Read the case study below, and write an essay explaining how you might understand and work with this client from both the Psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural perspectives.
Jane is a 50 year old woman who comes to see you on the advice of her GP, who has been treating her for depression. Jane is divorced with two adult children, aged 27 and 30, and for most of her adult life has been a full-time carer for her mother who was paralysed in a car accident, which killed her father when she was 29.
Jane’s mother died several month ago, and Jane now lives alone as her children moved away some years ago. Jane tells you that she wants to ‘get on’ with her life but is finding it extremely difficult. She would like to have a relationship, but finds it difficult to meet people and is anxious about leaving home for long periods. She would also like to restart her career as a nurse, which she gave up when she started to look after her mother, but she feels that it might be too late and worries that she is too old to retrain to meet the new practise requirements.
The case study should include;
A summary of how Jane could be understood from a Psychodynamic perspective.
A description of how a Psychodynamic counsellor might work with Jane.
A summary of how Jane could be understood from a cognitive behavioural perspective.
A description of how a cognitive behavioural counsellor might work with Jane.
Identification of the main differences between the two approaches in working with Jane.
Identification of the similarities between the two approaches in working with Jane.
Evaluation of which approach is most appropriate for working with Jane and an explanation of why?
Reference to relevant literature, linking your ideas to theory.
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