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Assessment of Clinical Practice
Words: 2570 Length: 9 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 36257557
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Adolescent Family Counseling for Substance Use and Depression
I. Setting the Scene
1. Destination Hope provides mental health services to a broad client base, with areas of specialization including family care and substance abuse intervention. It is a multifaceted and multimodal treatment center that provides individual, family, and group therapy options. In addition to acute and residential care options, Destination Hope also offers structured outpatient and long term options for individuals and families to help prevent relapses and promote quality of life.
2. Jim is a fourteen year-old Caucasian male, whose sister died in a car accident four months prior. Losing a sister is challenging enough for any individual; for one going through puberty at the same time, the effects of emotional devastation and loss can be confusing and even traumatic. Therefore, Jim’s behaviors, his shift in social scene, and his differential identity during this time do need to be…

Solution Focused Therapy Technique
Words: 3134 Length: 10 Pages Document Type: Case Study Paper #: 52029249
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Comprehensive Case Conceptualization
Presenting Problem
Don is a 25 year old male working on his MBA while living at home with his parents. Don is sensitive about sex and sexuality as a result of his religious upbringing, from which he learned that premarital sex is wrong. This presents problems for him whenever he begins dating a girl, as, not surprisingly, sex inevitably comes up and Don does not know how to deal with it in a manner that would allow him to be firm in his religious principles while at the same time maintaining a healthy relationship. His lack of a girlfriend is upsetting for his parents because they want to see him be in a serious relationship as this would undoubtedly signify that he is maturing and ready to enter into the next phase of life. To them, Don currently seems stuck in a type of extended adolescence. Even…

References
Ballard, M. B. (2012). The family life cycle and critical transitions: Utilizing cinematherapy to facilitate understanding and increase communication. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 7(2), 141-152.
Burg, J. & Mayhall, J. (2002). Techniques and interventions of solution-focused advising. NACADA Journal, 22(2), 79-85.
Franklin, C., Biever, J., Moore, K., Clemons, D., & Scamardo, M. (2001). The effectiveness of solution-focused therapy with children in a school setting. Research on Social Work Practice, 11(4), 411-434.
Gonçalves, M. M., Ribeiro, A. P., Silva, J. R., Mendes, I., & Sousa, I. (2016). Narrative innovations predict symptom improvement: Studying innovative moments in narrative therapy of depression. Psychotherapy Research, 26(4), 425-435.
Hanline, M. F. (1991). Transitions and critical events in the family life cycle:Implications for providing support to families of children with disabilities. Psychology in the Schools, 28(1), 53-59.
Settles, B. H. (2016). Family theories: an introduction. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 8(4), 523-531.

Womens Center of Jacksonville
Words: 672 Length: 2 Pages Document Type: Research Paper Paper #: 89354885
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Crisis Centers
Women’s Center of Jacksonville
Mission
Improving women’s lives by means of sponsorship, education and guidance, besides offering Baker, Duval and Nassau county rape victims (any gender) recovery services (“The Women’s Center of Jacksonville” 2017). 
Population served
Adults with childhood molestation experiences, disabled individuals, aged persons, victims’ families, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), males, females, adolescents, children, other languages.
Services available
Individual/Group counseling, Hotline, Support Groups, Expert Education, Societal Education, Advocacy by Criminal/Legal Justice System, Victim Support Advocacy, Practical/Casework Related Aid, Hospital Accompaniment, Aiding Victims of Sex Trafficking and Adult Forensic Examination (“RAINN” 2016).
Crisis intervention techniques or theory used
This Center’s Rape Recovery unit backs and empowers sexual abuse victims via advocacy for their respect, rights, and dignity. It allows specialist collaboration and offers community education services for aiding individuals belonging to all genders in preventing or recovering from rape (“The Women’s Center of Jacksonville” 2017).
Quigley House…

References
“Betty Griffin Center” (2017). Retrieved from http://www.bettygriffinhouse.org/ on 1 November 2017
“Quigley House Home” (2015). Retrieved from http://quigleyhouse.org/ on 1 November 2017
“RAINN” (2016). Retrieved from https://centers.rainn.org/on 1 November 2017
“The Women’s Center of Jacksonville” (2017). Retrieved from http://womenscenterofjax.org/ on 1 November 2017

Depression of Sandy B
Words: 713 Length: 2 Pages Document Type: Case Study Paper #: 71501367
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One of the most common mental health conditions suffered by patients is that of depression. In this hypothetical scenario, patient Sandy B is a woman who has been given a diagnosis of major depressive disorder. Major depressive disorder affects approximately 13 to 14 million American adults on an annual basis (DeRubeis, Siegle, & Hollon 2008). As well as being personally stressful, it can have a profoundly debilitating effect on a person’s ability to be economically productive. It affects a patient’s family as well, due to the sufferer’s inability to complete the acts of daily life or to participate in social functioning. It also poses a high risk for the patient in regards to suicide.
Sandy B is a 40-year-old woman, recently divorced, and living alone. Although major depressive disorder is defined by a significant inhibition in the ability to engage in daily life functions, Sandy B reports that she is…

References
DeRubeis, R. J., Siegle, G. J., & Hollon, S. D. (2008). Cognitive therapy vs. medications for depression: Treatment outcomes and neural mechanisms. Nature Reviews. Neuroscience, 9(10), 788–796. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2748674/
Reynolds, C. & Kamphaus, R. (2013). Major Depressive Disorder 296.xx (F32.x and F33.x).
Pearson. Retrieved from: https://images.pearsonclinical.com/images/assets/basc3/basc3resources/DSM5_DiagnosticCriteria_MajorDepressiveDisorder.pdf