For this Assignment, select one of
the case studies in this week’s resources and consider the phobia(s)
related to this case study. Also, search the Internet or Walden Library
for one peer-reviewed article that presents
interventions that might support the treatment of phobias. Then, use the
treatment plan template to develop a treatment plan to address the
phobia in the case study.
The Assignment (2–3 pages):
- Create a treatment plan to address the phobia in the case study you selected.
- Explain and justify one intervention you might use in the treatment plan to treat the phobia.
you might involve the parents/guardians in the treatment plan to
support the intervention you selected and how. Justify your response.
Use evidence-based research and the week’s resources to support your response.
Treatment Plan Guidelines: Fears and Phobias
As you work with treatment planning concepts for individual cases, please use the following guidelines.
I. Identify a list of problems reported to you by the client and/or caregiver(s).
As you are able, identify the primary psychiatric diagnoses you believe
may bepresent and may need to be addressed. (Note: Consider the
DSM-5diagnostic criteria for specific problems.)
III. Based on
these problems, describe the counseling goals in the most measurableway
possible (e.g., how will you and the client be able to recognize that
theproblem has been reduced or the goal has been partially or completely
IV. Identify the level of care needed to address the
presenting problem(s). This couldinclude:a. Inpatientb. Residential
treatmentc. Partial hospitalizationd. Intensive outpatient counselinge.
V. Based on counseling research and
evidence, select a treatment modality—individual counseling, group
counseling, family counseling, or a combination of these. (Note: Research
and consider evidence-based treatments ortreatment outcomes that you
can use to help guide your recommendations fortreatment.)
VI. Identify and describe how you will tailor the treatment to the client’s unique individual and cultural background.
Week 3, Case 2
is a 12-year-old African American male. He was referred for counseling
by hisparents. He does not want to come to counseling and reports that
he has a “stupid problem.” Based on reports from his parents and from
Darrell, Darrell is extremely afraid of dogs. He lives a short distance
from middle school and, therefore, he walks there every school day.
Unfortunately, Darrell has come to have difficulty walking past
severalhouses that keep dogs in their yards. Even though the dogs are
fenced and do not appear especially aggressive, Darrell will freeze and
refuse to walk past these houses.He has tried switching sides of the
street and routes to his school, but to no avail. Thishas left him, his
parents, and his friends perplexed and frustrated. Darrell is ashamed
of this problem and of having to come to counseling. He has asked his
parents to call the other families to have them keep their dogs inside
but does not really want to deal with the problem on any other level.