Write a half page scientific response with a minimum of two references to each rebuttal as if having a discussion with the person who wrote each rebuttal.
Topic 8 DQ 1 (Obj. 8.1 and 8.2) – Charles Rob….
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a modality that focuses on short term therapy intended for couples and works on the concept of adult attachment and bonding. EFT was derived from experiential therapy and systemic family approaches (Caffrey, 2017). EFT took experiential and systemic foundations and added the concepts of attachment-based fears and the clients working through emotions as they occurred, and these experiences of emotions are used to build on the relationship (Caffrey, 2017). EFT was derived to aid in couples counseling, however, it can also be applied to family therapy. EFT centers itself on the problems in relationships that are negative in context, such as fear, hurt, betrayal, trauma, and anger (Caffrey, 2017). These negative feelings can be experienced by any member of the family, and in turn, can be examined in EFT and the members of the family learn how to respond to the feelings and emotions.
Same-sex relationships would respond well to EFT since it is designed to work with any relationship; however, it may be impacted with this population due to discrimination, shame, and another cultural stigma that is felt from the other family members, such as the client’s parents being unaccepting (Goldenberg, Stanton, & Goldenberg, 2016). Since EFT focuses on the negative feelings within a family dynamic, the “bad” emotions related to the labeling would need to be experienced and worked through to then move forward into the problems in the actual relationship.
Caffrey, C. (2017). Emotionally focused therapy (emotion-focused therapy). Salem Press Encyclopedia of Health.
Goldenberg, I., Stanton, M., & Goldenberg, H. (2016). Family therapy: An overview (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.
Topic 8 DQ 1 (Obj. 8.1 and 8.2) – Sakarsha S.H.
The Attachment Injury Resolution Model (AIRM) promotes forgiveness and reconciliation in emotionally injured couples (Zuccarini, Johnson, & Makinen, 2015). This approach identifies emotion as the forefront and targeted mechanism for change. According to Zuccarini, Johnson, & Makinen (2015), “Emotion primes perceptions, colors meanings and views of self and other, raises awareness of self and attachment needs, and organizes action tendencies in close relationships (pg. 2).” Shifts in emotional processing between secondary and primary responses are necessary to acquire change.
Attachment Therapy (AT), typically used when working with children who are pose behavioral problems to their caregivers. Therapist believes that these children disciplinary problems stem from their lack of attachment to their caregiver, or parent. AT helps individuals feel safe in their connections with others.
There are three core steps to Emotionally Focused Therapy: de-escalate, restructure, and consolidation. EFT is beneficial to all, regardless of age, cultural background, or sexual orientation. This theory derive from the attachment and experiential theory.These approaches may impact a family system, as well as, those in same-sex relationships as it not only helps couples understand their emotions but the emotions of those closest to them. I believe same sex couples are becoming more accepted in society. However, I also believe there may be times where same sex parents are negatively judged by society due to their relationship preference. To add, children of same sex parent could be teased for their family dynamics. As identified above, EFT works with perceptions, self-reflection, awareness, and attachments (Zuccarini, Johnson, & Makinen, 2015).
These approaches can be integrated into a family system as an approach to change family’s negative interactions while helping them to secure their emotional bond (Goldenberg, Stanton & Goldenberg, 2016). Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a therapy that is primarily focused on attachment and bonding. This form of therapy is a short-termed approach beneficial to adults, couples, and families. Therapist seek patterns within client’s relationships, apply appropriate steps to secure attachments, and help to develop trust amongst the members that will promote healthy advancement that will allow the relationship to move forward. Most often, clients who benefit most from EFT are those who have difficulties dealing with anger, loss of trust, fear, and betrayal. Clients discover their deepest emotions in connection with their past feeling and vulnerabilities, exposing feelings that they may not be aware exist. As a result, clients learn more productive ways to respond to their emotional situations and stay abreast of other emotions (Psychology Today, 2019).
Goldenberg, I., Stanton, M., & Goldenberg, H. (2016). Family therapy: An overview (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage. ISBN-13: 9781305092969
Psychology Today. (2019). Emotionally Focused Therapy. Retrieved March 13, 2019, from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapy-types/e…
Zuccarini, D., Johnson, S.M., & Makinen, J.A. (2012). Forgiveness and reconciliation in emotionally focused therapy for couples: The client change process and therapist intervention.
Topic 8 DQ 2 (Obj. 8.2) – Kelly Stub….
the three biggest trends that I researched and actually can see evolving are: Online therapy which I actually believe is the near future. One in five adults in the U.S. experience mental illness every year (www.talkspace.com, 2019). About 60% of these people do not get help because of the stigma, costs, inconvenience, and inaccessability of mental health services such as counseling. Texting, voice messaging, and video chatting can all change this and people that are suffering and need help can begin to reach out and get the services virtually that they so desperately need.
The other thing that I see starting to happen and that should be happeing more is more collaboration between doctors and therapists and more communication. It does not make sense to keep doctors and therapist treatment separate because mental health and medical issues are tightly connected. Most of the time physical symptoms are tied to mental symptoms and it makes more sense to addess them as one and not separately.
Lastly I believe that we will see therapist starting to focus more on the relationship with the client and less on the symptoms. This is more of a humanisitic, client centered approach and has shown to bring postive outcomes for clients in therapy. This involves moving away from focusing on symptom reduction and involves stressing the quality of the relationship between client and therapist.
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Review the provided literature regarding current trends and integrative models of family therapy. Research two evidence-based or integrative models of couples or family therapy and compose a minimum of 20-slides PowerPoint presentation to be shared with your class. Be sure to include the following elements for each of the two models:
- A brief overview of the model
- The target demographic and presenting concerns the model addresses
- The research supporting the model
- Students MUST include detailed speaker notes of what would be said if giving the presentation in person.
Read the entire “Vargas Family Case Study” (all eight sections). Consider the progress (or lack thereof) over the past eight sessions. Using the “Discharge Summary Outline” template; include the following in your outline:
- A brief summary of what was going on with the family
- A review of the initial treatment goals
- Theories and interventions used
- A brief discharge summary for the family treatment
- Clinical recommendations for sustained improvement or referrals for additional services