Case Assessment – Psychology paper
This is like Writing a logical letter, no headings. – shouldn’t be more than 5-7 pages. – want it to flow – The essay should be a referral with information to a doctor or counselor but shouldn’t be repeating information from the actual case – should be in own words – use client’s initials Or can use the word “the client” to refer to them. Don’t use words like state or report, or discussed. No vague constructs, talk about specifics of theory. In conceptualization section, don’t write anything about what needs to happen in counseling. Conceptualization is about why client is experiencing symptoms he/she is experiencing, and how it can be explained by theory, then you can come together towards the end of the essay with a transition to treatment. Don’t need to be verbatim from DSM about diagnosis but need to support that the diagnosis fits. For treatment plan objectives and goals, you can use the Jongsma treatment planner. – two goals, at least two objectives per goal, and strategies for each of those objectives. Include resources, don’t need to put references in the paper – but must have a reference page at the end.