Reality Therapy: A Case Study

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I demonstrate techniques of reality therapy in the section T11 of the transcript. I provide the client with an alternative way of thinking. In addition to, in the T40, I explain to my client that she can only change her behaviors and way of thinking, which is based on the control aspect of reality therapy. Explaining to the client about change reflects on the treatment plan because the client wants to learn how to have appropriate control in her relationship. Furthermore, other techniques I used that were congruent with my theory were in T37, I bring up the importance of relationships and how a disruption in that relationship can cause a distress in a person’s life. I emphasize on the client’s engagement and how important that milestone …show more content…
Adjustment disorder is defined as, “responding to one stress or too many. The most often cited for adults are getting married or divorced, moving, and financial problems. They develop emotional symptoms such as low mood, crying spells, complaints of feeling nervous or panicky, and other depressive or anxiety symptoms” (Morrison, 2014, p. 228). The client may fit the criteria for this diagnosis because she has currently moved to a new state for the first time away from her family. Furthermore, her relationship problems with her partner and their financial issues may be adding on to her stress and feelings of …show more content…
For example, helping the client understand that “each partner in an intact relationship has acquired from his or her family a set of antecedent patterns, traditions, and expectations for martial interaction and family life” (Goldenberg & Goldenberg 2013, p. 43). Hence, it is important that the client and her partner evaluate what they beliefs, values, and expectation in the relationship are. Perhaps each individual has a different value and expectation of what the relationship should be like; hence, helping the client develop the proper communication to discuss her expectation in the relationship may be helpful. In addition to, apart from evaluating the expectations in the relationship, social class is another important aspect to consider in the relationship of the client. “Social class differences act as primary dividers within a society…they also are influential in shaping beliefs, values, and behaviors” (Goldenberg & Goldenberg, 2013, p. 85). Hence, determining whether the couples are from different social classes is also important in helping the client determine what her expectations are compared to her partner’s

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