The goal of each session is to manage anxiety and increase the client’s level of differentiation, incorporating “I-statements” (Goldenberg, Goldenberg, 2013, p. 227). The evaluation interview begins with a telephone call between a combination of family members (Goldenberg, Goldenberg, 2013, p. 223). A therapist is to remain neutral and avoid being triangled into family issues. Sessions focus on symptoms in relation to the presenting problem (Goldenberg, Goldenberg, 2013, p. 223). The counselor gages each member’s perspective of the issue, while remaining aware of patterns of emotional functioning (Goldenberg, Goldenberg, 2013, p. 223). Sessions conclude with intentions to understand third-generation family systems. This part of the technique
Criticising others takes a great deal of courage, especially when this criticism could reflect upon one’s own work. However, in the introduction of her speech to the Women’s National Press Club, Clare Booth Luce utilizes changes in tone, humor, while appealing to ethos, and pathos to prepare her audience for the impending criticism.
She stated that anxiety started after high school when she felt pressure to go to college. There is no evidence to support that client has learning disabilities. Hannah reported that she thought the change would help improve her life. She stated that she thought moving out on her own would shift her into independence. However, client reports that her anxiety has been worse. Reportedly, she has difficulty spending too much time alone. Hannah recalled her recent experience meeting with friends at a coffee shop and reported that during the entire outing she experienced persistent thoughts of going home. She stated concerns about the possibility of losing her friends due to the anxiety. Hannah reflected on how social life when she lived with her parent and reports her new social difficulties. Client reported that her anxiety is stopping her from making friends. Hannah works as a freelance photographer. Anxiety has been stopping her photography. Hannah reported that she has been receiving less work and took the responsibility for the decline in work. Client reports some of her anxiety symptoms as shaking, hot flashes and sweating. In addition she reports having many flooding thoughts that others may think she is stupid, she can’t do her job, she’s an idiot, weirdo, or everyone is looking at her. She reported that those thoughts make her feel she should give up and she is an idiot. Hannah reports that when anxious while working, she has the tendency to clinch tight onto the camera. Reportedly, her shaking interferes with her taking photos. Client reported that had resorted to wearing black to work and many places to conceal the evidence of her sweating due to her
First, we will examine my initial clinical note on 8/15/16 with client, Rhonda Smith, session one. During this first session, I collected Rhonda’s demographic and intake information (Murphy & Dillon, 2015; Reamer, 2001). This included a signed consent for treatment, which we reviewed and all her questions were answered, as well as signed medical releases for previous therapy and agency records, i.e., DVIS, CPS, CASA, that will be requested (Murphy & Dillon, 2015; Reamer, 2001). Additionally, she was informed about HIPAA, patient privacy rights, billing practices, professional boundaries and expectations, and how to contact me during business hours, and after-hours crisis lines, and on-call assistance phone numbers for resources if it is outside of my business hours (Murphy & Dillon, 2015).
The experience I had with this triad was valuable, both in terms of gaining confidence using a wide array of counseling theories and in using various techniques. The triad consisted of Colleen Daeschner and Lindsay Smith. I feel that we all did a remarkable job in our roles as counselors, and also presented realistic cases as clients as well. I have conducted mock therapy sessions on a one-on-one basis prior to this experience, but I have never fully considered the theories that were present until this session. Like other sessions, I collaborated with the client and identified areas of concern, as well as ways to positively cope with the situation that the client brought to me. After analyzing the mock session, I now feel that I have an increased
Zora Neale Hurston and Jamaica Kincaid, both black women writers, give advice to their potential readers. Each writer comes from a different background and time period, yet both writers offer advice for every woman who reads their stories. The stories “Drenched in Light” by Hurston and “Girl” by Kincaid provides advice for the woman who needs to understand how to behave and protect her reputation. The reason for this article is to think about mother/daughter connections in Jamaica Kincaid’s “girl” Zora Neale Hurston’s “drenched In Light,” and Alice Walker’s “everyday use” through a Womanist hypothetical focal point with respect to personality, portrayals in the public arena, and reason.
