Assignment 2: Bio-pyscho-social-spiritual Assessment
For this assignment, you will review a video depicting an interview with a client. This will be the basis for a bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment, including preliminary treatment goals, evaluation methods, and an intervention plan. You must also include a brief summation of at least three references from the professional literature that are relevant to and supportive of the conclusions you put forth in your assessment. A concluding analysis section should indicate areas where further information is needed, areas of difference that may come into play in the case, or other issues you would want to remain aware of if you were responsible for this case.
The intent of this assignment is to mirror as closely as possible what might be expected of you in writing an assessment following a session with a client. You may take hand-written notes during the video; however, you may not record the video in any way, and you may not use your computer during the viewing. You may not consult with fellow students in the preparation of this assignment. You will be graded on the accuracy and clarity of your assessment, but you have a good deal of latitude in crafting goals as long as they are consistent with the assessment findings and are supported by material from the course and the practice literature.
Your paper should be approximately ten pages in length, exclusive of cover page and bibliography. Use 1 margins and 12-point Times New Roman type.
Course readings and handouts provide guidance for preparing a bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment, but for this paper, your assessment should be organized under the following headings:
1. Demographic information, presenting problem, and mental status
2. Current and previous agency contacts
3. Medical, psychiatric, and substance use history and data
4. Brief history of the client, including salient relationships with significant others
5. Summary of the current situation, including mitigating interpersonal, and environmental factors and client strengths
6. Ethical dilemmas presented in the assessment
7. Analysis of the problem-for-work and relevant factors
8. Preliminary treatment plan: goals, objectives, and interventions
9. Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives
10. Case reflections
Rubric: Assignment #2
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Evaluation Elements: Points Score
The introductory section, demographic information, and mental status exam are clearly and thorough, conveying an accurate impression of the client and the presenting problem.
The assessment clearly and accurately describes the presenting problem, relevant historical and developmental information, and client strengths and resources.
The analysis synthesizes key assessment information into a working hypothesis and problem-for-work. 10
Initial goals are properly written and linked to assessment findings. Objectives are observable, feasible, and measurable. 10
Interventions are thoughtfully chosen, linked to assessment and goals, and supported by the literature. 10
Paper reflects awareness of large system impacts on case and changes needed 5
Evaluation plan is appropriate and supported by course material. 5
The final section fully addresses areas that need further understanding, information, or clarity and factors affecting case progress. Section accurately incorporates pertinent concepts from class discussions and readings.
The document reflects an understanding of various dimensions of diversity as they may apply to the assessment, goals, intervention, and evaluation. 5
Three recent, relevant journal articles are cited, summarized, and integrated. Reference list adheres to APA guidelines. 10
The document is well-written, uses nonjudgmental language, and demonstrates basic mastery of sentence structure, with no errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, or typing.