Assignment 2: LASA I—Treatment Plan for Jackie

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Assignment 2: LASA I—Treatment Plan for Jackie

Imagine you are a mental health counselor who has a new client named Jackie. Review her case study.

a 35-year-old Japanese-American woman, has recently felt depressed and
isolated. She reports that over the past three months she has had
frequent crying spells, trouble sleeping through the night, and
difficulty in finding pleasure in the activities she used to enjoy. A
few days ago, she visited her family doctor to rule out any underlying
physical or medical problems that may be causing her depressive
symptoms. None were found. Although some depressive symptoms were
observed, the physician did not feel they were notable enough to require
medication at the present time. The physician recommended that Jackie
seek counseling services to alleviate her symptoms. Hence, Jackie has
scheduled an appointment with you.

her intake session, Jackie reports feeling depressed and tired on most
days. After sustaining an injury to her right ankle eighteen months ago,
she became sedentary. This resulted in weight gain of approximately
twenty-five pounds. Although her ankle injury has healed, she no longer
engages in the physical activity of playing tennis that she once
enjoyed. She reports feeling out of shape and is reluctant to take up
the sport due to her added weight. She has lost contact with her friends
at the tennis club due to her lack of involvement in the sport and
reports feeling isolated.

works at a local home improvement store, a job she used to enjoy. Due
to her ankle injury, she no longer works at the cash register but is now
at a desk in the back room documenting inventory.

has two children: a daughter who is ten, and a son who is thirteen. She
had them when she was in her early twenties. Jackie reports that she
was once very involved with her children’s lives. However, now she has
limited energy and is rarely able to fully engage with them or their

Jackie further explains that she wants relief from her depressive symptoms.

As Jackie’s mental health counselor,
develop a recommendation of treatment that applies and justifies the
use of the positive psychology model. Include the following parts in
your recommendation of the treatment:

Part 1: General assessment of Jackie’s needs

  • Assess Jackie’s needs from a positive psychology viewpoint.

Part 2: Application of the five concepts of positive psychology as directed by Jackie’s current situation and desired changes

  • Include the following sections in this part:
    • Analyze the concept of the full-life (the
      pleasant life, the good life, the meaningful life) as it appears in
      Jackie’s situation. Be sure to clearly define each of these theories in
      addition to providing specific details from the case scenario. 
    • Assess Jackie’s signature strengths and clearly
      explain how you assessed them with Jackie. Recommend signature strengths
      that are appropriate for Jackie and explain why they are important for
      her improvement.
    • Identify Jackie’s prior flow experiences and
      recommend flow activities that are appropriate for Jackie at this point.
      Make sure to explain the concept of flow.
    • Recommend specific positive activity interventions (PAI) for Jackie. Explain why these PAIs are most appropriate for Jackie.
    • Explain why change is difficult for people from a
      positive psychology perspective. Include a contrast of positive
      psychology concepts (focus on strengths) and psychopathology (focus on
      illness). Then, explain how positive psychology concepts assist in the
      change process. Use Jackie’s situation for examples.

Write a 4–5-page paper in Word format. Apply
APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming
convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.doc.

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