North Central University Week 2 Vargas Family Case Study

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Review the Vargas Family Case Study located in the class resources. Write a 750-1,000-word paper in which you analyze how counselors apply psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral theories to analyze the presenting problem(s) and choose appropriate interventions.

Be sure to answer the following questions in your paper: 

What are the two main presenting problems for the Vargas family? (a) How are the problems maintained? (b) How from the psychoanalytic perspective? (c) How from the cognitive-behavioral perspective?

What interventions would you plan to use in your next session? (a) From the psychoanalytic perspective (identify and describe your plan for one intervention) (b) From the cognitive-behavioral perspective (identify and describe your plan for one intervention) 

  • What is the role of the counselor in the change process? (a) Include the role from the psychoanalytic perspective (b) Include the role from the cognitive-behavioral perspective

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Vargas Family Case Study: Second Session –Outline
I.

Introduction
A. Abnormal behavior is attributed to both biological and environmental factors.

II.

Presenting Problems for the Vargas family
A. How the Problem is maintained
a) The Vargas family presents with a family pattern characterized by the problem
talk.
b) The problems in the Vargas family are maintained by positive reinforcement.
B. Psychoanalytic Perspective
a) From the psychoanalytic perspective, the problems in the Vargas family are
maintained by behaviors from the past.
C. Cognitive Perspective
a) From the cognitive perspective, the family member's cognition maintains the
behavior.

III.

Intervention
A. Psychoanalytic Perspective
a) Psychoanalysis therapy aims to enable the client to release repressed emotions
and past experiences.
B. Cognitive Perspective
a) Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) offers a suitable approach to address
Frankie's behaviors.

IV.

Roles of the Counselor in the Change Process

A. Counselors are agents of change and mandate to help the client undergo the
treatment process effectively.
V.

Conclusion
A. The Vargas family patterns result in major problems resulting in a dysfunctional
family.


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Vargas Family Case Study: Second Session

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Vargas Family Case Study: Second Session
Introduction
Abnormal behavior is attributed to both biological and environmental factors. Past
unresolved trauma and experience during childhood can also trigger reactions resulting in
abnormal behaviors. Besides, the parenting styles also influence the climate at home and can also
influence the health of the children's in the long run. Based on this premise, this paper intends to
evaluate the Vargas family dynamic from both t...


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