Planning Group Counseling

Planning Group Counseling
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The patient is 55 years old and have borderline personality disorder as well as Major Depressive Disorder. It is a mental illness in which she have following problems.

  • Addiction issues
  • Strokes her family
  • Stopped taking medication
  • Utilizes high dosage of alcohol and drugs
  • Highly depressed
  • Oversleeps and over-rests
  • Unsocial and isolated

It is highly required to help her out as currently she is willing to take any kind of therapy and open for joining any appropriate groups.


The major goals would be the symptoms of being overtired and feeling depressed would be completely eliminated. Moreover. The patient would start socializing and the isolation will be decreased completely. The improvement of the health would also be an important factor and the building of motivation is the main goal by engaging patient in the social groups.


The main objectives are to make the patient accept the changes which are about to occur in her life due to the therapies. Moreover it is also required to dialogue that focus on reality rather than always being in the bed. The objectives of the treatment and therapies would include interpersonal skills improvement, enhancement of the emotions, and observance without any reaction. It will help the doctors to create livelihood in the patient.

Group therapy 1

One of the most effective therapy would be the psychotherapy by the group setting. A Therapist-led group sessions would be conducted in which the patient will be slowly involved interacting with others. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is one of the best therapy in which the patient is supposed to control intensive emotions, improve relationships, and reduce self-destructive behavior. Breathing exercise and yoga would help a lot and these kind of groups would be highly beneficial.

Potential benefit

The potential of DBT is that it provides the mindfulness, focus improvement, activeness, regulating emotions. These improvements will make the patient’s mind open to understand and feel the details around her and she will question about the things and events. The meaning of this phrase is that she will become a normal person.

Potential drawback

There are potential drawbacks of this therapy in which if it is implemented completely on the first day the will of the patient to get the cure will completely die. Afterwards, there would be no use of engaging patient in the therapy because in his alone time she will against start practicing her destructive habits in which over resting and drugs would be listed.

Group therapy 2

Since the patient have the problems of isolation and having over resting would be required to have an adjuvant therapy. In this therapy, the patient will have an adjuvant care which means the patient will have an assistant who will take an extra care of her. This patient is above 50 years old and in this age she will not be left alone so that he will find someone to talk, share her feelings and discuss her hopes of life.

Potential benefit

The benefits will be long lasting, as the therapy would be succeeded, the patient will not be able to live alone and will definitely final social connections and will get back to a normal life which is necessary for her to live like a social person do.

Potential drawback

The patient will feel tired and would not be able to keep the therapy. Her sleeping habits will be changed which would may cause difficulty for her to keep normal and would may insult the person who is performing the therapy.

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