Case Study of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment The patient, Edward S., is a young adult male who is currently living within a group home in the Metro Vancouver area after being discovered alone in a home shortly after the conclusion of the 2010 Olympic Games. Edward is currently fairing well in his new living situation, despite the diagnosis of social anxiety. Edward has physical abnormalities: his hands have been replaced with prosthetics with digits replaced with blades. The purpose of this case study is to determine the best course of treatment for Edward, whether one based upon behavioural or Freudian practice, or a combination of the two, in order to provide the patient with the best possibility for social success and mental health....The end:
.....ep and meaningful, reciprocal relationships exists or not, Edward’s physical abnormalities may create a dissonance between his emotional and physical capabilities. Without further counsel on the impact of these disabilities, we may assume that Edward’s ability to find a partner and create a family is questionable. Because of this, we must suggest that Edward, when near-optimal or at the very least, stable, mental health is achieved, seek a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon and other appropriate medical personnel that may guide him toward assessing the need for and risks in elective prosthetic replacement. References Murdock, N.L. (2009). Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy: A case approach (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merril.