaviors that were once part of creatively adjusting to past environments may be interfering with effective functioning and living in the present, the goal is for the client to gain awareness…this awareness allows clients to reconcile polarities and dichotomies within themselves” (Corey, 2017). However, there are limitations in regards to diversity, some cultures frown upon openly expressing feelings. This can be viewed as a sign of weakness and vulnerability.If a therapist is not culturally aware and practices flexibility, they can compromise the client-therapist
Even though I stated that CBT was my favorite therapy, I feel as a therapist I would be much more suited for Gestalt Therapy. I think when you choose what type of therapy you want to practice you have to consider which one fits your personality and how you interact with other people. The essential idea in gestalt therapy is to have an individual be “whole”; to experience his/her life fully. I would pick this type of therapy because I like that it acknowledges that the past can influence how a person may react presently toward a situation. For example, if a partner cheated on you in the past, in future relationships you may be much less trusting and cause rifts in those relationships.
Interpersonal Therapy would be another ideal therapy used to assist Mindy with her role as a social worker. This therapy will assist Mindy in her relationship with Dr. Sharma. An intervention that could be employed would be to have a facilitated discussion between Mindy and Dr. Sharma, so that Mindy could receive clarification on her role as a social worker and Dr. Sharma’s role as a medical care provider. An advantage of this intervention is that after the meeting is completed, Mindy could begin the grieving process because some of the questions related to Mr. Marshall’s end life treatment would be angered. A disadvantage of this Mindy would become more withdrawn and no-trusting of Dr. Sharma and his role as
This I also agree with. If the therapist has just one partner wanting to change in the onset of treatment, the therapist will work to make the therapeutic alliance stronger with the other so that all three of them have similar goals. This sounds hard to perfect because the therapist never knows what stage each person is at in the beginning. One could be dreading each session whereas the other could be making significa... ... middle of paper ... ...that our communication has improved, so has our relationship. This shows me that communication is the key to success whether it’s in a relationship, a friendship or a therapist-client relation.
Also, restatements allow the client to hear how they sound to others, which can be a simple yet valuable practice. I believe that using restatements is a strength of mine because it helps me clarify my own thoughts about the client. Often times clients contradict themselves or unknowingly say something that is inaccurate. With that being said, using restatements allows the therapist to conceptualize the client faster and more accurately, which in turn leads to
The existential theory was chosen to manage Bonnie’s illness because it focuses on building self-esteem, developing a sense of self- worth and changing ones attitude of existence. The theory also allows Bonnie to take full control over her life and live the way she desires. This particular theory is strong because it is a philosophical approach and can be used worldwide. It can be used individually or in a group. There is no general technique with this theory.
She found the sessions therapeutic to release her emotions and she was in fact starting to view herself as a person and no longer a wife but the time was not right for her to explore this . Conclusion Through looking at the personality theory I have become, not only aware of the processes my clients are going through but I am also relating this theory to my client work in having a more awareness of how a client is responding and how that behaviour may manifest. Reflection after the session or at supervision allows me to hang the practice to the theory and make sense of the person centred approach. I feel it is an exciting time in the field of person-centred therapy as new approach are put forward to embrace change in our approach but holds tightly onto to the fundamental theory of Carl
Lastly by having your patient be involved in one or more aspects of your life, they could soon become your friend. In turn, if they think that you are friends, the therapist-patient relationship won’t be the same as it was when the sessions first started. Though touching your patient and having multiple relationships with them aren’t the best way to go in my opinion, disclosing information to your patients is extremely beneficial. All therapists should learn to provide trust, comfort and an understanding to their patients, otherwise they are doing their job all wrong.
This type of question allows the client to bring to the conversation what is important to them. A social worker does not want to use open ended questions when it is irrelevant, a leading question or ask too many questions at once. Open ended questions are particularly useful for inviting or encouraging a client to elaborate and opening a session (Cummins, Sevel, Pedrick, p.93-95). I think open ended questions are one of the skills that I am most comfortable with. I just have to be careful not to use why questions too much in an interview because a client may not know why or it can make them feel blamed for something.
The most common problem with role playing is that of the leader not appreciating its fundamental nature: It is an improvisational procedure, and improvisation requires a feeling of relative safety. This must be developed in a group; the therapist must employ the group in a "warming-up" process in which they get to know each other in a more trusting fashion. Hence, Gestalt Therapy and Role Play work hand in hand to enhance the lives of those in need. Works Cited • www.gestalttherapy.net • Touro Library-SAGE- Gestalt therapy and Social work (R. Felton) • “Journal of Heart Centered Therapies”- (Amy Casey)