Jane is a 20-year-old woman who was referred to you by the health department at a local college where she is taking courses. It came to the attention of the school nurse that she has been engaging in risky behavior including excessive substance use and unprotected sex. Jane recently moved in with a friend after breaking up with her boyfriend. Her mother has been in and out of jail for the past 2 years on drug-related offenses and Jane has no relationship with her father. Currently, Jane works part-time at a local bar while taking classes but her grades have recently dropped and she is failing her classes.
- From the perspective of your chosen model, what are the presenting problems in this case study?
- Determine the origin of the presenting problems. Indicate strategies that you would utilize to further assess the client’s presenting problems (e.g., what questions could you ask to better determine the underlying cause or motivations of the presenting problems?)