Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

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Project Requirements:
To achieve a successful project experience and outcome, you are expected to meet the following requirements.
Based on the case study you developed, describe the methods you would use to assess and diagnose this client.
Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches to evaluate which methods would be most appropriate for your client.
Develop a formal 5-axis DSM-IV-TR diagnosis for the client. Use the format in the DSM-IV-TR on page 35.
Provide a rationale for any choice of diagnosis you have made on Axis I and II.
Include a relational diagnosis using v-codes in the DSM-IV-TR.
Describe the advantages and limitations of using the DSM-IV-TR to diagnose this client.
Develop a treatment plan for working with this client.
What information would you gather during the assessment and diagnosis process to assist you in formulating a treatment plan for this client?
How would you incorporate current research and diagnostic resources used in the counseling profession to develop a treatment plan that effectively addresses this client’s presenting symptoms and issues?
Describe the links you are making between the assessment process, the diagnosis, and the approach you will take with the client during therapy.
Support your choice of therapy approach with references to the professional literature.
Describe the following elements in your treatment plan and use specific examples to illustrate your ideas:
Focus of therapy.
Goals for the client.
Goals to address the relational problems outlined in the case study.
Specific interventions used to help the client reach individual goals.
Specific interventions used to help the client reach goals specific to the relational problems.
What larger environments and social systems would need to be considered when diagnosing this client and formulating a treatment plan? Discuss the ways in which managed care companies, the health care system, school systems, the policies within your own agency, or other social, political, or economic systems might impact the diagnosis and treatment planning process with this client.
Attach a copy of the case study you wrote for the Unit 7 assignment(see unit 7 term paper) as an appendix to your final project assignment.
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
Number of resources: Minimum of 6 references from current, peer-reviewed journals.
Length of paper: 5 typed double-spaced pages.
Font and font size: Times Roman, 12 point.
Required Section Headers:
Below are APA formatted section headers that I’ve created for you to ensure that you completely address all required sections. You must still create a title page, page headers and numbers a reference page, etc.
Do not alter these and use them EXACTLY as they are. Also, as any good writing style dictates, you should have a brief part before these section headers introducing the reader to your topic and a brief part summarizing at the end (an intro). The desired outcome here is a thorough AND well written and formatted paper.

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