Running head: CASE OF GEOFFREY 1Case Conceptualization and Treatment: GeoffreyLaNeisha K GaineyLiberty University OnlineSpring 2019 EDCE 661
CASE OF GEOFFREY 2Case Conceptualization and Treatment: GeoffreyGeoffrey entered into my office on April 15th, 2019 at 11:00AM highly upset and visibly angry. Geoffrey is a ten-year old Native American student in Mrs. Prekly’s fifth grade class. Geoffrey expressed that his parents have recently went through a divorce and that he often hears his parents arguing when they are in the presence of each other. Geoffrey was a self-referral and came into my office at his own free and was openly honest about the things that were bothering him. Developmentally AppropriateThe ASCA’s position on confidentiality gives the school counselor a professional responsibility to fully respect the privacy of those they counsel while adhering to all laws, policies, and ethical standards, (Schellenberg, 2012 p. 17). It would be important to communicatewith Geoffrey the importance of our student counselor confidentiality. I would begin by expressing to Geoffrey that he is in a safe place to express his emotions and any notes that I take throughout our conversation are completely confidential. I also will explain to Geoffrey that this confidentially can only be broken if he reports to me that he is in danger of being hurt by someone, thinking of hurting someone or himself. Due to the nature of Geoffrey’s behaviors he has a legal right to my services as the school’s counselor because he is in a crisis because of this I do not find obtaining parental permission necessary to service Geoffrey. It is my duty to render services to a student in crisis asthe school’s counselor and I must do my job to the best of my ability. However, I would attempt to contact Geoffrey’s parents following my session with him to inform them of what transpired.
CASE OF GEOFFREY 3Ethically SoundIt is clear to me that Geoffrey is in great distress. I begin the counseling session by first encouraging Geoffrey to take a few deep breaths to help calm him. I would then ask Geoffrey what kind of games he likes. I would then offer to play a game of “Wild Animalopoly” with him if he is interested. It is my hope that now that he is clam and relax so we can begin to work through his feelings of abonnement, loneliness, and feelings of wanting to disappear. I am also seeking to gain an understanding of his current appearance.