Discussion: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Family Settings Versus Individual Settings

 Whether used with individuals or families, the goal of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is to modify client behavior. Although CBT for families is similar to CBT for individuals, there are significant differences in their applications. As you develop treatment plans, it is important that you recognize these differences and how they may impact your therapeutic approach with families. For this Discussion, as you compare the use of CBT for families and individuals, consider challenges of applying this therapeutic approach to your own client families. 

Question: Post an explanation of how the use of CBT in families compares to CBT in individual settings. Provide specific examples from your own practicum experiences. Then, explain challenges counselors might encounter when using CBT in the family setting. Support your position with specific examples from this week’s media. 

Rubric:

 

Main Posting: Response to the discusion question is reflecive with critical analysis and synthesis representive of knowledg gained from the course readings for the module and current credible sources.–

Outstanding Performance 44 (44%) – 44 (44%)Excellent Performance 40 (40%) – 43 (43%)Competent Performance 35 (35%) – 39 (39%)Proficient Performance 31 (31%) – 34 (34%)Room for Improvement 0 (0%) – 30 (30%)

Main Posting: Writing–

Outstanding Performance 6 (6%) – 6 (6%)Excellent Performance 5.5 (5.5%) – 5.5 (5.5%)Competent Performance 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)Proficient Performance 4.5 (4.5%) – 4.5 (4.5%)Room for Improvement 0 (0%) – 4 (4%)

Main Posting: Timely and full participation–

Outstanding Performance 10 (10%) – 10 (10%)Excellent Performance 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)Competent Performance 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)Proficient Performance 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)Room for Improvement 0 (0%) – 6 (6%)