Integrative Treatment Plan Case Study

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According to Erikson (1982), the next stage is signified by ‘identity versus role confusion’, which occurs in adolescence. If the individual successfully negotiates this stage, he or she will form an identity linked to beliefs, political views, religion, career choice, sexual identity and many other qualities of the self. The goal of this stage is ‘fidelity’ or faithfulness with respect to one’s self-definition. In Nathaniel’s case, it is significant that this stage aligns itself with the time of his life that may become schizophrenic. Due to the development of mental illness, he had a difficult time of the formation of his identity. As a result, his mental illness leads him to isolation and difficulty of viewing him self as a “normal” person. Nathaniel defined himself as mentally ill, and this self-definition may represent the greatest component of his identity, contributing to his own sense of stigmatization. Nathaniel showed interest in listening to his friend and his sister and taking medications for his own benefit. Despite that his in late twenties, he still needs some reinforcement to consider his own life to take it seriously and listen to his friend who looks after him. Integrative Treatment Plan Given Nathaniel’s current state and diagnoses, it is evident that he is having a rough time…show more content…
The length of session will be determined by Nathalie’s capacity at the moment and will range from 15 minutes to an hour or more. The therapist and Nathaniel will go for a walk during session when Nathaniel exhibits agitation or lethargic moments. The goal of this phase is to facilitate Nathaniel’s understanding of the process of cognitive-behavioral treatment and establish agreement about treatment

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