Cognitive Behavior Therapy Case Summary

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This paper will utilize a case from the field placement. The case will be examined using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). This paper will provide description of the chosen theory. Some concepts of the theory, ethical dilemma, strength and limitations of the model will be explored. Brief Case Description On December of 2015, a referral was made from Child Protective Services for therapeutic services. Client is a 38-year-old male from Eritrea, East Africa. Client has a six-year-old daughter who he has cared since she was three months old. Client has been living the United States for over 15 years, however, his English is very limited. He has full-time employment with the same company for over 12 years, stable…show more content…
The client 's underlying assumption is that CPS does not care about him because he 's black. His current thinking is contributing to the feeling of mistrust he has against CPS. “(CPS is out to get me because I 'm black).” It is possible he is overgeneralizing and jumping to conclusions. Ethical dilemmas At this point, I 'm not as comfortable as I would like to be to use CBT in practice. I would first like to continue role-playing with my classmates before using it on a real client. The ethical dilemma with this case would be keeping my feelings around how I feel about the way CPS treats African-Americans and knowing the disproportionately of AA in the system to myself. Strengths and limitations I believe the strength of CBT is that a it is a well research model. "At this point, more than 500 outcome studies have demonstrated the efficiency of cognitive behavior therapy for a wide range of psychiatric disorders physiological problems and medical problems with physiological components." (Beck p 4) While CBT is well-researched, it doesn 't necessarily allow the time needed for full assessment and to gather all the information from the participants past experience. It 's very limited and has simple
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