Essay on Case Analysis
Cognitive –Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a therapeutic psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behavior patterns or treat mood disorders such as anxiety (psychology.com). CBT focuses on replacing negative thoughts with healthy, positive thinking, which in turns leads to improved moods, self-concept, behavior, and physical well-being. Research shows that CBT is an effective treatment for children and adolescence with anxiety disorders, and can be just as effective, if not more effective than medicinal treatments and other therapies.
INTRODUCTION (.5-1 page) A great number of today’s youth are …show more content…
DESCRIPTION OF TARGET CLIENTS (.5 page) C is a seventeen year-old female who attends a vocational high school in eastern Massachusetts. She is a Caucasian female, and will be graduating from school this June. She comes from a single parent (mother), lower-middle class household and her father is not an active participant in her life. Contact with the father is sporadic. C’s mother provided written informed consent of the CBT sessions and action plan. C is somewhat social, but maintains a small, close circle of friends. She is not on any type of medication for her generalized anxiety disorder or for any other type of physical or mental ailment. She was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder one year ago. She will be working with me, in collaboration with her mother and school professionals until the end of the school year; once a week for 45 minutes per session (or length of class period).
DESCRIPTION OF BEH/COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION (2-3 pages) During our first session there will be an