Psychological Case Study

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Adjustment from Bereavement using Grief Counselling with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Narrative Therapy Target Behaviour: Bereavement CLIENT DETAILS Diagnosis: Bereavement Client Age: 10 years old Client Sex: Female Number of Sessions: 14 Treatment Approach: Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Treatment Mode: Weekly One-Hour Sessions Referral Information The client, a 10-year-old female student, was referred by her mother after the latter noticed a change in her daughter’?


Client Presentation The client is neatly dressed in her school uniform when she comes for counselling. She comes on time for each session and never missed an appointment. She was able to sustain her attention, maintained eye contact and displayed a cooperative attitude towards the counsellor. The client described her low mood and sadness due to the passing away of her grandmother. She has difficulty expressing her emotions but claims to be ‘feeling very very sad and missing her grandmother”. She was orientated to time and date and setting. Her speech was clear. No perceptual deficits were noticed . The form and content of her thoughts were assessed as appropriate. No immediate risk was noticed. She appeared to be intelligent. Problem Situation The client has difficulty expressing her deep emotions and feelings about the passing away of grandmother. She have told several times that she is “feeling very very sad” and badly misses her grandmother. She narrated that she has lost her interest in doing things that she previously enjoys such as hanging out with friends after school, and participating in ballet and art classes. ...
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