Psychology Case Study

Case Scenario I – Juan

All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and must be written at graduate level English. Remember to cite your work in APA format.

Your assignment should be 8 pages total plus a title and reference page.
Watch these 2 Videos:
Ethical and Multicultural Considerations using Nondirective Listening Skills – Video 4.6 (p.142)
Ethical and Multicultural Considerations When Using Directive Listening Skills – Video 5.3 (p. 175)

Juan is a 15-year-old Latino. Both parents are present. His younger brothers and sister are not present in this first session. The parents bring Juan in for “threatening to kill himself”. There is no indication of history, intent, plan or means. Juan denies the seriousness of his threat and says that he only said this to annoy his parents.
In consideration of the videos and information the author’s present in Chapters 4 and 5, respond to the following:

Your discussion must include legal, ethical and cultural issues relevant to this scenario.

What nondirective and directive listening skills might you use with Juan and his parents?
Discuss the potential dangers of using interpretation, reframing, and confrontation with this family?
How might you effectively use open questions with this family? How might you effectively use closed questions?
Case Scenario II – Liam

Watch these 2 Videos:
Using Educational and Directive Techniques – Video 6.3 (p.192)
Other Evidence-Based Relationship Concepts – Video 7.2 (p. 232)
Liam a 28-year-old Chinese American man with a new wife and 3-month-old son. He presents with a gambling problem. He describes great shame for putting his young family in financial stress and dishonoring the values he was raised with. His parents reside with them and he fears his father’s scorn. He has been unsuccessful at trying to stop gambling on his own and comes to you for help.
In consideration of the videos and information the author’s present in Chapters 6 and 7, respond to the following:
Your discussion must include legal, ethical and cultural issues relevant to this scenario.

What types of questions, educational and directive techniques might you use with Liam?
What evidence-based relationship strategies might you use with Liam to establish a working alliance and encourage change?
What countertransference issues might arise in your work with Liam?