Case Studies: Case Studying Behaviors In The Outreach Center

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As I am furthering my establishment within my internship, I begin to familiarize myself among many of the clients within my internship. Each client has his or her own different diagnoses and that were approached differently by many of the interns and clinicians. Throughout my few months within the Outreach Center there is a particular client that grasp my attention, this client would show behaviors that are different from most of the clients there. This client would have much struggle with building and sustaining relationships with peers and staff, this particular client has a high frustration level which would ultimately get out of hand to a point where the client would have to be restrained by three or four staff members. This
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The client shows strong aggressive behaviors throughout the time he is in attendance of the Outreach Center, this behavior is normally triggered when he is either being bothered by another client member or being restrained by a staff. During these two examples, this client tends to punch and kick the other client or a staff member due to his frustration level and or aggression level. This behavior are evaluated in light of simple frustration-aggression theory, that aggression is a natural emotion but its also learned from either parents, media, ,and peers. There are few options we have choose to address this behavior, is basically taking time away from the group of clients, this gives this client time to cool down. Ways that cools him down where he is in a quiet room with a clinician involved, he also enjoys taking time out to shoot the basketball outside. We also shared to him to come to us, and let us know when he is either angry or frustrated, this lets us know that he is in need of some alone time, and we reward him with alone time because instead of acting on his frustration with …show more content…
This behavior is triggered when the client felt that he is being cheated in the situation because the activity or game is not going into his favor. Through my time at the Outreach Center i have observed that this is one of the triggers that sets off his aggression and frustration. When the client feels as if he’s being wronged in a particular situation he tends to argue or find a reasoning why is meant to be in favored in this particular activity or game. This behavior can be evaluated in the light of the social comparison theory, this theory gave him the ability to compare oneself with others. So this helped in certain situations where empathy is a factor because this client tends to feel as if the world revolves around himself, this theory is effective in some situations but this client struggles with empathy and putting oneself in others shoes. This is the most effective method for this client was helpful when he doesn’t have much empathetic skill set, so as staff we strengthen these skills he lacks in which gives him a better understanding when he may get out of

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