Marisol's Section Essay

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Setting
Marisol Gonzalez was seen in a non-profit, private practice agency which is located in downtown Los Angeles, CA which is considered urban. Peace over Violence (POV) provides the following services: 1) emergency, 2) intervention, 3) prevention, 4) education, and 5) advocacy. Emergency services offers victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking emotional support, compassion, accompaniment, a crisis line, referral and advocacy services (Peace over Violence). One type of program that is under the Emergency department is the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) which is a program that survivor-sensitive designed to provide to provide a team approach to responding to sexual ...view middle of the document...

The objectives are clear and allow the client to channel specific changes, which will lead t o the long-term goal being problem resolution. They go from a vague contract of crisis intervention to one that both client and therapist are able to concentrate on tangible objectives using specific intervention.
Marisol received counseling in a private room at POV in the second floor of the building. The furniture that was in the room included 2 chairs with a small sofa and an end table with a desk light with a box of issues on it although there was no windows in the room itself it was very bright in color. The treatment had a sign on the outside of the door that states “Do not disturb – In use” which would allow Marisol to feel comfortable and “safe”. The purpose of the sign is to give Marisol privacy and demonstrates that what she says in the room is held in confidence.
Identifying Information
Marisol Gonzalez is a 36-year-old, left-handed, Hispanic female with six children and is currently in the process of divorcing her second husband because of domestic violence. Her ethic background is of Mexican from her mother’s side and Puerto Rican from her father’s side and she was raised Catholic. She currently has the three younger children with her while the middle two are living with the soon to be ex-husband, and her eldest son lives on his own. Her primary language is English but she does speak Spanish with her family of origin. Her height is five foot five inches and is unsure of her weight. She has a couple of tattoos which are the names of her children. She does no physical handicaps but she does have scars from her c-section.

Reason for Referral
Marisol was self-referred and the reason she came for treatment was for the problem of emotion deregulation, is looking for ways to process information when...

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