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Personal Statement : Counseling And Support From A Male Role Model

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Client Gary requires out-patient care involving weekly counselling and some support from a male role-model. Grace requires out-patient care involving care during the day from a knowledgeable caregiver who can provide activities suitable for a 4-year old. Medical assessment is necessary to identify any medical concerns related to her bed-wetting and her speech-language lags. Emily requires out-patient care involving weekly counselling sessions and/or group support for single-parent mothers. Family Emily and Gary would benefit from out-patient care involving family counselling sessions to improve communication and build mother-son relationships. Self Gary – healthy 13-year old. No problems reported at school despite sleep…show more content…
Emily – programs for single-parent women may be available through similar venues; depending on the type of employment, support may be available (like Employee Assistant Program, etc.) Internal Monitoring required. At this point, neither Gary, Grace, nor Emily require core mental health treatment as it appears that their symptoms are situational, not chronic or severe. Gary’s symptoms are not severe or chronic and do not impair his functioning at school or in the community. Core Mental Health Treatment will be considered if and when these behaviours suggest neurobiological disorders, genetic predisposition, abnormal thought and/or behaviour, and traumatic experience to suggest manifestation of severe and persistent mental illness. External Monitoring of behaviours by a counsellor (rather than a therapist) should occur weekly through sessions as well through discussions and observations by Emily and, if arise, by the school. Goals 1. Sleep - by the end of 1 month ¬ To improve Gary’s quantity of sleep so that his schedule includes an average of 10 hours per night as measured by a log of bedtimes/wake up time ¬ To improve Gary’s quality of uninterrupted periods of rest so that his schedule has at least 65% ‘good’ nights as measured by Gary’s self-assessment on quality of nightly sleep (good, fair, poor); ¬ To maintain quantity and quality of sleep using long as measured through monitoring at the end of 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months 2. Interactions –
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