Final Exam Case Conceptualization (100 points): Each student will conceptualize a case. This assignment will be used to assess the student’s ability to use abstract reasoning and thinking process as it pertains to psychotherapy. Students will be presented with an individual case that involves psychological concerns. From the case the student is to produce a paper that illustrates conceptualization of problem, inclusion of the theory of behavior, diagnostic impressions, application of theory to psychotherapeutic approaches and treatment and ethical considerations associated with the case. This will count for your final exam.
Students should address the following points in their conceptualization of each case:
What are the client’s presenting problems?
What issues will be focused on in therapy?
How can these presenting problems and issues be understood from the selected perspective?
What are the goals of therapy?
Are there any cultural issues that should be considered?
Are the any unique legal or ethical issues that should be considered?
What are the client’s resources/strengths that may help him/her change their behavior? What challenges/weaknesses may make change difficult?
What additional information do you need to collect to better understand the client’s difficulties?
What specific interventions will be used in therapy?
How might you evaluate the process and treatment outcomes of therapy?
Why did you choose this particular approach to work with this client?
What does the literature say about the effectiveness of this approach for this type of client?
This paper should include at least 2 peer-reviewed articles and APA formatted in-text citations and references. A rubric will be provided regarding grading of written assignment