Essay about Maslow 's Hierarchy Of Needs

1142 Words Apr 4th, 2016 5 Pages
A majority of the work I do while interning at the HSC revolves around working with clients within different branches of the residential development office. One theory I use often is the biopsychosocial model. This model describes the relationship of how biological, psychological and social factors are interrelated by playing equally important roles in an individual’s level of functioning. More importantly, an individual’s mental health is best understood from examining these three lenses. Another major theory I see used often is cognitive behavioral therapy. The significance of using this form of psychotherapy is because cognitive behavioral therapy is an action-oriented approach to solving ones problems by using a combination of principles that relate to ones behaviors, thoughts and feelings. Blending these techniques has been very effective in terms of resolving the client’s problems and providing them with a healthy platform to flourish in. The last major theory I use to complete the work of my internship is Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Maslow believed that individuals are born with a drive to fulfill self-actualization. To do this, he suggested that individuals have five categories of needs to be met: physiological, security, social, esteem and self-actualizing. I work mostly with clients who have been homeless for some of their life. I have watched them seek the basics first, such a shelter, food, and a safe place to live. Once they have these things, their mental…

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