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USE THE CASE OF BRADY OR CHASE AND THE PREVIOUS ASSIGMENTS ON THOSE CASE FOR THIS PAPER!!! The Final Project is a descriptive narrative divided in two sections. Section One requires you to analyze a case study of a family in crisis, to include a child, an adolescent, and a set of parents. Section Two is a self-reflection of your abilities to be an effective clinician who works with children, adolescents, and families. This Final Project is a 6- to 8-page paper and will be due Day 3 of Week 11 . Include the following sections in your Final Project: Section One: Choose one of the three Case Studies focusing on a family in crisis. Each member of the family has unique issues that you must address. You must also determine the primary problems (this may include diagnostic impressions but not formal diagnoses), intervention, prevention, and education required to assist the family. In your project, do the following: Identify the client and the presenting problem or symptoms. Briefly explain if anyone else is involved and how they contribute to the problem. Explain if anyone other than the “identified client” also could be identified as a client. If so, describe who and why. Brady is a 15-year-old, Caucasian male. According to his father, Brady is irritable, impulsive, and often in trouble at school; has difficulty concentrating on work (both at home and in school); and uses foul language(The Case Of Brady).According to the social worker, Brady presented as immature and exhibited below-average intelligence and emotional functioning. He reported feelings of low self-esteem, fear of his father, and no desire to attend school( The Case Of Brady). Brady’s father Steve could also be identified as a client. Due to the dynamics of the family, they have both suffered a great loss in which makes it difficult for both Brady and his father to maintain a healthy father and son relationship. In this, Brady’s father tends to be stricter when it comes to his views and tolerance of Brady’s behaviors. He also tends to be very aggressive verbally and physically towards Bradly out of his own frustrations and anger. By his father exhibiting
this behavior, it is causing what Erickson describes as Brady feeling lost and experiencing role confusion. Briefly describe any underlying problems or potential mental health diagnoses contributing to the primary problem that should be noted as you proceed with the client. The death of a parent or sibling (family bereavement) is associated with mental health problems in approximately, 25 % of the affected children( Stikkelbroek, Bodden, Reitz, Vollebergh, & Baar 2015). In the case of Brady, the underlying problem is the passing of Brady’s mother has caused Brady to show signs of depression. According to Sallinen, Ronka, Kinnunen, & Kokko, (2007), parent–adolescent conflict has been linked to an increase of depressive symptoms from early to late adolescence.” This diminishes Bradly’s views of self-worth and his ability to succeeded academically in school. According to studies (Berg, Rostila, Saarela, & Hjern, 2014),

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