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Attachment theory defines Mr. Levy’s presenting problem (wife has threatened to leave due to his drinking and the way it affects his actions) as an insecure attachment in social relationships (Blakely & Dziadosz, 2015). Attachment theory explains that the cause of Mr. Levy’s presenting problem is the coping mechanism of drinking in order to help him “feel better”and avoid social interactions.Assessment Questions Guided by Attachment TheoryTwo assessment questions that are guided by attachment theory to ask Mr. Levy, in order to understand how the stress or distress is affecting him are, 1) ‘How would you describe your past relationship with your parents and current relationships with your wife and children?’ and 2)‘Do you feel that your drinking is a problem? Why or Why not?’.
SOCW 6060 – Social Work Theory & Practice Week 3: Case Write-UpTwo Interventions to Address the Problem One intervention strategy to address Mr. Levy’s problem includes continued counseling to identify his insecure attachment style, by having him talk about his past family relationship experiences, in order to help transform to a more secure attachment style. Another intervention strategy, includes family counseling or prescribed family time, in order to help with current social relationships with family members.