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Ap Psychology Case Study In High School

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The student just moved here from Ohio. She was living with her mother and siblings and now she lives with her aunt and uncle. M. was getting into arguments and altercations with her siblings and that is the reason her mother sent her to stay with her aunt. M. will be returning home in the summer and there is a possibility that she will not return to Wetumpka. M. said that she likes living with her aunt because she feels like an only child. M. has seen a counselor in the past and was even on medication for depression at one point. However, the medicine was making her feel worse so her mother took her off of it. M. doesn’t know the name of the medication. M. said that she wasn’t in counseling for very long and hasn’t been back since then. M. ended up …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Narrates how the student moved to wetumpka from ohio and now lives with her aunt and uncle.
  • Explains that m. has seen a counselor in the past and was even on medication for depression at one point. the medication was making her feel worse so her mother took her off it.
  • Explains that m. ended up coming to counseling with them because she attended her iep meeting and her aunt mentioned the problems she was having. we gave her a parental consent form so that i could start working with her.
  • Explains that the aunt explained that m. is very jumpy and gets scared/startled at loud noises, which has caused her to feel anxious at times.
  • Explains that m. is afraid of loud noises because she witnessed a man get shot and killed inside. she also wanted to work on being nicer and making friends since she is having problems with other students.
  • Explains that they planned to have m. draw a picture that represents the way she feels when she gets scared and practice breathing.
  • Asks robyn, "how are you doing? i haven't seen you in a while. i'm good. no, nothing new."
  • Narrates how they sat on the couch, jumped, and started shaking and then stopped. how did they get themselves to calm down?
  • Asks whether doing the breathing would help them calm down when something like that happens. they understand why they weren't thinking about it at that time.
  • Narrates how they asked the student to draw a picture that represents the way she feels when she hears loud noises. they also discussed her home life and boyfriend.
  • Recommends practicing breathing when not scared. breathe in deeply then breathe out slowly until you get all the air out and continue to do that.
  • Narrates how the student drew a person laying in the aisle with blood around them, and she stood there watching. she asked how she felt while looking at the drawing.
  • Narrates how the student stares at the drawing and nods her head. on a scale of 1-10 how scared do they feel looking at it?
  • Explains that the session ended abruptly because they had lost track of time. they asked m. to draw a picture of how she feels when she is happy.
  • Narrates how they reviewed the session with their site supervisor, who knew the content of previous sessions and was present for this session. they did not refer the student to another counselor, but informed her that a place accepted those without insurance if she was interested.
  • Analyzes how they built a positive rapport with the student by continuing the lesson from the previous lesson and using active listening, paraphrasing and mirroring.
  • Explains that they would have reworded the breathing session and used process words instead of breathing in and breathing out. they would also have asked to sit in a different room or found somewhere quieter.

I can understand why you weren’t thinking about it at that time because you had just got scared. Now that we have been talking about it more, you can be more aware of the breathing so when something like that happens, you can pull that and use it to help you calm down.” I then asked the student to draw a picture that represents the way she feels when she hears a loud noise. While she was drawing I discussed the breathing some more and we discussed her home life and her boyfriend. While she was drawing I said: R: “One thing that would be good for you to do is to practice the breathing when you are not scared. Whenever you have time or whenever you’re not doing anything just sit there and start to focus on your breathing. Breathe in deeply then breathe out slowly until you get all the air out and continue to do that and then begin focusing on the cold air that is going in and the warm air that comes out. And also, the rise of your shoulders. Just start focusing on what your body is doing while you are breathing. So, breathe in, shoulders go up, and out, shoulders go

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