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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mr. Hubert Auer on Friday October 30, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to COUN 516 at Texas A&M University - Commerce taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 21 views. For similar materials see /class/232413/coun-516-texas-a-m-university-commerce in Psychology And Social Behavior at Texas A&M University - Commerce.

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Date Created: 10/30/15
COUN 516 Handout 17 CASE CONCEPTUALIZATION Another way to understand your clients39 situations is to explore their backgroundhistory to view an issue in context Clifford Swenson 1968 advocated a model to assist in remembering areas to explore Issue 2 f stress maladaptive habits defenses supports strengths adaptive habits mature defenses The client39s issue is a function of the numerator and denominator above in which both environmental and personality factors play a role By imagining the formula above counselors can recall areas to explore with clients Another context to ascertain in thinking about your client is to assess the level degree and extent of therapy appropriate to the situation Swensen 1968 describes three types of therapy presented in outline form below Types of Psychotherapy 1 Type I Therapy also called quotsupportive therapy or quotcaseworkquot reduces deviant behavior by reducing stress and increasing emotional support in the environment by having clients change their life situation or by having those people important to them change the ways in which they react to the client 11 Type II Therapy focuses attention upon the client39s life outside of psychotherapy and endeavors within the interview to bring about some change that will in turn bring about a change in behavior outside of therapy A Changing behavior by increasing adaptive habits and defenses Emotional release 2 Emotional support 3 Strengthening defenses a Intellectualizatian utilizes the intellectual process to keep emotions from becoming so strong that they disrupt efficient functioning b Denial and repression deferring the discussion of more upsetting topics until the client is better able to endure the success they will produce COUN 516 Handout 17 B Changing behavior by decreasing maladaptive habits and defenses C Type II Therapy is also known as quotpsychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy quotcognitive psychotherapy quotrationalpsychotherapy quotbehavior therapy or quotreciprocal inhibition therapy Joseph Wolpe seeks to substitute comfortable feelings for uncomfortable feelings 111 Type III Therapy goal is to reduce deficit by reducing maladaptive defenses and behavior increasing adaptive behavior and learning new adaptive behaviors in the therapy situation through the relationship with the therapist A Called quotdeepquot therapy or quotreconstructivequot therapy Carl Rogers39 therapy falls in this category 2 Emphasis is upon the relationship between the therapist and client in the attempt to change or reconstruct the client39s personality lV Changing approaches during therapy A Change in the client39s circumstances 1 Must make a decision for example 2 Client is suddenly under a severe stress and needs supportive therapy 3 The client is moving which requires therapy to terminate sooner than planned 4 When Type III therapy becomes too much for the client to handle Swenson CH 1968 An approach to case conceptualization Boston Houghton Mif in Company


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