Comparing Existential-Humanistic Therapy to Other Types of Therapy
Understanding the strengths of each type of therapy and which type of therapy is most appropriate for each client is an essential skill of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. In this assignment, you will compare Existential-Humanistic therapy to a therapy you select from the previous weeks of this course. You will identify the strengths and challenges of each and describe a fictional client that you think is best suited for each.
The Cognitive Behavoral Therapy version most likely to be utilized with clients includes Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), which is significantly effective in treating post-traumatic stress syndrome. For instance, DoD and APA guidelines recommend CPT for the treatment of PTSD (Resick & Chard, 2016).Moreover, Resick and other behavioral scientists developed an updated CPT manual which consists of twelve weekly sessions delivered in group or individual formats (Resick & Chard, 2016).Also, by using the CPT manual composed of exposure elements and CT, clients can identify over accommodated and assimilated beliefs by learning skills that challenge these cognitions.
Post a summary of the psychotherapy that you selected and explain why it resonates with you the most at this time. Then compare the psychotherapy you selected with existential-humanistic therapy. What are the strengths and challenges of each type of psychotherapy? Describe a fictional client that you think would be best suited for the therapy you selected and one fictional client you think would be best suited for existential-humanistic therapy. Explain why.