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1 Week 10: Paper Outline Tamika S Barksdale Northcentral University MFT-5104 v4: Treatment Planning and Traditional Family Therapy Dr. Brandon Lyons May 3, 2021
2 Week 10: Paper Outline I. Introduction A. Understanding the use of models 1. Models are used to guide therapist through the process of helping people B. Emotion-Focused Model 1. Modern /classical theory 2. Popular humanistic therapy 3. Rooted in attachment theory 4. Continuously evolving through constant research II. Understanding Emotion-Focused Theory A. Founding Theorist 1. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg a. Developed in the 1980s focusing on how emotions organized relationships and can drive change b. Sue Johnson’s work focuses on couples and Les Greenberg works focused on individuals and families B. Systemic Based concepts 1. Subsystems a. Does not view any part of the system in isolation b. Subsystems are interdependent and their interactions create pattern or cycles 2. Circular Causality a. Determine the “cycles of interactions” (Schmittel, 2019, p. 155) b. The cycles are the problem not the symptoms displayed which clients have identified as the problem
3 C. Major Assumptions 1. Exploration of internal emotional processes and external interactional patterns and there influence of one another (Schmittel, 2019) 2.

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