Walden University Family Theoretical Orientation Theory Final Project

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Final Project

For your Final Project, you will write a 12–15 page theory paper articulating your couple/family theoretical orientation.

Your paper must include the following elements that evolve from your personal theoretical orientation:

  • The basic view of human nature as seen through your theoretical lens
  • Key factors that account for changes in behavior
  • An explanation of how intervention strategies are designed within this theoretical orientation
  • An explanation of how your theory conceptualizes mental health
  • Key factors that contribute to healthy family/couple relationships
  • A description of the counseling process within this theoretical orientation (include the key goals of marriage, couple, and family counseling)
  • The techniques used across the counseling process
  • The nature of the counselor-client relationship and its relative importance
  • The role of the marriage, couple, and family counselor
  • An explanation of the relationship between your individual theory and your couple/family theory (include ways in which your individual theory and your couple/family theory are congruent)
  • An explanation of the particular techniques and procedures of your approach (note specific populations or client issues best suited for this approach, as well as those least suited for this approach)
  • Based on your couple/family theory, develop a primary intervention program for an area of need in your community or professional area of interest (include the purpose of the program, client population, and four major characteristics of the program that would contribute to its effectiveness)

Your Final Project will be graded on a 20-point scale and is worth 30% of your final grade.

The Final Project is due by Day 7 of Week 10. Although the Final Project is not due until Week 10, you should become familiar with the project requirements and have them in mind as you proceed through the course. Many of the Discussions and Application Assignments relate to and can be of use to your Final Project.

The Final Project will be evaluated according to all four indicators in the Final Project Rubric located in the Course Info area. Be sure that the Final Project is written using APA format.

Information on scholarly writing may be found in the APA Manual and at the Walden Writing Center website. Also see the Walden University Policies and Information, in the Guidelines and Policies area on the navigation bar to the left.


My theoretical orientation theory

Humanistic & Existential Approach

Solution-Focused Therapy

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School: UT Austin

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Outline
I.

The basic view of human nature as seen through humanistic and existential approaches

II.

Key factors that account for changes in behavior

III.

How intervention strategies are designed within humanistic and existential approaches

IV.

How humanistic and existential approaches conceptualize mental health

V.

Key factors that contribute to healthy family/couple relationships

VI.

The counseling process in humanistic and existential approach

VII.

Key goals of marriage, couple, and family counseling

VIII.

The techniques used across the counseling process

IX.

The nature of the counselor-client relationship and its relative importance

X.

The role of the marriage, couple, and family counselor

XI.

The relationship between my individual theory and the couple/family theory

XII.

Techniques and procedures of my approach

XIII.

Primary intervention program
A.

Summary of the problem

B.

Treatment plan

C.

Purpose of the program

D.

Four major characteristics of effectiveness


Running head: COUPLE/FAMILY THEORETICAL ORIENTATION

Theory paper articulating my couple/family theoretical orientation
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COUPLE/FAMILY THEORETICAL ORIENTATION

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The basic view of human nature as seen through humanistic and existential approaches
Humanistic and existential approaches share the belief that human beings possess the
capacity of choice and self-awareness (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 1999). According
to the humanistic approach, human beings are generally good, and they have an inherent ability
to create and maintain positive, meaningful relationships (Center for Substance Abuse
Treatment, 1999). Also, it views human beings as having the potential to make choices that are
in the best interest of the self or of others. In humanistic therapy, focus is given to growth and
self-actualization because the therapist believes that clients are capable of knowing who they
really are and what they want in life, and they are able to make choices for themselves.
Humanistic approach suggests that although people make mistakes every often, that does not
mean that they are not able to direct themselves. Instead, people are able to make the right
choices for positive outcomes. The approach insists that being one's true self is all it takes to
begin the process of self-awareness (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 1999).
The existential approach posits that human beings ought to establish philosophical
meaning when faced with anxiety through making the choice to act responsibly and
authentically. The approach further suggests that many of the problems human beings face are
caused by constant anxiety over isolation, despair, loneliness, and death. On the other hand,
happiness and fulfilment come from having a creative mind, love, free will, and authenticity.
These latter qualities enable people to lead lives full of meaning even when things get tough.
Existential approach further suggests that the problems people face in life occur when people
relent in sufficiently exercising the power of choice and failing to make adequate judgment of
every situation (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 1999).

COUPLE/FAMILY THEORETICAL ORIENTATION

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In general, therefore, humanistic and existential approaches view human beings as being
good and positive-minded. The factor that influences behavior is self-actualization which is the
desire to constantly seek to become something more. These approaches suggest that human
beings are conscious beings and as such, they are fully responsible for the choices they make.
They remove the element of blaming others for one’s own misfortune. For example, regardless
of the environment in which a person live, he or she is responsible for the choices they make
since they are rational and conscious. If someone decides to become a robber, the decision is his
and he cannot blame it on poverty or any other factors.
Key factors that account for changes in behavior
There are many factors that influence behavior change. One of them is intent. For
behavior change to occur, a person must at least demonstrate strong intention to perform the new
behavior. Intention, in basic terms, refers to having the adequate commitment to ensure that
behavior change occurs. Thus, one of the ways to effect behavior change is to ensure clients
develop a positive intention or commitment over the change. Behavior change is also a function
of environmental constraints (Center, n.d.). Environmental constraints make it difficult for the
behavior to be adopted and implemented. For example, if a behavior change is dependent on
one’s own household, it might be difficult to enforce a new behavior if the house is not favorable
for the new behavior. Thus, for behavior change to occur, the environment must be free of
environmental constraints.
Changes in behavior also occur when an in...

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