Step 1 of 12 - Ice-Breaker
To determine the best fit between you and your client, please complete the following vignettes. Your input will help us assess your clinical style and match you with appropriate clients. Specifically, our matching method considers your clinical approach, the client’s way of thinking about their problems, and the best possible path to recovery given the client's life circumstances.
There are four vignettes, each of which includes important client information. Please choose an intervention that you deem is best suitable for the client.
Anna identifies as a Latina, cisgender, female graduate student. Although being the top student in her class, Anna often feels like a failure. Her family continues to pressure her to marry her boyfriend of 2 years, discounting her academic success. In recent years, Anna has found herself attracted to other women. This new discovery feels exciting and guilt-inducing as non-normative sexuality is against her religious values. Anna uses food (restrictive eating) and exercise to cope with guilt and cultural and academic pressures.
Mary is in her mid-30s. She’s a lawyer and has been married for 5 years. She and her partner have a pair of twins, aged 3, together. Mary is social and goal-oriented. Her determination and proactive approach have generally worked well for her in her work life. However, these past 3 years she has been experiencing challenges in her marriage, largely due to performing competing roles; work and family. Mary reports fatigue, low sex drive, depressed mood, and irritability. She is seeking help to “bounce back.”
Rose identifies as a White, heterosexual, cis-gender woman with a disability. She's in her late 50s, divorced, and unemployed. Rose is seeking treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD) after having her children removed from her care due to AUD and, discriminatorily, her disability. She reports feeling helpless, depressed, and ashamed of her addiction. She’s hoping to get sober and a job so she can reclaim the custody of her children.
Sam identifies as an African-American, heterosexual woman in her late 40s. She presents with low self-esteem and problems negotiating her needs and wants in relationships. Sam reports a history of sexual harassment in the workplace. She often has problems deciding what to talk about. Sam has a tendency to sit back, blame herself for things that go wrong, and wait for you to ask her questions.