Learning Goal: I’m working on a philosophy exercise and need support to help me
Learning Goal: I'm working on a philosophy exercise and need support to help me learn.Section 1) For this week, you will review the case studies and choose one case for use in your Final Project. School Counselors should selection either Case Study #1 or Case Study #2. As you consider your selected case study, you will identify one mental health concern and choose a counseling intervention or interventions to investigate for possible use with your client or student.Also, you will establish a research question related to your case study and selected proposed intervention and then you will conduct a preliminary search of the literature. For your Final Project, you will identify current professional counseling literature related to the selected intervention, analyze the literature, and then apply the findings to the case study. Case Study 1 Chloe, an 8-year-old African American female, has been brought to counseling by her foster mother. Cloe was removed from her biological mother’s home after reports of physical and sexual abuse were substantiated by an investigation by the Department of Human Services. Law enforcement became involved after reports that Chloe's biological mother was allowing adult men to sexually abuse Chloe for drugs. Initial concerns of this behavior started when Chloe was just 5 years old. It was only recently that these concerns were able to be substantiated, resulting in Chloe's placement into foster care and the parental rights of her biological mother terminated. Chloe currently lives in foster care and is available for adoption. Her foster mother indicates that she tends to withdraw from interpersonal interaction with adults. Chloe is a highly sensitive child and cries easily. The foster mother, Elaine, has noticed that Chloe is demonstrating distress anytime she is separated from her foster parents. When Chloe is dropped off at school, daycare, or swimming lessons, she is tearful and chews her fingernails until they bleed. Her teachers indicate that the distress tends to resolve within about 30 minutes, but Chloe often isolates herself and will not participate in any learning or social activities until after this time passes. As a result, Chloe’s teachers are concerned because she is falling behind in her schoolwork and she has difficulty socializing with her peers.Her teachers are worried about Chloe’s academic achievement as well as her social and emotional development. School Counselors:Chloe’s teachers have reached out to you for interventions to help Chloe become successful in school. Case Study 2 Jim is a 14-year-old Caucasian male whose parents have requested services. Jim’s sister, Helen, died suddenly 5 months ago in a car accident. Since then, Jim’s behavior has changed and his parents are worried about him. His parents assumed that he was exhibiting these behaviors as a result of shock and grief.However, Jim’s behaviors have escalated and his mother discovered several empty beer bottles and empty compressed air cans hidden in his bedroom.Jim’s parents believe he is drinking alcohol and huffing, and this has prompted them to bring Jim to see a counselor. Jim claims that he has only tried drinking or huffing on a couple of occasions, and that he does not have a problem. Prior to Helen’s death, Jim was on the A-B Honor Roll at school.During the past couple of months, his grades have started slipping and his academic achievement is being impacted.During the last month, he has been hanging out with new “friends” who his dad describes as “goth”.He no longer spends time with his childhood friends and recently was caught skipping class and received in school suspension. Jim’s teachers are worried about his academic achievement and his social and emotional development.Jim’s teachers indicate that he has become more introverted in his behavior in recent weeks and no longer engages in classroom discussions and is somewhat uncooperative during group activities. Jim has always been cooperative at home so his parents are worried about changes in his attitude.He is not verbally disrespectful to his parents at this time, though he has become more secretive putting passwords on his phone and locking his bedroom door. When his parents ask him to unlock the door or remove the password, he does so, but only temporarily. Jim’s father is in recovery for alcoholism and is very fearful that Jim will develop an addiction to substances. Jim’s mother is adamant that this is just a “stage” and that Jim is just “being a teenager.” Jim’s parents do not talk about his sister’s death which has left Jim to find his own way of coping with his grief. Mom is an enabler who ignores Helen’s death and Dad goes to AA meetings to get support in maintaining his 7 years of sobriety, leaving all members of the family to hurt in isolation. School Counselors:Jim’s teachers have reached out to you for interventions to help Jim become successful in school. Section 2 Share a learning experience from your Intensive "Practicum work" as a counselor and explain the next steps you plan to take to continue to grow your skills. What have you learned concerning your personal theoretical approach to counseling? Include any new theoretical concepts or techniques that you learned. How were you challenged culturally during your Intensive Experience? Requirements: 3 pages   |   .doc file

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