Coceptual Treatment Plan

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REBT Therapy Case Study of Sue: A Conceptualized Treatment Plan Liberty University Abstract Using the case study of Sue, Rational Emotive Behavioral therapy will be applied to her treatment plan. Sue has irrational beliefs, she is unsure of herself, and not happy being alone. Sue has missed out on many of the basic goals in life. She is missing out on her goal to be happy, to be loved, and to be successful in a career. “We naturally want to love, power and fun for they often add to our enjoying of life and help us survive” (Murdock, 2009, p. 282). Sue must learn to change her beliefs around her past antecedents. Sue’s childhood, death of her husband, and recent diagnosis of her son have pushed her into a deep depression. In order for her to become healthy she must develop unconditional self-acceptance (2009). It is important for Sue to get happiness from within instead of seeking outside assurance. Sue also has some irrational thinking in which she is experiencing damnation and awfulizing. Sue has sunk into a deep depression and had came to counseling for this reason. Sue has blamed her feelings on her son and the death of her husband. Keywords: REBT, goals, antecedents, awfulizing, damnation REBT a Case Study of Sue: A Conceptualized Treatment Plan In order to treat Sue, her irrational beliefs must be addressed. By utilizing the REBT method of therapy we can address her irrational beliefs, her goals, and her irrational thinking. Sue has become depressed because of her irrational beliefs around her sons condition and her husbands death. She has failed to meet the basic goals in life. Sue has came to rely on irrational thinking as well. Presenting Concerns Sue comes into counseling being depressed after the death of her husband and the recent birth of her special needs son. She states that her mother was an alcoholic that died when she was very

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