If you order your assignment right now, you will be eligible for a great discount.

Part 1: 200 words There are currently multiple alternative therapies provided to

Part 1: 200 words
There are currently
multiple alternative therapies provided to at-risk youths and children. Some of
these contemporary approaches may include equine therapy, trauma-informed yoga,
music therapy, art therapy, bio-feedback, outdoor immersion programs, etc.
For this discussion,
consider the client on whom you conducted your biopsychosocial spiritual assessment.
In your post:
Provide
a brief description of the youth on whom you conducted the assessment,
including the diagnosis.
Identify
a therapy you are interested in exploring, which you feel would be
effective for this youth.
Provide
a detailed and research-based description of this form of therapy.
Discuss
at least two therapeutic philosophies or techniques from this alternative
therapy that you would apply to the client. SEE ATTACHMENT FILE
Part 2 : Respond to at least one peer. In your response, you could include additional therapeutic techniques or questions about the suggested alternative therapy model. 150 words
Provide a brief description of the youth on whom you conducted the assessment, including diagnosis.
The youth on who I’m conducting an assessment on is regarding a 16-year-old male named “Nathan” who is in high school and living with his father and stepmother every other weekend for the last 3 years. “Nathan” currently lives with his biological mother. Nathan is having a hard time with his parent’s divorce as he seems like he is in the middle of his parents’ tension. Due to the tension, “Nathan” is not doing as well in school as he likes and is often distracted. Especially when it is time to see his father for the weekend. “Nathan,” says his stomach often hurts when he must go to his father’s home because he knows his mom will ask questions regarding what is going on in his father’s home and marriage to his father’s new wife and “Nathan” believes that if he doesn’t give a ‘report’ to his mom that he is a “bad son” and “betraying” his mother. On the other side of that, “Nathan” feels that he is indeed betraying his father by reporting back to his mom as to the things that are going on in his father’s home. “Nathan” says that he often wants to stay in his room and wishes that everyone would leave him alone. Therefore, my overall diagnosis of “Nathan’s” mental status and current functioning is that of having 300.29 (F40.248) “Anxiety Disorder, Situational Specific Phobia” with co-occurring diagnosis of mild depression as according to the DSM-5 (APA, 2013).
Identify a therapy you are interested in exploring, that you feel would be effective for this youth.
The therapeutic approach that I believe would be effective for “Nathan” would be Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT approach which would be person-centered, and the “Here-and- Now” approach.
Provide a detailed and research-based description of this form of therapy.
CBT is a form of psychotherapy in an attempt to change negative existing thought patterns in order to modify negative existing behavioral patterns in individuals. Personally, I feel that utilizing CBT approaches assist with positive outcomes due to its ability to help an individual confront the issue and/or situation head-on in order to deal with the root cause of the problem to bring about a change effect for the better. According to Muris et al., (2017) as it relates to a diagnosis of anxiety disorders in youths, it states that the disorder causes “significant impairment in youth’s emotional, social, and academic functioning and the negative cognitions seem to be more developed and elaborated in anxiety which has been extended to the development of treatment approaches which primarily included cognitive techniques for anxiety disorders with a focus on the exposure of specific phobias…” (p. 9).
Discuss at least 2 therapeutic techniques from this alternative therapy that would apply to the client.
One therapeutic technique that we would utilize within the Cognitive Behavioral approach would be journaling and roleplaying which would include talk therapy. Here, the goal is for “Nathan” to directly confront his strongly held fears which is causing the anxiety and depression. Another approach would be to include at some point “Nathan’s” mother and father and stepmother within a group setting in order to deal with the family dynamics which are being manifested and directly affecting “Nathan”. Here, the goal would be to introduce conflict resolution to bring some healing to the family through effective communication and dialogue.

Default image
admin
Articles: 226897

Quick Quote

QUICK QUOTE