Derek Lacy

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Throughout the semester I worked with a 24-year-old, heterosexual, Caucasian male client diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Obesity on a variety of topics including: deaths of loved ones, finding employment, and lying. My approach was based in Motivational Interviewing and this allowed me to build a rapport with my client very quickly. The use of open-ended questions allowed him to tell his perspective and explain how he really feels, coupled with positive affirmation the client felt very comfortable in each session and benefited from the MI approach and the resources that came with it.