Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resources on your own before you bid. The main references come from the American Psychiatric Association. (2013) and/or Kress, V. E., & Paylo, M. J. (2019). You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. Grammar, Writing, and APA Format: I expect you to write professionally, which means APA format, complete sentences, proper paragraphs, and well-organized and well-documented presentation of ideas. Remember to use scholarly research from peer-reviewed articles that are current. Sources such as Wikipedia, Ask.com, PsychCentral, and similar sites are never acceptable. Please remember that resources used must be from peer-reviewed resources such as academic journals. The assigned textbook and the DSM-5 are required for all assignments (i.e., cite and reference the textbook and DSM-5 in every assignment). As a general rule, web sites are not peer-reviewed except those which are online journal articles. Therefore, it is advisable for you to avoid using these websites as resources. Walden Library offers many peer-reviewed articles that pertain to the topics covered. While not required to use these articles, you should select a couple that you find interesting and which supports your critical thinking and analysis.
Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the discussion. Please look at all the attachments. I need this completed by 10/21/20 at 7pm.
Assignment – Week 8
Assessing and Diagnosing Devon
The process of diagnosis is complex. Clients may come to their first counseling session needing to vent about multiple areas in their lives, and they may not necessarily know what they need to share with a counselor to get a diagnosis. Counselors must listen to the client to understand a full picture of what may be going on. If a client says that they are having a hard time dealing with family, difficulty in relationships, not eating regularly, or not sleeping, counselors must know how to listen and ask questions that can pull more information needed for an accurate diagnosis.
This week, you put your skills to practice by conceptualizing a client’s presenting concerns and rendering a diagnosis. You will review the case of Devon, found in this week’s Learning Resources. Based on the case information, along with the DSM-5 resources, you will evaluate Devon based on possible symptoms he presents to diagnose potential disorders.
To prepare for the Assignment:
- Review this week’s Learning Resources.
- Review the Case of Devon in this week’s Learning Resources.
- Download the Diagnostic Conceptualization Template from the media.
- Review the handout, Jane: Diagnostic Conceptualization Example, provided in Week 3 to review the appropriate information to include in each section of the Diagnostic Conceptualization Template.
- Review the expectations in the Rubric.
By Day 7
Complete the Diagnostic Conceptualization Template you downloaded in the Learning Resource, Completing a diagnostic conceptualization: The case of Devon.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
· Section II, “Feeding and Eating Disorders”
· Section II, “Sexual Dysfunctions”
· Section II, “Gender Dysphoria”
· Section II, “Paraphilic Disorders”
· Section II, “Sleep-Wake Disorders”
Kress, V. E., & Paylo, M. J. (2019). Treating those with mental disorders: A comprehensive approach to case conceptualization and treatment (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.
· Chapter 11, “Feeding and Eating Disorders”
· Chapter 15, “Sleep-Wake Disorders, Sexual Dysfunctions, Paraphilic Disorders, and Gender Dysphoria”
Walden University (Producer). (2020a). Completing a diagnostic conceptualization: The case of Devon [Interactive media]. Minneapolis, MN: Author.
Completing a diagnostic conceptualization: The case of Devon [Transcript]
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