Locate at least one article in the current professional literature that discusses evidence-based approaches for working with this type of issue.
Summarize the key points of the article in your own words (do not use any direct quotations).
Describe the article's position on the most effective approaches or interventions that can be used when working with clients who present this type of issue.
What is your response to these findings?
What other approaches do you think might also be effective when working with these presenting issues?
Support your ideas with reference to the literature or specific examples of your own experience in working with clients.
Using Evidence-Based Practices
(1) Can you identify a presenting issue, this might be something like trauma, grief, chronic illness, domestic violence, et cetera?
Presenting issue: Posttraumatic Disorder (PTSD).
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is described with several symptoms including: (directly experiencing events [Criterion A]; the presence of one of more following [recurrent] symptoms associated with the event [Criterion B]; the avoidance of stimuli associated with the traumatic event [Criterion C]; and negative changes in cognition and mood associated with the traumatic event [Criterion D] (Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed., text rev.)[APA], 2013.
(2) Locate at least one article in the current professional literature that discusses evidence-based approaches for working with this type of issue.
Article: Vernberg, E. M., & Johnston, C. (2001). Developmental considerations in the use of cognitive therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder, 15 (5), 223-237.
(3) Summarize the key points of the article in your own words.
This article discusses the use of Cognitive behavioral Therapy (CBT) with children/adolescents experiencing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms. Previous studies have produced counseling models that emphasize mental, emotional, social, and cognitive approaches to functioning. A distinguishing theme within this cognitive approach from other approaches is the emphasis on developmental elements (e.g., language, age) that can be affected by PTSD. For example, according to Vernberg & Johnston (2001), many children/adolescents ...
This solution discusses a Cognitive Behavioral approach to therapy for PTSD.