Treatment Plan.docx - Running Head TREATMENT PLAN 1 Elementary School Individual Counseling Case Conceptualization and Treatment Plan Liberty University

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Running Head: TREATMENT PLAN 1 Elementary School Individual Counseling Case Conceptualization and Treatment Plan Liberty University
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TREATMENT PLAN Elementary School Individual Counseling Case Conceptualization and Treatment Plan Component #1: Case Conceptualization & Appraisal Student identifies Geoffrey’s ethnicity. Geoffrey is a 13-year-old Hispanic male. Counselor fully identifies limits of confidentiality in this first session with Geoffrey and correctly determines need for parental permission for this first session. According to the ASCA National Model (2012), it is imperative that the counselor review, or discuss, the requirements for confidentiality with Geoffrey. In discussing the confidentiality, I would first explain to Geoffrey this means. I will explain that I will not share what is said in the session with the exception of the following reasons: In accordance with Item A.2. it explains that in cases where there is danger to one-self or others, Professional School Counselors are to inform parents/guardians and/or appropriate authorities when a student presents a danger to self or others. This is important to be done after careful deliberation and consultation with other counseling professionals (Erford, 2019). Based on observable behaviors, three appropriate counseling goals are established. Student correctly identifies priority goal for ensuring Geoffrey is safe. Geoffrey came in and expressed his feelings of anger towards his parents recent divorce, and the observations of him clenching his hands and slumped over shows the anger that he is feeling. His appearance with dirty clothes and unkempt hair also shows a concern of not taking care of himself, or could possibly even show neglect from his parents. A third concern is his feelings of isolation and wanting to even quit school can show to be concerning as well. With all of these observations stemming from his feelings toward his parents recent divorce, I feel one goal that may be appropriate is to focus on his feelings of grief. Often times we see grief only applicable to those who have lost a 2
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TREATMENT PLAN loved one through death, however, there has been extensive research to show that grief is evident in children and adolescents that have experienced divorce among their parents. Many things that children of divorce experience include internalizing their problems, such as their sadness, their fears and their grief. The external problems that affect children of divorce include aggression, their educational achievement is often lower, and they have a higher rate of absenteeism in school. Another reported factor that comes with divorce is that it greatly impacts the relationships between the parent and child, which is assumed to be a result of the fact that the parents tend to be at opposite ends of agreement (Hopper, 1997).
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