Death and Dying

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Clinical Case Assessment Descriptive Features Antwone Fisher is a mid-twenties, unmarried male, of African American descent. Antwone has no children, is in a committed relationship, and has steady employment through the United States Navy. It does not appear that Antwone has any physical impairments or mental diagnoses. When Antwone was two months old he was placed in the foster care system due to his mother being incarcerated. Antwone’s father was murdered before he was born. Antwone lived in an orphanage for the first two years of his life and was then adopted by his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tate. Antwone lived with two other foster children and the Tate’s older daughter. They attended a church founded by Mr. Tate and it did not appear that Antwone had a strong religious connection to the church. He would sometimes fake his enjoyment by clapping and dancing to appease Mrs. Tate. While living with the Tates, Antwone suffered from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. During Antwone’s childhood he did not appear to have issues making friends with his foster siblings or other children in the neighborhood. As he grew older into puberty he began to show more introverted traits, like avoiding conversations and keeping to himself. As he grew older he developed an impulsive reaction to anger which typically led him to physical fights and verbal arguments. Shortly after turning 18 years old he witnessed his best friend be shot and killed. This event led him to joining the Navy. While Antwone was serving in the Navy he was involved in these behaviors with his shipmates. Antwone was placed on restriction twice for this matter and was ordered to complete at least three sessions with the ship’s psychologist, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Davenport. Antwone was initially resistant to speaking to LCDR Davenport and sat in silence for the first several meetings. When

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