¶ … theory make it the most appropriate for the client in the case study? Both of these elements lead to behavior that is unconstructive after which therapy is required to help the person to overcome the issue (Dryden, n.d.).
Ana lost her job and fears that she would soon have to be homeless because there is no money to support herself. Moreover her husband has been deployed in the war zone and she has to raise their son alone which overwhelms her. She also worries about her husband all the time resulting in stress and anxiety. Ana, is a determined and strong-willed woman who refuses to seek help from her rich family. Her main stress is the lack of support which has resulted in her losing ten pounds and loss of sleep. The Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy theory (REBT) is appropriate for the client because it comprises of four factors that helps in the therapy of clients. The four elements ascribed in the REBT theory: a) rational, b) emotive, c) behavior and d) therapy cover all the aspects required for helping her (Banks, 2012; Dryden, 2009). Albert Ellis, who originated the theory, stated that every person is prone to irrational thinking when under immense pressure and depression, so thinking rationally is important in order to solve the issue. 'Emotive' in the theory is concerned with giving relief to ...
2. Why did you choose this theory over the other theory?
Behavior theory focuses on the external and internal surroundings that affect the behavior of the person (Bandura, 1974). It works on first recognizing the exact moment which caused the client to change their behavior and then work on it to find the solution. Behavior theory also works on analyzing the behavior between the individual and his/her relatives or with the environment (Morris, Marzano, Dandy, & O'Brien, 2012). Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy theory on the other hand focuses on the different elements of the individuals that results in helping the patient overcome the emotional barriers that implies the behavior change. It recognizes the four factors and works the situation while observing the client and how he is being affected (Dryden, n.d.). Ana was observed on her first day and it was found out that she was very aware, though anxious and vulnerable and was eager to take the therapy lessons in order to help herself overcome the depression she was under.
3. What will be the goals of counseling and what intervention strategies are used to accomplish those goals?
Ana's need to overcome depression is strong because she is willing to attend all the sessions and she even showed up thirty minutes earlier for it. The goals of the counseling will be to:
1. Help Ana overcome anxiety and depression
3. Provide her positive motivation so that she and her child do not suffer
4. Help her overcome stress and eating disorder
5. Increase communication between her and her family
6. Motivate her to find a job
One of the main things to overcome depression is to talk about it. As a counselor, I would manage the client and help her through the ABC model (A-activating situation or event that is experienced, B-beliefs about the…
Both of these elements lead to behavior that is unconstructive after which therapy is required to help the person to overcome the issue (Dryden, n.d.).
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