“Using the Case Study Provided at the End of the Module, Identify and Explain the Clients Issues and Devise a Course of Treatment for Him, Taking Into Account Any Ethical Issues”.

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Intoduction In this assignment I intend to explore the issues raised in the case study provided which is about a 45-year-old single man who has worked for the same company for 18 years, a managers post has become available within his workplace and although he has on occasions acted up to the post in the absence of the current manager, he has reservations on whether to apply. He is described as a gentle and caring man who worries about other people’s perceptions of him; he has a mother who is a dominant figure in his life and a girlfriend who he wishes to make a commitment to, but fears the thought of her rejection. The issues I have identified are listed below but I think the most likely underlying factor is that he was subjected to…show more content…
This motivates us to continually sabotage our own efforts when we appear to approach something we value and love. This “something” may be a personal or professional goal – even supportive relationships that bring joy into our lives. Our childhood experiences may have led us to adopt this erroneous belief, especially if we were abused or bullied as defenseless young children. (Jane Chin, 2008) The dread of doing well in life is rooted deep in the unconscious. Nobody deliberately sets out to wreck his or her own career. And people are so adept at rationalizing their own mistakes, or misinterpreting those of others, that fear of success can be hard to distinguish from; incompetence, arrogance, inattention, burnout, or any of the 101 other gremlins that can send a career into a tailspin. Often fear of success shows up in the exceptionally talented as a long pattern of underachievement, of clubbing along in the same old rut. James O'Connell, a psychologist says "People who have an unconscious fear of success won't set ambitious goals for themselves, so they achieve far less than they're capable of and this is the tragedy of it, because ultimately it stops people from getting what they really want or even from asking for help. Psychologists have been studying the unconscious fear

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