Jim's Symptomatic Behavior Case Study

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John (father, age 45) comes to counseling seeking assistance and guidance for his son Jim (age 12). John reports that Jim was recently diagnosed by his school guidance counselor with conduct disorder. Jim’s symptomatic behaviors include, but are not limited to, defiance, mild aggression, property damage, a brief runaway, cursing, and the refusal of performing chores around the house. John and his wife Susan (age 40) report the inability and knowledge to manage Jim’s behavior. They refer to Jim as both a tyrant and disrespectful. Both parents exhibit anger towards the situation and are obviously in conflict with Jim. Furthermore, John expresses concern for his family as a whole and how Jim’s disruptive behavior is affecting individual
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