This paper will focus on the case conceptualization and treatment planning for the client. Through offering the client's case history this will allow the reader a better understanding of how certain theories would be more effective. This writer will delve into detail regarding the client's presenting concerns and explain the hypothesis regarding such problems. By providing this hypothesis, this writer will explore and apply Object Relations Theory as it relates to the client’s issues. After developing this case conceptualization, goals and interventions will be created for the client. This writer will delve into the psychodynamic approaches that will show the benefits the client could receive from this application.
Object Relations Case Study of Sally:
A Conceptualization and Treatment Plan
To be effective in counseling, it is necessary to choose the right theory for that particular client. One theory that works well for one client, may not work well for another client with different needs. This paper will show how applying Object Relations Theory can help give direction and insight to the client's life. Object Relations Theory according to Jones and Butman is, “The main determinant of personality is presumed to be internalized images that we carry within us of the primary relational figures in our past objects such as mother and father. Personality is then understood primarily in terms of relationships among and characteristics of the internalized objects. The internal images or objects within the primary psychic structure, replacing the id, ego and superego.” (2011, p. 137) This writer will present historical, family, educational information, as it pertains to the client Sally. Also, material will be offered concerning Sally's presenting concerns and then will delve into the case conceptualization. After completing section we would then go into the
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