531design a plan for brief substance abuse therapy

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531Develop a hypothetical counseling scenario and design a plan for brief substance abuse therapy following one of the models discussed in CSAT TIP #34. Your Brief Therapy Plan should be 1,000 long and double-spaced. Include a title page. Develop your scenario and plan as follows:

Review chap. 1 of McCollum & Trepper and select one of the three clients described in the chapter (Dylan, Maria, and Tyrone).
Elaborate on the information provided about your client by adding information about his/her life circumstances and by adding family members with descriptive information about each family member and about the family’s interactions.
Write a plan to provide brief therapy to the client and his/her family using one of the brief therapy models described in CSAT TIP #34. Your plan should include:

The therapy model you will implement with a rationale for why you selected this model for your client.
2-4 initial counseling goals that you hope to achieve using this model.
Planned frequency and duration of counseling.
A description of three counseling activities, exercises, or homework assignments that you will use – one in the initial session, one in a subsequent session, and one at termination – that are consistent with the model you have selected.

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Description

Dylan is a sixteen year old adolescent and is having problems with substance abuse. Dylan began smoking at a tender age of 11. One of the factors that have contributed to Dylan’s condition is the ongoing conflict with her mother and her father. His father thinks Dylan is lazy but her mother usually supports him. Dylan attempts to seek treatment have been affected by the lack of his family involvement. This paper examines how the cognitive-behavioral approach can be used to treat Dylan’s condition.

The available literature indicates that when adolescents become witnesses of conflicts in a family environment they externalize behavior problems. The available literature also concurs that inter-parental conflicts are detrimental to children’s well-being (Vijayakumar, 2011). According to the DSM of mental disorders, for one to be diagnosed with substance abuse one of the following conditions should exist. Firstly, there must be recurrent substance resulting in a failure of the victim to fulfil major role obligations. Secondly, the victim uses substances recurrently and in a hazardous manner. Thirdly, there must be recurrent substance-related legal problems. Lastly, the victim continues to abuse drugs despite persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems.