Written By: Marcella Fullilove
Grand Canyon University: PCN 500 Counseling Theories
Instructor: Dr. Cheryl Fisher
The use of a case study analysis can help a student or group apply the best theory to an individual’s problems or issues. The green team will face the challenges as therapist to provide the necessary problem solving skills that may be suitable to this case study. Ana is the adult female in this case study who is face with different types of problems or issues. The green team will analyze the information, apply best theory, and provide results that will be appropriate for Ana’s major stressors. As there may be no wrong or right answer, it is the work of great minds that will come together and provide clear understanding to illustrate a good logic and rational case study. The Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and the ABC model would be best applied to the case study. The different techniques used by Dr. Albert Ellis is known for the effectiveness for treatment of anxiety and depression (Ankrom, 2009).The green team believes Ana’s major stressors reflected on her incapability to function daily as a wife, mother, and individual, therefore leaving Ana’s stressors to become more visible.
Our group believes that the Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) would be best applied to the case study. Ana has shown dysfunction in each of the areas that a REBT therapist assumes should make a person happy in their lives. Somewhere the goals that she has set in place for herself had not been achieved, which is one reason that her life is conflicted. Her beliefs are in an irrational phase. Ana needs to work on eliminating those irrational thoughts that she is having to deal with her reality all alone. She seems to be trying to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders. She has not asked her family or friends for help, which would relieve some of