1.) Stan is a very troubled young man. His real problems come from his extremely low self-esteem. This stemmed from his childhood. During his childhood his whole family contributed to his current issues. His mother shattered his view of women due to the fact she dominated his father and Stan himself. Next, Stan describes his father as “…weak, passive, and mousy…” in which Stan seems to image himself after. Also, Stan was in the shadows of his two brothers and one sister. He was the “black sheep” of the family and his parents let him know that with hurtful words. His family is the main root for his problems, as he got older the issues compounded. An example of this is his ex-wife who had the same tendencies to dictate and control as his mother. Subsequently, Stan thinks he “should” be somewhere else in life at this point. Not a 25 year old sophomore in college. Stan gets down on himself on just about every aspect in life and lacks motivation and encouragement. Furthermore Stan abuses alcohol and drugs which only promotes his destructive behavior. All of these issues combined are crippling Stan’s ability to function normally in society.
2.) There are a few therapies in which Stan can benefit from. One that would b
It is my belief that Stan will relapse into his old habits. Such as clear negative items in his living area. A friend could give him self-esteem, new hobbies, get him into the social scene, and make him overall less afraid of people in general. Also, he is miserable and fantasizes about killing himself. This might be done threw psychodrama or maybe even family therapy if his family was willing to participate. Stan fits the bill as he is self-blaming and his bad past events keep him in a circle of depression. Next, get him to be around women, so he is not so uptight. His behavior will be changed in a positive way, so he can live a happy and functional life. He would need to stop negative aspects of life such as his drug and alcohol abuse. The homework for Stan to meet women is similar to the friend"tms idea. Every homework will coexist with the therapy that was giving to him that day.