Posted: September 20th, 2022
Case Study Assignment
The case study assignment is designed to help you make application of course content to a counseling situation. You are to choose a case study from
The Behavioral Addictions text, determine the key issues presented, provide diagnostic impressions based upon the DSM-5 or if it is not currently in the DSM, other scholarly materials, and develop treatment recommendations. You may choose a case study from any of the chapters in the text, please just choose a topic that is of interest to you.
Under diagnostic impressions, be sure to consider other disorders (differential diagnosis) in addition to the main disorder. Provide a rationale for your diagnostic impressions using criteria from the DSM-5, or other scholarly materials, also including reasons for ruling out certain disorders. You may want to consider bringing in material from previous courses related to theory and treatment. Also, consider systemic and environmental factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior. The goal is to present, in writing, the basis for your diagnostic impressions.
Under treatment recommendations, be sure to consider the biopsychosociospiritual aspects of the case. Make sure your recommendations are relevant to the case, are empirically supported as evidenced by the use of 3 scholarly references, and are practical, able to be implemented by the client. Also, consider essential interviewing, counseling, and case conceptualization skills. In addition, ensure that you have included evidence-based counseling strategies and techniques for prevention and intervention for this client
Please review these requirements when completing this assignment:
· 3–4 pages of content (5 pages total)
· This includes a title page and a reference page
· An abstract is not needed
· Utilize APA formatting
· Include at least 3 citations for treatment recommendations
· Acceptable sources are scholarly and empirically-based sources
Please utilize the
Case Study Template for further formatting details.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.
Case Study Template
Follow the template below as you complete your
Case Study assignment. You will have 3 major areas to your case study response: (1) key issues, (2) diagnostic impressions, and (3) treatment recommendations. These three areas should serve as the headings for your paper. This assignment should be in current APA formatting, with a title page, you are required to cite the sources for the treatment recommendations and include a reference page (an abstract is not needed). It must be 3–4 pages for content (for a total of at least 5 pages). Please do not forget to include a formal introduction and conclusion.
The Case Study assignment is an opportunity for you to think through a clinical case, identify and prioritize key issues involved, consider and clarify relevant diagnostic issues, and formulate treatment recommendations that are most likely to be helpful to the client. Your text provides you with a strong base for much of this information, please do not simply regurgitate this information.
A. List in order of importance the key issues you believe are involved in the case study, as if you were the client’s counselor. Provide a rationale for the order in which you prioritized issues. What are the most important features to you, and why?
B. Link your rationale to what you believe outcomes of treatment should be for this client. How will your order of priority contribute to a successful outcome for the client?
Diagnostic Impressions (must cite sources in this section)
A. Based on the information provided in the case study, use the current version of the DSM, to accurately diagnose the type(s) of disorder(s) involved. If your chosen case is not currently in the DSM, it is important that you consult the ICD-10, and other scholarly sources. Refer to specific diagnostic criteria when presenting your impressions. What category could this be in? What disorder in that category does this appear to be and why? Provide rationale for diagnosis, giving consideration to differential diagnostic considerations. In other words, what disorders in this category or other closely related categories were considered? Why could this not be any of those disorders? You may want to consider here theories of normal and abnormal personality development. Also, consider systemic and environmental factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior.
B. Be sure to consider other disorders in addition to the main disorder. Is there more than one diagnosis? Provide rationale for diagnosing any additional disorders.
Treatment Recommendations (cite sources in this section)
A. List your recommendations (e.g., 1., 2., 3., etc.) so that you can clearly delineate what you believe will be of most help to your client. Consider recommendations that will be motivating to your client and reflective of a collaborative approach. Also, consider essential interviewing, counseling, and case conceptualization skills.
B. Be sure to consider the biopsychosociospiritual aspects of the case. Make sure your recommendations are relevant to the case, able to be implemented by the client, and have some basis of support from professional literature—include your 2–3 academic sources here. Ensure that you have included evidence-based counseling strategies and techniques for prevention and intervention for this client.
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