Cassandra Liu is a 16-year old high school student, currently attending Briar Ridge Secondary School. Approximately six months ago, Cassandra began having difficulties in school attendance. She would experience numerous somatic complaints like dizziness, nausea and abdominal pains that would prevent her from going to class. Eventually her parents took her to the family doctor who made a referral to the Youth and Child Services, after medical tests proved inconclusive in explaining her somatic symptoms. At our clinic, a counsellor interviewed Cassandra and her mother in order to assess her needs. A child psychologist was also scheduled to determine if Cassandra met any diagnostic criteria.
Cassandra arrived with her mother for her first appointment at the clinic, neatly dressed and well groomed. Her mother appeared stern and eager as she began describing her concerns regarding her daughter. Cassandra’s symptoms had caused her to miss enough school to impact on her academic performance, and her parents were beginning to worry that this may have a longterm affect on her academic future. Throughout the interview, Cassandra remained quiet and reserved, allowing her mother to do much of the talking. When the therapist tried to directly engage Cassandra, she appeared timid and nervous and seemed to struggle to find responses to the therapist’s questions. Often, Cassandra’s mother would become impatient and interrupt, which caused Cassandra to further withdraw.
It was understood by Cassandra’s mother that her medical tests had turned up negative in regards to her reported physical symptoms. Cassandra’s mother expressed that she was frustrated that their family doctor had found nothing, and that she suspected Cassandra was faking her symptoms to gain attention and rebel against her parents. Cassandra seemed upset by her mother’s accusation, but did not make an attempt to protest. Cassandra’s mother pointed out that she was wasting valuable vacation days to accommodate Cassandra, and that she felt irritated at what she perceived was Cassandra acting out.
When it came time to see the Child Psychologist, Cassandra’s mother was instructed to wait in the waiting room. Cassandra seemed apprehensive about the separation, but did not appear too concerned. The interview session began with Cassandra’s interpretation of her symptoms. Cassandra explained that for as long as she could remember, she would get mild stomach cramps in the morning, before going to school. However, the cramps would eventually subside by the time she arrived in class. Nonetheless, there were times where the stomach pains would get so intense, to the point where she felt too ill to leave the house. Although these episodes did not occur too frequently, Cassandra felt bothered by them because they would cause her to stay home from school. At the start of the school year, Cassandra recalled an incident in class where she suddenly felt very dizzy and lightheaded like she was going to pass out. An intense nausea washed over Cassandra, and she was terrified that she would be sick in front of her classmates. However, when she got up to run to the bathroom she momentarily blacked out and fell to the floor. Cassandra remembers feeling like she couldn’t breathe and that her heart pounded so hard she thought she was going to die. A few moments later, Cassandra’s vision returned and the nausea passed. Cassandra was taken to the school nurse, where she waited for her mother to pick her up. Although she was shaken, by the time Cassandra’s mother arrived at the school Cassandra felt okay again. Cassandra saw the doctor the following day, but they could not find a reason or cause for her illness. This incident profoundly frightened Cassandra, and she admits that she is very worried it will occur again.
In order to avoid another incident, Cassandra has become hypervigilant in...
Richmont Graduate University
Dr. William F. Doverspike
A. Client History
Jane Doe (client) is a 48 year old single (currently not dating anyone) Caucasian female. She is employed at a museum where she sorts, identifies, and classifies fossils. She is being referred to Richmont Counseling Center by her employer to seek counseling (“to get my act together”) for reasons due to lack of performance at her current employment after discovery of several weeks of backlog of work.
2. Personal, Family, and Social History
The client reported that she was born and raised in Maryland as an only child by a dad who was a traveling salesman and a “stay at home” mom. She stated that her childhood was “ok” and “not a problem”, except that her parents wanted her to be more involved with friends and extracurricular activities. She stated that her childhood preference was to participate in more solitary activities such as reading, studying, hiking in the woods, and searching for arrowhead and fossils. She expressed that she has never had any friends or social relationships. No sexual history was acknowledged except that she is not sexually active.
The client recalled her childhood experience of spending some time with her grandparents, which included looking for fossils with her grandfather.
Her parents were married until her...
...A CaseStudy Paper
(Keith’s Diagnosis and Treatment Plan)
Jeff Dunn of Alvernia University
In Partial Fulfillment of the
Requirements for the Degree
Bachelor of Arts
Illya N. Johnson
April 28, 2011
This casestudy is base on a real person, but the name is fictitious to protect their privacy and to comply with the HIPPAA laws (health insurance portability and accountability act). My subject is Keith a 15 year old African –American male, in the 10th grade at Overbrook High School lives with his Mother, Rachel, A certified nurse’s assistant and sister, Patricia age 10. Father, Harold returned to the family after a brief separation.
Statement of the Problem
Keith has experienced an increasing fear of social situations for the past two years. It has been reported that Keith has always been a shy child. Who has been unable to participate in peer activities. Keith’s younger sister is his only companion. His mother, the only financial support of the family is constantly working. Keith was raised by different people. When Keith was younger he cried a lot at...
In this case we get an entire scenario about how the Japan deflation set in, what were the effects of the deflation on the economy as well as on the people of Japan. It also mentions about the various reasons because of which Japan was in such a tight grip of Deflation, Depression, Demographics and Debts Guides us through the steps taken by the government in order to curb this deflation. Imparts a great knowledge to us about the various economic terms like deflation, self-liquidating credit, Non-Self Liquidating Credit and how the people and economy of a country is affected by these.
Free markets economies are subject to cycles. Economic cycles consist of fluctuating periods of economic expansion and contraction as measured by a nation's gross domestic product (GDP). The length of economic cycles (periods of expansion vs. contraction) can vary greatly. The traditional measure of an economic recession is two or more consecutive quarters of falling gross domestic product. There are also economic depressions, which are extended periods of economic contraction such as the Great Depression of the 1930s.
