The purpose of this assignment is to implement the assessment skills, concepts, theories and various interventions that you have learned in class (and from other courses) using a biopsychosocial framework. Utilizing this framework student’s will be expected to develop an extensive, in-depth analysis of a case that you been working with this year (see template for structure and categories for assessment). For example, such skills and theories may include the ecological perspective, strengths perspective, client joining skills, crisis intervention, mental status exam and concepts associated with advanced generalist practice. In addition, students will be expected to create an ecomap or genogram of the client system.
Finally, students will provide a formulation of their case and discuss a treatment/intervention plan including treatment goals and critical reflections on how the beginning therapeutic relationship seems to be progressing.
Instructions: This assignment is broken down into two sections: a) the biopsychosocial assessment and, b) assessment review and critique. Review and respond to each section of the assignment. Use headings and subheadings to organize your work. You will write Part A of the assignment as if you were completing a biopsychosocial on a client system.
Part A: 10-12 pages
Descriptive and analytic biopsychosocial assessment
Using the integrated approach in the Cooper & Lesser Chp. The Psychosocial Study, briefly describe:
history of the problem
cultural history – including issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability as they affect current functioning for this client
mental status exam
Attach an ecomap depicting the social and transactional contexts within which the client is embedded. Think systemically.
Discuss here your overall formulation of the case (what you think is going on).
Provide information that supports how you arrived at this formulation.
Think systemically. NO NEED FOR DSM 5 Diagnosis. You can simply identify client symptoms.