Bowenian Therapy And Emotionally Focused Therapy Analysis

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When it comes to theoretical orientation, I have always thought that the modality you use for clients would be the same for every client that a therapist has. I thought that the reason that you choose a modality to specialize in was because that specific modality was the only technique that a therapist will use in their practice. Boy was I wrong. Thus far, into the program I have learned that each client or clients, although they may suffer from the same issues their model of treatment can be completely different. A modality or technique that worked for one family may not work for the next, and vice versa. In addition, I have learned that with each therapy session will vary and a therapist can use as many techniques and modalities as they see …show more content…
Specifically in EFT, although the article I read pushes for the use of this therapy in families, I think this therapy is better suited in therapy with couples. EFT focuses on a lot of emotional issues including attachment styles (Palmer, & Efron, 2007). Because of this I think that in families, attachment styles are the result of the parents relationship. For example, a mother who feels neglected by her husband begins to be over involved in her kid’s lives, which can cause friction in the family. In this case, therapy would be needed for the parents not the kids necessarily. I think the same aspect goes with Bowenian Therapy as well. Bowenian Therapy operates on fixing the triangles and poor differentiation levels in the family (Bare-Haring, Glebova, & Meyer, 2007). Specifically, if the parents are operating at a low differentiation level and the kids are operating on a high differentiation level, the parents could be the problem in the equation. Overall, I think that with both of these therapies they are not as appealing because I think they can be more successful in couple’s therapy …show more content…
I think that way I will choose the orientation would be to first get a good idea of the family system and build a good relationship with the family to build their trust. For example, in order to build a good relationship with the family I could play icebreaker games to get to know each member of the family. The next step would be to try to identify what exactly the main problem is and provide empathy and understanding towards their situation. I will explore each family members reaction or thoughts on the issue. In addition, a technique I could use to gather deeper understanding could be to use techniques like scaling questions or the miracle question. Finally, I think based on the information I gathered I would collaborate with the family to find the best solution to their

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