CLIENT DESCRIPTION Susie 21 year old white female Student at the University of Mississippi with 2 semesters left Major: Hospitality Management First time enrolled in EDHE (mandated client) Academic issues
ASSESSMENTS Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality type Help me get a better understanding of client and give the client information she might not be aware of or thought about in this way Career Style Interview (CSI) Opportunity to establish relationship with the client and get to know her on a different level. Help client gain a new perspective on reasons for choosing, or not choosing, a specific career path
MEDICAL/DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORY No serious medical or developmental issues. Never been diagnosed with any psychological disorders. First time the client has seen a counselor and it is not by choice (mandated by EDHE). The client reported no history of her family members having any psychiatric issues.
SCHOOL/ACADEMIC HISTORY Client loves being a hospitality management major Reports that she has never had academic issues until last semester. Stopped going to class Didn’t study as much as she should have Lots of trouble with Accounting
HOME BEHAVIOR/SOCIAL Family: Client is very close with her family. Client is the middle child- 1older sister, 1 younger brother. Parents have been going through a divorce for the past 2 years. Parent’s divorce had a very negative impact on client. She reports last semester her parent’s divorce became very nasty and in result, she became “kind of depressed.” However, client currently reports she is not depressed at all now and was just going through a hard time last year. Maternal grandfather died last semester
HOME BEHAVIOR/SOCIAL Social: Client reports she has a great group of friends that are very supportive and has a healthy social life. Work: Client began working as a part-time receptionist about two weeks ago. She loves her job because it directly relates to her major.
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS CSI: Client was very cooperative and gave more than enough information. The assessment was more of a conversation, rather than an interview. Admires her mother Enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Loves to play with her dog. Favorite TV shows are “Say Yes to the Dress” and “Glee” Liked English, Hated Math Early recollections involved vacations with her family (very happy memories)
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS MBTI: ENFJ Places other people as being highest of importance and priority and in turn, put own needs on the back burner Likes to have things settled and organized; likes structure Avoids conflict and confrontation Ability to relate to others with empathy Very trustworthy and loyal `
DSM DIAGNOSIS Axis I None Axis II None Axis III None Axis IV Parents recently divorcing Maternal grandfather passing away about 1 year ago Academic problems Axis V GAF: 71-80
TREATMENT PLAN AND RECOMMENDATIONS Monitor Academic Progress Effective study strategies Check grades Keep up with absences in each class Provide Susie with different tools and resources that she can benefit from in case she goes through another difficult time in the future. Triggers (i.e. isolation, loss of appetite, lack of sleep) Counseling Center Discuss careers that would be appropriate for her Careers that involve structure and engaging with people
REFERENCES Kennedy, B.R. & Kennedy, A.D. (2004). Using the myers briggs type indicator in career counseling. Journal of Employment Counseling, 41, 38-44.