Discussion Paper #2: Interpersonal Psychotherapy Advanced Micro Practice SOCW 6325 University of Texas at Arlington Discussion Paper #2 Interpersonal Psychotherapy Darnell Yardley is a 25 year old African-American male attending college and he currently lives off campus. After being referred by his academic counselor Darnel felt the need to come to the university’s counseling center. Initially meeting with Darnel he presented as confidence secure and upbeat despite his concerns of struggling with depression and anxiety. Darnell had never sought professional counseling previously and was quite reluctant to provide details of issues that bothered him. Furthermore he avoided making eye contact. This paper will use Interpersonal Psychotherapy to assist Darnell with breaking down the barriers to understand the root of his current issues. Client’s Issue Being Discussed Darnell addressed several concerns as depression and anxiety have been his primary challenges. Other concerns were his struggles with starting and sustaining stable and symptoms have surfaced can often be hard to handle for some. For others such as Darnell he knew he wanted guidance and needed to feel normal again. Therefore seeking out treatment was essential. As long as Darnell is willing to share his feelings and employ alternative thoughts openly ITP can and will be an effective treatment modality used to guide him to full recovery and reduce symptomology. Due to this modality being a brief therapy. I have suggested follow-up sessions for once a month to monitor treatment maintenance. References Frank E Ritchey F Levenson J. (2014). Is interpersonal psychotherapy infinitely adaptable? A compendium of the multiple modifications of IPT. American Journal of Psychotherapy Markowitz J. C. & Weissman M. M. (2012). Casebook of Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Mufson L. Dorta K. P. Moreau D. & Weissman M. M. (2011). Interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents. New York: The Guilford Press. [...]
This order is due by Saturday April 8th at 5pm I will provide 2 example papers and the case study. The assignment is to be set up exactly like the 2 examples I have provided. You have to do some research on Salvador Minuchin, he is the one you invented the structural theory. You are suppose to apply all aspects of this theory to the different sections provided in the example papers.