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The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate




Question;The;purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate how you would apply diagnosis and;treatment planning processes when working with couples or families. Review the;mediaCase Studies of a Couple;and a Family. Select one of the two case studies?one;couple vignette and one family vignette?to use for this assignment.;1.;Identify and evaluate;specific methods you would use during the assessment and diagnosis phase with;this couple or family.;o Apply family systems models used for understanding patterns of;dysfunction in relationships to describe how you would incorporate assessment;and diagnostic processes into your work with this couple or family.;o Explain how you would apply theDSM-5 diagnostic system to;this couple or family. Review the materials in theDSM-5 about relational;problems (pages 715?722, "Relational Problems" under "Other;Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention"). If you decide to;give a diagnosis to any of the individuals, what would it be, and how might;this diagnosis impact the couple's or family's therapy process?;2.;Explain how you would;include sociocultural factors in the assessment and diagnosis of this couple or;family.;o Evaluate the influence of the clients' sociocultural background;personal history, environment, and family or relationship systems on their;current experiences and the presentation of their symptoms. You will need to;support your ideas with evidence from the professional literature.;o Discuss how your own sociocultural background, personal history;values, biases, and assumptions would impact the diagnostic process with this;couple or family. For example, might you have difficulty understanding the;meaning of some the symptoms these clients present, or, might you overlook, or;over-emphasize, certain symptoms, given your own background and history?;3.;Discuss the ethical;issues that may arise when assessing and diagnosing a couple or family. Apply;specific ethical standards (such as those from the American Counseling;Association (ACA), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy;(AAMFT), and Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) to the issues you;may encounter when assessing and diagnosing this couple or family.;4.;Design an effective;treatment plan for this couple or family based on the assessment information;you have observed and collected during the diagnostic process. Use the;following outline for your treatment plan;o What is the focus of the therapy (key issues and concerns that;will be addressed)?;o What are some of the main goals for this couple or family? What;specific changes in the couple or family would be evidence of positive movement;or would demonstrate that the therapy is being effective? For each goal noted;list examples of specific interventions or counseling techniques that will be;used during the sessions.;o What interventions will be used during sessions to help the;couple or family reach their goals?


Paper#35833 | Written in 18-Jul-2015

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