Therapuetic Approaches and Treatment Plan with Case Study

Tags: Solution focused brief therapy, Structural family therapy, Family therapy

This married couple presented as a Caucasian male and female, both 26 years old. They both grew up in Sarasota, FL where they attended Sarasota High School. They report that they met sophomore year of high school but did not become friends until their junior year. They met through mutual friends at a party, and report at the time they did not take much notice to one another because they were both involved with other people at the time. They report junior year was when they became good friends and after both broke up with their other partners began dating at the end of junior year. They report by the time senior year of high school came around they were both pretty serious with one another. However, he reports that towards the end of their senior year they began having problems because he had applied to Penn State in Pennsylvania, his first choice and she had only applied to University of South Florida in Tampa. At the end of their senior year summer they decided to continue their long distance relationship and see what the “future may hold” as she described it. Their freshman year of college held different experiences for both of them. She began her college experience at the University of South Florida where she stayed in a coed dorm, while he traveled to Pennsylvania to attend Penn State and lived in an all male dorm. He reports that this was significant to both of their college experiences as he was never tempted to cheat on her. They report that towards the beginning of their freshman year they called one another every night, and kept in touch by computer on a consistent basis. He reports when he came home for winter break nothing had changed between them, they were both very much in love. She joined a sorority spring semester and reports feeling pressured to compete with her new friends, as she was the only one in a relationship and feels as though she were missing out by not having a close in proximity boyfriend. In her dorm she met another...
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