Discussion: Case Conceptualization Part III

School Counseling

CASE CONCEPTUALIZATION FORM

This Case Conceptualization Form will be used in several ways this quarter to assist you in developing and strengthening your ability to conceptualize cases. For the Discussions, it will be used in parts and will be based on a case study provided. For the Final, it will be completed in full and based on the student you worked with in your Skills Demonstration.

FOR THE WEEK 7 DISCUSSION FORUM

1. Based on the Case Study of Mateo (if enrolled in Practicum Extension, use the Case Study of Patrick) provided in the Week 7 Learning Resources.

2. Based on the Case Study, respond fully and in paragraph form to the prompts below.

3. Type your full responses in complete sentences and in the expandable cell within each section. The cell will lengthen as you type.

4. Once you have completed all sections of the form, copy and paste the entire document into the Week 7 Discussion Forum as your Main Post.

PART III

Intervention Planning

The nature of the intervention plan should coincide with the needs of the student. Additionally, treatment goals should be SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely). Using your theoretical foundation of Person-Centered Theory coupled with your preferred theoretical orientation described in Part II, respond to the following elements:

· Short-term Academic SMART goal for treatment

· Short-term Person/Social SMART goal for treatment

· Short-term Systemic/Career SMART goal for treatment

· Interventions, approaches, and techniques to work towards these goals

· Long-term Academic SMART goal for treatment

· Long-term Person/Social SMART goal for treatment

· Long-term Systemic/Career SMART goal for treatment

· Interventions, approaches, and techniques to work towards these goals

· How will you involve school personnel in supporting the student?

Your discussion of Intervention Planning should include complete-sentence, bulleted responses to each of the prompts. In response to the prompts above, begin typing here:

Ethical and Legal Considerations

Nearly all students and every situation present the possibility for ethical concerns and dilemmas. It is important to be proactive and intentional in our consideration of what those might be. Ethical challenges can arise in a number of ways, including transference/countertransference, court-ordered counseling, informed consent, boundary violations, poor self-care, limits of confidentiality, and mandated reporting, to name a few. Using the ACA Code of Ethics, reflect on your work with the student and respond to the following:

· Describe potential ethical dilemmas present or potentially present

· Identify your own barriers or challenges that may complicate the ethical dilemma

· Explain the steps you should take to be intentional and proactive in your ethical approach

Your discussion of Ethical and Legal Considerations should include 2–3 well-formed paragraphs. In response to the prompts above, begin typing here:

Social Change Implications

The end of your work with a student should not be the end of your work. Each student impacts us as we impact them. Reflect on your student and their circumstances. Consider their efforts in relation to their successes and failures. Keeping in mind all of the information you have considered for this case and all the insight you have gained, respond to the following elements:

· Address the systems and barriers the student experiences that impacted the current situation and outcomes

· If changed or removed, identify what systems and barriers could impact positively upon this individual in the future

· Discuss how your work with this student has informed your understanding of a larger social challenge or barrier

· Identify steps you could take to effect positive social change in relation to this social challenge or barrier

Your discussion of Social Change Implications should include 2–3 well-formed paragraphs. In response to the prompts above, begin typing here: