psychology paper

You will need to use your knowledge of the basic categories of psychological disorders to further research the criterion needed to diagnose your “patient” or “client 1. Set up an intake interview. What is the presenting problem? Who brought the child in for evaluation? What sort of questions would you ask? 2. Then show evidence of the child’s behavior, (DSM criteria). Make sure you can justify your client’s diagnosis. What are some of the symptoms? 3. You will need to give some background information on the disorder you have chosen. 4. Is there anything interesting relating to this disorder (famous people with disorder, current theorists, weird treatments, etc.)? Is there anything new in the field? Your paper should be set up like this on your first page: (short answers) Patient Name: Adam Long Nickname: Addie Age: approximately 12 Residence: Home address Brief patient history: Hx of conduct problems Symptoms: anxiety Diagnosis: GAD – Generalized Anxiety Disorder Recommended treatments: Client-centered psychotherapy Prognosis: Good After the identifying information, continue to elaborate. For those of you familiar with doing a psychosocial, this would be the perfect paper for you. 1. Background Information The first section of your paper will present your client’s background. Include factors such as age, gender, work, health status, family mental health history, family and social relationships, drug and alcohol history, life difficulties, goals, and coping skills and weaknesses. 2. Description of the Presenting Problem In the next section of your case study, you will describe the problem or symptoms that the client presented with. Describe any physical, emotional, or sensory symptoms reported by the client. Thoughts, feelings, and perceptions related to the symptoms should also be noted. Any screening or diagnostic assessments that are used should also be described in detail and all scores reported. 3. Your Diagnosis Provide your diagnosis and give the appropriate Diagnostic and Statistical Manual code. Explain how you reached your diagnosis, how the clients symptoms fit the diagnostic criteria for the disorder(s), or any possible difficulties in reaching a diagnosis 4. The Intervention The second section of your paper will focus on the intervention used to help the client. You are required to choose a theoretical treatment approach that you feel will benefit your client. 5. Prognosis Using the treatment that you recommended what is the short and long-term prognosis for your client? 6. Follow-up/Discharge How did the child do? What improvements and/or changes were noted. Did you feel that this treatment modality was successful? Is there anything you would have done differently? Some of the possible treatment approaches you might choose to explore include: (However, you can use any treatment approach from your text book). Psychoanalytic Approach Describe how a psychoanalytic therapist would view the client’s problem. Provide some background on the psychoanalytic approach and cite relevant references. Explain how psychoanalytic therapy would be used to treat the client, how the client would respond to therapy, and the effectiveness of this treatment approach. Cognitive-Behavioral Approach Explain how a cognitive-behavioral therapist would approach treatment. Offer background information on cognitive-behavioral therapy and describe the treatment sessions, client response, and outcome of this type of treatment. Make note of any difficulties or successes encountered by your client during treatment. 3. Humanistic Approach Describe a humanistic approach that could be used to treat your client, such as client-centered therapy. Provide information on the type of treatment you chose, the client’s reaction to the treatment, and the end result of this approach. Explain why the treatment was successful or unsuccessful.

 
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