Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Case Study by Nicky

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
A case study of cognitive behavioral therapy for a single mother suffering from high levels of stress.
# 128939 | 894 words | 1 source | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Aug 18, 2010 in Psychology (Therapies) , Psychology (Case Studies)

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The paper describes the situation of Ms. Rivera, a forty-two-year old Hispanic single mother who was struggling with high levels of stress from being a parent and a caretaker of an elderly mother. The paper explains how cognitive behavioral therapy involves uncovering unrealistic and unproductive thoughts on the part of the client that produce negative and self-subverting behavioral patterns. The paper then looks at the application of cognitive behavioral therapy to this case and offers examples of the types of probing questions that would help in lessening the stress and guilt Ms. Rivera felt about caring for her home and her mother. The paper also shows how lessening Ms. Rivera's stresses improved her eating patterns.

From the Paper:

"Ms. Rivera is a forty-two-year old Hispanic single mother who has taken on the responsibilities of caring for her two teenage children and elderly mother with virtually no outside economic aid and who has no emotional support structures in her own life. She works a part-time job at a local supermarket with few promotional possibilities. She sought counseling for two basic issues: the high levels of stress in her life, and her difficulty in maintaining a healthy weight. Ms. Rivera said she often ate because of the high levels of stress and responsibilities she was coping with as a parent and a caretaker of an elderly individual."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • What is cognitive-behavioral therapy? (2008). NACBT. National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists. Retrieved 17 Nov 2008 at tp://

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