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Asking questions regarding social support such as “Who do you feel supports you?” “What does the relationship with your friends look like?” Those types of questions to gauge how much social support and interaction is available to Mr. Boyle will also help in developing treatment. Lastly, finding out how Mr. Boyle feels about spiritual issues and where he stands in his beliefs in God will play a vital role in how to direct him.
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CASE STUDY -3 6 Pretending the answers to all these questions have been answered and information gathered, I recommend the following steps to treatment using a collaborative approach with Mr. Boyle. Mr. Boyle will enroll in a local AA meeting or support group and/or a psychoeducational group in order to gain support, education and awareness of how alcohol affects the brain, organs, and how alcohol actually compounds stress. Within this group, Mr. Boyle will gain new tools and coping skills to handle stressful situations. Next, Mr. Boyle will begin Cognitive Behavior Therapy to begin redefining his belief system to compare his thoughts to realities based in the word of God (Kellett & Hardy, 2014). Personality disorders are strongly connected to adverse childhoods, maltreatment and abuse (Kring, Johnson, Davis & Neale, 2016). Mr. Boyle will explore past traumas and situations wherein he may have begun to develop a lack of trust and reframe those experiences to align with truths to attempt healing old wounds and positioning himself to receive the grace of God. Also, within these sessions, Mr. Boyle will successfully learn to identify suspicious thoughts that are unfounded, reformulate his thoughts and as a result, alter his behavior to be more appropriate and accepting of his social environment. In addition to AA meetings, and CBT, Mr. Boyle will begin to attend church regularly and spend some time thinking of how he can be of service to others within his church. Mr. Boyle feels confident of his ability to spot cons, therefore, maybe his job in the church could be to use those same talents to identify people in need of spiritual help. References Campbell, W. and Rohrbaugh, R. (2006). The Biopsychosocial formulation manual: a guide for
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CASE STUDY -3 7 mental health professionals . Taylor & Francis Group, New York, NY. Kellet, S. and Hardy, G. (2014). Treatment of paranoid personality disorder with cognitive analytic therapy: a mixed methods single case design. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy , 21: 452-464. Kring, A., Johnson, S., Davison, G., and Neale, J. (2016). Abnormal psychology: the science and treatment of psychological disorders. Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, N.J.
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