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Case Study 1 Case Study Mildred O. Harrison Liberty University .
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Case Study 2 Abstract Janet is a mother of at least three children and has been through four divorces in her 30 years of life. She has struggled with alcohol and drug abuse for an unspecified time period as well as domestic violence and sexual abuse. Personal Information The first thing I would do is get informed consent from Janet. Informed consent is a legal procedure that will ensure that a patient, client or research participant(s) have knowledge of the risks that could possibly take place as well as the costs for the service. The client must be competent and give their consent freely for it to be considered legal. After receiving consent I would begin asking basic demographic information about Janet as well as her family. The information would include: 1. Where she lives 2. Educational background 3. Family history of addiction 4. Additional trauma that may have taken place 5. History of domestic violence for her as well as family members 6. Financial status 7. Health information including mental health for her and her family members 8. Employment (pass and present) 9. Longest length of time employed 10. Future goals and ambitions 11. Medication taken (prescribed and not prescribed) and 12. Hospitalizations (short and long term) Gathering this information will give me an understanding will give me an understanding of Janet’s life and her readiness for counseling and getting a handle on her issues. It will also give me a little background on her family life, and hopefully, give me a basic understanding
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Case Study 3 of her family life from whatever age she can remember until now. It will also give me a better understanding of her substance abuse as well as when it started and the likely trigger. Personal Biases My own personal biases that may hinder me be effective in my counseling of Janet would have to do with the children first and foremost. As a mother it would be difficult for me to empathize with her or any woman that puts anything before her children and it is clear that Janet has done just that. Another bias would be that she is a survivor of domestic violence. This bias could damage the way I would proceed in treatment because I of the possibility that I would see her as a victim and would be look at her life through that filter. Instead of me helping her to gain independence I could quite possibly hinder her progress because of the need to protect her from some hard issues in her life.
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