Child Counseling Assignment

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................1TASK..............................................................................................................................................11. Developmental and non developmental issues that Chantelle be dealing with.......................12. Appropriate model or therapy approach for working client..................................................23. Respond to Chantelle's mother regarding her progress...........................................................54. Critical reflection on current strengths and weaknesses.........................................................6CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................7REFERENCES................................................................................................................................1
INTRODUCTIONChild counselling refers to a psychological field which focuses on providing treatment tochild or adolescence who are diagnosed with some mental disorders (Anglin, (2014). LBC(Learning Behaviour Consultancy) is a child consultancy for providing treatment to childrensuffering from mental illness or disorder. This assignment is about a 13 year old teenage girlChantelle, who is suffering from depression because of her mother'sChrohnsdisease. This reporttalks about various non development issues faced by that girl because of her responsibility totaking care of her mother. It also describes about various therapies , approaches that can be usedto cure her from depression and anxiety. Apart from this, report also discuss about variousstrength and weakness that Chantelle counsellor have.TASK1. Developmental and non developmental issues that Chantelle be dealing withChantelle is a 13 year old girl who is concerned about her mother.As she is sufferingfromChrohns disease and Chantelle take care of her mother by dropping eduction.Her life is notlike other children as she hastheresponsibility of her motherwhich is very difficult for girl atthis age. Because of this she is highly depressed and result of which she is not developingemotionally, physically and socially that is required in this age.Some developmental and nondevelopmental issues that Chantelle would be dealing with includes:Physical development:As Chantelle is a 13 year old teen, she is dealing with physicalchanges that comes with puberty. Due to these changes, she feels moody, sensitive, selfconscious and uncertain at times. This results in improper physical development of girl as shebecomes physically mature and gains weight.Her rapidly changing appearance starteddeveloping a feelings of self conscious in her mind (Ranahan, (2014). These changes happens atdistinct rates that can create anxiety in her.Emotional development:In the age of 13, teens deals with hormonal shifts whichcontributes in mood swings.In this age a child faces mood swings which changes number oftimes a day due to peer problems or school stress. As per the given case study, Chantelle is moreconcerned about her mother and she think too much that how she will manage this for her entirelife.Due to mother's responsibility on her, she feels trappedand depressed because of which wasnot able to maintain a balance between her mood. This are the main cause behind nondevelopment of her mental health.1
Social development:Normally, 13 year old teens depends more on friends as they wantto live freely and in their own way. They desire to spend their time with friends instead of familyand confide in peers more. But, in case of Chantelle, she has her mother's responsibility so shedoes not get time to be with her friends. This would be the main reason behind her incompletesocial development (White, (2015).Cognitive development:A13 year old teens has the mental ability to solve their problem.They may also try to think regarding consequences of their actions and behaviour. In-spite ofonly thinking about tangible objects, they start to understand concepts like trust and faith. But incase of Chantelle, she would not be cognitively developed and have not the ability to thinkabstractly. Main reason behind her under development of cognitive is that she use to take care ofher mother and generally avoid to talk with others by staying at home.2. Appropriate model or therapy approach for working clientAs per the given case study, a 13 year old girl Chantelle was suffering from depressionand feels trapped inherown home. As Chantelle's motheris suffering from Chrohns diseasefrom the time when that girl was 6-7yrs old and she dropped her school for taking care of hermother. Because of which she was not able fully participate in otheractivities which generallychildren of her age use to do. This situation creates various non development issues such asphysical development, social development, emotional and cognitive development. Main cause ofthis issues is that she generally avoid socializing, playing with friends which make her mindemotionally weak and unstable. Because of this, Chantelle is get highly depressed as she overthink about her mother and how she will take care of her for the whole life.So, a counsellor fromLBC child consultancy services tried to help her in overcoming from this situation of depression.In order to provide a proper treatment of depression and to help Chantelle in adolescencedevelopment various therapy approaches are used such as play, narration and CBT. Counselloris more concerned about the girl's recent comment about her situation. She stated that she isthinking about taking care of her mother for the rest of her life which is very difficult to perform(Box & et. al., (2015).She started thinking herself to be trapped in her own house, because ofwhich she is highly depressed and loose her emotional balance as well as experience moodswing so many times a day.So in order to take out her from this situation counsellor decided toprovideatherapy which will help herin dealingwith this situation andgetting recoverfrom2
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