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I need some help with self-disclosure or boundaries issues tat may occur while working with a client.
Some of these articles should help you.
In my paper I don not see any self - disclosure or boundaries that may occur; what is your opinion? Am I overlooking something?
Danielle is a 21 year old white female; who is expecting her third child and has been living with her mother and step father, since she was released form jail. Danielle is addicted to pain medication; she has no chronic pain, she was given pain medication after the birth of her last child and has continued talking the medication. Danielle will have her friends get the medication for her, if she is unable to get it from her doctor, she will also go to a variety of doctors to get the medication. Danielle has been in jail several times, due to having medications that did not belong to her and failing to follow the rules of her probation.
Danielle’s mother has been the prime care giver for her two small children, since they were born. She has never taken care of the children on her own and lacks patients with them. Danielle refuses to get up with the children in the mornings and screams at them if they wake her up. Danielle comes from a single parent family; where her mother worked many long hours to provide for the family.
Danielle’s father has not played a role in her life, since she was ten years old. Her parents divorced when she was ten years old. Danielle’s father remarried and stopped calling or visiting her. Danielle growing up without a father could explain some of the problems that she is facing as an adult. Study has shown that females, who grew up without a father, are 1.8 times more likely to become offenders and are at greater risk of drug abuse, mental illness and teen pregnancy (Life Coaches, 2010). Danielle wants help with her addiction to pain medication and help with becoming a more productive loving parent. She is also considering given the unborn child up for adoptions.
Although you don't anticipate any self-disclosure or boundary issues, you still need to stay aware of them and the possibility that they may happen.
how does this sound
I do not anticipate any self- disclosure to occur within this client; however, there is still a chance of self- disclosure occurring with no possibility of avoiding them. This is known as inevitable self- disclosure and can include the way the clinical dresses, information on the desk or nonverbal reactions (Gutheil.2010). There is also the possibility of accidental self- disclosure; which can occur when the clinic sees the clinical walking into a place of worship, the clinical calls the client by another clients name or the client sees a print out of an obituary of the clinical family member (Gutheil, 2010). Disclosure and non disclosure can be beneficiary or can impair the treatment of the client. The client needs to consider what is in the best interest of the client,
Thank you, for all your help. I have one last question. The non verbal communication that you would look for and why wod it be revelant. Any suggustions. I think poor posture and avoiding eye contact would be elaed to her drug addictions?