There is no word count on these questions. They just need to be answered thoroughly, cited as needed, and referenced.
1. What are some of the areas of a client’s life that might help a counselor develop/identify patterns of mental illness in a case conceptualization? How does the client’s developmental stage help guide treatment and interventions?
2.How do patterns of mental illness differ according to population? Name examples where one psychological symptom could be interpreted in two different ways based on age/gender/identified problem.
3.Study the “Case Formulation and the Diagnostic Process” media piece. Now, summarize the process of assessment, diagnosing, and treatment in your own words. What are some implications for not including the client in the creation of an effective treatment plan? How does the therapist support the client for beneficial behaviors to progress towards treatment goals? The link: 1. Case Formulation and the Diagnostic process https://lc.gcumedia.com/mediaElements/gcu-sequence-application/v1.1/?case-formulation-and-the-diagnostic-process
4. How are treatment goals/objectives influenced by a therapist’s theory of choice? Cite two examples of how the counseling theory being utilized in therapy could dramatically alter treatment goals. Give an example or describe a reason that would prompt you to make a referral.