The post comprises two asighnments
.Determine if reliability and validity between two datasets exists. defend your stance using the appropriate multiple disciplinary databases (e.g., education,
nursing, or psychology databases). determine the amount of content needed to fully defend your stance.
2: Integrative Paper and Case Presentation
Integrative paper and Case Presentation
presenting client to your colleagues in a multidisciplinary treatment team conference for a weekly client progress review.
Imagine completed the SUD initial screening and a more comprehensive assessment, including a “6 dimensions” review of this client, you had identified concerns to
refer for further assessment and/or treatment as indicated (e.g., detox, psych eval, trauma therapy, etc.), and you have rendered a SUD diagnosis(es), recommended an
appropriate treatment placement based on your assessment and evaluation, and have identified initial concerns to address in treatment, which are documented in the ASAM
Modified Case Presentation Format.
Now, client been in treatment for two weeks and you are reviewing her/his case in your weekly multidisciplinary review meeting.
write a 4-6 page Integrative Paper (using APA format) describing:
• Your client, background information, and their presenting problems and risk factors, including identified strengths and supports;
• The screening instruments used upon initial engagement/assessment and the results (think SUDs, SIDs, and mental health);
• The more comprehensive assessment instruments used and results, as well as the results of your integrative assessment interview and evaluation (must include a “6
dimensions” review), including diagnostic impression; and
• Level of functioning/severity “6 dimensions” review and placement recommendation.
Case Formulation Overview
Diagnosis leads to… Case Conceptualization leads to… Treatment Planning
Describing & assessing the client’s concerns Clinically understanding & prioritizing the client’s concerns Addressing & treating the client’s concerns ??
Diagnosis refers to the use of the DSM (APA) classification system to identify and describe the clinically significant patterns associated with our clients’ distress,
impairment, or risk.
Case conceptualization refers to the counselor’s rationale and framework for working with the client in four steps: 1) evaluating the client’s concerns by observing,
assessing and measuring his or her behaviors; 2) assessing the client’s strengths and needs, risk versus protective factors; 3) Organizing these observations,
assessments, and measures to her or his patterns and themes among the client’s concerns; and 4) the clinician selects a theoretical orientation to interpret, explain,
or make clinical judgments about what the client is experiencing. The counselor should thereby have a picture of what she or he believes has led to the client’s
concerns (etiology) and what features are maintaining or perpetuating the problem (sustaining factors)
Treatment planning is plotting out the counseling process so that both counselor and client have a road map that delineates how they will proceed from their point of
origin (the client’s presenting concerns and underlying difficulties) to their destination, alleviation of troubling and dysfunctional symptoms and patterns, and
establishment of improved coping.