Ognitive Behavioural Therapy Assignment 2
Assignment Brief: 1000 word Report on the core Model based around a case study.
Case Study: Stan is 30. He has been working for the same firm for 15years, after leaving school. He was made redundant at the beginning of the year, at a time when his wife had just given birth to their second child. Stan has had difficulty getting a job and has been unemployed for six months. As he has had time on his hands, he has started drinking during the day. Stan and his wife have started having difficulties because of his drinking and what his wife sees as his unwillingness to take work he is over qualified for. Stan has come for counselling because his wife has given him an ultimatum; get a job or leave the family home.
Stan has not told his wife that he has been experiencing panic attacks. He has been avoiding friends who he used to spend time with regularly, because he feels ashamed about being unemployed. Recently, Stan has started to find it difficult to leave the house at all.
A month after Stan lost his job, his father died suddenly from a heart attack. As the oldest child of three, Stan made all ofthe arrangements for the funeral but was unable to pay anything towards costs because of his job loss. Stan sees this as a failing on his part.
Based upon the above case study:
(a) Produce a repoart outlining how the individuals problems and issues might be conceptualised using the core model Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
(b) Discuss the intervention strategies which might be used in applying to the core model (CBT) to working with the individual described in the case study.
(c)Critically assess the value of the core model (CBT) in terms of its strengths and weaknesses and the appropriateness of the model in working with the individual described in the case study.
(d) Demonstrate a critical awareness of the core model with other schools of counselling and how it might differ in working with the individual described in the case study.
Cognitive Thrapy in a nutshell (Auther: Michael Neenan and Windy Dryden 2006) Sage Publication Ltd, First published 2006
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for DUMMIES (Auther: Rob Wilson and Rhena Branch)