Cognitive Behavioral Orientation: Case Conceptualization

For this Discussion, you will write a case conceptualization as though you were a cognitive behavioral counselor. Continue to refer to and incorporate previous Instructor feedback as you examine these cases.

As you review this week’s Learning Resources and media files, note techniques and interventions, and consider the role of a cognitive behavioral counselor in planning treatment. Further, reflect on cognitive behavioral therapy with respect to developing your own theoretical orientation. In what ways do you find that cognitive behavioral therapy may resonate with your own point of view?

Note: For this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ 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 on Submit, you cannot delete or edit your own posts—and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking on Submit!

To Prepare:

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Review the Psychoanalytic Case Conceptualization Example found in this week’s Learning Resources and use this document to prepare your initial Discussion post.
  • Select one of the four case studies presented in this week’s Learning Resources and answer the following points as if you were using a cognitive behavioral, rational emotive behavioral, or reality therapy approach. Use your Learning Resources and the notes you took from the videos to support your conceptualization and integrate examples to support your post. Include the following:
    • Presenting Problem
    • Treatment Goals
    • Identification and explanation of at least two techniques and interventions from your chosen theory (i.e., cognitive behavioral or reality therapy)
    • Expected Outcome

By Day 3

Post your cognitive behavioral, rational emotive behavioral or reality therapy conceptualization.

Be sure to support your main post with specific references to the Learning Resources using proper APA format and citations. Your response posts may be more conversational and less formal.