The purpose of this activity is for you to articulate your understanding of theoretical approaches through interactive discussion. This activity promotes a growth attitude toward learning and supports strengthening the capacity to demonstrate a growth perspective while enrolled in this course.
To prepare for this activity, review the learning materials assigned for this module. You are also encouraged to review supplemental materials (if provided in the course portal) and explore additional related material on your own. Be sure to thoroughly read The Case of Laura to prepare for this activity. Reflect on the learning and note any ideas about putting theory into action with regard to Laura’s case.
First, consider how emotion focused therapy can be used to address issues associated with Laura. Consider which concerns are best suited for the emotion focused approach.
Then, produce a response to the following questions.
- Select one issue associated with Laura applicable to emotion focused therapy.
- How might emotion focused therapy be facilitated in context of the selected issue? In other words, explain how an intervention should be performed to address the selected issue using emotion focused therapy. Provide a clear rationale using the learning materials and the details of Laura’s case.
- Based on the recommended intervention you described, explain how an outcome evaluation might be facilitated. Provide a clear rationale using the learning materials and the details of Laura’s case.
Next, create a PowerPoint presentation video to share response to each question prompt.
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Social Work Treatment: Interlocking Theoretical Approaches
Please review chapters 3, 17 and 22 of the noted textbook. This assigned reading provides an overview of attachment theory and the psychodynamic theoretical perspective which is applied in many social work practice settings.
Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice: A Generalist Approach
Please review chapter 13 of the noted textbook. This assigned reading provides an overview of theoretical perspectives in social work which prepares you for completing discussion and application assignments.
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