Self Esteem And Self Image

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Rationale: Over the last three weeks, the Purple Group has been making great strides in building rapport and group members have been opening up about their personal conflicts, anxieties and insecurities. I have felt touched that others have disclosed such heartfelt and gut wrenching personal histories and at times, I have been almost moved to tears. While we have had many positive experiences and discussed many positive aspects in our lives within the last three groups, I can 't help but think about the negative and emotional experiences. It is because of this that I want to spend an hour discussing issues relating to self-esteem and self-image. I would like to consciously bring some well needed positivity to the group. Additionally, over the last week I have been working on a paper with which I need to take a nonfictional person [Elliott Smith] and create a biopsychosocial, diagnostic and clinical assessments and apply counseling theory approaches to that individual 's life. In fact. I will be using one of his songs to demonstrate examples of low self-esteem. The majority of the 102 songs on his 8 albums—two of which were released posthumously—dealt with his lifelong battle with depression, heroin and amphetamine addiction and avoidant behaviors. Having immersed myself into Elliott Smith 's dark despairing music, I feel that I too am in need of an uplifting therapeutic group session. Moreover, many of my professors at Kutztown have implored their students to discuss

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