Case Study and Developing a Treatment Plan
Must be original work with no plagiarism!!!! Please make sure and follow the grading rubric and answer each question to its entirety. My e-textbook with reference is attached. This paper must have in-text citations and sources that I can look up online for free. Paper includes reference to the textbook and four other sources utilized.
Your Assignment will be a 7-10 page paper providing you an opportunity to integrate several of the concepts covered in this class. As you read the text and respond to the assignment questions, keep these concepts in mind. Again, used the grading rubric below as a guide.
Read the case study (BELOW). Begin your paper with a brief overview of at least three of the concepts covered in the course (use textbook attached). Include these concepts as you address the following:
Case Scenario: Case Study Juanita is a middle-aged Hispanic female. She goes to her doctor because she is having severe, frequent headaches, heart racing, chest pain and dizziness/balance problems. Juanita has a long history of other health issues that her doctor has not been able to explain from a physical point of view. She has also had frequent accidents, falls, etc. Juanita’s doctor has decided that it is time for her to have a complete physical. Her doctor asks her if there is anything else he should know. Juanita tells her doctor that all is fine. Juanita’s doctor is aware that about 8 years ago, Juanita attended and successfully completed an inpatient rehab for alcohol use. Sensing that Juanita might be resistant to opening up with him, her doctor asks her how her recovery is progressing. The doctor wonders if Juanita is eating okay and exercising, since she has lost a lot of weight. Juanita finally tells her doctor that her job is on the line, her youngest child is about to leave home, and she feels depressed. Juanita admits that, as a result of her personal problems, about six weeks ago, she relapsed with alcohol and has been drinking regularly since then. The doctor suspects possible anxiety related problems or panic attacks but is puzzled by the balance problems. He examines her inner ear and finds that her eardrum has been ruptured. However, when inquiring about ear infections, Juanita reports nothing of that nature recently. He tells Juanita that the next logical explanation is head trauma and that based on the numerous unexplained injuries he expects physical abuse. Reluctantly she admits that there is physical violence in her marriage. The doctor states that he knows that there is a major problem with the relapse, and she needs help; she also needs treatment for the domestic violence. The doctor makes an appointment at the local Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, which specializes in trauma informed care. Juanita agrees to keep the appointment; however, the doctor is concerned that Juanita may not go.
Grading Criteria Rubric
Introduction- Give a brief overview of what this paper is going to be about. Thesis statement should be included.
Begin your paper with a brief overview of at least three of the concepts covered in the course. Include these concepts as you address the questions in the next section.
Read through the case scenario that has been provided. Using this case scenario you will:
Evaluate how specific models of healthy psychology apply to the client in this scenario. Explain in your own words the systemic process that contributes to your client’s healthy or unhealthy habits. Evaluate the mind-body connection between your client and her health.
Identify cultural aspects that exist that may contribute to your client’s healthy or unhealthy habits.
Make a list of at least five of your client’s needs, prioritizing them, and develop a plan for meeting these needs. Include two specific actions by which you could become an agent of change to meet the culturally based aspects identified in the above section.
Using the client needs and plan identified above, create a treatment plan for your client. A treatment plan typically includes a diagnosis of the problem based on the client’s history, treatment goals, and steps the client will take in order to achieve the treatment goals (these should be SMART goals). Make sure your plan is specific, measurable, and achievable and that it contains timeframes for the goals to be achieved.
Explain your rationale for the treatment recommendations in the treatment plan, ensuring that your explanation is thorough enough to demonstrate sound reason.
Discuss how you will use the concepts in this paper in your personal and professional life.
Paper includes a title page, introduction with thesis statement, conclusion, and in-text citations and reference page using APA style.
Paper is appropriate in length (body of the paper should be 7–10 pages in length, not including the title page or reference page).
Paper includes reference to the textbook and four other sources utilized.
Paper uses Standard American English including correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and complete sentences and paragraphs.
Paper is free of typographical errors.
Paper includes a highly developed viewpoint and purpose.
Paper demonstrates superior organization; communication is highly ordered, logical and unified.
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