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This assignment focuses on vignette analysis and direct application of course concepts to the
persons and situations presented in the vignette for each question. All discussions must take
into account the legal and ethical considerations, as well as issues of culture and human
diversity that may pertain to the situations presented below.
Please keep your responses focused on what is presented in the vignette. Do not add
information but use your creativity to support what you see in the vignette as written. All
assignments MUST be typed and double-spaced, in APA style and must be written at graduate
level English. The content, conciseness and clarity of your answers will be considered in the
evaluation of your work. You must use and integrate the material presented in the course
text and cite your work according to APA format. Use of outside resources for culturespecific information to enhance your vignette analysis is encouraged.
This assignment should be 6-7 pages total plus a Title and Reference Page
A panel of experts from the Psychoanalytic school of personality has been asked to evaluate this
case. Each expert will discuss his or her view of this case in direct and specific context to a
minimum of four (4) of their theoretical constructs. Each expert will take into consideration the
research on personality and the brain as well as culture and legal/ethical issues that might arise.
For this assignment you are to present this case from the viewpoint of four (4) of the these
Object Relations theory
Joe is a 19 year old, Chinese male. He suffers from bouts of depression and occasional anxiety.
He states that, “I just never seem to be good enough”. Joe is the caretaker of his invalid mother
and 2 younger siblings. His father left when Joe was the only child at 5 years of age, and
returned when Joe was 12. Within 2 years, his sister and brother were born. When Joe was 16
years old, his mother was in a car accident which left her paralyzed. His father left again and
hasn’t been seen since. He tells you that he hates his father and wishes him dead.