Social-Cognitive Therapy Case Study

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CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW (Efficacy of Therapeutic Approach) Perceiving Normality in Clients as a Potent Social-Cognitive Treatment Approach John H. Riskind, Michael Bombardier, & Catherine Ayers Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2006, pp. 249-260 I. Main Argument John H. R., Michael B., & Catherine A. focused on social-cognitive approach. This Social-Cognitive approach integrates Social psychology and Cognitive-Behavioral approaches. Integrating Social psychology in therapeutic approach can help in aiding the therapeutic process which makes the therapist explain and comprehend any apparent “abnormal” client behavior in normal psychological terms. On the other hand, the study also helps in incorporating…show more content…
During her teen years, she was traumatized by the disintegration of her parent’s marriage- her father consorted with prostitutes while her mother was in an affair. Her therapist discovered that she has an olfactory hallucination where she believed that she “smelled like feces.” This statement of hers began to take shape when she had learned the mental rule, “people reject you because you are dirty and unclean” which arises from her experience with her family. She also has a number of hallucinations and delusions where she thought that people could be hurtful, rejecting, and abusive and they might spy on her and even monitor her…show more content…
This also helps the client to view the external factors rather than attributing the situations to the internal factors. Thus, helping them view their psychological problems or distress which resulted from a particular “traumatic” event that they experienced rather than those inherent defects and most especially to develop a sense of self, confidence and dignity. V. Implication The case study that was presented can also be related to the vulnerability-stress model, disease model of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders and biological models such as regarding about the roles of biological factors (internal) versus the adaptable and learned vulnerability factors (external) in understanding the disorder. Furthermore, there are indeed multiple causes which can contribute to the origin of schizophrenia (biological and psychological) where social-cognitive researchers have expanded in terms of personality factors, interpersonal strategies and cognitive vulnerabilities. These social-cognitive factors represent adapted and learned inclinations rather than the person’s biological traits. Due to the role of learning, there is hope that social-cognitive interventions can make significant

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