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Discussion 9

Discussion 9

For this Discussion, you will write a case conceptualization from the point of view of a constructivist counselor, choosing either a solution-focused or narrative approach. These are two distinct theories under the constructivist umbrella, so please choose one of them to develop your case conceptualization.

As you review this week’s Learning Resources and media files, note techniques and interventions, and consider the role of either a solution-focused or narrative counselor in planning treatment. Further, reflect on these theories with respect to developing your own theoretical orientation. In what ways do you find that constructivist theories with therapy may resonate with your own point of view?

To Prepare:

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources and consider any language and techniques that might be used by a counselor that is specific to each theory.
  • Review the Psychoanalytic Case Conceptualization Example found in this week’s Learning Resources and use this document to prepare your initial Discussion post.
  • Select one of the case studies presented in this week’s Learning Resources (already chosen), and answer the following points from the point of view of either solution-focused or narrative therapy. Use your Learning Resources and the notes you took on language and technique from the Learning Resources, and integrate examples from the case to support your post. Include the following:
    • Presenting Problem
    • Hypothesis
    • Treatment Goals
    • Identification and explanation of at least two techniques and interventions
    • Expected Outcome



West-Olatunji, C. A., & Butler, T. (2022). Constructivist theories: Solution focused and narrative therapies. In D. Capuzzi & M. D. Stauffer (Eds.), Counseling and psychotherapy: Theories and interventions (7th ed., pp. 335-358). American Counseling Association.