It appears that there were delays in requesting medical records and in this case a psychological evaluation was necessary. The medical records were 18 months old, and the consumer had not received treatment for depression since that time. A psychological evaluation could have provided a better understanding about the consumer’s current status and impediments to employment. The vocational evaluation report mentioned that the consumer's original vocational interest was to work as a fashion designer but the consumer was not able to hold clippers because she had an injury in 2013. The counselor did not addressed this injury anywhere in her documentation. There is no evidence that the counselor explained that the a CBC would be required
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emotionally capable of making an informed decision regarding participation in this study. Of the participants, 250 were male and 300 were female. Participants were selected from general
Over the weekend I was working in Evolv on a client Biopsychosocial Assessment , and I accidentally used Biopsychosocial Assessment RTF. After realizing my error I corrected it and used the Biopsychosocial Assessment RTF V.2, however there are now two assessments in Evolv for the same client. Can you please assist me with deleting the incorrect assessment.
Abnormal behavior relates to the influence of psychological factors, biological factors as well as the social factors referring to inadequate relationships. In the face of diverse definition, abnormal behavior refers to the deviating from norm, which norm is the typical behavior or characteristic of the population. As such, Jim behavior is abnormal because it violates moral and conventional mores of the society (Violates societal standards), as such causing social discomfort to others. For instance, Jim fails to recognize the social cues in conversation thereby annoying other interlocutors. Jim is this case is behaving in a manner counterproductive to his own well being by
Health history of a patient is an important tool in identifying health issues and devising efficient interventions to address them. Hence, health providers can use health history information to diagnose, treat and plan for the care of the patients (Ball et al., 2006). In that light, we will focus on the patient named BB for purposes of privacy and confidentiality. BB is a 70-year-old Caucasian female. The patient resides and recently just moved to Show Low, Arizona. She is married and operates her business with the help of her husband. The interview was conducted at her home in Show Low, Arizona. More importantly, the patient's consent was sought before this meeting and she was assured of the confidentiality of the information shared
Clinical Assessment=According to our book, the term Clinical assessment generally refers to applying assessment procedures to (a) diagnose a mental disorder, (b) develop a plan of intervention, (c)monitor progress in counseling, and (d) evaluate counseling outcome. (Drummond, 2010). Clinical assessment has been the method used when diagnosing and planning treatment for a patient. The first step is evaluating the individual in order to obtain information and figure out what is wrong. Counselors, conduct this assessment to develop and adhere a plan of intervention, monitor clients progress, and ensue all information are interpreted and understood.
Additional, the client has met a Major Depressive Episode, which includes him currently meeting the three criteria; A, B, and C. Criteria A suggest that the client meet five symptoms during a two week time period. The client’s symptoms are as follows: depressed mood most of the day nearly every day as indicated by observation of his wife, marked diminished interest in activities most of the day, nearly every day indicated by observation of him not going to work in the past two weeks, psychomotor retardation nearly every day the last two weeks observed by his wife due to him not leaving the bed, diminished ability to think noticed by others when suggesting courses of action as to what may be helpful to him, and lastly, recurrent suicidal thoughts of death demonstrated by his irrational inquiries about an un-diagnosable disease of him dying soon. Criteria B reads that the client’s symptoms have to put significant distress or impairment in life areas of function, which the client does meet due to him not being able to currently leave his home/bed. Finally, criteria C is met because the client has to history of substance abuse or another medical condition that indicates attributable physiological effects. Although, the narrative suggests that there is history of Major Depressive Disorder, those particular episodes, I believe are not clinically attached to this particular manic episode, where he is now saying, “My skin is coming off in
The Sarah self-referred for assessment at am outpatient clinic. She subsequently requested a referral to a psychologist in Chicago, IL. Sarah is a 24-year-old adult Caucasian female who identified as a lesbian. She reported a history of depressive symptoms that have worsened in the last few months. She is seeking treatment for these intensified depressive symptoms. She described having “depression” many years ago, but became evasive when asked to clarify. In addition, she noted a concern with experiencing anger and hostility towards others; she stated that these emotions are “uncomfortable” for her. She clarified that in the past three months she has perceived herself as “grumpier than usual.” She reported having experienced anhedonia, fatigue, and insomnia.
