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Compare And Contrast Family Therapy And Solution-Focused Therapy Theories

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Running Head: THEORIES COMPARISONS 1 4 THEORIES COMPARISONS Theories Comparisons Thomas J. McCarthy Grand Canyon University: PCN-500 May 25, 2016 Theories Comparisons The counselor will compare his choice of therapy, Reality Therapy, with Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Psychoanalysis. He will list the creators of each therapy, the purpose of each one, the interventions used for each one, and then, at the end of the paper, do the comparisons. Reality Therapy (RT) Reality Therapy was developed by Dr. William Glasser in 1965. He was dissatisfied with the current psychoanalytical approach,…show more content…
It became popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Solution-Focused Theory Purpose The purpose of Solution-Focused Theory is to find realistic solutions as quickly as possible rather than keeping a client in therapy for long periods of time. And, in hopes of promoting lasting relief for those seeking therapy. (Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, 2016) Solution-Focused Theory Therapeutic Techniques (Murdock, 2013, pp. 477-479) Miracle Question. The miracle question finds out what the client sees as the ideal situation in their life. Compliments. This is so the SFT counselor can build up the confidence of his client. Used with the miracle question, the counselor can complement the client on how wonderful they have a grasp of the situation. Questions. Once the goals are set, the SFT counselor can ask a multiple of questions to see where the client is at in achieving her goal. Questions like ?How?s the job search going??, ?Have you found a babysitter??, or ?Have you contacted your family??. Scaling Questions. These questions are answered by a scale of 0-10 to see how the client is working on her
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