Using an Anonymous Current Client or One You Have Worked with in the Past, Apply the Methods Discussed in This Module to Their Case and Discuss What You Think Could Have Been Achieved.”

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“Using an anonymous current client or one you have worked with in the past, apply the methods discussed in this module to their case and discuss what you think could have been achieved.”

In this essay I will utilise the case of M.E. to explore the possible theoretical achievements the implementation of Transactional Analysis (T.A.) and Gestalt approaches might have facilitated. Focusing on each therapeutic approach in turn, an analysis of the issues of M.E.’s case will be explored in terms of application of the two approaches and the possible resultant outcome. The case of M.E. comprised that of a 56 year old female who living with her husband. The legacy of her childhood and subsequent challenging adult experiences,
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This awareness might have supported greater understanding of what was transpiring within each interaction with her sister and husband for example, as well as enabling her to decide consciously which ego state would be the most appropriate one to adopt at any given time; having gained awareness of which ego state she was functioning in at any time. For example, interactions between M.E. and her sister throughout childhood and into adulthood comprised her sister being intensely critical, over-bearing and judgemental of M.E. During the course of therapy, a diagnosis of the ego state/s in this case might have been possible through the observations of her vocabulary, tone, facial expressions, posture and breathing. Such indicators may have therefore resulted in conscious awareness of her ego state when interacting with her sister, with the subsequent possible outcome of creating and maintaining a healthier relationship. The concept of Scripts could also have played a key role in M.E.’s therapy. “A person begins writing his/her own life story (Script) at a young age, as he/she tries to make sense of the world and his place within it. Although it is revised throughout life, the core story is selected and decided upon

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