My Worldview Reflects Who I Am A Hmong Woman

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Theoretical Orientation My worldview reflects who I am a Hmong woman, but most importantly my assumptions and beliefs in how I view and interpret the world around me. As previously discussed, the underlining foundation of my worldview lies within the nature of relationships formation, early childhood relationships, affect, and instilment of hope. As such, my theoretical orientation draws on these foundations to conceptualize and work with clients. I view psychotherapy as a process of uncovering the past to understand the present through the formation of a therapeutic alliance and instilment of hope. To demonstrate what I believe defines therapeutic change and progress, I will briefly discuss the common factors model and how it serves as a meta-framework in how I work with client. I will also discuss psychodynamic therapy from an Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) as the specific technique I utilized to uncover a client’s past. Common Factors Model The common factors model was originally proposed by Rosenzweig (1936), posits that there were common elements of therapy responsible for the benefits of psychotherapy. The model was later extended by Jerome Frank (1973) to identify specific components shared by all psychotherapy. The first component involves an “emotionally charged, confiding relationship with a healing person” (Wampold & Imel, 2015, p.48). The second component is the “healing context”, in which the client presents to the healer. The third
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