Application to Clinical Psych

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Application to Psychology: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Se'Sees Holmes
PSY/480
November 3, 2014
Chantell Scott

Application to Psychology: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Clinical Psychologist’s must tackle a huge number of mental disorders. They can range from anything being Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to Schizophrenia. To fully comprehend the application of clinical psychology in the real-world environment one must fully understand the realm of psychology and all that goes with it. Here I will provide an overview of my chosen disorder being Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I will then discuss the biological, psychological and social factors that are involved in my case. I will then explain which interventions would be appropriate
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Bess’s mother was overly expressive about cleanliness and more often than not, she would openly convey the importance of it as well as hand washing within their home. Bess, at the time was lost as to why her mother would stress cleanliness so strongly and so often. This caused Bess to resist her mother’s demands at home pertaining to cleanliness but, she did comply with her mother’s value system in school (Meyer, Chapman & Weaver, 2009, p.44). Bess was of very high intellect, extremely hardworking, meticulous and very successful in school.
During late adolescence, Bess began acquiring erotic fantasies but could control them by completing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Bess had no problems maintaining friendships with guys; however sexual and romantic relationships were what posed a challenge. While a senior in high school, Bess dated a college guy who frequently asked for sex, in which Bess refused. One drunken night, they engaged in sex and from and for a period of several weeks they had sex daily. Bess became pregnant and her mother immediately arranged for an abortion. “Afterwards, Bess continued to have vague anxieties about dating, marriage, having a family, and other related issues” (Meyer, Chapman, & Weaver, 2009, p. 45). Bess was determined to work even harder to cope with these anxieties. Similar to her mother’s model of cleanliness, Bess too began experiencing these symptoms.
Bess’s need for cleanliness