Lori Comallie-Caplan Case Study

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Lori Comallie-Caplan is a professional counselor in the city of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Her specialization is in gifted children. Lori is originally from Alamogordo, New Mexico. She is married and owns her practice along with her husband, Mark Caplan. Lori first started pursuing a career in education. She was a half time music teacher at two middle schools. Eventually she found herself having to make a choice between the two schools. She chose one, which led to another opportunity that Lori was not expecting. She was asked to run the in school suspension program. This position consisted of having to conduct home visits and counsel the kids who were put in suspension. Lori felt that she needed to learn more about psychology to be more qualified …show more content…

She is highly educated, has numerous licenses, and is apart of many professional counseling associations. Lori has a B.A in Music Education and Special Education. She also has a M.A in Counseling Psychology. Lori has obtained a license as a Master Social Worker, an Educational Diagnostician license, and a Guidance and Counseling License. Co-To keep this license she has to do thirty hours total and twenty of them have to approved by the board. Six of these hours have to be about multicultural counseling. These can be in workshops or conventions. Lori is a member of the national Association of Social Workers and the National Association of Gifted Children. She is also a part of the Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted group and used to hold the positions of secretary, president elect and …show more content…

On Monday’s Lori will do co-parental counseling, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings she does one evaluation a week and breaks it up into two parts. An evaluation usually takes six hours of testing time and another eight to twelve hours to score the tests and write up the report. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday she does therapy for four hours. The clients meet about every two weeks unless they’re suicidal, then they will meet every week. Lori will also help high-risk divorce cases from the court and will talk with the parents to make sure they are following the parenting plans. On Wednesdays she will interview these parents in the mornings. On Fridays she does paperwork, billing, and writes reports. At night she catches up on more paperwork. According to Lori, fifty percent of her practice is counseling, forty percent is parenting coordination or other work for the court systems and ten percent is evaluations. Typical issues presented by her clients are mainly anxiety, depression, perfectionism, OCD, and family issues. Lori uses cognitive behavioral theory mostly for her work. She calls herself “eclectic” and will use whatever will work. Some rewards for her current counseling position is being able to see a kid regulate their own emotions and have the coping skills to help with their anxiety, depression, perfectionism, etc. Her typical course for a client is eight sessions, which takes about four months. She is

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