Unfortunately, a full medical history was not obtained because client was not oriented and also exhibited lack of awareness. Client identified being a parent, a friend, wife, and horse owner as her main life roles. In the middle of the interview process, the client showed frustrations of her inability to recall. Interview was stopped since client could not answer further questions as she became verbally disorganized and was unable to control her
It is my strong desire to attend Fielding Graduate University APA (American Psychological Association) accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology. I have always been intrigued by the human mind for as long as I can remember, specifically the psychopathology of it. I truly enjoy conducting psychological research, learning about psychopathology and how to treat it. While conducting research and learning, it is important to remember that the purpose of psychology isn’t to predict a person’s thoughts, actions, and behaviors, but to understand them. There are dozens of events that occurred in my twenty-five years of life that led me to this meaningful choice of pursuing a doctorate. The two most significant events were when I was in the
Increased public demand to access health information and growth of consumerism in health care industry are two important reasons form increasing attention to Personal Health Records (PHRs) in the recent years. Surveys show that a considerable number of people want to have access to their health information. In one survey, 60 percent of respondents wanted physicians to provide online access to medical records and test results, and online appointment scheduling; 1 in 4 said they would pay more for the service.
Abnormal and clinical psychology are two branches in the field of psychological studies. In simple words, abnormal psychology can be defined as the study of people who engage in unusual behavior and emotional thoughts. These actions and thoughts are considered abnormal compared to those of other members of society, and they significantly interfere with their functioning in life. Clinical psychology goes hand in hand with abnormal psychology because it is the study that deals with the assessment and treatment of those abnormal actions. Learning about these branches of psychology can help us understand and predict behaviors of people who that are affected by these disorders. It is also essential to advance our knowledge to help assess the people who suffer these illnesses to lead a life of better quality. In this paper, a case study that entails a brief vignette of a 35 year old paralegal named Greg will be analyzed. According to concepts of abnormal and clinical psychology, Greg will be diagnosed with the psychological disorder of obsessive-compulsive disorder (more formally known as OCD) that might have originated in the anal stage of the psychoanalytic theory, for which cognitive behavioral therapy will be used as a possible treatment.
In this case study, one day of care for a 28 year old, male patient on a low secure psychiatric unit will be examined and discussed. The main focus will be on implementation and evaluation of the nursing process. These areas will be covered under; physiological, psycho-sociological and pharmacological aspects of the patient’s care. Although, the case study is discussed using third person expression, the care discussed is what was implemented and evaluated by myself, a second year student nurse, under supervision from a qualified member of staff.
`In the past, I worked in such a research setting, where if a person was found to meet criteria for opiate dependence they received treatment, however if even slightly short of DSM-IV criteria for the disorder they would have to look elsewhere. This was a continual concern for me, as the person who met criteria was not always the person with the most distress, and alternative treatments were not easy for people to find. Largely from this experience, I find the current categorical approach to classifying persons with psychopathology to be an imperfect system at best, with the primary advantage of being convenience when communicating with other professionals. I question whether this convenience comes at a severe cost to accuracy, the
Psychology is an extraordinarily diverse field with hundreds of career paths. Some specialties, like treating the mentally ill, are familiar to most. Others, like helping with the design of advanced computer systems or studying memory, are less well-known. What psychologists have in common is a shared interest in mind and behavior. In their work they draw on an ever-expanding body of scientific knowledge about how humans think, act, and feel, and apply the information to their special areas of expertise. The profession of clinical psychology encompasses both research and statistics, through which is learned fundamental data about behavior; and practice, through which that knowledge is applied in helping to solve