Ase Study of George Gordon based off of Person-Centered Theory

George Gordon

A very well dressed middle-aged man, age 45, presented himself or therapy, saying a?Itas time for me to feel better.a? His previously successful dot.com business crashed in the recent recession. He had experienced business failure in the past and was now impatient to move on and start a new venture. Unable to focus his attention and energy, he was uncharacteristically spending much time reflecting on his life and caught in a swirl of confusing feelings. He brokered mergers of companies to enhance profits for stockholders, creating stockpiles of money for further investments. Though he was exonerated when the SEC investigated his firm for insider trading, he expressed bitter anger at the suggestion of legal limits to a?freea? enterprise. His is currently unemployed but is living very comfortably on money he earned prior to losing his business.
The client is divorced and has no current significant relationship or children. His descriptions of life experiences were crisp, to the point, and ended with conclusions sounding like an annual report to a board of executives. His first marriage ended because his wife, a?an asseta? early in his career, had become a a?liability.a? His mistress of 10 years understood he would not marry because, a?marriage was not a profitable enterprise.a? Then, she broke the a?contracta? by demanding they wed, and he refused.
His father was killed in World War II, and he was the only child raised by his mother who worked as a dental assistant. He and his mother resided with his grandparents. He remember one event when he was dressed in a drum major uniform with a tall pointed shiny hat, he marched with high steps around the backyard, raising his staff up and down. Several uncles followed him, laughing, beers in hand following the moving rhythm of the clientas staff and saying, he was certainly a magnificent leader. His mother came out of the house, surveyed the situation and inserted herself in line directly behind her son. She patted his shoulder from behind to indicate he should march down the driveway to the front of the house. As mother and son marched out of the backyard, she looked back and said to her brothers, a?My son will become a millionaire and leave all you bums behind.a?
Recent recurring dreams involved the client sitting on a wooden bench on a railroad platform; sitting and watching train after train go by without him moving or doing anything, just watching. The clientas symptoms entailed features of an agitated depression, irritation with others rather than typical charming interaction; lacking goals and slowed mental activity. He expected therapy would renew his energy and ability to focus his attention on new task.
*******DO NOT SUMMARIZE THE CASE. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM BASED ON PERSON-CENTERED THEORY*********

********USE THE HEADINGS*********

********ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS**********

*********NO OTHER THEORIES WILL BE USED*********
PERSON CENTERED ONLY
Background: HEADING 1 ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS
1. Presenting problem (why the person is seeking help based on Person-Centered Theory)
2. Relevant history (events in the past that the client associates with the presenting problem)
3. Interpersonal style (is the client passive or active, pleasant, abrupt, etc.)
4. Environmental factors (poverty, fame, economics)
5. Personality dynamics (what seems to motivate the clientas actions)
Diagnosis a According to Person-Centered Theory: HEADING 2 ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS
1. Briefly describe Person-Centered Theory (no more than 1 paragraph)
2. What is the client problem according to Person-Centered Theory?
3. According to Person-Centered Theory, why is the client having problems?
Plan: HEADING 3 ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS
1. What is your plan to treat the client?
2. What technique(s) would you use (you must indicate at least 1)?
3. How many sessions do you anticipate?
4. Prognosis for recover a (indicate one of the following: good, fair, poor) and why (NO ONE LINE ANSWER)
Submit a 2 a 4 page paper, doubled-spaced, 12 pt New Times Roman Font
PURDUE OWL APA FORMAT IS TO BE USED