For this Assignment, as you examine the client case study in this week’s Learning Resources, consider how you might assess and treat adult and older adult clients presenting symptoms of a mental health disorder.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Evaluate      clients for treatment of mental health disorders
  • Analyze      decisions made throughout diagnosis      and treatment of clients with mental health disorders

Examine Case 2: You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the diagnosis and treatment for this client. Be sure to consider co-morbid physical, as well as mental factors that might impact the client’s diagnosis and treatment.

At each Decision Point stop to complete the following:

  • Decision #1: Differential      Diagnosis
    • Which Decision did you select?
    • Why did you select this Decision?       Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning       Resources.
    • What were you hoping to achieve       by making this Decision? Support your response with evidence and       references to the Learning Resources.
    • Explain any difference between       what you expected to achieve with Decision #1 and the results of the       Decision. Why were they different?
  • Decision #2: Treatment Plan for      Psychotherapy
    • Why did you select this Decision?       Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning       Resources.
    • What were you hoping to achieve       by making this Decision? Support your response with evidence and       references to the Learning Resources.
    • Explain any difference between       what you expected to achieve with Decision #2 and the results of the       Decision. Why were they different?
  • Decision #3: Treatment Plan for      Psychopharmacology
    • Why did you select this Decision?       Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning       Resources.
    • What were you hoping to achieve       by making this Decision? Support your response with evidence and       references to the Learning Resources.
    • Explain any difference between       what you expected to achieve with Decision #3 and the results of the       decision. Why were they different?

Also include how ethical considerations might impact your treatment plan and communication with clients and their family. ( please see attachment).