Psychology

Psychology

Essay 3: Case Study For your final essay in this course, based on Chapters 15 and 16 of the text, you will write an essay based on the scenario below. Please read ALL information provided. You are in your first year as a Psychologist and you must report to the head Psychologist at the end of each week. This week you have seen three new patients; Morris, Jack, and Tom. Read each case study below and write an essay to your supervisor describing your diagnosis and treatment plan for each patient. For EACH patient, you must include… What is your diagnosis? Describe this diagnosis, according to the text. Why did you choose this diagnosis? (Make sure to reference the textbook). *See Chapter 15 What is your treatment plan? Describe this treatment(s), according to the text. Why did you choose this treatment plan? (Make sure to reference the textbook). *See Chapter 16 Please write your essay as if you are writing to your supervisor and explaining the diagnosis and treatment plan of each of these patients. For each choice you have made, you must defend yourself by referencing the case and the text. Your essay should include… Paragraph 1: Introduction (Briefly introduce the three cases (mention the patients by name) and what you plan to discuss). Paragraph 2: Diagnosis and Treatment Plan for Case 1 (Cite your text) Paragraph 3: Diagnosis and Treatment Plan for Case 2 (Cite your text) Paragraph 4: Diagnosis and Treatment Plan for Case 3 (Cite your text) Paragraph 5: Conclusion (Wrap up essay by re-stating, in different words, what you have discussed. Mention your patients again). I expect details and examples from the cases and the text. Please elaborate and show me that you understand your patient, the diagnosis, and the treatment well. Case 1 – Morris Morris has been referred to you for psychotherapy following a suicide attempt. When you interview him he is very teary. He speaks slowly and looks down at the ground as he speaks. He reports difficulty in falling asleep and staying asleep for the past month. Morris states that he hasn′t had much of an appetite and has lost 15 pounds. He reports that things he used to like just don′t seem enjoyable anymore, and he thinks that life is not worth living. Morris doesn′t expect things to improve in the future, which is why he tried to kill himself. Case 2 – Jack Jack graduated from high school and got a job working in a video store. After working for about 6 months Jack began to hear voices that told him he was no good. He also began to believe that his boss was planting small video cameras in the returned tapes to catch him making mistakes. Jack became increasingly agitated at work, particularly during busy times, and began ″talking strangely″ to customers. For example, one customer asked for a tape to be reserved and Jack indicated that that tape may not be available because it had ″surveillance photos of him that were being reviewed by the CIA″. After about a year Jack quit his job one night, yelling at his boss that he couldn′t take the constant abuse of being watched by all the TV screens in the store and even in his own home. Case 3 – Tom Tom, an 11-year old boy institutes the following ceremonial before going to bed. He did not sleep until he had told his mother every last detail of the events that occurred that day; there must be no scraps of paper or other rubbish on the carpet of the bedroom; the bed must be pushed right to the wall; three chairs must stand by it and the pillows must lie in a particular way. In order to get to sleep, he must first kick out a certain number of times with both legs and then lie on his side.

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