Counseling Therapies and Strategies, psychology homework help

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At the veteran's center you are assigned to counsel an adult client who has been diagnosed with PTSD. He is a 34-year-old veteran who is starting to have flashbacks and is afraid of being identified as mentally ill. He also has problems with his abusive father and has issues with authority.

Bring this case to the next staff meeting to discuss with the team. Explaining your initial counseling plan, initial concerns, and back-up plans for this patient, including 1-3 sentence responses to all of the following:

  • a description of at least 1 type of therapy you could use to assist this client effectively
  • an explanation of how you would utilize the chosen therapy
  • a description of at least 2 benefits and 1 drawback it provides
  • how you might convince him to try therapy
  • how you plan to build a therapeutic alliance with this client Are there potential transference issues? If yes, explain what it might be and why
  • What you can do to guard yourself against potential projective identification? If yes explain what it might be and why
  • If so, give one way you might handle this
  • Do you feel that you may have potential counter-transference issues with this client? If so, name one and how you might handle this if it comes into play.

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For post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) in adult, different therapies can be adopted
since the devastating condition lead to terrifying experiences. Such a move has been facilitated
amongst war veterans as exemplified by the case due to the involvement of various traumatizing
incidences, accidents, kidnappings or natural disasters that trigger PSTD (Bisson et al., 2015).
In the therapeutic concerns, administering psychological tests is essential in assessing
strength or presence of the PSTD with the help of the PTSD symptom scaling. Such a move will
allow for the development and implementation of the anger management control mechanisms to
assist the patient. As well, the therapist can influence the veteran to identify or enlist the
traumatic events that seem to have adversely affected his life, which will provide an effective
way of dealing with the condition. The therapist should appreciate the adverse effects of PTSD
towards vocational functionality and cooperation from the client during the process of treatment
while verbalizing the symptoms so as to induce hope and positivity in the patients with regards to
the healing process. In such a consideration, the patient will be willing to express himself more
on the traumatizing events without any sign of emotional discomfort.
The therapist should build an alliance with the patient by incorporating th...

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