Year 3 – Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling
“WHAT WILL A THERAPIST NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING THE TREATMENT OF A DEPRESSED CLIENT?”
USE THE CASE STUDY IN THE MODULE TO DEVELOP
A PLAN OF TREATMENT FOR THE CLIENT AND
EXPLAIN YOUR GOALS AT EACH STAGE
|Name : Susana Perrin |
|Course : WELWY3A |
|Tutor : Christine Holland |
|Date : April 2013 |
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Looking at Mr P’s elements, we can learn the following:
1. Bereavement – This would appear to be the fundamental cause of Mr P’s presenting condition. Having lost his wife fifteen months ago, he is stuck in the grief curve. This is obviously a negative in Mr P’s present.
2. Self-defeating Behaviours – Again, a major issue and a symptom of the Bereavement. This is also a big negative in Mr P’s present.
3. Relationships – Mr P’s remaining relationships are all being affected both by the bereavement and also by the self-defeating behaviours he has developed since; ie drinking excessively, avoiding contact with old friends and perhaps anger or resentment directed towards his son and family for their inability to help him. Once again, this is a negative in Mr