Despite the universality of many developmental and life transition issues, you should still keep in mind that there is no one way to experience a divorce, death, or job loss, nor is there one way to clinically encounter and assist a couple or family experiencing such issues. Different theoretical orientations may suggest different ways for addressing various scenarios, and you may have to modify your chosen theoretical orientation to work effectively in your professional practice.
For this post, choose one life transition or developmental issue, and consider how you might modify your theoretical orientation and/or infuse interventions from other theories in order to address this issue.
Post a brief description of the life transition or developmental issue you selected and your chosen theoretical orientation. Then, explain how you might modify the theory-based interventions of your chosen theoretical orientation to work effectively with client(s) experiencing the issue you selected. Finally, explain the significant aspects of the life transition or developmental issue that influence how you would modify the application of your chosen theoretical orientation.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.
Williams, M. (2012). Couples counseling: A step by step guide for therapists. Boston, MA: Viale Publishing.
- Chapter 5, “4th Session: Coupleâ€™s Dialogueâ€ (pp. 85â€“99)
- Chapter 6, “5th Session: Problem Solving & Compromiseâ€ (pp. 101â€“126)
- Chapter 9, “8th Session: Taking Responsibilityâ€ (pp. 177â€“190)
Also use any peer reviewed Journals that can support the posting