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This un-timed, open-book exam contains 6 essay questions, all of which must be answered thoroughly to show strong mastery of course content. Answers must be paraphrased and correctly source credited. Any copying of published material, even with sources cited, will result in a zero test score. The exam will not be accessible after the deadline. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to complete the exam before the deadline.

1. The case study discussed in the attached article titled, The Case of Pamela, includes a session transcript under the heading, “A Session with Pamela”. After reading the transcript, use the Core Conflictual Relationship Theme Method (CCRT) to look for conflictual patterns in Pamela's story” and describe one of Pamela's CCRT patterns. Your answer will consist of the wish (W), the response of others (RO), the response of self (RS) and a brief explanation of why you feel this might represent a core conflict. enlightened.
THE CLINICIANS DILEMMA – CORE CONFLICTUAL RELATIONSHIP THEMES IN PERSONALITY DISORDERS.pdf 116 KB

The Case of Pamela.pdf

2. After reading the “Case of Simone” in Case Studies in Psychotherapy, describe an alternative psychotherapy method covered so far in our studies that could be as or more effectively used, compared to four years of psychoanalysis, with a client presenting with Simone's history and symptoms. Include in the description some of the approaches a therapist practicing the selected alternative method would take with Simone and the core conceptualizations of client issues that all practitioners of the method would have (that is, how would they view the causes of client mental health disturbances in general).

3. After reading Chapter 3, “Client-Centered Therapy with David: A Sojourn into Loneliness” in Case Studies in Psychotherapy, contrast one client problem conceptualization and one therapist interaction style observed in the interaction between the non-directive, client-centered chapter author, Dr. Marjorie Witty, and her client with one client problem conceptualization and one therapist/client interaction we expect to see in evidence in the same case study if Dr. Witty were a directive, problem-solving focused therapist. Problem-solving training is discussed in the “Behavior Therapy” chapter of Current Psychotherapies. You may also find the attached APA Div 12 document a helpful, succinct summary of the problem-solving approaches key concepts.

What Is Problem Solving Therapy.pdf

4. Compare and contrast the main techniques of rational emotive therapy, behavior therapy and cognitive therapy.

5. Compare and contrast the view of psychopathology described in Freud's theory with the view described in Rogers' client-centered theory.

6. We have been studying several different approaches to the psychotherapy and counseling. No one theory in particular could be called the best approach or the correct approach. No one of the theories of psychotherapy in your textbook will fit each and every counselor. Of the approaches to psychotherapy and counseling covered in Chapters 1-8 in our course textbook, which theory do you prefer? Why? NOTE: Preference determines you selection but your answer must reflect a clear understanding of the theory you select.

 

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