Identifying Client Information
The client is 21 year-old, homosexual male. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and has lived there almost all his life. The client is the eldest from three siblings. Client reported being raised by both biological parents until around age 7 when his parents got divorced. After the divorce, both, client and mother went to live to grandmother’s house. Client recalls being raised by his grandmother, as mother worked full-time. At around age 9, mother remarried again and had two other children. Client reported currently living with stepfather, mother, and siblings in a 2-bedroom apartment. He mentioned not having a good relationship with stepfather as they constantly “bump heads.” …show more content…
In comparison to his siblings, client recalls stepfather being extra critical and strict with him. Client reported stepfather using a belt on him to discipline him when he believed client would do something wrong. However, client believed this was never justified and whatever behavior he engaged did not required such discipline. Client reported the most painful part was the verbal abuse he received from stepfather due to his mannerisms. Client recalls constant criticism by stepfather for not being masculine enough for him. He recalls stepfather forcing him to play sports even when client would express he was not interested in them. Client reported stepfather calling him names such as sissy and faggot in front of family and friends. Client mentioned this had a negative impact on his self-esteem as he reached a point in which he was afraid of being himself due to the constant …show more content…
Behavior: Client has poor eye contact, always sits with his legs on top of a chair and hunches down.
Cooperation: For the most part, client cooperates during session, although it takes him awhile to warm up. The only times he has been resistant is when we have tried exploring his childhood.
Speech and Language: Client speaks at an average/normal rate. Client is very intellectual and expresses himself very well.
Mood: Client’s mood is for the most part anxious, fearful, and negative.
Orientation: Client appears well oriented to person, place, time, and situation.
Intellectual Functioning: Client appears to be above average in intelligence. He is able to express himself very well and is able to understand complex concepts.
Cognitive Functioning-Judgment: Client appears to have average judgment. Despite feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed at time, and self-defeated attitudes, he is able to maintain his part-time job, attend school full-time, and interact with people when he has