Counseling Adolescents Discussion Assignment
The adolescent population is often referred to as “young adults,” but in some ways, this is a misrepresentation. Adolescents are not children, but they are not yet adults either. This transition from childhood to adulthood often poses many unique challenges to working with adolescent clients, particularly in terms of disruptive behavior. In your role, you must overcome these behaviors to effectively counsel clients. For this Discussion, as you examine the Disruptive Behaviors media in this week’s Learning Resources, consider how you might assess and treat adolescent clients presenting with disruptive behavior.Counseling Adolescents Discussion Assignment
- Assess clients presenting with disruptive behavior
- Analyze therapeutic approaches for treating clients presenting with disruptive behavior
- Evaluate outcomes for clients presenting with disruptive behavior
- Review this week’s Learning Resources and reflect on the insights they provide.
- View the media, Disruptive Behaviors. Select one of the four case studies and assess the client. SEE THE ATTACHED TRANCSRIPT OF THE ANGRY ADOLESCENT WITH DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
- For guidance on assessing the client, refer to pages 137-142 of the Wheeler text in this week’s Learning Resources. SEE THE ATTACHED TEXT BOOK BY WHEELER
SEE THE ATTACHED TRANCSRIPT OF THE ANGRY ADOLESCENT WITH DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
- Post an explanation of your observations of the client in the case study you selected, including behaviors that align to the criteria in DSM-5.
- Then, explain therapeutic approaches you might use with this client,
- Including psychotropic medications if appropriate.
4 . Finally, explain expected outcomes for the client based on these therapeutic approaches. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.
Angry Adolescent Child
Child speaking: You are a horrible counselor. I hate being here and hate talking to you.Counseling Adolescents Discussion Assignment. This is worthless. You are stupid, there is no point being here because you don’t know anything about me or I never tell you anything about me.
I hear you but I don’t think you can hate counseling with me because you have never have counseling with me before and so that does not seem quite right. From what I have heard, I talk with your mum, I talked with your probation officer, and they both absolutely seem to think that you actually could use some counseling
Child Speaking: That is idiot and I think you should go back to the join maintenance to be a counselor
Counselor Speaking: But your parents are paying good money to have you come here and I think you should take it seriously.
Child Speaking: I don’t care
Counselor Speaking: Now you being disrespectful
Child Speaking: You are a horrible counselor. I hate being here and hate talking to you.Counseling Adolescents Discussion Assignment This is worthless. You are stupid, there is no point being here because you don’t know anything about me or I never tell you anything about me
Counselor Speaking: You are probably right about most of what you said there, counseling is totally weird thing, but I want you to know that you are totally in full control of what you say, I am not going to force you to do anything. Before you say anything, I just want you to let you know that you probably read a form and filled out, what you say stays and it is private and confidential, but there are exceptions to that such as danger to yourself or homicidal or a kind of abuse going on and such situations I cannot keep such information private. But I know you said you are not going to talk in any way, but I felt I should let you know that. The other thing I should let you know is that my goal in here is to help with your goals in life as long as they are legal and as long as they are healthy. We may disagree sometimes as to what is legal and healthy but I just want you to know that is really my role. I know you don’t want to talk, but I want to lightly talk about what I do know about you because we are strangers and that is the weirdest thing all about counseling. I did speak to your probation officer and your mum and both of them told me about similar things. They said you are very popular young woman in school and that you have many friends and have bubbling sparkling personality. They also said you have a lot of passion and you really feel strongly about it. They said that you get a kind of angry occasionally and that anger had get you in trouble.Counseling Adolescents Discussion Assignment Is that right or accurate?
Child Speaking: Yeah. There a lot of friends that got themselves into those things too. A lot of friends also talk about my character
Counselor Speaking: They really did; I am not lying about that. They say you are very popular and have social skills. Is that true about that?
Child Speaking: I guess so
Counselor Speaking: And then, hmm, the thing they say about your temper, also may be true
Child Speaking: Yeah: That is true, but I can take care of myself and I don’t need to talk to any stranger about it.
Counselor Speaking: That is totally fine. But what I sense from you is that you are totally independent person when you say I want to take care of it myself and that gives me an impression and that seems to be true by you. Is that it?
Child Speaking: Yes
Counselor Speaking: One of the question that made me curious is that, what are you doing now to take care of yourself?
Counseling Adolescents Discussion Assignment