From 1991 through 2001, Japan experienced a period of economic stagnation and price deflation known as "Japan's Lost Decade." While the Japanese economy outgrew this period, it did so at a pace that was much slower than other industrialized nations. During this period, the Japanese economy suffered from both a credit crunch and a liquidity trap....
Mary Roberts had been with the company three years when she was promoted to manager of the tax department which was part of the controller’s division.Within four months she became a supervisor of ten staff accountants to fill a vacancy.Her superior believed her to be most qualified individual to fill the position.
Many senior employees resent her that she so young to fill the position and what made them more upsets was the fact tax managers did not discuss the promotion.
1.What can Mary Roberts do about the resentful senior employees?
Mary should tackle this head on she should be direct and assertive about her expectation and when people are crossing the line that means she need to be clear with people when their behavior doesn’t meet her standards and she need to be willing To set and enforce consequence if it doesn’t change
2. Can higher management do anything to help Roberts make the transitions to greater responsibility?
Yes, because they are the one who put her in that position of course they will help Mary interms of guiding it `.
3. Will her lack of technical knowledge hinder Mary’s managerial effectiveness?
No, because lacking on some aspects on technical knowledge cant bankrupt or destroy a company as long she have a guts to face and accepts failures
4. Should Mary’s superior have discussed the promotion with the senior employees before announcing it?
No, because its not their obligation...
...February of 1999. In the past four months, the NC design had developed
sustainability. The Bostrom alliance agreement for the truck market had been concluded. The
question about Elio's strategy for the entry into automobile still remained. Should Elio's joint
venture with Bostrom? Should it partner with a tier-one or a tier-two automotive supplier?
Was Elio's technology strategy aligned with the requirements for a successful entry into the
automotive market? Paul and Hari realized that they needed answers to these questions in
the coming days.
This casestudy discusses the start-up, origins and strategic options facing an innovative set up
and start up in automotive market and in the seat design. With the domination of the
incumbent large suppliers serving the top 3 leading tier-one automakers of U.S.,
Engineering faces several challenges as it seeks to introduce its new seating technology to the
market. The case can serve as vehicle to discuss important themes such as technology and
business strategy, invention and innovation, bringing technology to market and profiting from
Elio's should make a joint venture with Bostrom. Elio's has made a seat design naming "No
Compromise" with progress on cost, weight and performance compared to the conventional
design and also the existing all-belt-to-seat (ABTS). After many functional prototypes and
computer aided structural analysis, a perfect design...
March 8, 2012
This study will provide an understanding of a child’s physical, cognitive, and social development. Early childhood is a time of remarkable physical, cognitive, social, as well as emotional development. Infants enter the world with a limited range of skills and abilities. Watching a child develop new motor, cognitive, language and social skills is a source of wonders for parents and caregivers. The study of human development is a rich and varied subject. We all have personal experience with development, but it is sometimes difficult to understand exactly how and why people grow, learn, and change. What happens or doesn’t happen to children in the earliest years of their lives is of critical importance, both to their immediate well-being and to their future. If you received the best start in your earliest years of life, you are more likely to have grown healthy, developed language and learning capacities, or gone to school and led a productive, rewarding life. Let’s take a closer look at early childhood development including the well-being of potential influences around the child.
Five year old Madison, a cheerful and clever girl, is one of the most active children I have ever met. She is a member of gymnastics, dancing, and little league softball team. Weighing about thirty five pounds and very lean, she has the energy times three of one...
...For each case, include the following:
An analysis of the situation and possible causes for the subject’s behavior
A preliminary diagnosis of the subject’s disorder using the symptoms he or she displays
The set of therapies you suggest for helping the subject deal with his or her symptoms
CaseStudy Number One: Karen
Karen is a 30-year-old single woman. She was referred to a psychiatrist after six visits to her primary care physician complaining of headaches, body aches, sharp pains above her left ear, and a ringing in both ears. She was convinced she had a brain tumor, but a CAT scan revealed no physiological cause.
During the interview, Karen mentions that she doesn’t like being in a hospital “because being in a hospital puts you at risk for so many other diseases.” When pressed, she mentions swine flu, avian flu, and AIDS. Karen does not use illegal substances or alcohol. She carries hand sanitizer and discreetly spritzes it on her hands about every ten minutes or so. Part way through the interview, Karen put on sunglasses “to block the fluorescent rays” from the overhead lamps.
Family History: Father died three years ago of cancer. Mother is still alive. Grandmother committed suicide at 31 when mother was eight. Grandfather is still alive, with history of alcoholism.
ASSIGNMENT 5.2: CASESTUDIES
Karen has frequently sought medical assistance for a...
Student ID: L25837755
Liberty University Online
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate Scenario #3 casestudy that describes the client as a 40 year old male by the name of Roger. Roger entered treatment for several different issues including suicidal ideation, loneliness, depression homosexual thoughts, and self-image issues. Roger also has health issues due to his battle with obesity which has contributed to developing diabetes and high blood pressure. The client needs a clear treatment plan to establish goals of treatment. In order to provide a comprehensive treatment plan, the counselor must explore the client’s background, client’s overarching goals for treatment, theoretical approach, building a therapeutic process and examining their own biases for treating the client. This paper will explore the importance and the process for each of these areas in order to develop an appropriate treatment plan for this client.
Gathering personal information is vital in a counseling environment. In order to have a clear picture of the issues the client has and the course of action to take, the therapist needs an understanding of the client and family of origin. The gathering of personal information begins to lay the foundation for therapist to determine if there are any issues that may...