wk 9 d1 - For this discussion you will choose two theories you wish to integrate For examples of how two theories can be integrated review some of the

wk 9 d1 - For this discussion you will choose two theories...

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For this discussion, you will choose two theories you wish to integrate. For examples of how two theories can be integrated, review some of the optional articles in this unit. Then complete the following: First, summarize your understanding of utilizing an integrative therapeutic model. Summarize the key points of the two theories, identifying some of the similarities and some of the differences. Focus on the areas where the theories differ, describing how they would need to be adjusted in order to be integrated with each other. Provide specific examples of how you would use the integrative model with a client suffering from moderate depression. You should utilize scholarly research to support your ideas. This discussion response should be a minimum of 500 words and maximum of 700. I would like to take Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and integrate it into a Person-Centered Framework (actually, I would want to also add a bit of Adlerian Therapy because I think, not spending too much time on the past, but possibly discover patterns of behavior as well as Cognitions from the past to learn where they are having an effect on today's behavior). I believe this should not be disregarded and very important. Instead, I will focus on CBT and the integration with a Person-Centered Framework. My understanding to an integrated approach is to actually fuse the different approaches together and that it should have the outcome of success in therapy along with covering more ways of being therapeutic by being put together than they would being used alone. According to Corey (2013, "The ultimate goal of integration is to enhance the efficiency and applicability of psychotherapy" (p. 465). With this being said, most of the theories that we have studied in this course could possibly in some way, be integrated but I believe that just picking and choosing of what the Therapist considers to be the best out of all of them and trying to fit them together without some form of scientific resolve, would not work. Corey (2013) also pointed out that Rogers (1957) stated the following: For constructive personality change to occur, it is necessary that these conditions exist and continue over a period of time: 1. Two persons are in psychological contact. 2. The first, whom we shall term the client, is in a state of incongruence, being vulnerable or anxious. 3. The second person, whom we shall term the therapist, is congruent, or integrated in the relationship. 4. The therapist experiences unconditional positive regard for the client. 5. The therapist experiences an empathy understanding of the client's internal frame of reference and endeavors to communicate this experience to the client. 6. The communication to the client of the therapist's empathy understanding and unconditional positive regard is to a minimal degree achieved.
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