Clinical Case Study: Evaluation and Treatment Plan

Assignment 3:  Clinical Case Study Evaluation and Treatment Plan

For this assignment, watch the movie Precious and conduct a complete clinical assessment and treatment plan including a DSM 5 diagnosis.  You may choose any point in time of her life to conduct an assessment and develop a treatment plan that is appropriate for your clinical diagnosis. Make sure you present the specific behaviors to support your clinical diagnosis, particularly the behaviors that correlate with the DSM 5 criteria. Use the following outline to organize your paper:

Section I: Initial Intake
I.        Client Background 
          Present the client’s background and include age, gender, family history(mental heath,       relationships, significant events).

II.        Presenting Problem
          Describe the problem or symptoms of the client that are negatively impacting the client’s life.    Include physical and emotional symptoms.  Note any thoughts or perceptions of the client that are related to the presenting problem.  

III.        Screening Tool
           Identify a screening tool that you would employ in your screening process. Explain why this tool    would be useful in your assessment.

IV.         Diagnosis
          Present your clinical diagnosis using the DSM 5(include the appropriate diagnostic code).  Explain how the criteria meets the symptoms and behaviors.  Also, describe any differential diagnoses and/or need for further information.

Section 2: Treatment Plan

Treatment Goals

            Identify the long-term goals to address the symptoms and behaviors of the diagnosis.  Then identify the short-term goals using SMART(Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time Specific).  These goals should directly address the problem symptoms or behaviors.  

II.        Social Work Therapy/Intervention
         Present a social work intervention that is an evidence-based approach to treating this diagnosis.  The intervention should address each of the short term goals/objectives. Explain how you would employ this intervention with this client, including the possible exchange in the treatment session(s) and possible client responses.  Address any potential ethical issues.  

III.        Discussion
          Provide your rationale for choosing the screening tool and intervention and why it would be a good choice for this client.  Discuss any other factors that may influence this treatment either positively or negatively. 

Other Details:
-Use APA style to format your paper.  Include headings and reference page.
-Length of paper:  5-7 pages double-spaced

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