Assignment 6d: Short Term Counseling Paper #2
Client: Thomas Wimbledon
Mr. Wimbledon appeared for his first counseling session approximately 15 minutes early. He reported to his counselor that he was 29 years old, single, never married, and had never dated. He was approximately 5’11” tall, weighed 150 pounds, exercised daily, and reported that he was in excellent health. He was the only child of an evangelical pastor (62 years old) and a mother (57) who was a second grade school teacher in a Christian grade school.
As a child he was somewhat of a loner but had a small group of good friends with whom he was quite close. A month before presenting for counseling, he had experienced an automobile accident in which he suffered a concussion resulting in his physician recommending he refrain from playing any sports for a period of at least three months. Subsequent to the head injury, he experienced severe headaches, but they seem to be improving.
When the counselor asked Mr. Wimbledon what he wanted to work on in counseling, he said that while he wanted to date and eventually to get married, when he thinks about approaching a young lady, he gets very nervous, confused, perspires heavily, feels sick at his stomach, his hands start shaking, and he gets a headache. Sometimes he works up the courage to approach the young lady, but when he tries to speak he begins stuttering, stumbling over his words, and his face becomes hot and turns quite red. When that happens, he just excuses himself and walks away.
The counselor asked when the last time this happened, he Thomas said that it had happened the day before he called to make the counseling appointment. He wanted to approach a young lady he had known for several years just to go out for dinner and perhaps a movie. For several days he rehearsed what he would say to her, but when it came to ask her out, he couldn’t bring himself to do it. He felt just too anxious. Then he became angry with himself saying to himself, “I am such a loser. My life is horrible, and I am going to end up all alone. I shouldn’t be having this problem with women after all these years.”
Assume that you are the counselor and that the model you use is REBT. Focus on the content in my lectures than in the text.
Assignment: Write a paper approximately 3-4 pages in length in that incorporates the answers to the following instructions. The paper must be in APA format. Do not write in paragraphs containing short, choppy sentences or that lack transitions between paragraphs.
For the client’s anger, do the following:
Cover the following points:
The activating event for the anger (not the anxiety)
The stated inference, not hypothesized, associated with the anger
All stated, relevant beliefs, not hypothesized, causing the anger
You must be to the point and state the inference and beliefs exacting as found within the case description. DO NOT INCLUDE ANY IRRELEVANT INFORMATON.
Consider the alternative functional negative emotion to the anger, and do the following:
State the alternative functional negative emotion
State the full inference associated with the alternative emotion
List and discuss in detail all the relevant functional beliefs that are alternatives to each of the dysfunctional beliefs identified causing the anger. Name the dysfunctional beliefs and for each what the alternative functional belief would be
State the functional behavioral tendency associated with the functional negative emotion
Develop a functional/pragmatic dispute/debate for each of the dysfunctional beliefs causing the anger
I have attached a copy of another students work for you to use as a guide to complete the paper, remember it is just a guide and make sure that you answer each question Professor only likes what is being asked to be in the paper straight to the point.no unneeded info.
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