Week 3 Discussion

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Theory Integration Each theory you examine in this course has its own framework for addressing client needs and its own set of theory-based interventions. As with any purely theoretical basis, implementation in real life may require adjustments. Select one of the theories demonstrated in the videos this week (either humanistic/experiential or EFT), and consider the challenges you may face when integrating this theory with your own theoretical orientation. Then, think about how you might mitigate these challenges.

With these thoughts in mind:   Post by Day 4 a brief description of one challenge you may encounter if you attempted to integrate the theory you selected with your main theoretical orientation in your future practice. Then, explain how you might mitigate this challenge.  Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
Learning ResourcesThis page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning Resources. To view this week’s embedded media resources, please use the streaming media player below.Required ResourcesMediaNote: To access this week’s required library videos, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.Humanistic/Experiential Therapy:

  • Video: Psychotherapy.net. (Publisher). (n.d.). Experiential therapy [Motion picture]. [With Augustus Napier]. United States: Psychotherapy.net. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Video: Psychotherapy.net. (Publisher). (n.d.). Satir family therapy [Motion picture]. [With Jean McLendon]. United States: Psychotherapy.net. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Emotionally Focused Therapy:

  • Video: Psychotherapy.net. (Publisher). (n.d.). Emotionally focused couples therapy [Motion picture]. [With Sue Johnson]. United States: Psychotherapy.net. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.


  • Course Text: Theory-Based Treatment Planning for Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Chapter 6, “Satir’s Communications Approach”
  • Course Text: Gurman, A. S., Lebow, J. L., & Snyder, D. (2015). Clinical handbook of couple therapy (5th ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  • Chapter 4, “Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy”
  • Article: Greenberg, L. S., & Warwar, S. H. (2006). Homework in an emotion-focused approach to experiential therapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration16(2), 178–200. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Article: Pascual-Leone, A., & Greenberg, L. S. (2007). Emotional processing in experiential therapy: Why “the only way out is through.” Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology75(6), 875–887.Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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