Select one of the four case studies presented in this week’s Learning Resources, and answer..
Select one of the four case studies presented in this week’s Learning Resources, and answer the following points as if you were a person-centered counselor. Use your Learning Resources and the notes you took on language and technique from the person-centered expressive arts therapyvideo to support your conceptualization and integrate examples from the case to support your post. Include the following: Presenting Problem Treatment Goals Identification and explanation of at least two techniques and interventions Expected Outcome
By Day 3
Post your person-centered conceptualization.
Be sure to support your main post with specific references to the Learning Resources using proper APA format and citations. Your response posts may be more conversational and less formal.
Case of Deidre Assessment of problem through Freudian theory: Presenting Problem: From a psychoanalytic perspective, Deidre appears to be experiencing anxiety as a result of unconscious conflicts originating from early childhood experiences (e.g., parents’ divorce and mom’s moods) and her later loss of her father and her abortion. Additionally, Deidre is experiencing a high level of guilt indicating the strong presence of her superego (i.e., the aspect of self that looks at the morality of choices). It could be that Deidre is experiencing unconscious psychological conflicts between her abortion and her need to feel safe with her boyfriend, Tom, and her need to remain loyal to the values she learned from her upbringing (i.e., to kill is wrong). Deidre is using some defense mechanisms—including repression, which blocks these conflicts from her awareness, avoidance, and rationalization—that help her cope with her fears of abandonment. These defenses, employed to bolster her fragile ego, might be linked to Freud’s concept of death instincts that might be related to her father’s early death and her fear of losing Tom. Primary goals: Bring Deidre’s unconscious processes into her conscious awareness to illustrate how she is blocking past experiences to help her cope with her present experiences. Interventions: Free Association Client reports immediately without censoring any feelings or thoughts Analysis of Resistance Helps the client to see that keeping secrets and using drugs are ways she copes with her anxiety These acts interfere with the ability to accept changes that could lead to a more satisfying life Rationale and expected outcomes: The goal of psychoanalysis is to bring unconscious thoughts into the conscious in order to deal with them (Johnson, 2016). Repressed feelings, experiences, and/or ideas can surface in the shape of neurotic symptoms and disorders. Therefore, a Freudian/psychoanalytic approach asks clients to integrate consciously what they are…