Vignette essay

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Midterm: CHOOSE TWO out of the five Vignettes to write about. Please review the following vignettes. Use your text and class notes as a reference to determine what theoretical approach can assist you in providing an explanation to the reasons why the following individuals have the coping mechanisms and behavior that they do. Identify all the major issues with each scenario. Define the interventions that can assist in each case. Are there any identifiable strengths with each case? Lastly point out any ethical issue s and standards that apply and what legal mandates need to be considered. Vignette # 1 Janet, a 42-year-old accountant, presents for therapy on the advice of her husband. Janet states that for the past year…show more content…
Mary appears to be overwhelmed and complains that she only takes care of her grandchild and is not involved in any “social events”. Jenny is in the 5th grade and is reading at a 2nd grade level. Jenny seems to be performing at a lower level then the rest of her classmates. Jenny often becomes withdrawn when asked about school and says she feels “dumb”. Vignetter # 3 Jane and John are two 25 year old individuals who live together with two children, Nancy; 4 years old, and David; 2 years old. Jane denies using drugs during her pregnancy, however, she does admit to using drugs, e.g. marijuana, methamphetamine, and cocaine, prior to her pregnancy. Both proudly reveal they do not drink alcohol. John and Jane state that they very rarely use methamphetamine, 4 to 5 times a month, and that they are very sure they are not addicted. Both state they have not used methamphetamine in three months. Jane and John have no family support as they are both former foster youth and have been part of the Department and Children and Family Services. Currently, they run the risk of being evicted from their current apartment. John recently lost his job due to lay offs. Jane works for full time for minimum wage with WalMart. Jane has expressed concerns because her son, David, struggles with crawling and has not started walking. Jane states that he tends to
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