Treating Anxiety Disorders Case Study by ABCs

Treating Anxiety Disorders
A review of a fictional case conceptualization of an individual suffering from symptoms of anxiety.
# 111696 | 2,406 words | 8 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 28, 2009 in Psychology (Case Studies)

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The paper discusses the fictional case of an individual suffering from symptoms of anxiety, depression and a low-self esteem. The selected case is 72 year old Goofy, one of the Walt Disney family, who has a long and documented case history with many behavioral problems, disruptive performance tendencies and shortcomings, all of which are likely induced by issues of self-esteem, anxiety and depression. The paper discusses a number of family circumstances. Goofy's father suffers from various emotional conditions which bring a great deal of distress on the household, which includes Goofy's mother and two younger sisters. Goofy's father suffers from symptoms of manic depression and his mother has deeply regressive tendencies. The paper notes that Goofy's success has often been outshone by his childhood friends, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and this is also a factor contributing to Goofy's self-esteem issues.

Statement of Presenting Problem
Literature Review

From the Paper:

"In an article by Hill & Torres (2002), preventative adolescent counseling is the point of interest, with the core understanding in operation that by addressing the pressures facing our children at home, in school and during the often tumultuous years of development rather than allowing them to fester, we can generally serve to dramatically improve opportunities for well being. In the case of the selected subject, it is clear that intervention is necessary if certain patterns now playing out are to be altered. Identifying Bloom's Configural Equation and Albee's Incidence Formula as effective tools for determining the most appropriate form of counseling for adolescents contending with mental health issues or emotional stresses."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Astramovich, R. L., & Harris, K. R. (2007). Promoting Self-Advocacy among Minority Students in School Counseling. Journal of Counseling and Development, 85(3), 269+. Retrieved July 11, 2008, from Questia database:
  • Duys, D. K., & Hobson, S. M. (2004). Reconceptualizing Self-Esteem: Implications of Kegan's Constructive-Developmental Model for School Counselors. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 43(2), 152+. Retrieved July 11, 2008, from Questia database:
  • Fletcher, T. B., & Hinkle, J. S. (2002). Adventure Based Counseling: An Innovation in Counseling. Journal of Counseling and Development, 80(3), 277+. Retrieved July 2, 2008, from Questia database:
  • Hall, A. S., & Torres, I. (2002). Partnerships in Preventing Adolescent Stress: Increasing Self-Esteem, Coping, and Support through Effective Counseling. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 24(2), 97+. Retrieved July 3, 2008, from Questia database:
  • Mcloone, J., Hudson, J. L., & Rapee, R. M. (2006). Treating Anxiety Disorders in aSchool Setting. Education & Treatment of Children, 29(2), 219+. Retrieved July23, 2008, from Questia database:

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