Please complete by Friday 10/18/19 midnight:
Using the scenario below students will present a case conceptualization to demonstrate advanced proficiency in conducting intake assessments, formulating treatment plans, maintaining client charts, applying ethical and considerations, collaborating with other professionals, adjusting interventions to optimize care for diverse populations, and facilitating counseling processes. The expectations and time allotment are in the table below:
Overview of presenting problem(s)(3-5 min)
Conceptualization (8-10 min.): Assess your client in terms of at least 2 developmental theories (e.g., Psychosocial, psycho dynamic, attachment, learning, systems, etc.), counseling theories (CBT, person-centered theory, etc.), & the DSM-5 (include symptoms of potential diagnoses)
Intervention (8-10 min.): Explain how the counseling theories you applied in helping the client achieve his/her goals & provide each member of the class a copy of your counseling plan
Leadership and Advocacy (8-10 min.): Identify strategies of leadership in regard to multicultural and social justice issues as it relates to advocating for clients at the individual, system, and policy levels
Comments and concerns (5 min): Come prepared to share personal or professional concerns or questions with the group. Provide 2 to 3 questions that you would like to ask in peer supervision.
CM is a thirty-two-year old African American female who reports being diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. CM reports at this time she was displaying feeling of hopelessness and worthlessness, which was affecting her ability to perform daily living skills and parenting duties. CM reports a history of suicidal ideations, but currently denies any suicidal or homicidal ideations. CM reports receiving mental health services in the past but has not received services in three years due to losing her insurance. CM’s description of her past mental health symptoms; which include depression, mania, anxiety, panic attacks, irritability, poor sleep/appetite, isolation, low energy, and impaired memory. CM reports a history of medication noncompliance. CM stated that she often needs help remembering to take her medication. CM reports displaying depressive symptoms 3 to 4 times a week. CM states that she will isolate herself and have a decline in appetite. CM admits she often loses motivation to leave the house, attend appointments, and take care of necessary business. CM stated she sleeps all day and is up all night. She reports becoming hyperactive at night. CM expressed that a majority of her symptoms are triggered by stress. CM stated, “I stress over minor stuff’. CM identified her children as additional stressors that trigger her panic attacks. CM reports both children have ADHD, and due to her own mental health issues, she has difficulty parenting them. CM stated, “I have to cover up my problems when they come around. I don’t feel strong enough to take care of them”. She stated when having a panic attacks her chest will become tight and she can breathe. CM reports no physical health problems. CM reports she lacks motivation to cook and clean when feeling depressed. CM admits to having poor money management skills, which is an additional stressor. CM reports waiting for cutoff notices before paying bills. CM reports being physically and verbally abused by her mother between the ages of six to twelve years old. CM stated her mother has schizophrenia, and during that time it was not being managed. At the age of thirteen, her father received custody and she was sent to live with her paternal grandmother. CM stated that she began smoking marijuana at the age of fifteen as a coping mechanism. CM continues to smoke marijuana, and reports smoking daily due to not having her psychotropic medications.