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1OBSERVATION PAPERDepartment of Psychology, Liberty UniversityPSYC 491 Capstone to PsychologyProfessor Heather MedvedenkoAugust 8, 2022
Observation Paper2Introduction:This Observation Paper dives into the psychological theory concepts and how it shouldbe applied to patients. In addition, we will investigate eight recorded counseling videos by JohnSommers-Flanagan and focus on the different specific psychological methods of treatmenttheories John Sommers-Flanagan applies to his patients during the counseling sessions. I believeby watching these series of counseling videos we will be able to summarize what we learnedhow to apply the best specific psychological theory to help understand each client.
Observation Paper3Opening Wishes and GoalsIn the first video John Sommers Flanagan is sitting with a 12-year-old named Claire. Johnis about to begin his counseling session with her, and he lays out the rules and exceptions of hisrole so that Claire understands them and knows what to expect. John, he asks Claire what threewishes she would make if they were possible and can she elaborate on each wish. Claire givesthe names of her threes wishes and John attempts to summarize them to make sure them he getswhat she is saying. This technique method that John is using a collaborative goal setting process.This allows both the counselor and patient to both point out their own markers for achievement.The Three Step Emotional Change TrickThe 3-step emotional trick is a video where john is discussing with Claire the steps of thepuh button emotion change technique. According to the video, the first step is to acknowledgeand experience the feeling. Step two is to think different thoughts or something different but onlywhen you are ready. The last step is to spread good moods (Sommers-Flanagan, 2021). Clairelistening to each step then she responses and says she always honor her feelings and that shedoes have good moods and enjoy sharing her moods by making cards. John is attempting to getClaire to think differently when feeling bad emotions by changing her thoughts. This methodmay provide some regulations of and individual emotions and give some sense of control ofone’s feelings.Claire What’s Good About You?In this video John and Rita discuss the best ways to counsel kids and explains histechniques. John puts a lot of thought into family and situations to achieve a better outcome.

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