When I look at her I see myself moving away from all that I know and love like a blue whale swept from its cool ocean home to the hot sandy shore by an unexpected foamy wave. I see myself wearing black to school in an effort to participate in a funeral I cannot attend for someone who I loved who someone unexpectedly ripped from this earth like the girl sitting next to me rips her algebra homework from her bright pink spiral notebook. I see myself silently screaming to the starry sky begging for answers and wondering why no reply reaches my ears like a violent flash of lightning without the steady booming thunder to follow. I have suffered losses, my relationship with the Lord has stammered, and I have sinned. Though like the girl the silver remains slightly tarnished from these experiences, my chalice underneath still shines through. I would drain every last ounce of my thick scarlet blood to protect my family, and I regularly wrap my time and attention into a pretty little box with a bow on top as a gift to present to those who need them more than I do. Because of these actions and experiences, I am the girl in
One of the biggest cultural issues encountered with the client is her lack of understanding about the health care systems and medical treatments needed for her son. In the past she has
The first focus will be on Calvin and Beth's marriage. They have not been communicating well for a long time. Calvin has now realized Beth is not quite who he thought she was. Beth has chosen to leave when she was confronted. In many ways their reintegration would be more like an initial integration. There root causes which we would like to address are: they do not really know each other, they do not know how to value each other, and they do not communicate well.
Basic Demographics (age, gender, socio demographic status, etc): This section should include much detail about every client/participant in the interaction,
In working with a client like Nate McCall it would first be necessary to address our ethnic differences. I'm not sure that he would be willing to open up to me since I am white, but he definitely would not if the issue of race was not talked about. I think it would be necessary to talk about oppression as well. The pervasiveness, restricting, hierarchical, and internalized features of oppression would definitely need to be discussed. Institutional oppression would also need to be addressed. I would try to empathize with Nate and really understand his worldview. I think I would probably try to do some existential work with him and help him to discover meaning in his life. I think that learning to choose what
Long Range Goal for Problem #4: Help the client build interpersonal relationships with several people.
Client has no present situation with her occupation. She seem to be doing great at work but her stress level is currently high. Client feels satisfied with her job/career. Client has no learning disabilities or limitations to her capabilities. Kris is extremely intelligent with handling finances and investments. Client has a healthy relationship with her peers and employees. They are all supportive and respectful of each other's work and differences.
Meanwhile, Grace keeps an online blog/diary of her rollercoaster experiences of searching for love online. After some excruciating dates, Grace begins to wonder whether Plato’s idea of ‘the one’ exists but on the upside, her relationship with Beth is more established and a happy one.
Bipolar disorder can have major effects on relationships and the ability for a person to maintain a long term relationship. There are many reasons that relationships can fall apart because of bipolar disorder. It can cause problems due to things such as lack of communication and a lack of understanding. Other things that can cause a relationship to have problems are things such as trust issues which can be caused from paranoid thoughts which can be a part of living with bipolar disorder. It can also lead to loss of relationships due to insecure and unstable feelings and emotions. Confusion can come from the lack of communication and understanding and this confusion can lead to feelings of tension and frustration between the relationship. The
Bipolar disorder, like schizophrenia and major depressive disorder, is a severe psychiatric disorder. The disorder, as presented in Inder et al and Rusner et al, entails so much more than simply the highs (mania) and lows (depression). It is a disorder that causes intra- as well as interpersonal conflicts and difficulties. Some of the intrapersonal issues that arise with having bipolar disorder are the sense of identity confusion, feelings of inadequacy and ineffectiveness, self-esteem and self-worth and a sense of loss. Given that the onset of disorder occurs during the formative teenage years it can lead to a sense of identity confusion, leading individual to question is this who I really am or is this the disorder? The development of one’s self is paramount to how one will present and subsequently interact with others. For some, the disorder becomes their identity and there’s an inability to separate the two. More often than not, the symptoms of the disorder interfere with school and work and people are forced to quit leaving them with a feeling of being unproductive, which in turns affects a person’s sense of self worth and self esteem. It is no wonder then that with all the internal conflicts and struggles going on that an individual dealing with bipolar disorder would have problems with relationships and intimacy.
The author, Kay Jamison talks about her life with bipolar I disorder in her book, An Unquiet Mind. Jamison was a Caucasian woman who at the age of forty seven wrote this memoir. Currently she is seventy years old and dealing with her disorder. She spent her life moving around a lot because her father was an air force pilot. She grew up with an older brother who was very caring and an older sister that she bumped heads with. Kay’s father was a really delightful person. His emotions were contagious. Her mother was always helpful and caring for her family no matter how busy she was. Kay’s parents were supporting in all her interests; such as pets, poetry, science, and medicine. When she was fifteen, things took a turn and her family moved to California for her father’s new job as a scientist. Her father began to show worsening signs of depression. Around the age of sixteen, Kay realized that she was having mood swings that were very drastic. In her senior year of high school, she had her first manic depressive attack. She started her undergraduate study at UCLA dealing with her constant depression and manic episodes. As she was studying as an undergraduate, Kay began to take an interest in psychology. She pursued her PhD in psychology at UCLA again studying mood disorders. As a graduate student, she also began working in the psychiatric ward and dealing with marital problems in her first marriage. She was slowly spiraling out of control until she had a terrifying
I believe that one of the most challenging types of clients would be the resistant client. Being that the resistant client may come more or less willingly but fail to carry through or participate actively in the helping process, it creates many barriers for the human services professional to assist them. (Woodside, 2015) A couple barriers that a resistant client would possibly have is being in denial that they need the help and not follow through to receive it or they will start placing the blame on others as to why they are not open to seeking assistance.
The last few weeks I have been dealing with a someone who is very close to me that was diagnosed with bipolar a year ago. They were first diagnosed when they experienced their first manic episode. The last few weeks they have experienced their second manic episode. From the racing thoughts, the refusing of medication, the fear of accepting this diagnosis I have seen bipolar in a different light than what I have seen from movies or read in a book. Of course the readings have helped me understand her better but it hasn’t made this process much easier with others being involved and not having enough information on what bipolar or manic episode is. First, I will briefly discuss what this certain person in my life is experiencing, and secondly, what psychologists from
She would go to college to study Veterinary science, and after a lot of hard work she would get her degree and go to work with her father at his clinic. Then, one day, when he was old and gray, Hershel would retire and Beth would take over the practice.
Address the multiple identities of the client and relate them to your multiple identities as the worker, understanding where they came from and how they are formed in the beings of two people.