This assignment focuses on vignette analysis and direct application of course concepts to the persons and situations presented in the vignette for each question. All discussions must take into account the legal and ethical considerations, as well as issues of culture and human diversity that may pertain to the situations presented below.
Please keep your responses focused on what is presented in the vignette. Do not add information but use your creativity to support what you see in the vignette as written. All assignments MUST be typed and double-spaced, in APA style and must be written at graduate level English. The content, conciseness and clarity of your answers will be considered in the evaluation of your work. You must use and integrate the material presented in the course text and cite your work according to APA format. Use of outside resources for culture-specific information to enhance your vignette analysis is encouraged.
This assignment should be 6-7 pages total plus a Title and Reference Page
A panel of experts from Phenomenological Theories, Trait Theories and Biological Theories of personality has been asked to evaluate this case. Each panel will discuss their view of this case in direct and specific context to a minimum of four (4) of their theoretical constructs. Each panel will take into consideration the research on personality and the brain as well as culture and legal/ethical issues that might arise.
For this assignment you are to present this case from each of these panels of experts:
Panel I: Phenomenological Theorists
Panel II: Trait Theorists
Panel III: Biological/Genetic Theorists
John, a 28 year old, Hispanic male, is seen in an initial interview at a community mental health clinic. He has been diagnosed as Chronically Mentally Ill. He resides with his mother and grandmother. Both his father and grandfather committed suicide in their early 30’s. John is afraid that he is fated to join the male-dominated generational pattern. John is oriented to reality and does not appear to have any disturbances in perception or thought. He does appear to be severely depressed and anxious during your interview.
Distinguish the major theories of personality
Contrast historical and current views of personality
Integrate evidence based treatment interventions
Combine current research to assessment and technique
Identify legal, ethical issues in theories of personality and psychotherapy
Examine issues of culture and diversity in theories and application