Part 2: The Case Evolves
Mary accepted referral and was greatly helped by the treatment of her PTSD, the dreams stopped and she became less “pressured” at home. She obtained great benefit from her continued meetings with the volunteer who was able to give positive reassurance that the powerful feelings that soon emerged were natural. Mary remained excessively anxious about the children despite their rapid response to treatment. In joint meetings with Mary and her mother the volunteer was glad to find that neither of them was heading for depression and was able to express appreciation of their care for the children and each other. The situation was relatively stable and she was able gradually to reduce the frequency and then stop her visits.