Alex, a male African American adolescent aged 14, has come to therapy because he is experiencing the symptoms of a sleep-wake disorder. His sleep-wake disorder is disrupting his school work, causing absenteeism from school, and is negatively impacting his social engagements due to an increase in irritability and irrational thinking.
Write out a mini script showing what you, the counselor, might say to Alex.
By Day 3
Respond to the following prompts using your mini script.
Provide four potential questions you might ask about Alex’s current sleep hygiene.
Explain the role of counseling alongside sedative hypnotics.
Explain the long-term consequences of a sleep-wake disorder.
Include an empathetic reflection to Alex