A Case Study on Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness1ByDr. Gary P. StewartA Case Study prepared for Introduction to Pastoral CounselingPACO 500Liberty UniversityLynchburg, VAJune 21, 2008INTRODUCTIONThis case study is loosely based on a true story of a family, which is thrown into the torment of living through the aftermath of an avoidable accident that took the lives of two of it members. As you read through the story, make mental notes on each of the primary characters: Bruce, Josh and Brody. You will be asked to provide a counseling scenario for one of these three protagonists or central characters. Your responsibility is to assign a presenting attitude or position (an attitude with which the client will enter counseling) to the client around whom you will create the Counseling Structure/Strategy in your paper. The three attitudes or positions are: Willing, Blaming and Attending.2 Once the attitude or position is established, you will work through the four sessions/phases (P1-P4)3 with the client.THE FAMILYThe Murakamis are an upper middle class family who live in a single-family home in the suburbs of a prosperous midsize city in California. Bruce and Cindy are the parents of two sons (Josh, 19 and Brody, 15) and an adopted daughter (Chelsea, 11). They are a Christian family who is active in church, known to those primarily within each member's economic and social strata, and would be considered a caring and functional family by those who know them best.