Case Study: Solution Focused Therapy

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o Elevate mood and develop healthy cognitive patterns and beliefs about self and the world that leads to alleviation of Leydi’s sense of impending doom. o Find out more about minor’s resources and strengths to access these abilities and help the minor to put them to use. o Counselor would use a scale from 1 to 10 in each session to anchor problems, measure progress and to obtain a rating from the client on where they perceive they are on the scale that day o Use Solution Focused Therapy to focus therapy on solution-building rather than problem-solving.

 Behavior: [Counselor’s observation, from mood, affect, etc:]
Leydi was appropriately dressed and displayed good hygiene. She was able to establish good eye contact. She was cooperative
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-Ten represents she is positive and happy and 1 represents she is negative and sad- to ask the minor where she was on this scale. Leidy answered that she was at # 5. Counselor asked how come is a 5? She responded that she was sad, that she cried most of the night because Jonathan (one of the youth care workers) looked mad last night and did not want to expend time with her. After talking with Leydi for a while a bout this subject I found out that Jonathan was just busy with different shores because the shelter is almost full. I tried to refocus the conversation and Leydi’s attention to the fact that he is also responsible for the care of other minors in the shelter but she insisted in saying that he was mad with her. Once again we talked about how to replace “anxious” or “worried” thinking with realistic thinking. This Counselor asked Leydi to try to see things in a clear and fair way without being overly negative. She responded that she will try but that she knew that Jonathan was mad with her because he looked very serious, then she stated that she worries too much about what others think about …show more content…
To help her focus on the positive things in her life and to perceive if any progress has been made in the past period. Leydi said that nothing was better, that she cried at night because she was really tired of being held in this shelter against her will. She also said that was “the federales” (ORR) fault. This counselor examine with Leidy how true was that statement and brought up some of her past decisions that were the reason why her stay in the shelter was extended. After discussing the idea for a while she admitted some responsibility in the matter. o Counselor used screening questions to explore for signs of depression and Leidy answers did not show any signs of

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