Stepney and Davis (Chapter 5) identify the importance of working with clients to understand their thoughts and emotions. Cognitive Behavioral theory argues that clients have “core beliefs” that are influential and impactful in how they experience the world. The humanistic perspective emphasizes empathy and seeing the good in people. In crisis intervention we get clients to their normal level of functioning, seeing them as good, and then appropriately challenge their thinking as a way to reshape and restructure harmful patterns in the client’s life. Remember that clinicians have power and we must ensure that we are recognizing the client’s rights, avoid telling the client what to do, and are respectful of their process.
For this discussion, identify how you would use these three theories/interventions (Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic, Crisis Intervention) to support working with the Campbell family immediately after Jacob was arrested for stealing a car. Provide an explanation of what you would do and why, using components of these theories, and then discuss which evidence-based interventions you would use and why.