A Short Note On Trauma And Stress Related Disorder

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Client Concerning Issue: Je’Meya has been diagnosed with unspecified trauma and stress related disorder, due to the impacts of severe bullying that faced as well as witnessing that domestic violence and lack of proper conflict resolution skills that occurred between her parents. Je’Meya lacks conflict resolution skills and understanding how to deal with her anger in an appropriate way. These issues have been ongoing with Je’Meya, but when Je’Meya had an incident on the school bus the issue was really brought to the forefront because of the legal complications that went along with her actions.Since being bullied at her old school and on the school bus Je’Meya’s mom has described her as irritable and moody. She often times does not get…show more content…
Evidence Based Intervention Strategies: A. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Treating Anxiety: Cognitive Behavioral therapy has been proven to be an effective treatment for anxiety and stress related disorders in adolescents. According to the Behaviour Research and Therapy Journal “Treatment gains have been maintained for up to 19 years post-treatment”. In one study conducted by this journal the effectiveness of individual vs. group CBT was examined. The following information is from An effectiveness Study of individual vs. group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders in Youth. Participants: •182 youth between 8-15 years of age that were recruited from referrals to public health outpatient clinics from 2008-2010 Measures: •Generalized Anxiety Disorder assessments •Development and Well-Being Assessments •Spence Children 's Anxiety Scale •Short Mood and Feelings questionnaire Results: The study suggests that both individual and group CBT are effective. It was stated that “Both treatment approaches resulted in significant improvements evident from diagnostic outcomes and symptom measures. B. Social Skills Training (SST)- According to the Journal of Negro Education (1996) “Complex urban environmental stressors such as family and community violence, victimization, and poverty contribute to feelings of low self-worth, anger, hopelessness, and aggression among youth who live in these communities”. In
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