PCN 500 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1
What are your personal assumptions about: How do people develop the kinds of psychological distress that bring them to counseling? What constitutes “good mental health” or “a good life?” How do people change, grow emotionally, develop better coping mechanisms, or change destructive behaviors
Some might argue that a therapist’s theoretical orientation is irrelevant in the counseling process, and that only client outcomes matter. Others might argue that specific factors common across models of therapy-not specific theory or an approach endorsed by a counselor create a positive outcome. What do you think? Why?
Psychoanalytic Theory Application
Read the “Case Study Analysis.”
Write a 750-1,000-word analysis of the case study using a psychoanalytic theory approach. Include the following in your analysis.
1-What will be the goals of counseling and what intervention strategies are used to accomplish those goals?
2- Is your theory designed for short- or long-term counseling?
3- What will be the counselor’s role with this client?
4- What is the client’s role in counseling?
For what population(s) is this theory most appropriate? How does this theory address the social and cultural needs of the client?
6- What additional information might be helpful to know about this case?
7- What may be a risk in using this approach?
Besides the course textbook, include at least three scholarly references in your paper.
Each response to the assignment prompts should be addressed under a separate heading in your
paper. Refer to “APA Headings and Seriation,” located on the Purdue
Owl website for help in formatting the headings.