Final PSY 270
Pamela J Reeves
Final PSY 270
The subject (Marla) is a 42 year old female who is seeking help from the mental health clinic for a variety of symptoms which the subject believes is causing her distress. These symptoms include: trouble sleeping, feeling jumpy all of the time, and an in ability to concentrate. The subject, whose complaint is a decreased performance at work, feels these symptoms to be the cause. It is apparent that a concern for the subject’s employment has prompted her to seek help for these issues. During intake it is agreed that the subject’s symptoms require further analysis to reach a final diagnostic conclusion as these symptoms are apparent in the criteria of a multitude of disorders, including major depression, certain panic disorders, and post traumatic stress disorder. Subject will be observed and a complete assessment of the subject will be made. Once this assessment has been done a diagnosis will be made by our treatment team and together with the client, will complete an effective treatment plan. Attending therapist will also include in the notes the diagnosis along with the possible causes, names of treatment team members and a copy of treatment plan. The Clinical interview is the beginning point for the subject, as how she answers these questions applies to the analysis and diagnosis of her issues culminating in the action of the treatment plan. These questions included: 1. Why have you come to seek therapy?
2. What do you hope to gain from our time here?
3. I want you to tell me about your family, do you have brothers or sisters, how do you get along with them, do any of them suffer with a mental disorder? 4. What was it like growing up in your family, and how has it changed (if any) now? 5. What do you do for a living, and who are the people you are closest to? 6. How is your interaction with these people?
7. Have you now or at any time felt feelings of...
References: Comer, R.J., (2008), Fundamentals of abnormal psychology, (5th ed.) New York: Worth Publishers
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