COUN 5239 Unit 3 Discussion 1.docx - If you were going to apply either existential theory or Gestalt theory to the case you developed earlier in the

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If you were going to apply either existential theory or Gestalt theory to the case you developed earlier in the course, which one would you choose? As a mental health counselor, I would apply the existential theory to the case study I created in Unit 2. To better understand this decision, the following information is a brief synopsis of the case study.My client, Bobby, is recovering from a substance abuse disorder. He recently suffered a major impact to his finances when his full-time job was reduced to part time hours. Having a family to provide for and no other job experience or skills he finds himself feeling lost, unworthy, and back using drugs. The client’s marriage is negatively affected, and he is worried that he will end up divorced again, loose his children again, and not be able to stop doing drugs this time. During his childhood he remembers feeling as though he was never good enough for his parents, teachers, or friends. He states they made him feel like he would be a failure no matter what he did. He feels like he has lived up to these negative expectations andis questioning the point of life. The client suffered two traumatic events during his
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