Working With A Five Year Old Male Who Currently Reports Struggling With Balancing His Work And Personal Life

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I. Summary of Problem
For this assignment, I choose to work with a 24 year old male who currently reports struggling with balancing both his work and personal life. As an actuarial analyst, he is required to take a series of exams throughout his professional career in order to achieve the official title of an Actuary. According to him, the exams take up a great deal of his time, and he is unable to partake in any events that he enjoys. In addition to taking these exams, he was recently married last year and feels as though he is not able to have a healthy relationship with his significant other due to his lack of time. He reported experiencing angry outburst towards his partner at home due to his inability to effectively express his emotions.
Together, the client and I made a list of his greatest concern and rated each problem from the most to the least important according to him. After making this list, we discovered that the main problems for him was an inability to regulate his emotions and effectively manage his time. In other words, the client has difficulty managing a healthy balance between his work and personal life which is resulting in increased stress and anger at home and in the workplace.
II. Goals and Objectives
Using the clients self-identified problem as a starting point, together we came up with some goals that we thought would result in the greatest amount of change. The goals decided upon are as follows:
Goal 1: Decrease angry outburst towards spouse…

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