PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING TO THE MOTHER WHO IS AFRAID OF LOSING HER CHILD: A CASE REPORT
Fear is defined as a natural response to a perceived or real threat (Gullone, 2000). Individuals who experience fear might exhibit affective, behavioral, and cognitive reactions. By minimizing these reactions, it is critical for the client to have normal feelings and thoughts. In this case, the goal is to alleviate the client's concern that her husband may take her child after he is released from prison. The goal of this study is to minimize the client's anxiety about losing her child by utilizing a cognitive behavioral approach, an individual-centered approach, a gestalt approach, and psychological counseling strategies.In addition to the cognitive and individual-centered approaches, a holistic approach was used in the sessions, which included Worden's (2001) and Mallinson’s (2001) models. As a result, an eclectic method was utilized to create a case formulation. Furthermore, the study was conducted in a qualitative manner. After the counseling sessions, it was seen that the client's fear level has decreased significantly. The client's concern was lessened even more a few days before the last session, since her spouse did not exhibit any unpleasant behavior after his release from prison.
Keywords: Anxiety, fear, separation anxiety.
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