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Cognitive Therapy Case Study

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The suitability for Jason for cognitive interventions is high. My reasons for this are the client’s psychosocial stressors such as homelessness, lack of support system, and his financial situation. Also his self-awareness that he thinks no one would care if he drank himself to death. Cognitive therapy would be good here to help Jason deal with his automatic thoughts. Jason has been using for quite some time, and his short-term memory is impaired, which cognitive therapy can help with. Cognitive therapy will also help Jason adapt back into his community with a positive mind to stay sober and beat his triggers. He is also a good candidate for cognitive therapy because he can have one on one session; a bio-psycho-social has been done on Jason as well, and because in our clinic…show more content…
Jason has three goals he would like to achieve while he is in treatment. The first goal is to strengthen his long term sobriety skills. The objective scores for this goal are to list triggers (person, places, and things) that come before a relapse, also to complete a ten page autobiography and process that with his primary therapist. His second goal is to reduce the level of depression he has. The objective scores are to list five ways a higher power can help reduce depression, and make a gratitude list with at least ten items, and then process them with his primary therapist. The third goal Jason would like to achieve is to obtain a positive support network. The objective scores for this goal are to meet with a twelve step program individual and discuss support for recovery, also to obtain at least ten phone numbers of people that have long term sobriety. While in treatment Jason has a few modalities which are; individual sessions two times a week, family therapy two times a week, and process and didactic groups two times a
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