On 1/19/2016, CM met with the client to complete Bi-Weekly ILP Review and housing plan. In the meeting client was dressed in yellow skirt, and knit dark watermelon sweater. She had her head wrap in a green silk scarf. She was cooperative and friendly. Client report psoriasis flares up on her cheek and she is using prescribed Cortisone-10 maximum strength. CM inquires how the client spends her weekend. Client reported she spends the Weekend here and sometimes she may go to Bread of Life for moral support.
The client’s chief complaint is feeling stressed and overwhelmed from living with her mother. She has just moved in with her mother and new baby, while her husband is in another state attending a military training school. The client has expressed the feelings of being overwhelmed for the last one to five years. The client and her family have never gotten along, but now she is living with her mother who has a new boyfriend while still being married to the client’s father. The client is the older of two younger brothers’ feels and that she has never been understood or heard by her family. The client is irritable, anxious, hopeless, isolation, and guilt because she moved in with her mother to help with her new son, but her mother is not helping. The client may have unresolved conflicts with her family dynamics, which is influencing her thoughts and behaviors now. The client does not have the resolution for her past problems in the family dynamics, which is continuing the negative pattern she is experiencing today. The only way to help the client is to help the client in her self-awareness of these
The intervention that was implemented was the invitation for the father to participate in the therapeutic sessions with his son and ex-wife. I explained the client’s recent behavior and the subsequent admittance to my agency. I clarified that the client’s behavior worsens after their divorce which is evidenced by the increased disciplinary infractions he received at school. The client also became more combatant and argumentative with his mother and siblings as reported by them. I proposed the idea of meeting for a family therapy session to uncover the cognitive reasons behind the
Steve Titensor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, he is my father-in-law, and I found our interview insightful into the mental health field. Even though he knows I am going into social work and we casually talk about his profession and experience, we’ve never discussed many of the questions from this assignment. Currently he is employed at First Step House, an organization that helps individuals struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders as the Fatherhood Program Manager. He works with men who have children and are working on goals to regain custody. Previously, he worked for Salt Lake County Youth Services and as a Chaplain at Hill Air Force Base for over 25 years. He’s also been employed as a therapist at LDS Family Services and private practice in his home for over 20 years. He has a vast amount of experience, and it is obvious that he enjoys and is passionate about his profession.
* I don’t believe it is in the best interest of the original client (the husband) for the counselor to offer marriage counseling to the couple. The scenario does not address the training of the counselor in this field. If I were the counselor, I would continue to see the husband, dealing with his issues and refer the couple to a marriage counselor.
The client is aware of her emotions and how they affect her relationship with her husband and children. Her awareness of her unstable mental health situation will be useful later when these emotions are addressed in counseling.
The client?s wife asked him to seek help and made the appointment with a VA psychiatrist as well as myself (LCSW) and took him to his initial appointments.
MT has build rapport with the client to help him with stress management strategies and coping skills. The client is currently staying with another family member for the summer and through this change of environment has allow the client to accept the treatment and work on bettering himself as the client has had no behavior incident since being discharge from Dover Behavioral Health to his other family member house. The client’s MT will continue to provide the client resources to help him control his emotion and express himself to others, which would provide help when he moves back with his guardian. In addition, the MT will assist the client’s guardian in improving communication with
My client is a 3-year-old boy that has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Occupation-based problems typically seen in toddlers with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder includes difficulty with dressing, toileting, bathing, self-feeding, socialization, interacting, and make eye contact with adults and other children.
The client, Sally, is a 28 year old, African American woman who is an active duty veteran stationed at Fort Lee, Virginia. She is a relationship, has no children, and is from the Midwest, were the majority of her family currently lives. She joined the military right after high school and has served since. After returning from her tour in Afghanistan a few months ago, she exhibited symptoms that led to her diagnosis of PTSD. She has not sought counseling despite numerous referrals. Recently, several of her fellow comrades decided to host a party in a nearby hotel to celebrate coming home
The “Client Scenario” video reflects the main character as a client that currently has several needs based on the fact that she has went through a divorce, has one child to provide for, and is in need of financial assistance to pay monthly bills and provide food for herself and her child. The client appears frustrated, overwhelmed, stressed, hostile, and entitled throughout the video. These are often common feelings that are displayed by clients when clients and social workers are meeting for the first time. The client is seeking services due to the needs of her family caused by unforeseen events that recently occurred, which can be a very stressful time for clients. The social worker revealed concern, empathy, and a willingness to assist the client as the social welfare policies
Client is a 37 year- old, African American male, currently lives by himself in Boyton beach, Florida. Client was mandated by the courts to obtain individual therapy for stress and anger management in reference to allegations of child abuse involving his 16 year old daughter. Client described his circumstances at home as "living in jail". He states that he has not seen or spoken to his children for over one year. He reports being concerned about his family well being and missing out on being an active father in his children's life. He notes that the child abuse allegations has impacted his family tremendously. He referred to his wife as a "single mother having seven children".
On 10/18/2017, CM met for the first with the client since the case was re-assigned on 10/12/2017. Client is a 35 year old Asian female with no children. Client was dressed appropriately for the weather. Client appears to be friendly, cooperative and forthcoming with information. She maintains good eye contact and shows no sign of psychosis.
The client is a 26 year old, single, male, African American. He is an active duty ship’s serviceman seaman serving in the United States Navy, aboard the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3). Seaman (SN) Fisher is residing on board the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3) that is permanently stationed at San Diego Naval Base, 32nd Street in California. SN Fisher was given orders to report to Navy Mental Health Services Department on base as Involuntary Command Referral for diagnosis and treatments, to get an evaluation and expert psychiatric recommendation about whether the service member is mentally fit to stay in the United States Navy. SN Fisher is unwilling to begin counseling,
In the vignette, it is mentioned that the client Julie, a 34-year-old African American female, is calling about her son 12-year-old son Derik, who seems to be having an adjustment issue relating to her recent marriage to John. Although Julie indicated that she is calling on behalf of her son’s adjustment problem, she spends most of the time talking about her dissatisfaction at work and within her romantic life. When approaching this case through a solution-focused lens, I would stress to her that anyone who is concerned about the problem situation (Derik’s adjustment problem, although it is apparent there are other issues) should attend the sessions. In the initial intake phase, little information is taken, understanding that the client is the expert in what needs to change; as the therapist, my role is to help her access the strengths she already possesses.