Paper details: Case study- Instruction !!! Before reading the instructions, please read “Andrea-Case Study” –file attached (from the files list). I. The “Case Study “assignment…

Paper details:
Case study- Instruction
!!! Before reading the instructions, please read “Andrea-Case Study” –file attached (from the files list).
I. The “Case Study “assignment will be based on this particular client (Andrea). I have all 6 sessions in “Andrea-Case Study” file
II. Please use your imagination in relation to supervision ( talking to my supervisor about my client). Here you can add my resistance to change , and the fact that I was trying to control the results
I use also Gestalt Therapy and NLP
IV. Harvard Style Referencing throughout
V. Table of contents ( Please) with page number !!!!!( divide the work in chapters : Introductions , Client’s background , Session one, Session two, etc..)

Variation in experience
Honour where you are at the moment on the “spectrum” of counsellingWhat’s the purpose of this case study:
a. An honest exploration of six sessions of your work with a client
b. To demonstrate how you have integrated all that you have been learning over the past 3 years
c. Chosen Theory + Skills + Self+ Awareness+ Ethics
d. To show the various processes which occur … for you… for your client…for your relationship.What is not :
Not a “critique “ of your ability to be a counsellorIntroduction -450 words max
a. Why did you choose this case? ( memorable , important?)
Andrea was so happy with the results and she sent me so many clients , for this reason I choose her.
b. Confidentiality –reasonable effort to ensure client’s anonymityBackground to client &case-200 words max
Discuss briefly the background to this case :
a. Who referred the client ?( her mother herd about me from one of my ex clients)
b. Counter transference+ transference in initial contact?
c. Brief summary of information received during the initial phone contact
d. Context of Work-Counselling- Placement/Agency/ Private Practice( I work in private practice)
e. What are your initial thoughts about this client?Session one to six- 650 words each- max
Your exploration of the six sessions should include reference to the following points:
a. Interventions- your core theoretical model /skills
b. Movement- explore your client’s progress-where your client progressed or regressed , or both
c. Your own process- counsellor instinct/ self awareness
d. Couselling Relationship- how did this evolve
e. Learning + Professional, personal, existential
f. Supervision – internal supervision ( provided by the college) and 1:1 supervision : ethical concerns + management of boundariesInterventions:
a. Core Model
I use also Gestalt Therapy and NLP
b. Theory
c. SkillsMovement in the work:
a. Changes in the client –progression-regression?
b. Your responses to thisYour own process
a. Advantages and potential risks of listening to or following counsellor instinct?
b. Self awarenessCounselling Relationship
a. How did the relationship evolve and what helped this ?
b. What did not help?Learning
a. Professional… reskills … theory
b. Personal …. what did I learn about myself
c. Existential … what did I learn about humankind…. courage and strength of clientSupervision:
a. The role of supervision in the context of this case study
b. Ethical issues
c. Boundaries
d. Your ability to be honest in supervisionLearning:
a. Re Self
b. Re Skills/Theory/ Practice of Counselling
c. Re HumankindConclusion to Case Study -450 words max
a. Tie case study together to conclude
b. In retrospect how do you feel about this piece of work
c. What might you do differently in the future
d. What do you feel are your key strengths
e. What are your areas of vulnerability
f. Counselling : does the work ever end?Bibliography:
a. Continually support your material with references to reading: 6-8 books minimum
• (study from Ursula I’Farrell “Courage to Change” and study from Yalom “Love’s Executioner”- only if you are familiar with those 2 case study )
• Cross, M., Papadopoulos, L. and Bor, R. (2004) Reporting in Counselling and Psychotherapy: A Trainee’s Guide to Preparing Case Studies and Reports. Brunner-Routledge
• Cade, B. & O’Hanlon, W.H. (1993) A Brief Guide to Brief Therapy. London: Norton.
• Sharry, J, Madden, B. & Darmody M. (2003) Becoming a Solution Detective London: Haworth Press
• Persons, J.B. (1989) Cognitive Therapy in Practice: A Case Formulation Approach. New York: W.W. Norton.
• Sanders, D. and Wills, F. (2005) Cognitive Therapy: An Introduction. London: Sage.

b. Harvard Style Referencing throughout

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