An Integrative Approach to Couples Therapy for Depression and Infidelity With an African American Married Couple
Dr. Shalonda Kelly integrates cognitive-behavioral, emotionally focused, multicultural, and family systems approaches in her work with a young, religious, African American married couple. The couple are seeking counseling due to strain in their relationship after the husband had an affair.
Engaging in Treatment: Integrative Behavioral Treatment Strategies for Pain Management and Opioid Tapering
Dr. Samantha Rafie works with an adult White female client who is working to taper her use of opioids to manage her chronic back pain. The client shares that she struggles to be engaged in her children’s lives without being overactive, which would lead to an increase in her pain symptoms. The client also says that her symptoms have impacted her relationship with her husband.
Frederick begins therapy with a young Black adult client presenting with relationship problems. The client reports having been bullied as a child, and feeling rejected by a potential romantic partner who seemed to be pulling away from them. Frederick uses accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP) to emphasize the importance of the client processing their anger, fear of being alone, and hurt feelings.
In this initial session, Dr. Giorgio Tasca works with a group of four older adults to establish group norms and set the stage for group psychodynamic-interpersonal psychotherapy. Tasca begins the session by providing a rationale and discussing the general goals of group therapy. Then, each member introduces themselves, and shares briefly about their concerns and their goals for the group.