CASE STUDY: JONES FAMILY
Mrs. Jones is a 38-year-old white female who was brought to the treatment center by her husband. Her husband of 12 years said his wife has become lazy and doesn't take care of the house or the children like she used to. They have 3 young children all under the age of 10. Mrs. Jones is a stay at home mother but prior to the birth of the children she worked as a legal secretary. She appeared unkempt in her appearance and spoke in a flat affect.
Mrs. Jones, say she has been drinking about 3glasses of vodka daily for the past year. She is also taking Ambien for insomnia. She does admit feeling fatigue during the day and yet unable to fall asleep at night. She says that coping with the 3 children is very stressful to her and wishes her husband would help her out.
She reports her sex life is virtually non-existent which has caused marital problems with her husband. She feels she does the best she can with the children but her husband is unhappy with her parenting.
She feels alone, isolated and bored most of the time. Aside from her sleeping issue and lack of sex drive she has no significant medical problems.
In the summary give a short synopsis of the assessment. Then give your clinical impressions of this case, i.e., what type of treatment modality should she be referred to (outpatient, inpatient, self-help meetings, etc.), any other areas that should be addressed in treatment (e.g., trauma, eating disorder, abuse, domestic violence, psychiatric issues, etc.) give any concerns you may have about her and explain why.
CASE STUDY: SHARON
Sharon is a 28-year-old white female who was referred to her company's employee assistance program by her immediate supervisor. She reports consuming 3-4 glasses of wine daily and sometimes more on the weekends. She has had 2 prior outpatient treatments for her alcohol problem. She says she has attended A.A. in the past but feels uncomfortable in that venue.
She says she has difficulty communicating with her male supervisor. Sharon states the stress level is so high that she occasionally drinks during her lunch break. She works in a law firm as a paralegal. She is single, no children and lives alone. She says she is not involved in any stable relationship now.
Sharon also reports being sexually abused by her uncle from ages 8 to 14. When describing her abuse, she does in a flat affect but when talking about her supervisor her tone becomes filled with tension and anxiety.
She states her supervisor reminds her of her uncle. Sharon says she does not want to discuss her childhood trauma anymore during the assessment. She reports recent recurring nightmares of her uncle abusing her.
She denies any legal history, mental health issues and no significant medical problems. She says her parents are decease and she is the only child.
In the summary, give a short synopsis of the assessment. Thengive your clinical impression of this case, i.e., what type of treatment modality should she be referred to (outpatient, inpatient, AA, etc.), any other areas that should be addressed in treatment (e.g., trauma, eating disorder, abuse, domestic violence, mental health, etc.), give any concerns you may have about her and explain why.
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.