In this session, Gayle Y. Iwamasa works with a 34-year-old African American single mother on managing stressors in her life. The client is working full time and attending night school. She reports that her 9-year-old son is well-behaved at home and succeeds academically, but has been fighting and swearing at school. Iwamasa discusses potential parenting strategies for behavior modification. She then assesses the broader context surrounding this client, including her supports, stressors, community involvement, and relationships. Iwamasa takes a cognitive behavioral approach, addressing the client's thoughts about her situation as well as her self-care and coping strategies. This leads to discussion of the client's overinvolvement in giving care to others at the expense of attending to her own emotional needs. The client discusses her dissatisfaction with a prior dating relationship and her current avoidance of dating. Iwamasa emphasizes the client's strengths as a caregiver as well as the need for her to take care of herself and receive care from others.