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Once Were Warriors Analysis

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In “Once were Warriors” Grace was plagued with personality development, depression, substance abuse, sexual assault and ultimately suicide. During the film, I observe these issues child abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse and sexual abuse. Gestalt therapy, cognitive and family therapy would be my course of treatment and therapy for Grace and her family. Family therapy can also be beneficial for the entire family, which can lead to separate therapy that can help the individual that would ultimately support the whole family dynamic for those who may be reluctant to attend therapy.
During Graces adolescent years, there were certain traits and cognitive behaviors that should have taken place that should have allowed for a normal progression into
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Awareness of self and contact with self and others, concepts very much related to experiencing the present, form the essence of gestalt therapy. Sharf, Richard S.. Theories of Psychotherapy & Counseling: Concepts and Cases (Page 700). Brooks Cole. Kindle Edition.” which would focus on the present situation and not the past. In addition, “Cognitive therapy attends to thinking and distortions in thought processes that lead to ineffective ways of feeling, behaving, or thinking. Sharf, Richard S.. Theories of Psychotherapy & Counseling: Concepts and Cases (Page 700). Brooks Cole. Kindle Edition.” In addition, family system therapy Haley strategic approach, “Straightforward tasks. When strategic family therapists judge that the family they are trying to help is likely to comply with their suggestions, they may assign a straightforward task. By Sharf, Richard S.. Theories of Psychotherapy & Counseling: Concepts and Cases (Page 580). Brooks Cole. Kindle Edition.” Throughout Grace’s past she has had to endure challenges from her parent’s addiction to substances, verbal abuse, and their physical abuse to each other. Having Grace focus on how to deal with her emotion and her behavior and reaction to the situation that she was born into these approaches will potentially help grace in succeeding. Therefore, if Grace were actively in
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