Worry Management Inventory Case Study

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LCSW: So socializing and spending time with your children would make you relaxed (less stress)?
In order to assess the symptoms of stress and worry management in Peter, the Worry Management Inventory (WMI) was explored and given to Peter as homework (Hunter, C.L., Goodie, p.76, 2009). Results of each homework were greatly integrated into the helping process. This use of scale helped Peter or Mrs. William identified progress in listed problems or challenges. Mrs. Willism often struggled with identifying exceptions to their problem (s). To assist, the LCSW asked her to “imagine as a scale from 0 to 10. 10 represents how you want things to be when the problem is solved and 0 is the opposite. Additional changes were applied given the severity of Mrs. William’s scale progression.
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The genogram served beneficial to Mrs. and Miss. Williams because both individuals had unresolved issues with their individual family systems that affected how they interacted and most importantly for Peter, communicated with one another. One presenting issue surrounds Mrs. William’s disapproval of Peter’s mother moving in with them.
Analyzing the family system allowed the couple to understand Peter’s closeness with his mother as well as Mrs. William’s distance to Peter’s mother. While highlighting integrational themes, the LCSW praised Peter for entering counseling and Mrs. William for her willingness to participate in the treatment process, despite their doubts, as this serves as a common strength. The LCSW utilized this strength to examine the additional strengths and effective coping mechanisms discovered throughout the genogram.
The LCSW connected previously identified exceptions with patterns in the Genogram to challenge views that are limiting. The LCSW helped Peter developed a sense of control over a situation that previously appeared
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