Assignment 2: LASA 1 – Applying Theory to a Case Study
Log in to the AUO Library. Visit the AUO Library
Video Playlist, “Argosy University PSY400 LASA 1 Case Study Clips,” by
following these steps: Launch the Online Library Click on the Find Videos button Click on Counseling and Therapy in Video Click on the playlists tab In the search playlists box type out the name “carol” (one of the names of the case studies) then click search Your results should display the “Argosy University PSY 400 LASA1 Case Study Clips” link. Select one of the four available video clips listed
in that playlist. These include the following cases: Carol, Maria,
Jeffrey, and Paul.Choose one of the following theories and use your
chosen theory and chosen video clip to complete all of the questions in
this assignment.PsychoanalyticAdlerianClient-centeredExistentialGestaltRealityWatch the video clip of a supervisor and therapist
discussing the case you have selected. The information from the video
will supplement the information in the write-up. Assess the client being described in the video and that client’s related issues using the questions provided.
Using only one case study and one counseling theory
throughout your paper, provide a detailed response to each of the
following questions. For example, if you chose Carol and
Psychoanalytic Theory, you would answer all of the following questions
about Carol using the psychoanalytic theory.
Based upon all that you know about your
client, identify and describe what in your opinion is your
client’s most significant problem? This may or may not be the
stated “Reason for referral” that is written at the start of each
profile. Give a detailed rationale for your assessment and provide
supporting evidence from the profile and/or counseling session video
clip.Identify at least two secondary problems from
the client’s profile or video that should be addressed at some
point in the counseling process. Explain your rationale in some
detail for choosing each of these with supporting evidence from
the written profile and/or the video.Using your chosen counseling theory, describe
what your theory says about the possible cause or origin of the
primary problem discussed in question 1 above. Here, you are
trying to explain the assumptions your chosen theory makes about
problems that might be seen in a counseling situation. For example
if you assessed your client’s primary problem as low self-esteem,
a psychoanalytic therapist would delve into the unconscious whereas an
Adlerian would explore family history and a reality therapist
would look at choices the person has previously made. Explain in
detail by including concepts and terms from your chosen counseling
theory to support your perspective.Explain at least three counseling techniques
or core principles from your chosen counseling theory that could
be used to address the primary and secondary problems of your
client. Explain how each of these techniques or principles would be
applied in the counseling session and the expected outcome of each.Given what you know about your client’s
situation, identify one cultural issue that is significant in the
client’s life outside of therapy or could become an issue between
the client and therapist in the therapy session. After explaining
the issue, explain two ways the therapist could sensitively
address this cultural issue with the client in a way that that avoids
stereotyping or bias. Remember to integrate your chosen theory
into the discussion.If you were to see this client on an ongoing
basis, describe the types of change or outcomes you could
realistically expect to see in your client, in light of the
primary and secondary problems mentioned earlier using your identified
approach in therapy. Be specific and show how the process of
therapy with this counseling approach would lead to the outcomes
Your paper should be double-spaced and in 12 point,
Times New Roman font with normal one-inch margins, written in APA style,
and free of typographical and grammatical errors. It should include a
title page with a running head, an abstract and a reference page. The
body of the paper should be 6 - 8 pages in length. Submit your response
to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria and Respective Point Value
Describe the client’s most significant problem from the profile/video and provide the rationale.
Describe two secondary problems from the client’s profile/video and provide the rationale.
Describe the assumptions the selected theory makes about the possible cause or origin of the primary problem.
at least three counseling techniques or core principles from the
selected theory that could be applied in the counseling session to
address the primary and secondary problems of the client and the
expected outcome of each.
one cultural issue that is significant in the client’s life outside of
therapy or could become an issue in counseling. Discuss two ways to
sensitively address the issue to avoid stereotyping or bias while
integrating the selected theory into the discussion.
the types of changes or outcomes that would be realistic to expect in
the client over a period of time, in light of the primary and secondary
problems mentioned earlier, given the counseling approach selected.
Style (4 points): Tone, Audience, Word Choice
Organization (12 points): Introduction, Transitions, Conclusion
Usage and Mechanics (12 points): Grammar, Spelling, Sentence structure
APA Elements (16 points):Attribution, Paraphrasing, Quotations
Please let me know if you have any questions.