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Sterling Construction Case Study

Sterling Construction Case Report

Introduction
Starling Construction is one of the leading companies operating in the US market focusing on the construction of transportation and water infrastructure. It should be pointed out that the company is quite experienced and is well-known in the US since it has been founded in 1954 and gradually it gained the recognition and popularity among its customers. At the same time, the company operates nationwide and among its customers it is possible to name not only private company but also federal and local authorities which amply use the company’s products and services to develop their transportation systems and infrastructure.

In this respect, it is worthy of mention that the role of the state is extremely important for the stable work of the company since it is the state on both federal and local levels that is the major customer of the company. On the other hand, the need in the improvement of the transportation system of the US on all levels and growing water infrastructure opens ample opportunities for the further progress and development of Sterling Construction.

In such a situation, it is quite logical that the company is mainly focused on the US market and, at the present moment, it is a company that operates nationwide occupying the leading position in the national market. Its market value is 234.50 million US dollars. Read more…

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Stan Case Study

Stan Case Study

Therapy with Stan
In order to develop appropriate therapeutic intervention in Stan’s case, it is necessary to integrate four theoretical perspectives into the counseling program: Adlerian therapy, Glasser’s choice theory, Rogerian approach and existential therapy. The combination of those four theories will have adequate impact on Stan, who seems to have a really low self esteem due to the impression he has made of himself in his early childhood, when he was treated by his parents in such a way that made him feel inferior. By careful analysis of the perspectives outlined, we will be able to derive adequate strategies to be used in the therapeutic sessions with Stan.

“Significance means overcoming inferiority and striving for perfection or superiority”. (Corey, 2005) This striving helps one develop individuality. I also feel behavior in itself has a purpose and is goal-oriented. Although basic goals are set forth by our parents at an early age, it is during the time of adolescences that we start to narrow these goals for ourselves. As we start to make decisions for ourselves, we will narrow these goals to fit what we want out of life. In the case with Stan, it will be useful to structure the six sessions in such a way that he gradually feels himself just as normal as everyone else is, so that his feeling of inferiority is terminated. We will need to convenience Stan that his success depends solely on himself; by clear vision of possible future success, Stan will get rid of his inferiority complex. Technically, in order to make Stan feel successful, we will need to capitalize on his strengths and achievements, no matter how scarce they are.

Adlerians believe that this path to reach these goals is very important. If problems are encountered in trying to reach the goals, it can cause maladjustment and psychosocial problems. The term fictional finalism refers to an imagined central goal that guides a person’s behavior (Corey, 2005). For instance, setting goals for doing well on exams in a particular class may help achieve the bigger goal of graduating and getting a degree. Therefore behavior is defined in the contexts as we try to reach the goals whether small or big. One of the most important concepts I find useful for Stan in Adlerian therapy is the term lifestyle. Lifestyle refers to an individual’s basic orientation to life, or one’s personality, and includes the themes that characterize the person’s existence (Corey, 2005). Read more…

Carlos Gonzalez Case

Carlos Gonzalez Case

Abstract
The subject of this paper is the case that describes Carlos Gonzalez, a 40 year old Latino male (Mexican ancestry), born in the United States. Carlos been diagnosed with Kaposi’s sarcoma and an AIDS. He is addicted to Methamphetamine (“Crystal Meth”), cocaine, ecstasy and alcohol. He also has hallucinations of bugs crawling his body and symptoms of paranoia.

The major problem for the case manager is Carlos’s distrust as it may prevent effective communications and his treatment. This paper reviews literature with respect of each case component to provide explanation of their interrelationship, effects on the client and draw corresponding conclusion regarding his treatment.

A. Introduction
The subject of this paper is the case that describes Carlos Gonzalez, a 40 year old Latino male (Mexican ancestry), born in the United States. Carlos been diagnosed with Kaposi’s sarcoma and an AIDS. He is addicted to Methamphetamine (“Crystal Meth”), cocaine, ecstasy and alcohol. He also has hallucinations of bugs crawling his body and symptoms of paranoia.

The major problem for the case manager is Carlos’s distrust as it may prevent effective communications and his treatment. In order to effectively manage the case one should understand the root causes of the potential problems, i.e. it might be a problem to convince distrustful patient to continue treatment as he may be convinced that you act not in his interests. Therefore source of the clients distrust should be identified. Potentially the client’s distrust may be related to his paranoia and hallucinations as well as to the drug abuse and illness (AIDS and Kaposi’s sarcoma). Read more…