Case Study Application: Please review the following case study and then answer the question below. You should integrate information learned from the class materials (textbook/article readings, lectures, or your own personal research). This is an open book test, so feel free to review as much of the materials as needed in order to provide good solid answers. (Please mention the author when citing information from your class materials. It won’t be necessary to include references for this test unless you include information used outside of the class materials.) Case Study: Sydney is a 42-year-old woman who grew up in a home with critical parents who always pushed her to do better. She never felt like she measured up to their expectations no matter how hard she tried. In an attempt to get out from under their control, she married her husband at the age of 17 while she was still a senior in high school. She has three children who are now 23, 19, & 18. She also had a fourth child who drowned at the age of two while the family was on vacation. She has been a stay at home mom all her life. All three of her children are out of the nest as the youngest just started to college two months ago. She is currently struggling in her marriage as her husband is so focused on his business that he rarely has time to spend with her. When he is home he is constantly on his computer. She recently woke up in the night and caught him chatting and emailing another woman on his computer. When she confronted him, he claimed it was a business relationship and he was taking care of something for work. She had her doubts about this and later checked his computer and discovered several emails from this same woman with rather intimate material. (She cries at this point and reaches for a Kleenex. This is also what drove her to seek counseling at this point.) She feels she has never lived up to the expectations of her parents, husband, and even her children. She also admits to struggling all her life with eating issues. At this point in her life, she copes by eating for comfort and she has gained 20 pounds in the last three years. She admits to binging at least three days out of the week.
Essay Question: Provide a general treatment plan for Sydney by explaining what you would do to help Sydney with the top three issues you listed above in your answer for question #1. Incorporate information from your class materials to assist you with the treatment plan, including biblical perspectives as well. (Remember to integrate class materials and include at least 250 words.)