PCN 500 Week 1 Work

PCN 500  Week 1 Work

PCN 500 Week 1 Work 


PCN 500 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1

What are your personal assumptions about: How do people develop the kinds of psychological distress that bring them to counseling? What constitutes “good mental health” or “a good life?” How do people change, grow emotionally, develop better coping mechanisms, or change destructive behaviors?

PCN 500 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2

Some might argue that a therapist’s theoretical orientation is irrelevant in the counseling process, and that only client outcomes matter. Others might argue that specific factors common across models of therapy-not specific theory or an approach endorsed by a counselor create a positive outcome. What do you think? Why?

PCN 500 Grand Canyon Week 1 Assignment

Psychoanalytic Theory Application


Read the “Case Study Analysis.”

Write a 750-1,000-word analysis of the case study using a psychoanalytic theory approach. Include the following in your analysis.

1-    What will be the goals of counseling and what intervention strategies are used to accomplish those goals?

2-    Is your theory designed for short- or long-term counseling?

3-    What will be the counselor’s role with this client?

4-    What is the client’s role in counseling?

5-    For what population(s) is this theory most appropriate? How does this theory address the social and cultural needs of the client?

6-    What additional information might be helpful to know about this case?

7-    What may be a risk in using this approach?

Besides the course textbook, include at least three scholarly references in your paper.

Each response to the assignment prompts should be addressed under a separate heading in your paper. Refer to “APA Headings and Seriation,” located on the Purdue Owl website for help in formatting the headings.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.