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Reality Therapy and Misguided Youths
This paper discusses and describes the use of reality therapy to help misguided youths.
# 117902 | 1,519 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 23, 2009 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Therapies)

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This paper discusses the author's experience as a probation offer and asserts that juvenile activity is a result of environment and social upbringing. The paper then defines and explains reality therapy and discusses how it is applied. The paper examines and analyzes the efficacy of the therapy.

Table of contents
The Incorporation of Reality Therapy
Reasons Behind the Problems
Personal Application of Reality Therapy
Real Conclusions
Works Cited

From the Paper:

"Freud views human nature essentially as deterministic, in that behavior is controlled by a wide variety of things, including unconscious motivations and biological and instinctive drives. (Ch. 4 56) I think this is true, however does not take into account the effect of personal environment, personality, and perspective. In order to accomplish an understanding of this the use of therapy is essential. By understanding the motivations behind the actions of an individual the means to change them for the better become apparent. In the Freudian psychoanalytic therapy there are two goals; to make the unconscious conscious and to strengthen the ego so that behavior is based more on reality and less on instinctual cravings or things such as irrational guilt. (Ch. 4 65)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Chapter 4." Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy. 7th Edition.
  • Kim, Sooyeon; Brody, Gene H. "Journal of Family Psychology." 19.2 (2005): 305-313.
  • Richards, Leslie N.; Schmiege, Cynthia J. "Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies," Special issue: Family diversity. 42.3 (1993): 277-285.
  • Kane, Robert J. "JQ: Justice Quarterly." 23.2; 2006; pp186-213.

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