Resources: Individual Case Studies, Material: Behavior Plan Template, and the “Effective Treatment for Addicted Criminal Justice Clients” article located on the National Criminal Justice Reference Service website.
Use the “Effective Treatment for Addicted Criminal Justice Clients” article as a sample for how to write a behavior plan. The “Case Study” section near the end of the article provides a good example of a behavior plan.
Choose one behavioral theory from your course textbook.
Choosen one of the case studies from the Material: Individual
- Case One: Violet
Complete Material: Behavior Plan Template based on your selected behavioral theory for your selected case-study patient—Violet.
Incorporate one peer-reviewed research study as justification for the theory you used in your plan.
Format your plan consistent with APA guidelines.
Case One: Violet
Violet is a 20-year-old woman with a history of difficult relationships. She was in foster care from 12 to 18 years old. She attended a career college and is employed as a dental assistant. This is her first real job. She was referred to you after a patient at her dental office had a stalking complaint. She apparently began dating a young man (John) after meeting him at the dentist’s office.
When she arrives for her appointment with you, she is dressed provocatively in a low-cut blouse and tight pants. She has heavy eye makeup on and seems to be very needy, becoming tearful several times during the session.
At the start of the interview, she states that this thing would not be a problem if those “idiots” in the office were not jealous. She reports feeling like they were talking about her and feeling like they were out to get her. When asked why they would want to get her, she states that all girls are like that. She reports early sexual abuse in her home by an uncle. She also reports conflict with her mother. Apparently she had been in an incestuous relationship and had gained favor from her uncle. She would receive cash and get to go out to eat with her uncle, who was abusing her. She stills denies any abuse and claims that he was only 12 years older than she was at the time of the abuse. After some reluctance, she admits that she was 12 and he was 24 when the abuse started.
When asked about depression, she stated that she has a hard time knowing what she is feeling. She says that she needs to have a man to feel safe and secure. She reports that she has been in a number of relationships with men and several with women. She usually becomes sexual early on in the relationship. She has used self-harm in an attempt to regulate her emotions.
After some conversation, she stated that she met John at her office while she was helping the dentist prepare for a filling. She said that she always flirts with the customers and that John asked her out on a date. She agreed and reports a short fling. They met for dinner, and she ended up going to his apartment where they had sex. She reports that they saw each other every day for about 3 weeks, which often ended in sex. She states that he said he needed more space and asked that they not see each other any more. She then reported trying to get him back and calling him up to 20 times a day. He asked for a restraining order and phoned the dentist’s office asking for a referral to another dentist—he no longer felt comfortable coming into that office. Violet has had five other restraining orders in the past.