CASE MANAGEMENT 1
CASESTUDY OF CARTER FROM THE PERFECT GUY
Case Study of Carter from the Perfect Guy
Case management is a process for assessing the client’s entiresituation and addressing the needs and problems found in thatassessment. It is one of the primary services offered to individualsand families who face multiple challenges, including severe mentalillness, addiction, and homelessness. In the movie The Perfect Guy,the individual to be investigated is Carter. He acts in a weirdmanner after his relationship with Leah ended. A fundamentalobjective of case management is to prevent problems from growingworse and costing more to remedy in the future. Another primarypurpose is to determine an individualized service plan for eachclient and monitoring that plan to be sure it is effective. In thecase of Carter from the film The Perfect Guy, it is eminentthat he has a personality disorder that he developed during hischildhood in foster homes.
PreliminaryIntake and Assessment
Carter grew up from one foster home to another (Rosenthal, 2015).This kind of upbringing often causes personality disorder and evenpsychotic problems. Seeing as he stalked Leah incessantly even afterthe restraining order, it is clear that Carter has a mental problemof obsession. In the past, he has had such cases of stalking andobsession with women which has allegedly made him change his nameseverally. In light of this, Carter has to stay clear of situationsthat could trigger him. This is because when he first met Leah, hewas so good and almost perfect. Having Leah lead him on could havesparked the obsession (Rosenthal, 2015). Carter’s strength is thathe is a sweet and caring man if he is not rejected. So the properplan for his treatment would be to see a therapist.
The greatest problem that Carter was experiencing was an obsessionand the denial of rejection. He had a brief relationship with Leah,and after she had seen what Carter was capable of during theencounter at the petrol station, she left him (Rosenthal, 2015). Thestalking and psychosocial behaviors were triggered by the rejection.This was as a result of growing up in foster homes and facing so suchrejection growing up. He had developed a personality disorder. ForCarter to get the help, he has to accept that he was not to be lovedby everyone and that his actions harm others. Carter has to make anobjective and plan of avoiding situations that will spark hisobsession and to deal with his unresolved childhood issues so as toget passed his problem. He has to be referred to a therapist thatwill help him through his rehabilitation progress. Another way thathe could get help was to join a peer group as instructed by the casemanager.
As Carter isrehabilitating, it is important that notes are taken by the casemanager. Conferencing and peer-reviews from the peer groups are alsoa fundamental part of the case manager monitoring Carter’sprogress. Maintaining contact with the therapist will also assist agreat deal with watching how Carter goes with the rehabilitation.
Carter has apersonality disorder developed through the years as he grew up. Hehas been obsessed with women especially those that rejected him. Hisstalking has posed harm to several women including Leah. However,with the proper care, he can rehabilitate and overcome the unresolvedissues he had while growing up. The process of treating him isprogressing smoothly and positively.
Rosenthal, D. M. (Director). (2015). The Perfect Guy [Motion Picture].