2nd assignment: Due 8/19/18 at noon please provide at least 8 pages of content.
For this assignment, using the following case vignette, describe and apply two different specific counseling theories (Psychodynamic, Adlerian, Cognitive, Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral, Gestalt, Person-Centered, Existential, etc.) for effectively facilitating change.
Include a brief description of each of your selected theories and their primary concepts.
Using each of your selected theories, provide a theoretically grounded case conceptualization for the client (i.e., explain the client’s background and presenting concerns in the context of the required theoretical framework). Your case conceptualization should use appropriate terminology and concepts from your chosen theoretical model to speculate about how the client’s problems may have developed, based on the historical data given, as well as how the current issues and problems are being maintained as well as any ethical or cultural considerations for the case or perspective theoretical perspective. You can do this as two individual write-ups or as a compare and contrast between the two theorectial perpsectives.
Part II – Helping Students and Supervisees to Apply Theory
After completing your case conceptualizations, outline how you would help a student or supervisee to learn both case conceptualization and treatment planning with this client from one of your chosen theoretical perspectives. Provide exercises or actionable steps that would assist your student or supervisee to learn caseconceptualization and applpication of their theory when working with this client.
Jim is a 23-year old, single, Asian American male who works as a computer programmer. His co-workers describe him as a “loner” who always refuses any invitations to go out after work or to participate in any company social activities. Behind his back, they refer to him as the “iceman.” Jim has shown no interest in dating and rarely spends time with anyone except his mother, with whom he has dinner once a month to satisfy her repeated requests that he come for a visit. He prefers to spend his time reading science fiction and playing computer games.
Jim was the only child born to a married couple, but his father died when he was an infant and he has no memories of him. As a child, he was described by his teachers as somewhat “indifferent” to peers; he was willing to engage in activities with classmates who had a common interest but did not actively seek out socialization in general.
Three months ago, Jim’s mother died suddenly from a heart attack. Since then, his work performance has slacked off significantly. His boss has threatened that if he did not “get his act together” he would be fired. Jim is extremely worried about losing his job and especially his health benefits, since he has severe asthma and frequently has to use his employer-covered health insurance.
For the past three weeks Jim has felt very down, he has had no interest in working on the computer or playing computer games, and he has found he cannot concentrate well enough to read or get his work done. When he goes home from work he goes to sleep and sleeps until he has to get up for work the next morning. He has begun to feel worthless and has begun to think he might be better off dead. His supervisor, Mr. Deeds, referred him to the company Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and you are meeting with Jim today for the first time. In addition, you have a voicemail message from Jim’s supervisor asking you to contact him after your initial evaluation session with Jim. He is very concerned about him and wants to know if Jim will “go off the deep end” if he is put on a remediation plan at work, as the supervisor is meeting with Jim the following week for his annual performance evaluation.
Your final product will be a Word document and be approximately 10-16 pages in length and utilize a minimum of 7 scholarly sources in your research (at least 4 should be peer reviewed journal articles). Your paper should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation following APA guidelines.
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