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John comes from an impoverished neighborhood in an eastern city, has struggled financially to get a college degree, and has finally attained a master's degree in counseling. He is proud of his accomplishments and considers himself to be sensitive to his own background and to those who struggle with similar problems. He has moved to the west coast a...
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Roselle, an experienced school counselor, has been working with 16-year-old female student Willa, who recently disclosed that she is in an “abusive” relationship with her 17-year-old boyfriend, Sawyer. Willa said she would deny everything if Roselle reports it or tells Willa’s parents. To make things more complicated, Willa’s mother is a physical e...
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A man is involved in individual therapy to resolve a number of personal conflicts, of which the state of his relationship is only one. Later, his girlfriend comes in for some joint sessions. In their joint sessions much time is spent on how betrayed the girlfriend feels over having discovered that her boyfriend had an affair in the past. She is ang...
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Marge and Al come to marriage counseling to work on the stress they are experiencing in rearing their two adolescent sons. The couple directs the focus of treatment toward how little their sons are doing to contribute to the family. In the course of therapy, the counselor learns that both Marge and Al have full-time jobs outside the home. In additi...
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Intimate partner violence is a well-recognized mental health issue that affects people from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Women are more often the target of domestic violence, but men may also be victims. Intimate partner violence occurs in both same-sex and heterosexual relationships. Under current law, mental health providers generall...