HSCO 509 CASE STUDY INSTRUCTIONSSelect a scenario below and discuss how you would proceed if working with this client.Scenario #1Mario is an illegal alien from Mexico. He has lived in the U.S. for five years and worked variousconstruction jobs in the South. Mario’s family stayed behind in Mexico so he struggles withloneliness and has a poor social network except for an outreach ministry at a local CatholicChurch.Mario was pulled over and charged with a DUI. He was sent to your agency for mandatorycounseling in addition to attending a drug treatment support group like Alcoholics Anonymous.You are assigned Mario’s case.Scenario #2Janet just completed her fourth divorce. She is in her early 30s. Her personal life is in chaos. Shehas children by three of her former husbands. Janet has struggled with addiction issues over theyears including alcohol and drugs. She came from a very difficult family where her parents werealcoholics and often fought with each other. Janet was sexually abused by her uncle on more thanone occasion when he lived with the family during her early teen years. Janet’s problems withdrugs and alcohol began as a teenager.Scenario #3Roger is an obese 40-year old man and suffers from other health issues like diabetes and highblood pressure. Roger reports that he lives alone and has very few friends. Roger is single andwould like to be married. However, he is afraid that women will reject his advances due to hisweight. To further complicate the issue, he reports struggling with homosexual thoughts andfeelings. Roger sought your help because he recently contemplated suicide.ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONSSelect a scenario and explain how you would proceed in counseling this client. The followingitems can serve as sections in the paper. Be sure to identify each section in the paper as aheading.1. Personal InformationDiscuss the information you want to obtain from the client in the first session. Why doyou want this information? Would one of the taxonomy models such as the one offeredby Hays or Maslow be appropriate? Be clear in identifying this information such asFamily Background or Relationship Background and explain why you would want toknow this information.2. Personal Biases and LimitationsEvery counselor needs to consider personal biases and limitations carefully. If the topic isa hot-button or you lack sufficient knowledge to be effective with the client then youwould need to refer. Identify possible problems in working with the client. Be clear inexplaining why these issues could detract from counseling. Page 1 of 2 HSCO 509 3. GoalsWhat goals would you like to achieve with the client? Why do you believe that thesegoals are important? What would you do if the client refused to accept a goal that youbelieve would be helpful? If you were allowed only one goal, what would that goal be?Why do you believe this would be the most beneficial goal?4. Theoretical ApproachDiscuss the theoretical approach or model that you believe will be most effective for theclient. Why will this model be the best model to use?5. Therapeutic TechniquesWhat counseling techniques would be appropriate (e.g., genograms, journaling)? Howmany sessions would you schedule? Would you encourage the client to seek other areasof psycho-educational assistance or resources?6. Measurement of Progress and SuccessHow do you plan to measure success? Why is this form of measurement the best methodto use with this client?7. ConclusionThe conclusion should provide a brief summary of your closing thoughts or concernsabout the future progress of the client.PAPER REQUIREMENTSThe body of the paper must be 3–5 pages.The paper must include a minimum of 3 peer-reviewed or scholarly sources published within thepast 5 years. The information borrowed from the resources should offer support for yourcomments. Use the course materials and peer-reviewed journals easily accessed through LibertyUniversity’s online library. If you have questions about the online library, contact the onlinelibrarian.Information borrowed from other resources must be cited APA style in the body of the paper inaddition to listing the source citations alphabetically on the reference page.The assignment must include a title page and an abstract page in addition to a References pagethat are current APA format compliant. Follow current APA formatting throughout the paper. Page 2 of 2
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