Henry Murray felt that in addition to our physiological needs, human beings have many emotional and psychological needs. Identify and describe three of Murray’s needs. How do these needs help to explain one’s personality and behaviors? Compose an assessment tool that Karen Horney and Henry Murray would use with a client. Identify some of the benefits of this tool. Are there any disadvantages? If so, explain how you may be able to overcome those challenges in this assessment tool?
Based on this information, develop a treatment plan for a client that is struggling with the Trust vs. Mistrust stage in Erikson’s theory of personality development. When developing the plan, be sure to include the following questions:
- What items would you want to focus on?
- Which assessment tool would you use?
- What types of goals would be appropriate for your client?
- How will this benefit your client?
Summarize how you think our culture, religion, and ethnicity may impact our personality development. Point out how this information changes the treatment plans you develop.