For this Discussion, you will make your first effort to review a peer-reviewed, scholarly article and consider how the information can help you shape the course of treatment for an identified client.
- Review a case study for this Discussion based on your counseling specialization You will have the option to use the same case study for your final project or choose a different one.
- Choose one client in the case study and one mental health issue that you would address in counseling.
- Choose one intervention you are interested in learning more about to work with the issues you identified in the case study you selected.
- Review the Learning Resources related to research and how to search the Walden Library for specific information related to your topic.
- Search the Walden Library and select one article specific to intervention for your case study. Note: You will use this article to create a citation in your post as well as a reference for the article.
Case Study 1
Chloe, an 8-year-old African American female, has been brought to counseling by her foster mother. Cloe was removed from her biological mother’s home after reports of physical and sexual abuse were substantiated by an investigation by the Department of Human Services. Law enforcement became involved after reports that Chloe’s biological mother was allowing adult men to sexually abuse Chloe for drugs. Initial concerns of this behavior started when Chloe was just 5 years old. It was only recently that these concerns were able to be substantiated, resulting in Chloe’s placement into foster care and the parental rights of her biological mother terminated.
Chloe currently lives in foster care and is available for adoption. Her foster mother indicates that she tends to withdraw from interpersonal interaction with adults. Chloe is a highly sensitive child and cries easily. The foster mother, Elaine, has noticed that Chloe is demonstrating distress anytime she is separated from her foster parents.
When Chloe is dropped off at school, daycare, or swimming lessons, she is tearful and chews her fingernails until they bleed. Her teachers indicate that the distress tends to resolve within about 30 minutes, but Chloe often isolates herself and will not participate in any learning or social activities until after this time passes. As a result, Chloe’s teachers are concerned because she is falling behind in her schoolwork and she has difficulty socializing with her peers. Her teachers are worried about Chloe’s academic achievement as well as her social and emotional development.
School Counselors: Chloe’s teachers have reached out to you for interventions to help Chloe become successful in school.
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