She came in emotionally blocked, refusing to accept reality, deal her problems, and acknowledge what she had done to herself and others. Even in the second session there is trust issues between Paul and Sophie because when she comes in for her sessions she says she had a fight with her mother, but it was really with her father. In the beginning there was little trust between the two and the sessions seemed awkward, most ending in Sophie threatening to leave or actually ending the session early. As the third session begins more of her story begins to unravel. There is a sense of trust starting between the two as Sophie tells Paul about her affair with Si.
She feels the pressure of not having the financial stability to support her home, children, and lifestyle; therefore she resents her children and her husband. “Children who are rejected by their parents experience more personality disorders and behavior problems in adolescence and adulthood than those whose parents accept them” (Erkan, 2010). Sadly, this was the case with Paul because of his mother’s lack of acceptance for him. Due to the fact that the mother could ... ... middle of paper ... ...be the death of a person. Works Cited Bayley, N. (1940).
Wives are angry because their husbands can not keep a job, drinks too much, will no go to social events, avoids being intimate and refuses to take care of the children. Although family members dealing with PTSD victims are attempting to help, they of feel anger and irritable in response to the anger and irritability the trauma victim directs at them.
In an even more dysfunctional twist, Precious’s mother confesses to their social worker that she has hated Precious since the first time that her boyfriend expressed a sexual interest in their daughter, rather than her. Despite all the ways that Precious was victimized, she is hesitant to come clean. She is fearful of telling her teacher or social worker the truth about her home life or her children. This can be one of the most difficult phenomenon of child psychology to understand. Having been a victim of maltreatment for as long as she would be able to remember, Precious would have a diminished view of what she should have been able to expect from her parents.
In both the works we have studied, all the characters have trouble dealing with the issues of authority and respect for themselves and for others, they do not show respect to their parents and therefore does not look upon them as authority figures. In Alice Munro's the Red Dress, the narrator and her best friend Lonnie have two totally different relationships with their respective guardians. The narrator, without the mention of her father, is in care of her mother, whom she thinks butts in too much into her business. She sort of resents her mother for being so too close and nosy about her private life. Her mother's stories, which at one point seemed interesting to her, is now 'become melodramatic, irrelevant, and tiresome'.
The reality theory- based assessment is the model of choice to use when dealing with the client. The client is unhappy because of her many unhealthy relationships. She has no one that she can truly say is there for her, in her eyes. Her trust issues and abandonment issues stem from the breaking up of her real family and her dismissal from her surrogate family. The client also does not get along with the girls at her gym.
Helen caused a big stress on her family because she could not communicate with any of them. Eventually, she learned how to do some manual signs to communicate but it still put a strain on their family. As a result of Helen becoming blind and deaf, Helen soon became the main priority in the Keller household. Helen was spoiled and was taking time away from the rest of the family. Causing mild frustration, the family agreed to seek out help for their daughter, Helen.
Buddy Willard was a person who was part of Esther’s life who had let her down and inflicted damage to her mentally and physically. Her college plans were ruined when they had failed her and she was not accepted into what she wanted to work as. Her mother did not make an attempt to comfort or support her when she was going through her crisis. Another man shortly in her life, Marco the woman hater, had set her up for her big fall as she was leaving New York. Esther encountered many obstacles in her life that were set and eventually forced a harsh depression, while the help she had vanished and did not support her throughout her depression, causing a near fatal outcome.
Due to these tragedies Sybil split into alternate personalities that embodied feelings and emotions the actual Sybil couldn't handle. So tragic were her buried memories that she couldn't remember most of her childhood and was unaware of her impending personalities. She often suffered blackouts. As stated earlier, the underlying cause of Sybil's condition is due to the horrible abuse of her mother. Her mother beat her to the point where she broke bones, fractured her clavicle, and ribs.
Poor Emily received little attention when attention was needed, allowing us to condemn the mother for her actions. At the same time we understand her because in the past 19 years there were certain situations that they endured where she had no control, leaving her helpless. What we see in the mother from the beginning is guilt, guilt about neglecting Emily. After a concerned phone call about her daughter, anger caused by guilt buried within herself emerges “who needs help…you think because i am her mother I have a key...there is all that life that has happened outside of me, beyond me.” The mother is defensive and outraged about this phone call at first but shortly after we see the guilt. We find ourselves asking why does she act this way and how is guilt associated with the way she acted?