Tips for success from Dr. Shatavia Thomas.
Week 6 Assignment: Collaborative Therapy Approach with “Good Mother, Bad Mother”
For this assignment, you will be
preparing to provide a presentation regarding the collaborative therapy
approach. Your audience is a group of colleagues in a county mental
health agency. Your presentation will be part of an in-service training
designed to enhance the therapeutic skills of the staff and to
reiterate the utility of the recovery model.
You will start by reading the required learning materials and then
watching the video “Good Mother, Bad Mother: A Dissolving Dilemma”
(Harlene Anderson, run time 56 minutes).
Note: The link for
the video is available in the Week 6 resources area. Depending on your
Internet speed you may have to wait up to 60 seconds for the video to
buffer and start playing after clicking the play button.
This video is a consultation with a woman who questions her own
mothering since her 15 year-old daughter wishes to go live with her
biological father. There is also an excerpt from a follow-up session
several months later.
Based on the video, and what you have read about this approach,
prepare a PowerPoint or Prezi presentation in which you address for your
colleagues each of the following (it is recommended that you use the
bolded phrases as titles for your slides or transitions):
- Explain the concepts of shifting the meanings and beliefs of clients.
Feel free to cite examples from the video you watched. You can use the
actual words and dialogue of the client and therapist to illustrate
your examples if that will be helpful to your presentation.
- How do the concepts of seeking to restructure client interactions or direct the client to change their behavior work? The
questions focus on general types of change that any therapy model might
address. A model can target cognitive changes (changes in thinking or
beliefs), behavioral changes (changes in behaviors or interactions), or
emotional changes (changes in how people feel) or a combination of these
things. The questions in this assignment are referring to these more
general types of changes. They are essentially saying, "How does
collaborative therapy make cognitive changes (changes in
meaning/beliefs)?" and "How does collaborative therapy make behavioral
changes (changes in interaction/behavior)?" For example, if a therapist
is more of a partner, rather than being directive, what does this mean
for how they might help a family change their way of interacting with
each other? Cite examples from the video you watched. You can use the
actual words and dialogue of the client and therapist to illustrate your
examples if that will be helpful to your presentation.
- Based on what you have read and what you saw Harlene Anderson do,
explain to your colleagues how she is using Collaborative approach ideas to change client's meanings and behaviors. Once again, use examples from the video you watched or other sources.
- Social constructionist therapists work to stabilize, normalize, and create acceptance in clients as
methods of solving the concerns of clients. Help your colleagues to
understand what these mean and how to use them in therapy.
- Another method of intervention in the collaborative therapy approach is to focus on strengths and resiliency. How could this strategy be applied to clients with whom your colleagues in this agency work?
- From your knowledge about this model, name and describe additional techniques used by Harlene Anderson that you believe would be helpful in treating the agency’s clientele.
- Describe to your colleagues how this therapy model and techniques could be used with the recovery model.
- Finally, describe to the participants in the training, how you believe this model will enhance their ability to intervene
in the lives of clients served by the agency. Use some concepts from
the case conceptualization section in Chapter 10 of the Gehart (2014)
Length: 10-15 slides or transitions (excluding the title slide/transition and references slide/transition)
Good presentations do not contain too much information in the
slides/transitions. They contain enough information to “whet the
appetite” of the participants and then the presenter completes the
presentation with his or her narration. So, to complete the
presentation, add narration with the presentation. You may do this by
adding audio or writing out exactly what you would say to the audience
either in the presenter notes or in a word document.
presentation should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas
and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts
and insights (yours) relating directly to this topic. Your presentation
should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards (slides
should have citations where information is used from an outside source
and there should be a references slide at the end with full APA
citations of all material used in the presentation).
the professional value, applicability, and personal fit of Collaborative
Language Systems as a model of family therapy.I also sent the last paper I sent in. She said "
9.0 Develop the foundation of your own personal model of therapy.
10.0 Apply treatment planning concepts specific to postmodern MFT models.
Thank you for your submission. You have identified many
important elements of this model and that’s excellent.
Though you have presented a good understanding of the
purpose of these concepts, I encourage you to make a stronger connection
between the concepts, their definition and the practical piece. This will help
you connect the dots between theory and practice.
For the reason mentioned above, I have deducted 1.5%
from your grade. Please let me know if you have any
questions about my feedback.
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I just do not have time as my daughter is getting Married today and my brother in law is now on hospice care. He is not doing well. Please let me know if you are too busy.