Clinical Intervention Interview

Length: 3 pages Sources: 2 Subject: Psychology Type: Interview Paper: #15233745 Related Topics: Anxiety, Ptsd, Active Listening, Root Cause Analysis
Excerpt from Interview :

Clinical Intervention: Methods and Techniques

Clinical Intervention Report

CLINICAL INTERVENTION

This research report has been prepared and designed to reveal how a clinical intervention helps in averting a traumatic situation. It is divided into two parts: the transcript and the analysis. In the transcript part, there is a five minutes dialogue going on between a therapist (Dc. X) and the client (Sarah) who is suffering through a traumatic condition. She has got a history of anxiety and is again afflicted with a severe problem which has reinforced her negativism towards life. Dc. X is trying to evaluate her problem by using some important techniques of intervention. However, in the analysis part, it is explained in detail how the therapist perceives the frame of reference of her patient with the help of intervention methods. Each method is discussed in detail to help the reader understand its importance.

Transcript

It was 10AM in the morning. After a soft knock on the clinic's door, a young petite woman with pale eyes, entered the room and quietly slipped into the chair lying next to the doctor.

"Glad to meet you. What is your good name?" Dr. X welcomed her client with a warm smile.

"Sarah." She replied in a low tone while looking down on her lap.

"Nice name! I am like your friend Sarah and I want to help you. Please feel free to discuss your problem with me." The doctor said with concern to initiate the process of intervention.

"…I got separated from my husband two months back;" Sarah replied after a long pause. While biting her lower lip, she continued, "and now I am worried about my three years old daughter."

"May I ask you why it happened?" Dc. X politely asked.

...

X asked again.

"No. My parents got divorced during my early teens. My dad lives in another city. He calls me rarely." Sarah answered. "My parents would argue all the time and it was turning me crazy. So my mom decided to get divorce and live by herself. Now I am living with my mom and daughter." She explained while swallowing hard.

"Are you working somewhere?" Dc. X asked.

"I quitted my work." Sarah explained. While biting her nails and staring blankly on the front wall she continued; "I lost the motivation for work. It was the place where I met my husband for the first time."

"Fair enough but don't you think your daughter also loves you and needs you?" Dc. X leaned forward and looked deep into her eyes.

"I can't be a good mom to her ever. I feel like a complete loser, I take drugs, I left my job, I don't like meeting people and I don't know where to move in life." Sarah explained with tears rolling down her cheeks. "Yes…. I want her to have a safe future;" after a long pause she replied; "but I don't know how..."

"Ok let me tell you how I have perceived your story. If I am wrong, please correct me. You think you have lost the faith within yourself due to the two major incidents that you faced in life. First your parent's divorce and second your own separation. Now you are excessively worried about your daughter but you don't know what to do." Dc. X summarized the whole story. Sarah nodded in agreement.

"All you need to do is to relax and don't get too much worried about future. Every problem has a solution and together we will fix your problem. I want…

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References

Ivey, A. "International interviewing and counseling." Active listening work book. (p.2). Retrieved from http://www.ok.ngb.army.mil/j1/sarc/sarc_documents/Training/NGB_UVA_SARC_Training/Handouts/Active_Listening_Workbook-Learning_To_Listen.pdf

Thomas, B.R. (2004). "Empathy in the treatment of trauma and PTSD." (p.119). Retrieved from http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=108649880


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