COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY INTERVENTION PLAN
Please complete this assessment item you are required to:
1. Outline two intervention plans in response to the case study provided below, including a (a) CBT intervention plan, and
(b) an intervention plan based on one of the third wave CBT approaches.
2. Critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
Please also Do the Following:
1. Case conceptualisation. You are to use a case conceptualisation diagram for each intervention plan. You are required to include the diagrams in the appendix. The diagrams will not be included in the word count.
2. Goals for counselling. Provide a clear explanation of goals for counselling that you would like to collaboratively discuss with this client. The goals you are suggesting need to be informed by your case conceptualisation.
3. Techniques to match the client’s needs. You are required to select techniques informed by case conceptualisation and goals.
Tips: 1. Third wave CBT includes recent approaches such as acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness based cognitive behaviour therapy, and schema therapy. You are required to select one of these approaches for your second intervention plan.
2. You may wish to consult CBT and third wave CBT intervention plans or manualised interventions before developing an individualised intervention plan for the client described in the case study.
3. Check the marking guide – know what is required in terms of the content for each marking criterion. 4. You must use APA formatting 7th edition for referencing and formatting.
Jason is 35 years old Caucasian male who has self-referred for counselling. The following presents a basic overview of his history and current situation, which was collected during intake. Jason has a wife and two children (a son aged 7 and a daughter aged 4). He works in the construction industry and studies part-time. Even though he does not mind construction work he is looking forward to completing his counselling degree so that he can work in a different field. He was always passionate about helping the others. He hopes that changing his job and doing more meaningful work will make his life better.
He reports that lately he is feeling extremely tired, has difficulty sleeping at night, has low energy levels and his concentration is not as good as it used to be. He recognises that his symptoms are starting to impact on his work. His ability to focus slightly decreased, which lead to an accident at work that almost cost him his leg. Despite not being injured, he got really scared, which further affected his concentration and sleep. His wife asked him to see a counsellor. She told him that if he wants to change his career and become a counsellor, he cannot be ashamed for seeking counselling when he is “not ok”.
Many of Jason’s problems seem to occur when he is anxious. He said that he was in a state of worry when the accident occurred. Further, he disclosed that about 75% of his waking hours he feels worried and anxious. He stated that he does not like it when this happens. His family often complain that he is not really present and they think he is not a fun person anymore.
He worries a great deal about his job performance, his studies, his children’s well‐being and his relationship with his wife. In addition, he worries about getting to appointments on time, keeping things neat and tidy for his wife who works full-time. To top it all off, a few weeks ago, Jason’s father was admitted to hospital with a heart condition. This was sudden and the family are still waiting to see how things will go and what will happen.
Jason reports a fairly normal upbringing, he got along quite well with his siblings and while his parents were uptight and serious, he does not recall any anxiety or depression in the family. He recalls changing schools in year five. He stated that he feared not knowing anyone and struggled to make new friends. This was kind of the start of his anxiety and he became quite shy.
During his high school years his parents separated. This was not a time that he recalls as being too stressful but he did state that this was about the time when he started smoking pot and drinking a bit of alcohol. He was always a pretty good student but his marks started to go down a little and he developed insomnia which still seems to come and go. He admits that he still consumes alcohol in moderation but he no longer uses other recreational drugs at all.
When Jason was asked what he hopes to get out of counselling, he stated that he “feels like crap and can’t keep feeling this way.”