UMass Amherst PSYCH 380 - Case study on Exhibitionists and a look into the doctor/patient relationship (4 pages)

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We look at a case study about Steve, a middle-aged man who's married with 2 kids. He can't stop his urges to masturbate in public. Dr. Halgin looks into the tranference coming from Steve as well as his history. With this case study, Dr. Halgin also goes into the doctor/patient relationship; what is appropriate and what isn't.


Lecture number:
4
Pages:
4
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Course:
Psych 380 - Abnormal Psychology
Edition:
1

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Psych 380 1nd Edition Lecture 4 Outline of Current Lecture I Case study Steve Exhibitionism II Holding environment III Transference countertransference IV Doctor patient relationship Current Lecture I II III Case study Mary a Has a fear of driving getting lost on the highway b She gets anxiety and increased heart rate c She has had no phobias prior d Possibilities i Afraid of getting older retiring ii Metaphor I don t know where I m going I m going to get lost iii Life transition treatment Case study Steve a 40 years old b 3 young children c works as a truck driver he is neat and clean besides the smell like gasoline d Calls and says he has a sexual problem i His sexual problem is that he masturbates in public e He comes into the office and is a nervous wreck Steve s dialogue a I m a loser a hardened criminal I ve done three strings in jail b I ll give you a month to cure me just give me the shock c For 25 years I ve been an exhibitionist d It started when I was 14 years old I saw a woman in an another apartment building changing I began to masturbate and then she saw me Instead of stopping I just kept going because it excited me The woman came to our apartment and yelled at my mother but my mother just told her to go to hell e I ve been married for 8 years f I just got arrested a week ago for masturbating in my car at a Stop Shop parking lot A woman coming out of the store saw me doing it I tried to drive away but the cops caught up to me These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute IV V VI VII VIII IX Dr Halgin s concerns a Is he suicidal b Do I need to disclose this to the police c Is he using me in order to help him in court testify on his behalf d What is his agenda What brought him to treatment a He feels like he is possessed b While court is part of it he really wants to stop this behavior c He gave up drinking for his children but he couldn t stop



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