NURS 6650 Psychotherapy With Groups and Families
Week 8 Discussion
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Group Settings Versus Family Settings
As you might recall from Week 5, there are significant differences in the applications of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for families and individuals. The same is true for CBT in group settings and CBT in family settings. In your role, it is essential to understand these differences to appropriately apply this therapeutic approach across multiple settings. For this Discussion, as you compare the use of CBT in group settings and family settings, consider challenges of using this approach with your own groups.
Compare the use of cognitive behavioral therapy for groups to cognitive behavioral therapy for families
Analyze challenges of using cognitive behavioral therapy for groups
Recommend effective strategies in cognitive behavioral therapy for groups
Reflect on your practicum experiences with CBT in group and family settings.
Note: For this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleaguesâ€™ postings. Begin by clicking on the Post to Discussion Question link and then select Create Thread to complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete or edit your own posts, and you cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking Submit!
By Day 3
Post an explanation of how the use of CBT in groups compares to its use in family settings. Provide specific examples from your own practicum experiences. Then, explain at least two challenges counselors might encounter when using CBT in the group setting. Support your response with specific examples from this weekâ€™s media.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues by recommending strategies to overcome the challenges your colleagues have identified. Support your recommendation with evidence-based literature and/or your own experiences with clients.