Emotional Focused Therapy Case Study

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All throughout Stan's life he has battled with emotional problem as well as millions of others around the world. Over Stan's life time he has experienced things like low self-esteem, self-blame, and emotional abuse. Many people who have been through these same experiences often feel hopeless and feel like they are all alone or maybe even unwanted. As social workers it is our job to steer our clients away from these negative thoughts and help them be in control of their own thoughts and emotions. This is why I chose to use the Emotion-focused therapy model to assess Stan's case. This approach is used to help clients who lack skills on how to deal with emotions and helps them to strengthen themselves by attending to their emotional experiences …show more content…
I feel that each of these features are equally important to the ultimate success of the client. All of the emotional trauma that Stan experienced was mainly caused because of his family. He was often over powered by his mother as a child which transitioned and carried on in his adult life with his ex-wife who often dictated and took control over his life. This therapeutic approach focuses on strengthening the client, helping with dismissing negative emotional experiences and adapting new, more healthier emotional schemes. With this approach we want to ultimately be attentive to their emotional experiences and create new meaning that will eventually alter their being in the world. Our emotions are what orient us in the world and helps us evaluate with or not a situation meets …show more content…
In Stan's case he expressed that he lacks motivation, encouragement, self-esteem and he wants to be more accomplished in life. In my service agreement with Stan I would make sure to establish a plan to help him become more powerful in his own life as well as have more control over his feelings. I would make sure to that all the goals that we establish are goals that Stan understands and embraces. Without setting reasonable goals that the client can understand and actually accomplish the treatment will not be successful. During the intervention process it's important for social workers to be great listeners and to be able to show empathy, identify client's strengths, and immediate needs. Social workers also have to be teachers for our clients, we have to teach skills for

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