Develop a treatment plan for ONE of the 4 case studies provided by the instructor (will be sent to you early November) including: 1) describing and assessing the presenting problem; 2) addressing cultural, socio-economic, and developmental factors; 3) considering the role of family, peers, and community; and 4) including the strengths, abilities, competencies of the young person. Special attention should be given to issues pertaining to ethics. • Gather additional information (as one would in a real counselling situation) from other sources, including school personnel, individuals and family members, in accord with specific theoretical ideas that guide a practice. How can this be done in a manner that sets the stage for positive collaboration? • Using the information given in the case studies and the additional information “gathered,” design a general therapy plan for the child/adolescent, including frequency of sessions and duration of treatment, appropriate diagnosis and/or working hypothesis, systemic considerations (including family issues and dynamics), possible referrals and/or case management. • Establish a general plan of action that coordinates a specific treatment model/procedure with the clinical problem, and context. • What are some strengths to build upon or to utilize in therapy, e.g., a positive relationship with a teacher, an interest in sports, and family strengths, such as, a positive sibling relationship. Imagine some and how one might use them. • Detail three short-term (3-month) therapeutic goals. Be as specific and objective as possible, e.g., child will learn one self-relaxation technique; recognize situations where relaxation will help; develop a plan of action when or if she/he feels like harming her/himself. These goals could be for the child, youth, family or system in which they function. • Describe how one decides it is time to end therapy and describe at least one closure activity. Be as specific and objective as possible, e.g., child will be involved in at least one after-school or extracurricular activity. With whom and how will this be determined? • Be sure to reference the theoretical influences for ideas. • Briefly reflect on what was drawn you to this case.