By Richard W. Halstead
Center consumer matters are frequently tricky to figure out and should reason not easy existence styles which are immune to swap. Halstead proposes that the at the moment permitted diagnostic approach, which specialise in the buyer s proposing signs on my own, is proscribed since it doesn't deal at once with the middle matters that perpetuate the buyer s difficult existence styles. The version provided during this ebook is helping discover the beginning of those center issues, presents a method to handle them by way of deconstructing the buyer s residing tale, and demanding situations counselors to maneuver past the diagnostic boundaries of the DSM-IV-TR to raised conceptualize and deal with consumers. This framework for revealing and categorizing middle concerns will support counselors in supplying extra special healing procedures to aid consumers identify lasting, significant switch. an in depth case learn illustrating the version in motion is equipped
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Beck. In Clinical handbook of psychological disorders, D. H. , pp. 271–273). New York: Guilford Press. Reprinted with permission. 28 ■ Assessment of Client Core Issues CHAPTER 3 Assessment of Core Issues and the Nature of the Client’s Living Story ■ Conducting a good assessment requires applying a number of counseling skills in a methodical manner. If the assessment is successful, the counselor will be able to formulate a clear conceptualization of the client, the nature of the client’s problem, and the root cause of that problem.
Counselor: It sounds like that was tough for you. Samantha: You don’t even know how tough. All I ever wanted to do is measure up and meet her expectations but I never could. No matter what I did, no matter how hard I tried, no matter how successful I was, the only message I got was that I just never measured up. In this snippet of the interview between Samantha and her counselor, we begin to get a sense of where problems exist in Samantha’s relational world. ” This client’s initial report needs additional probing and exploration.
She began to use drugs in college to gain additional relief. At one point during the interview she stated, “No matter what I accomplished, I just did not feel like I was good enough. I felt like I could not measure up. I just felt so bad about myself. ” Assessment of Core Issues ■ 33 As a result of the counselor’s probing, a larger problematic picture is revealed. Samantha’s response to the problem was to use alcohol and take drugs as a means of dulling the negative feelings she held about herself.