Thirteen Movie Case Study

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In this paper, Melanie will be discussed from a family psychologist’s perspective. Information about Melanie has been gathered through watching the film, Thirteen, and by observing her environment as well as her interactions with her daughter, Tracy, who has been introduced to the world of risky teenage behavior. Melanie is XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Melanie: A Case Study
As a counselor for families dealing with troubled adolescents, I have observed the cycle of decline that some teenagers drag their families into when they become involved in the wrong type of behavior. Because of this experience, I was eager to intervene in the case of Tracy when her mother, Melanie, came to me seeking help.
Presenting Issue and Observations
Melanie is a struggling single mother dealing with a thirteen-year-old daughter, Tracy, who is quickly and steadily becoming a teenager that Melanie does not even recognize. Melanie has explained that Tracy has become caught up in XXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Background: Family and Friends
Melanie is a single-parent who lives in the lower socioeconomic status, just barely making ends meet as she cares for her son and daughter. Tracy and Mason’s father, Melanie’s ex-husband, is barely in the family picture. He spends much of his time…...

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