The Lack Of Socialization In The Case Of Bruce Wayne's Case

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Criterion f: duration; criterion g: distress; and criterion h: exclusion The DSM-5 also mandates that these symptoms be present for at least one month. In Bruce Wayne’s case, many of the symptoms have been present for approximately 20 years. The trauma occurred when he was a small child, and all of the symptoms were still present 20 years later, much longer than the month that is required. These symptoms also caused sever impairment to his social life, because he was so busy avoiding Gotham, and constantly watching it when he returned, that he found it difficult to socialize with those whom he was once close to including, Alfred, Rachael, and the people of Gotham. This lack of socialization causes disturbance in his life, which he verbalizes …show more content…
The bedroom is an anxiety provoking stimulus for him, which we discovered when he would not enter it. However, because it is not a direct connection to the trauma, it will be the perfect place to start. The psychologist should enter the bedroom with Bruce Wayne and give him a second just to experience all of the emotions. While in that room, the psychologist should talk to him and try to change his thoughts about the room. He or she should help him to train his mind not associate the room with the overall death and feelings of blame for the death of his parents. Instead, they should get him to associate the room with the good memories that he experienced in that room as a …show more content…
In this situation, he should do the same thing as he did in the bedroom, which is allow himself to feel the emotions and then change his way of thinking so that he does not associate this place with the trauma. Once the anxiety that is caused by just sanding in the place his parents were murdered has decreased, the psychologist should then work with him to imagine the trauma while standing in that position. Because of the severity of the trauma, it may be very difficult. Therefore, they might want to start off with him imagining walking out of the theatre with his parents. After he is able to deal with those memories without experiencing anxiety, he should then imagine the robber approaching them as he and his parents walked out of the theater. Once he is comfortable with that, he could then imagine the robber pulling out the gun; one extreme way for the psychologist to aide him in this memory would be to hold and unloaded, or fake gun in front of the theater, and have Bruce Wayne imagine that it was the robber. I imagine, that this situation would be highly anxiety-provoking; therefore, the psychologist should talk him through the memory, trying to work with him on a cognitive level, to change the thoughts in his mind that leads him to blame himself. While he is imagining that situation, the psychologist could remind

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