Grief Counseling Case Study

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What do the overwhelming feelings of intense anger with the world, denial, potentially paralyzing fear and anxiety about what is to come have in common? They are all potential symptoms that an individual can battle when faced with a tragedy. In this case, my client, Bruce Wayne, has just recently dealt with the trauma of witnessing his parents being murdered in cold blood. Undoubtedly, even though the majority of people cannot begin to fathom what Bruce is going through, any person can point to this as a horrid tragedy that could have dire impacts on any adult, let alone a young child. For this reason, it is imperative that my client undergoes a process of effective counseling, and is treated with warmness, acceptance and empathy. As this tragedy can possibly be giving Bruce a complex myriad of emotions and struggles, the counseling process should be multifaceted for him. Grief counseling, along with an emphasis on positivity, would be a smart approach to this situation, and because Bruce both demonstrates high intelligence and shows great interest in intellectual matters, existential counseling could possibly be a highly effective option to use…show more content…
By helping people express this emotion in a healthy manner, instead of bottling it up, these people learn that they can overcome whatever event comes their way. In this process, these people gain a sense of independence and empowerment that could not otherwise have been gained (Litz, 2015). With Bruce Wayne, grief counseling can help him not only overcome grief, but help him learn that he can survive not only this tragedy, but whatever life might throw his way. Additionally, he could have a sense of independence and resiliency which would greatly help his future endeavors in that he would not have to depend on others for his survival which would then teach him strength in character and

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