Therapy and Post Modern Approaches Analytical Essay by LatinoHeat88

Therapy and Post Modern Approaches
A research paper taking a look at the various post modern approaches to therapy.
# 147630 | 1,210 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009 | CA
Published on May 25, 2011 in Psychology (Therapies)

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In this article, the writer discusses that postmodernists believe that realities do not exist independent of observational processes. The writer looks at social constructionism that is a therapeutic perspective within a postmodern worldview.The writer then discusses solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) that differs from traditional therapies by eschewing the past in favor of both the present and the future. The writer takes a look at narrative therapy that involves adopting a shift in focus from most traditional theories. The writer discusses that social constructionism, SFBT and narrative therapy are making many contributions to the field of psychotherapy.

From the Paper:

"Clients are much more likely to fully participate in the therapeutic process if they perceive themselves as determining the direction and purpose of the conversation. Much of what the therapeutic process is about involves clients' thinking about their future and what they want to be different in their lives. Solution-focused brief therapists adopt a not-knowing position to put clients in the positive of being the experts about their own lives. Therapists do not assume that by virtue of their expert frame of reference they know the significance of the client's actions and experiences.
"As with any other therapy orientation, the quality of the relationship between therapist and client is a determining factor in the outcomes of SFBT. Relationship building or engagement is a basic step in SFBT."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Corey, G. (2009). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (8th ed.) Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole-Thomson Learning.
  • The Holy Bible. (1984). New International Version. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House.

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