case study of mental distress using Greene and Lee’s solution-oriented practice in Myanmar

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Saw Ye Win Thu
Hsiu-Ching Chen


This case study analyzes the mental distress of a university student during the pandemic and military coup in Myanmar. This qualitative study uses a deductive approach by practicing Greene and Lee's solution-oriented practice framework. The case conducted a semi-structured interview for data collection. Throughout the study, Greene and Lee's solution-oriented follows to assess the situation, set goals, strategize the solution pattern, implement the strategy, and follow up on the progress with the client. Based on the scope analysis, this study discovers the strengths and weaknesses of Greene and Lee's solution-oriented framework. This solution focuses on the client's capabilities to identify the resilience to overcome the problems. The client reserves the right to strategize how he prefers and steers the whole process. Therefore, it enhances the client's self-confidence to overcome the problem without trapping in the issues. Regarding weaknesses, it will not work if the client solely relies on the practitioners. Overall, this framework is relevant when mental health considers traditionally unaccepted since it carefully considers strengths.

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