Psychotherapy

Humanistic–Existential Therapy

It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried.

—Carl Rogers, from On Becoming a Person

This client-centered perspective is the cornerstone of humanistic-existential therapy, which requires therapists to “attempt to receive clients with curiosity and openness, endeavor to grasp their subjective world, and believe that clients are the experts on their own experience” (Wheeler, 2014, p. 373). As the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, it is important to understand that the effectiveness of this approach is dependent on your relationship with clients, as well as your beliefs on holism and human nature.

 

Compare humanistic-existential therapy with other approaches and justify its use with individual patients.

· Distinguish between humanistic-existential psychotherapy and other types of psychotherapy

· Justify the use of humanistic-existential psychotherapy approaches with individual patients

 

Assignment: Comparing Humanistic-Existential Psychotherapy with Other Approaches

Understanding the strengths of each type of therapy and which type of therapy is most appropriate for each patient is an essential skill of the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. In this Assignment, you will compare humanistic-existential therapy to another psychotherapeutic approach. You will identify the strengths and challenges of each approach and describe expected potential outcomes.

· Review the humanistic-existential psychotherapy videos in this week’s Learning Resources.

· Reflect on humanistic-existential psychotherapeutic approaches.

· Then, select another psychotherapeutic approach to compare with humanistic-existential psychotherapy. The approach you choose may be one you previously explored in the course or one you are familiar with and especially interested in.

The Assignment

In a 2- to 3-page paper, address the following:

· Briefly describe humanistic-existential psychotherapy and the second approach you selected.

· Explain at least three differences between these therapies. Include how these differences might impact your practice as a PMHNP.

· Focusing on one video you viewed, explain why humanistic-existential psychotherapy was utilized with the patient in the video and why it was the treatment of choice. Describe the expected potential outcome if the second approach had been used with the patient.

· Support your response with specific examples from this week’s media and at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources. Explain why each of your supporting sources is considered scholarly. Attach the PDFs of your sources.

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· Required Media (click to expand/reduce)

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· Grande, T.  (2019, January 9). Theories of counseling – Existential therapy [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvAvc2aWup0

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· PsychotherapyNet. (2009, June 29). James Bugental live case consultation psychotherapy video [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl8tVTjdocI

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· ThinkingallowedTV. (2010, September 20). James Bugental: Humanistic psychotherapy (excerpt) – A thinking allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjDNKGIvWPQ

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Develop a 2- to 3-page paper comparing humanistic-existential therapy to another psychotherapeutic approach of your choice. Be sure to address the following: ·  Briefly describe humanistic-existential psychotherapy and the second approach you selected. Points Range:23 (23.00%) – 25 (25.00%)

The response includes an accurate and concise description of humanistic-existential psychotherapy and your selected approach.

Points Range:20 (20.00%) – 22 (22.00%)

The response includes a description of humanistic-existential psychotherapy and your selected approach.

Points Range:18 (18.00%) – 19 (19.00%)

The response includes a somewhat vague or inaccurate description of humanistic-existential psychotherapy and your selected approach.

Points Range:0 (0.00%) – 17 (17.00%)

The response includes a vague and inaccurate description of humanistic-existential psychotherapy and your selected approach, or is missing.

·   Explain at least three differences between humanistic-existential psychotherapy and the approach you selected. ·   Include how these differences might impact your practice as a PMHNP. Points Range:23 (23.00%) – 25 (25.00%)

The response includes an accurate and clear explanation of three differences between humanistic-existential psychotherapy and your selected approach. The response includes a thoughtful and throrough explanation of how the differences between humanistic-existential psychotherapy and your selected approach might impact your practice as a PMHNP.

Points Range:20 (20.00%) – 22 (22.00%)

The response includes an accurate explanation of three differences between humanistic-existential psychotherapy and your selected approach. The response includes an explanation of how the differences between humanistic-existential psychotherapy and your selected approach might impact your practice as a PMHNP.

Points Range:18 (18.00%) – 19 (19.00%)

The response includes a somehwat vague or inaccurate explanation of three differences between humanistic-existential psychotherapy and your selected approach. The response includes a somewhat vague or inaccurate explanation of how the differences between humanistic-existential psychotherapy and your selected approach might impact your practice as a PMHNP.

Points Range:0 (0.00%) – 17 (17.00%)

The response includes a vague and inaccurate explanation of three differences between humanistic-existential psychotherapy and your selected approach, or is missing. The response includes a vague and inaccurate explanation of how the differences between humanistic-existential psychotherapy and your selected approach might impact your practice as a PMHNP, or is missing.

·   Explain why humanistic-existential psychotherapy was utilized with the client in the video and why it was the treatment of choice. ·   Describe the expected potential outcome if the second approach had been used with the client. ·   Support your response with at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources from the literature. PDFs are attached. Points Range:32 (32.00%) – 35 (35.00%)

The response includes a thorough and accurate explanation of why humanistic-existential psychotherapy was utilized with the client and why it was the treatment of choice. The response includes a thorough and accurate description of the expected potential outcome had the second approach been used with the client. The response is supported by at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources from the literature that provide strong support for the rationale provided. PDFs are attached.

Points Range:28 (28.00%) – 31 (31.00%)

The response includes an accurate explanation of why humanistic-existential psychotherapy was utilized with the client and why it was the treatment of choice. The response includes a description of the expected potential outcome had the second approach been used with the client. The response is supported by three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources from the literature that provide appropriate support for the rationale provided. PDFs are attached.

Points Range:24 (24.00%) – 27 (27.00%)

The response includes a somewhat vague or incomplete explanation of why humanistic-existential psychotherapy was utilized with the client and why it was the treatment of choice. The response includes a somewhat vague or incomplete description of the expected potential outcome had the second approach been used with the client. The response is supported by two or three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources from the literature. Resources selected may provide only weak support for the rationale provided. PDFs may not be attached.

Points Range:0 (0.00%) – 23 (23.00%)

The response includes a vague and inaccurate explanation of why humanistic-existential psychotherapy was utilized with the client and why it was the treatment of choice, or is missing. The response includes a vauge and incomplete description of the expected potential outcome had the second approach been used with the client, or is missing. The response is supported by vague or inaccurate evidence from the literature, or is missing.

Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization: Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused—neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided which delineates all required criteria. Points Range:5 (5.00%) – 5 (5.00%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion are provided that delineates all required criteria.

Points Range:4 (4.00%) – 4 (4.00%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of the time. Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment are stated, yet are brief and not descriptive.

Points Range:3.5 (3.50%) – 3.5 (3.50%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60%–79% of the time. Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment are vague or off topic.

Points Range:0 (0.00%) – 3 (3.00%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity < 60% of the time. No purpose statement, introduction, or conclusion were provided.

Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation Points Range:5 (5.00%) – 5 (5.00%)

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.

Points Range:4 (4.00%) – 4 (4.00%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of the time. Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment are stated, yet are brief and not descriptive.

Points Range:3.5 (3.50%) – 3.5 (3.50%)

Contains 3 or 4 grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

Points Range:0 (0.00%) – 3 (3.00%)

Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.

Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list. Points Range:5 (5.00%) – 5 (5.00%)

Uses correct APA format with no errors.

Points Range:4 (4.00%) – 4 (4.00%)

Contains 1 or 2 APA format errors.

Points Range:3.5 (3.50%) – 3.5 (3.50%)

Contains 3 or 4 APA format errors.

Points Range:0 (0.00%) – 3 (3.00%)

Contains many (≥ 5) APA format errors.

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