Strength and evidenced-based helping strategies are psychological approaches that focus on the positive attributes of an individual. It is a work practice theory that focuses on the person’s self-determination and strength. Such methods are primarily based on the argument that a client is the agent of change. The models used in handling the patients allow for open communication where one is encouraged to identify and gather self-value, strongholds, and capabilities (Asiah et al., 2022). Negative attributes of a person are suppressed, and the best characteristics are capitalized.
Strength and evidence-based helping strategies examine the individual and the environment in which one is. They identify constraints that could hold one’s growth back, such as social and cultural issues. Standards that can best improve these approaches include goal setting and orientation. Further, one should assess the strengths and resources of the environment. The relationship with the therapist and other members should be hope-inducing to help the client make meaningful choices.
In psychotherapy, group therapy involves one or more psychologists with five to fifteen clients. Compared to other approaches, group therapy is the most common. This is because it has proven to be more reliable to many people. Additionally, it is a cost-effective method, contrary to other strategies such as individual therapy (Neufeld et al., 2020). This, therefore, makes it affordable to people who cannot afford counseling or those whose insurance coverage is limited.
In conclusion, I could prefer individual therapy over group therapy. This is because of factors such as confidentiality. Unlike group therapy, one can share sensitive information that is harming them without the risk of exposure. This modality also allows for intensive and comprehensive analysis and treatment (Neufeld et al., 2020). Scheduling appointments is always quick and flexible as they operate on one’s conduciveness. Individual therapy allows for managing a broad range of issues affecting one person compared to group therapy, which mainly handles one problem affecting many.
Asiah, N., Rusmana, N., & Saripah, I. (2022). Strength-Based Counseling: Alternative Counseling to Increase Student Hope during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Bisma The Journal of Counseling, 6(1).
Neufeld, C. B., Palma, P. C., Caetano, K. A., Brust-Renck, P. G., Curtiss, J., & Hofmann, S. G. (2020). A randomized clinical trial of group and individual cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches for social anxiety disorder. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 20(1), 29-37.