During the first group meeting, a client states, “I am here because
I am very shy. I don’t mesh well with others and I rarely get invitations to go anywhere.” Which statement about the client’s reason for seeking help and treatment best applies?
1. The client is using the ego defense mechanism of “projection,” which must be addressed to get to the root of the problem.
2. The client may benefit from individual therapy, because he or she is shy and this could hinder group therapy.
3. The client is aware of his or her current issue and will do very well in group therapy.
4. The client suffers from boredom, which is a serious condition that must be addressed and treated.