Psychoanalytic Theory Application: PCN 500 Grand Canyon Week 1 Assignment
Check out the “Case Study Analysis.”
Use a psychoanalytic theory approach to write a 750-1,000-word analysis of the case study. Include the following in your investigation.
1- What are the goals of counseling, and how will intervention strategies be used to achieve those goals?
2- Do you intend to use your theory for short-term or long-term counseling?
3- What role will the counselor play with this client?
4- What is the client’s role in the counseling process?
5- For which population(s) does this theory work best? How does this theory address the client’s social and cultural needs?
6- What additional information about this case would be useful to know?
7- What are the potential risks of using this approach?
Include at least three scholarly references in your paper in addition to the course textbook.
Each response to the assignment prompts should be addressed in your paper under a separate heading. For assistance in formatting the headings, see “APA Headings and Seriation” on the Purdue Owl website.
Prepare this Psychoanalytic Theory Application assignment in accordance with the APA guidelines found in the Student Success Center’s APA Style Guide.
A rubric is used for this Psychoanalytic Theory Application assignment. Please review the rubric before beginning the assignment to become acquainted with the requirements for successful completion.
What are your personal beliefs about: How do people develop the types of psychological distress that lead to Psychoanalytic Theory Application PCN 500 Grand Canyon Week 1 Assignment?
counseling? What does it mean to have “good mental health” or “a good life?” How do people change, emotionally mature, develop better coping mechanisms, or alter destructive behaviors?
Some may argue that a therapist’s theoretical orientation is unimportant in the counseling process, and that only client outcomes are important. Others may argue that specific factors shared by all models of therapy—rather than a specific theory or approach endorsed by a counselor—create a positive outcome. What are your thoughts? Why?
What are your personal assumptions about how people develop the types of psychological distress that lead them to seek counseling? What does it mean to have “good mental health” or “a good life?” How do people change, emotionally mature, develop better coping mechanisms, or alter destructive behaviors?
How can you avoid becoming “stuck” in a particular theoretical framework as a therapist? Determine specific ways to ensure that you continue to grow.
Week 8 PCN 500 Grand Canyon Assignment
You have studied and written about a variety of counseling theories that serve as the foundation for the counseling profession throughout the course. Choose a theory and compare it to each of the three theories listed below in this paper:
1st. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Choose a theory from this course that you have studied. Choose none of the three above-mentioned theories.
Compare your chosen theory to the three theories listed above.
Write a 1,500-2,000-word paper in which you discuss your theory comparisons. Include the following information in your paper:
Part 1: Selected Theoretical Framework
1- Theorists who founded the chosen theory
2- Typical interventions for the chosen theory
3- At least three key concepts from the chosen theory
Cognitive Behavior Theory (Part 2) (CBT)
1- CBT’s founding theorist(s)
2- CBT standard interventions
3- Examine the similarities and differences between your chosen theory and CBT.
Part 3: Problem-Solving Theory
1- Theorists who founded solution-focused theory
2- Recommendations for standard interventions for solution-focused theory
3- Examine the similarities and differences between your chosen theory and solution-focused theory.
Psychoanalysis (Part 4)
1- Psychoanalysis’s founding theorist(s)
2- Standard psychoanalytic interventions
3- Examine the similarities and differences between your chosen theory and psychoanalysis.
In addition to the course textbook, include at least three scholarly references in your paper.
Prepare this assignment in accordance with the APA guidelines found in the Student Success Center’s APA Style Guide.
Important information for writing discussion questions and participation
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Important information on Writing a Discussion Question
- Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)
- There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.
- Include in-text citations in your response
- Do not include quotes—instead summarize and paraphrase the information
- Follow APA-7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
Participation –replies to your classmates or instructor
- A minimum of 6 responses per week, on at least 3 days of the week.
- Each response needs at least ONE reference with citations—best if it is a peer reviewed journal article
- Each response needs to be at least 75 words in length (does not include your list of references)
- Responses need to be substantive by bringing information to the discussion or further enhance the discussion. Responses of “I agree” or “great post” does not count for the word count.
- Follow APA 7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
- Remember to use and follow APA-7th edition for all weekly assignments, discussion questions, and participation points.
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You must turn in this assignment to Turnitin. Follow the instructions in the Student Success Center.
This assignment assesses the following skills:
Competency 1.1: Demonstrate knowledge of major counseling theories and principles.
Discussion 1 of the PCN 500 Grand Canyon Week 8
Now that you’ve studied all of the different theories of psychotherapy, which one do you believe has the most effective approach for the population you’d like to work with? Do you believe you’ll need to learn more than one approach? Why?