Steps in helping a client-Engagement


Engagement with the Client System-

Meeting one-on-one Bringing in family system. Dad, stepmom Visitation arrangements Empathy, reflective communication, warmth, belief in the client

 Client System will be a family with a focus on the son, John, who is 12. Asian ethnicity. Parents separating. Being verbally and physically abusive. Blaming kid for the breakup. Hospitalization due to suicidal thoughts and ideation. Plan and means to carry plan out. CPS involvement. Custody went to Dad. Mom is no longer involved. Depression/Anxiety/Suicidality Low Self-esteem Football/Basketball/Very Social/Large friend Group Support from Coach as previous intervention. Some interventions from school staff-mentoring program. Social emotional support. 

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