November 17, 2014
Systems and Multi-Cultural Approaches
Systems Theory Definition The systems theory of psychology uses multifaceted systems to discover behavioral pattern and the human experience. “The technique relies on identifying specific behavior patterns and how each member responds to anxiety within the dynamic. By doing this, the individual participants can begin to understand and transform their patterns to more adaptive, productive behaviors” (GoodTherapy.org, 2014 p. 1).
Multicultural Approaches Definition The Multicultural Approach to psychology is a “systematic study of all aspects of human behavior as it occurs in settings where people of …show more content…
The Approach – Jasmine is a female who has had quite a history of both physical and mental abuse by an older man while growing up. She currently incarcerated. She suffers from flashbacks when men touch her but seems to feel more comfortable around female corrections officers. She will accept male corrections officer approaching only if they explain the circumstances of the approach. Jasmine more than likely is suffering from PTSD and possibly borderline personality disorder.
Why use this approach – Jasmine would best be served by utilizing the Esuba approach which is “psychoeducational therapy group that provides an emotionally and physically safe environment, remembrance and mourning for past experiences, and finally reconnection or movement toward the future” (Jones-Smith, 2012, p. 223). Being in a group therapy