One of the most influential writers Adrienne Rich once said, “She is afraid that her own truths are not good enough.” Adrienne Rich talks about women’s role and issues in her essay called “Women and Honor: Some Notes on Lying”. She describes how women during the 1977 lied about everything. They lied about their appearance, their job, their happiness, and even about their relationship. Adrienne Rich is one of the most powerful writers, who identifies herself as lesbian feminists. Her work has been acknowledged and appreciated mainly in her poems. Throughout her decades of work as a writer-activist, Rich uses essays, speeches, and conference papers, magazine, articles book reviews, and personal reflection to articulate with
Alice Park’s article in TIME Magazine, entitled “The Two Faces of Anxiety”, outlines the key positive and negative effects anxiety can have on both the individual and humanity as a whole. Because of the steady increase in diagnoses of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and similar mental illnesses, evaluating the origins of anxiety as well as its effects are crucial steps for developing both medical treatments and alternative methods of coping with the disorder. While many of the 40 million American adults suffering from anxiety believe that eliminating the feeling altogether is ideal, they fail to consider what psychologists have mounds of empirical evidence in support of: anxiety is not inherently adverse, and can, in many cases, be
Some weeks after, the therapist learnt about a new personality (Criterion A) existing within which called herself ‘Eve Black’. Unlike Eve White, Eve Black was a carefree, confident woman who started to wander all the way round in the room talking in a childish, mischievous manner during therapeutic sessions. She dressed vulgarly and had unusual gestures characterized by quick, reckless smile with everyone she met being Eve Black contrary to the first personality of Eve. And later on, under post- treatment hypnotic session, a new, balanced personality called itself as Jane; emerged leaving behind the two opposite’s persona. She wouldn’t aware of her own personality and orientation in a particular surrounding (sense of self) and doesn’t have a control over all of her actions (sense of agency) [criterion A].It is worth noting that Eve white suffered from short term memory loss where she forgot as to why and how she bought those dazzling clothes, or beat her lovely daughter, or would flirt in a club and despite of the intention felt helpless while making an effort to recall (Criterion B). Her daily functioning was highly impaired from her immediate family to her extended surroundings as depicted in the film. She lost her husband’s trust and would beat her daughter after losing her conscious control (Criterion C) and so
Virginia talked about multiple situations where anxiety and stress began early on in life when she says, “When I knew I had to do those things I would be stressed, but then when I knew I was going to be judged I knew my level of anxiety was going to rise.” This was a theme throughout her entire life with her relationship with her mother until her mother passed away. She explains, “Even right into the end, until the last week and then it shifted because she became completely depend on me.” This stress and anxiety only went away for a few years of Virginia’s life when she felt, “I was an independent women with a child and I felt really good about myself.” The confidence and independence Virginia felt was the best she had ever felt with regard to dealing with stress and anxiety. I learned Virginia’s dependence or forced dependence on others, especially with her mother greatly influenced her anxiety and stress levels. When Virginia was able to get away from the dependence and break into independence her anxiety broke away as
When Evelyn was covering too much material, I was conscious of not letting her go too far before I asked a question or summarized feeling or content. This was beneficial insofar as she was able to get deeper into the question of her
Gloria, the way her mother treats her causes her to have many emotions. Anxiety and depression was formed over many years, but the main reason was because of having an unstable living arrangements and being neglected by her mother and father. So, therefore, there are many different situations she has faced overtime.
* The other concept that can be attributed to Lydia is the one of altered thought process. Most of the elderly this day’s deal with forms of alteration of their thought .This can be associated with age but most of the time medication interactions, infections and advanced Alzheimer’s disease play a destructive role. Because Lydia was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease years ago, that right there has an impact on her ability to process information, remember and care for herself on the daily basis.
Early women writers received a lot of pushback for sharing their creativity with the world. Men feared these revolutionary women because they were doing the very thing that traditional roles impeded; these women were creating a space in society for themselves and others alike. Writing gave them the power to communicate, whether it be about their daily hardships, societal grievances, or aspirations. The platform women established through their writing allowed them to preserve a record of the mistakes they made and turn them into stories that would inspire other women to make better choices. With their writing, authors, Elizabeth Cary and Isabella Whitney motivate women to put themselves first so that they are not remembered as simply someone’s sister or someone who conforms to the desires of others.
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.