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The use of Roleplaying technique would encourage Geoffrey to discuss his frustrations and concerns with his parents; this would give Geoffrey confidence and ways on how to approach his parents. This would allow the student to represent themselves or others in their lives. According to Vernon (2009), drama encourages safe expressions of strong feelings, both positive and negative and allow the client to learn from externalizing situations. I would also use role-play so that the student can be engaged in social skills, being aware, creative and spontaneous. Role-play would let the student learn new skills and practice stressful situation 3
Elementary School Individual Counseling Case Conceptualization & Treatment Planwithout undue stress. I would also use relaxation techniques to calm Geoffrey he has come into the office in tears this would open the doors for expression of emotions verbally once he is calm. The first warning sign and my number one priority is the statement made by Geoffrey, “I just wish I could disappear and maybe then they would be sorry and I wouldn’t’ have to hear them fight anymore.” Geoffrey may cause harm to himself as he mentioned that he feels ignoredand feels like no one cares. Many students who feel/are neglected are the ones who cause harm to themselves. This would prompt me to begin an informal suicide assessment based on the students' perception of life. “Informal methods, on the other hand, include unstructured or non-standardized instruments that provide qualitative information about a client, consider the client’s subjective experiences, and rely on clinical judgment and experience as the basis for results, suchas clinical interviews.”( LEPPMA & JONES, 2013) The assessment would address thoughts/behaviors, intent, and plan. I would want to get to the severity of that statement. Once I have assessed if the student is at risk that would determine my next course of action. I would alsodo a formal assessment for depression. My 1stpriority is Geoffrey self-harming intent/safety in his home, then increasing support from his parents regarding his feelings and process during this new family transition and lastly angry outbursts and feelings of being numb. ASCA states A.7. c.Understand the legal and ethical liability for releasing a student who is in danger to self or others without proper and necessary support for that student.Progress would be signs of better hygiene and appearance; progression would also be lessfluctuation of emotions. I would also look for less anger outburst as reported from teachers and his parents. Native Americans tend not to verbalize their thoughts and emotions, but they do tend to convey their ideas through behavior (Capture E.T.al, 2007). In this case, observation is extremely important for me to use to track how well Geoffrey is doing with his anger 4
Elementary School Individual Counseling Case Conceptualization & Treatment Planmanagement. ASCA: A.1.c. Respect students’ values, beliefs and cultural background and do not impose the school counselor’s personal values on students or their families. A.2.a. Inform