Cal is a client who is currently in position seeking career counseling and services for his personal life. His goals are to find a job and work on personal problems. Carl stated that he viewed his personal problem to be his failed marriage. Cal has worked previously at a bank as a clerk, but he lost the job due to the office closing. Before working at the bank, Cal worked for his father.
In regards of employment, I believe that LeAlan might assume the responsibility of a worker to help his mother and his grandparents. Steinberg (2016) states that emerging adulthood takes place between the ages of 18 to 25, during this time individuals tend to take some responsibilities. Some of those responsibilities are finding stable jobs and finding living arrangements. These findings make sense in LeAlan situation because by the time he is 19 years old, he will be done with high school and he would have the opportunity to work so he could find a better place for his family. Jones et al., (1997) state that LeAlan is a hard worker even at the age of 15.
But not surprisingly, he can’t choose which path to follow, so he stays stuck in the middle. This middle grey area of transitioning from childhood to adulthood for Holden is what is causing his problems and what is making his choices and decisions a lot harder. Holden 's past experiences have taken a toll on him and are starting to cause present issues for him. Holden was only thirteen when his younger brother passed away and it hit him hard. It was the first time in the novel where he shows a lot of emotion and a darker side.
There is a disconnect because he feels as though he cannot communicate to his father and his family because they truly do not understand him. This is critical because not being able to communicate will slow the process of them joining society after serving. Wood summarizes this sensation perfectly when he states, “afraid or unwilling to be judged by civilians, many new veterans isolate themselves, never speaking of their wartime experiences. [They are] unable to explain” their emotions (Wood). This inhibits them to reconnect with civilians and their family, and ultimately it will prevent them from returning to their lives and society after deployment.
Sam tragically tells Michael that, as of late, he had endeavored to retreat to Avalon, however was sorrowful to find that the area had changed totally. The stores and milestones that had implied such a great amount to him were all gone. As Michael heads home, he tries to tell his young child a percentage of the stories and family history the elderly Sam had taught him, long prior. Sam likewise can 't comprehend the routines his grandson Michael 's instructors ' utilization in school, or why Jules and Izzy have changed their surnames to Kaye and Kirk as they dispatch their business vocations. At the same time when different emergencies develop, including an equipped holdup and an annihilating fire, the family individuals by and large see them through
The narrator's biggest conflict, in my opinion, is why did Sonny turn down such a dark path and how can he help his brother without judging the lifestyle he chose. Although, this is not the only conflict in the story. Not only does the narrator struggle with helping his brother but he also blames himself for Sonny's outcome in life. He promised his mother to look after Sonny when she passed because "he ain't going to have nobody to look out for him" (259). The narrator seems to take on the responsibility of Sonny's fallen actions because he was off in the Army and left Sonny with Isabel's parents.
War has a way of affecting everyone. When a soldier returns home from their service, they may not be the same as they left and it may take some time for their family to adjust to the changes. This change in a veteran’s behavior has been known by many names throughout history. It really isn’t something people want to bring up in conversation or even accept as an issue. This story in particular deals with a boy who is not adept to adjusting to his father's Vietnam syndrome.
Coping with loss is a difficult situation, especially for a teenager in the midst of transitioning between adolescence and adulthood. A person’s teen years are strenuous enough under normal circumstances, but the death of a family member greatly increases their strife. In The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield struggles with growing up and yearns for freedom from his painful past, since he never receives closure from an event that shakes his childhood- the death of his younger brother. Holden does not have anyone that helps him through this trauma, and he forces himself to deal with death, while growing up.
He feels like he has to go through a lot to get something he wants. To get closer to Julia, he joined Student council, The school’s newspaper articles, and student council. He didn’t want to but he did anyways for her. He feels like his parents is unfair for having another child and I felt the same when I found out my mom was having another baby a few years ago. Scott said that him and his older brother Bobby, was enough.
Met with the client today, 9/29/2015 for thirty minutes. Client expressed outwardly as well as through translation from facility staff that he is suffering due to leaving his family when they rely on him so much as he is their eldest son. He is very proud of his accomplishments in providing for his family at the tender age of 20. Facility staff was asked this SW how to respond to client so we discussed if he was able to delineate on what he has done for his family and the life skills he had modeled for them for their sustainable future, he is unsure if he has done enough. Asked the client to define the meaning of a ‘good son’ and in so doing asked him if he met the definition to which he shyly shook his head ‘yes’.
A person needs to evolve as life moves on. Every day, in our life we learn new things, from school, friends and by ourselves. Take an example of me, my transformative educational experience had thought me skills that I can use for my rest of my life career. However, Frank Bruni said in his statement that “if a person wants to do something in his life, then he/she can start with little experience”. Throughout the year, I gain more knowledge of the world we live in and become aware of my career.
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.
Maj. Chris Faris talked about was the affect that war had on his and his daughter’s relationship. The talk he had with his daughter allowed him to see the pain and hurt that comes from him being away at performing his military duty. His daughter, now 118 years old, reminded him of the last time he was home for her birthday, which at that time she was 10 years old. Each time he was only home for 2 months at a time; this made it difficult for him to have a positive relationship with his wife and children. Although the first attempt to seek counseling failed this not make them lost hope from seeking help again.
In return, this has been a battle that he struggles with because in conversation he often refers to strolling down memory lane. He seems to be lonely, therefore his son has moved back home to assist with caring for his father. Although, he has been diagnosed with cancer, he is still mental capable to make decision regarding his finances and health. As the student, when he began to disclose the nature of his two relationships the only thing I could do was to listen and let him reflect his true feelings. Through this experience we are beginning to establish trust and build a relationship.