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Angela Hamilton RE: Discussion 1 - Week 4-Angela Hamilton CollapsePostHello Dr. Carballeira and class,In the case of Brady- Brady is a 15 year-old Caucasian male who resides with his father, Steve. Brady has been reported as acting out at home and as well as at school. Brady has been exhibiting behaviors of impulsiveness, irritability and using foul language at school. Brady and his father Steve lost their wife/mother three years ago. However, Brady’s father Steve denies any indications of Brady’s acting out is related to the death of Brady’s mother three years earlier. Brady has been described as being immature, have demonstrated below-average intelligence, and emotional functioning. The clinical social worker described Steve as being nervous, guarded, feelings of being overwhelmed in caring for Brady. (Plummer, Makris & Brocksen, 2014b).In the Case of Brady- Brady in my opinion expressed no attachment theory was associated with Brady or that Brady identified with. However, Brady demonstrated a fear of his father Steve, and getting in troubleas he expressed to the clinical social worker. Brady displayed acting out at home and having altercations with his father Steve, and using foul language at school. This acting out was more than likely related to the unresolved grief that he was not able to display properly in the death of his mother. Brady’s father also displayed some unresolved concerns after the death of his wife, Steve’s mother. Brady expressed hisfather Steve being mean and angry with Brady and mistreating him by calling him hurtful names, which Brady, expressed to the social worker as making him feel not good about himself. Brady, did feel confrontable enough to disclose his feelings of discontentment towards his father, Steve and how his father treated him after the death of his mother.PUBLISHED5051044e-cc77-4false
The social worker used structural family therapy in the form of a genogram. This was to address the concerns of grief in the age appropriate development of Steve. Steve and his father was given resources in order to address the anger issues that was displayed by Brady’s father Steve. (Plummer, Makris & Brocksen, 2014b).References:Plummer, S.B., & Brocksen, S.M. (Eds.). 2014b). Social work case studies: Concentration year. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].