Can you apply the person-centered approach to the case of Mary (see the case study narrative, The Case of Mary attached). Can you specify how the theory would conceptualize her "problem," identify wha ...there is moreshow problemCan you apply the person-centered approach to the case of Mary (see the case study narrative, The Case of Mary attached). Can you specify how the theory would conceptualize her "problem," identify what key concepts can be applied, and discuss two specific interventions you would use with this client. In addition, can you Identify a limitation of using the theory to this case.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 5:35 am ad1c9bdddf
Person-centered theory (PCT) puts the work and responsibility into the lap of the client. Unlike with theories for substance abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or even Integrative Therapies where the therapist takes the lead and sets up treatment plan, Person-centered is planned out and goals are set by the client themselves. There is some guidance by the therapist to ensure goals are realistic and nothing is being overlooked.
In the case of Mary, the theory would say she is her worse own enemy. She looks at all the negative of things and blames others for the results. The idea behind PCT is for the client to establish their own goals in their own words. One way to do this is for the therapist to go through each situation and discuss pros and cons. In the case of Mary she has a few situations to discuss; interpersonal relationships, children raising, work/career, and education plans.
Interpersonal relationships is how we deal and interact with others, parents, spouses, and friends. Mary talks about a distance relationship with her father and "don't want to burden my mom with my problems or my ...
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