PCN 500 Cognitive Behavioral and Reality Therapies

PCN 500 Cognitive Behavioral and Reality Therapies

PCN 500 Cognitive Behavioral and Reality Therapies

Read the “Case Study Analysis.”

Select one of the following theories that you feel best applies to treating the client in the case study:

1-    Cognitive

2-    Cognitive Behavioral

3-    Reality

Write a 750-1,000-word analysis of the case study using the theory you chose. Include the following in your analysis.

1-    What concepts of the theory make it the most appropriate for the client in the case study?

2-    Why did you choose this theory over the others?

3-    What will be the goals of counseling and what intervention strategies are used to accomplish those goals?


4-    Is the theory designed for short- or long-term counseling?

5-    What will be the counselor’s role with this client?

6-    What is the client’s role in counseling?

7-    For what population(s) is this theory most appropriate? How does this theory address the social and cultural needs ofWhat are the benefits of using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy versus using Behavioral Therapy?The textbook indicates that choice intervention strategies are a central element of reality theory. How might these strategies be used in conjunction with other counseling theories?

What are the main differences between Bowenian, structural, and strategic family systems theories?

How could the family genogram be applied to the treatment of a family with addiction issues? Please apply this to a hypothetical family.

Would you consider choosing Feminist, Solution-Focused, or Narrative therapies when counseling individual clients, marriage clients, and family clients? Why or why not?

Short-term theories have become popular in the past number of years due to the pressure from insurance companies and the legal needs to address the clients’ presenting problems. Why do you think it may be important to consider solution-focused cognitive behavioral theories for the above reasons?

What types of populations and diagnostic mental health categories would be most inclined to use REBT and behavioral theories? Why?