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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with an Autistic Client Name Institutional affiliation Date Abstract Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a method of treating psychiatric challenges by changing the way a patient’s thought processing mechanism. In other words, it aims at changing the way people look at themselves and others. In this case, the patient in Question is an 11-year-old Arnold Fox. He was diagnosed with autism at five years old. Previously, his developmental progress has been within the range that is expected for a child within the autistic spectrum disorders. Shortly before his 10th birthday, his parents went through a difficult divorce. As a result, his father no longer stays with them and rarely visits. He has two brothers who live with him together with the mother in a middle-income neighborhood. He attends an education center for children with autism. After the parents’ divorce, Arnold presented with mild depression which resolved. However, in the previous three months, he has had seizures, sensory processing problems, depression and impulsive behavior. This article presents a write-up or the patient’s case from diagnosis to therapy. COGNITIVE CASE WRITE-UP Case History Identifying Information: Arnold is an 11-year-old Caucasian male patient. He attends school in a private educational centre for children with autism and lives with a single female parent and two brothers (one older and one younger) in a neighbouring middle-income household. Chief Complaint: Arnold’s parent reported seizures and increased loss of reception to stimuli. Consequently, Arnold portrayed symptom of alternating depressive moments and hyper impulsive

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