Existential Treatment Plan and Interventions I. Statement of the problem Susan is a 45-year-old, single mother of two. After a divorce 2 years ago, she is struggling financially. Her ex-husband does pay child support and alimony, however, Susan reports that it is a struggle to get by on these resources. Currently, Susan is a stay-at-home mom but expresses recognition that she will need to join the workforce. She also expresses continuing issues with her ex-husband regarding custody, payment of medical and/or dental bills, the provision of supplies needed for school activities, and determining who will drop the children off. Recently, Susan became involved with a man whom she eventually realized to be similar to her ex-husband. She...The end:
.....rtainly become a more independent, responsible, and fully realized member of society. Because Susan also struggles with the feeling that her children do not respect her, the desire to acquire meaning in her life (through recognition that she is relying on others to survive financially), obtaining employment may, in turn, be a great asset to Susan in her work in therapy. By working through the issues outlined above, Susan can enjoy a happy and fruitful life and her prognosis for a well-adjusted, more integrated position in the world is excellent. References Lantz, J., & Walsh, J. (2007). Short-Term Existential Intervention in Clinical Practice. Chicago: Lyceum Books. Yalom , I. D. (1980). Existential Psychotherapy. New York: Basic Books.