Client Identification Information
Client’s name: Conrad Jarrett
Client’s age: teenage, in high school
Client’s parents: Calvin Jarrett (the father), Tax attorney. Beth Jarrett (the mother), Homemaker
Description of Systems
Conrad is a tall and thin white boy under 18 years old. He has big brown eyes like his father, but his hair is very short as it has been cut when he was in the hospital and now is growing out again. He speaks slowly and in a low voice which seems that he wants to control his emotion. He is healthy, but looks like losing his appetite hence a little weak.
family/household/primary social system.
Conrad’s family consists of his father Calvin, his mother Beth and him. He had an older brother named Buck, who died in the sailing accident four months ago. (See Appendix) Calvin’s family has a good relationship with his mother Beth’s parents and brother. They would get together frequently and spend the vocation time together. When Conrad’s parents are away, his grandmother would stay with him in their house and take care of him.
Conrad is an excellent student in high school with good grades, so his parents never worry about his study and consider him as a smart boy. He is a member of Choir in school and a good singer. He met his girlfriend Jeannine in the Choir as Jeannine was appreciate his singing very much. And also he was a talented swimmer, a member of his school’s swim team. But he quit the swim team after the sailing accident and claimed that he didn’t believe in God. He has several boy friends that grow up with him and they are used to hang out all the time. One of his friends is named Lazenby. Lazenby, Buck and he were the best friends. After the accident, he began to drift apart these friends, because he thinks it hurts too much to be around them. He was in psychiatric hospital for four months after the accident, and he met a friend named Karen. They met several times after they left the hospital, and Karen used to make an effort to cheer Conrad up, but she suicided later.
Referral Source and Process; Collateral Information
Conrad got Dr. Burger’s phone number from Dr. Crawford at Hillsboro Hospital, which is the psychiatric hospital he stayed for four months before. Conrad’s father Calvin suggested him to go to see the doctor and made a plan for him seeing the doctor in this month.
Presenting Problems and Goals
the origin and development of the concerns.
Conrad was sent to the psychiatric hospital because he tried to kill himself after the boat accident. Even though he left the hospital one month and a half ago and now is getting back to the regular life, he still needs time and help to recover from the accident. His life isn’t back to totally normal now, and there are still some problems bothering him that prevent him from getting rid of the psychological shadow.
the reasons that social work services are sought or required. There are two main issues. First, Conrad is continually punishing himself for Buck’ death. He keeps on thinking that it is his fault that led Buck to die. He blames himself so badly that he tried to suicide. After recovery from the hospital, he becomes to repress his emotion and believes it would contribute to control himself.
Another issue is that he cannot feel the connection with his mother. As his mother loved his older brother very much and had a very special type of relationship with Buck, after Buck died, he felt that his mother blamed and hated him. And he thinks that his mother would never forgive him about both Buck’s death and his suicide attempt.
the desired outcome of the social work service as envisioned by the client. Conrad denies that there is something wrong with him or his life. He tries to cover the emotion and pretends everything is ok so he has no need to disclose his scar. He said he just wanted to be more in control. Also he thinks he...