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Oct 18, 2023


INSTRUCTIONS: Choose a psychological disorder from the course that you are interested in learning more about.


Question 1: Describe (in written words) the diagnostic criteria for the disorder using DSM-5 criteria, as well as typical symptom presentation for the disorder. State the most common diagnostic comorbidities for that disorder.

Question 2: Describe an example of a clinical case for that disorder. You may develop your own or use an example from the case book. State clearly which option you have chosen.

Question 3: Describe two potential theoretical approaches that could be used to provide treatment for the disorder (e.g., CBT, mindfulness, DBT, humanistic, ACT, client centered, psychodynamic). Provide justification for using one of them for your case.

Assessment and Intervention:

(4) Outline what treatment for the disorder could look like using the case and theoretical orientation you described. Be sure to include a session by session breakdown of what would be covered with the client.

(5) Describe typical treatment progression and proven efficacy of the treatment. Rates of recovery? How quickly would you expect your case to progress? Chance of relapse?

(6) Describe any complications of treatment that may arise or present challenges to your case. Is this a client you would enjoy working with? Why or why not?

Your paper should be approximately 1500 words and in APA style. There is no penalty for going over the word count, however please do not surpass 3000 words. As per APA style, your paper should be double spaced in Times New Roman 12 point font. It should include a title page (not included in word count), page numbers, running head and header, as well as a references page using APA style citations (also not included in word count). You do not need to write an abstract. It may be helpful to use subheadings to indicate different sections of the paper.

Your essay can incorporate information form the casebook, textbook, and online content. You are welcome to use academic journal articles from either Google Scholar or the University of Manitoba`s online library system for supporting information if you would like, you should not be using regular webpages from google or other websites

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