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    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and the Case Study of "Juan"

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    This 15 page paper provides an overview of a case of a 14 year old boy, "Juan," and proposes the use of CBT, cognitive behavioral therapy, as treatment. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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    study considers the application of a variety of different Therapeutic responses to Juans self-deprecating behaviors, his psychological and psychosocial condition, and his aggressive actions. This case study attempts to  determine the best approach to treatment for Juan, focusing on the use of Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as a response to Juans post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Object  Relations The basis for an assessment of Juans psychological development can be linked to object relations theory. Juans early relationship with his  mother was problematic and shaped much of his feelings of himself and his siblings. Juans mothers lack of maternal connection, lack of an ability to protect her children, had  a negative impact on the way in which Juan developed a sense of self and of safety. Juans mother, a prostitute, was objectified by men and was unable to  care for her three children. Much of Juans anger and his aggressive responses to interpersonal contact extend from the anger he feels for being deserted by his mother and  subsequently separated from his siblings. The focus on his mother and the seeking of a substitute for his mother may be the reason  why Juan seeks the physical affection of adults, even to the point of seeming younger than he is. At the same time, that kind of affection does not necessarily  comfort him, because Juan references his mothers sporadic behavior and the sporadic behavior of the men who objectified her. Just as Juan both seeks out and rejects a mother  figure, he also seeks out and rejects familial replacements for his lost siblings. The adoptive family, though the sought to help him, could not replace the loss of his 

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