Case Study Analysis–Humanistic and Existential Theory


Based on the information you gain from the personality case study, “The Case of Mrs. C,” complete the following case study analysis:
• Analyze Mrs. C’s symptoms, including cultural considerations, from the perspective of a key idea from a theorist that you identified from the humanistic or existential theoretical orientation.
• Offer suggestions for assessments and interventions to use with Mrs. C from the perspective of a key idea from a theorist that you identified from the humanistic or existential theoretical orientation.
Integrate Resources and scholarly materials from your own research in your analyses and provide citations and references in APA format. References should be combined in one list at the end of the document.

Sample Solution

the verb “remember” is found throughout the poem, enabling Rossetti to request, or rather, implore the mysterious person she is addressing to, who could be her friend, lover, husband or any other close relation, to remember her and their bond of love, for eternity. Using the imagery of hands “when you can no more hold me by the hand” (Rossetti, line 3), Rossetti anticipates a time when her hands will slip away from her lover’s. The symbolism of handholding is also suggestive of a possession or bond that shall ultimately be demolished, in the end. Observing this from a different angle, Remember can also be seen as condemning the submissive role expected of women in the Victorian era. Since the speaker is a female, we see her as the receiver of the dominant male actions who touches her, “hold me by the hand”, tells her, “you tell me”, plans her future for her, “our future that you plann’d”, advices her and even prays for her “late to counsel then to pray”(Rossetti, lines 3,6 and 8). In this light, it can be assumed that Rossetti’s feelings and thoughts come from a furious place and that she is exasperated and spiteful of the inequality that exits between the sexes. Primarily, though, the symbols mentioned above are the universal gestures of love and romance. Moving forward, the phrase “Nor I half turn to go yet turning day” (Rossetti, line 4) exquisitely sums up the affection and tenderness in their relationship and how Rossetti could always turn back, come back or look back, at her lover, in the good old times, just to catch another glimpse of him. That, however, will not be happening ever again after her inevitable demise. Contrarily, Shakespeare argues that love does not depend on the presence of the beloved: It flourishes even during his or her absence because love is everlasting, immortal and self sufficient. Rossetti, on the other hand, using volta “yet if you should forget me for a while”(Rossetti, line 9), embraces the notion that she may be forgotten after death, and hence, it would be better for her lover to forget her then, instead of lamenting her loss forever. This particular idea perfectly captures the heartbreakingly intense emotion that Rossetti feels; she loves him s