CASE STUDY THE ADAMS FAMILY
1. Assessment this consists of threesubsections.
a. Assessment Process: Brieflydescribe how you would have established rapport with the client.
What skills do you think will be successfulin developing a working alliance with the client? This includes describing use of self inestablishing a therapeutic alliance.
Discuss factors related to your and your clients cultural background(e.g., similarities, differences, etc.). Personal and environmental strengths (resources and skills) as well aschallenges (deficits) for the client. These include personal appearance, health and hygiene, response to lifecycle changes, use of alcohol and other drugs, intellectual functioning,cognitive flexibility, functional/dysfunctional beliefs/behavior patterns,judgment/self-control, emotional range, appropriateness of emotional display,cultural identification, acculturation, motivation, etc.
b. Environmental strengths andchallenges evaluate the clients environment, addressing the following areas:primary support group (e.g., family, relationships with parents, siblings,partner, children, stability of relationships, etc.), social environment (e.g.,friends, availability of and participation in recreation, availability of andinvolvement in social/cultural/religious organizations), education (e.g., levelof education, adequacy of educational environment, relationship withteachers/classmates, opportunities for self-development/education), occupation(e.g., work opportunities, employment status, safety and stability of work,work schedule, satisfaction with job, relationship with employer/coworkers),housing and neighborhood (e.g., safety adequacy of space, stability of livingarrangements, security/police/fire protection), economic issues (e.g., adequacyof financial resources, sources of financial support, financial obligations),health/social service issues (e.g., availability of services, relationship withservice providers, adequacy of health insurance), legal system (e.g., legalactions, arrest, crime victim), other issues (e.g., adequate transportation).
c. Goals and objectives briefly summarize threeconcerns/problems selected for change and goals for these concerns. These goals and objectives will be developedby you, based on what you believe the client would express as a priority. Define concerns in an ecological context andoperationalize them so a concrete goal can be established.
2. Preliminary Intervention Plan discuss future directions for work with the client. This should include a discussion of theinterventions to be used to move the selected concerns from their currentstatus to the goals and objectives. Concerns and goals identify and specify three (3) centralproblems/concerns for this client in order of priority. Treatment plan propose a course oftreatment including a number of sessions, setting, treatment modality, etc. Identify who you would target for theintervention? How would yourintervention be culturally competent?
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