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Tragedy to Triumph Essay

  • Submitted by: dfrank007
  • on November 18, 2013
  • Category: Psychology
  • Length: 1,110 words

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Tragedy and Triumph
D’Lisha Thomas
Kaplan University

Tragedy and Triumph

According to Halstead (2000), Steve is a   male in his early 20’s who’s very determined to overcome a stigma that was placed on him by   medical professionals because of a brutal attack that he’d endured. At one point during this experience, the young man found himself deliberating life over death because the damage that was caused physically and cognitively.   Determined to beat the odds against him, he began rehabilitation and setting goals for himself physically.   After leaving the hospital, he set another goal to complete his associate’s degree in which he did with in a two year span. Although he’d beat the odds thus far, there were challenges that he would soon face in trying to achieve his ultimate goal of being “normal” and earning a bachelor’s degree in another two year span. Faced with poor academic performance and being sleep deprived, he felt it was best that he seek help from a college counselor. During his sessions, neither Steve nor the counselor knew that this would be a journey that they would both learn from.

Tragedy and Triumph
At the first meeting between Steve and the counselor, it was apparent to the counselor that something was wrong with Steve just by his physical appearance. Over the next couple of sessions, the counselor was able to gain an understanding of Steve’s determination to prove that he could accomplish anything he put his mind to with hard work and dedication. He also learned that Steve wanted little or no help in achieving his goals.   Steve and the counselor both set out on a journey for two different reasons. Steve’s initial goal was to prove that he was “normal” and could achieve the impossible regardless of the limitations placed on him by others. The counselor’s goal was to get Steve the help he needed in order to complete his educational endeavors. After the rejection of his suggestions except for tutoring, the counselor learned...

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