Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

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provide some discussion of the diagnosis in the upcoming paper as a prelude to generating the treatment recommendations for Paper 4. It need not be lengthy nor complex, it simply needs to be addressed. You are not expected to deliver a comprehensive discussion as if you were turning in TWO papers (Diagnosis and Treatment Planning). You should simply provide the diagnosis, some explanation of the symptoms that warrant the diagnosis, and then proceed with salient features of Paper 4.
For this part of the paper, you are tasked with creating a jail treatment plan for Susan.
Use the “Susan – Paper 4 Template” file available on the Blackboard site for the class and follow the highlighted instructions.
On the Blackboard page for the course, in the materials for Susan, is a folder named “Peer-Reviewed Articles for Treatment Paper.” This folder contains some articles that you may find useful in justifying your treatment recommendations. However, it should be noted that not all of the articles provided are appropriate to use. It is up to you to read them and decide for yourself. If you wish to use different research articles, you are free to do so.
Treatment
* Susan is going to need to be prescribed medication. However, in this scenario, you are a psychologist and you cannot provide recommendations for specific medications since you are not a medical doctor. This means that you are going to have to refer Susan to a psychiatrist in the jail for medication. You need to state that Susan should be referred to the psychiatrist for possible medication and then cite peer reviewed literature that proves that medicating the symptoms of schizophrenia is a good idea.
* Susan is also going to need to attend therapy sessions. She is delusional and (as it currently stands) is not sharing much information for fear of the “devil” hearing. Therapy can help with medication adherence and with her gaining insight into her mental illness.
* If Susan does take medication, her thought process is likely to clear up. When this occurs, she is likely going to realize that she tried to kill her 8-year-old son… and that may not seem like a good idea anymore. If that occurs, therapy can help with the issues that may accompany that realization (like anxiety, depression, etc. – as appropriate). One or two sentences describing this possibility will be sufficient.
* Using peer-reviewed literature as a guide for what works… describe the treatment plan you would use for the issues Susan faces. You can choose different treatments for different issues.
* Should Susan receive individual therapy? Group Therapy? Both? Choose what you think would work best if there were no limitations on the available resources but consider whether, in her current state, Susan would be able to participate in group therapy effectively (and without disrupting the group). You can always suggest group therapy sessions for when/if Susan’s symptoms have abated.
* When you suggest a treatment, please provide a descriiption of the theory, process, etc. of the treatment you are suggesting. Just give a brief overview so the reader understands what the treatment entails.
* Back up all treatment recommendations with evidence from peer-reviewed literature. Remember, Susan is in jail. This provides some barrier to what can be done, but also some benefits. Make sure to take these into consideration when you choose your treatments.
Make sure you treat every issue. Since Susan should be diagnosed with schizophrenia treat that… but if you diagnosed Susan with a substance abuse disorder, treat that as well.
If you did not diagnose Susan with a substance abuse issue, simply mention that in this section and state that treatment recommendations will be provided if she even meets the diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder.  
You do NOT need to provide treatment recommendations for other issues like depression or anxiety. 
Be sure to include a reference section at the end of the paper that clearly outlines the information required in order for someone else to find the articles including author(s) names, date, article title, and all necessary journal information. APA format works well but is not required if all the required information for your references is present.  
Psychological Report Prepared for Arlington County Circuit Court
Psychological Report for Ms. Susan Wilson
NAME OF EVALUATOR: Insert your name here. Be sure to delete all highlighted text in your final product… as well as all sections that are not required for the report you are tunring in (ie.e jail treatment, competency, or criminal responsibility).
REASON FOR REFERRAL:
• Amend your previous “Reason for Referral” statement to indicate that this report is designed to provide treatment recommendations.
• Still be sure to include a list of her formal charges here as well.
NON-CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT:
• Leave this section in for all reports… But delete this highlighting
Ms Wilson was informed at the onset of each evaluative session of the voluntary nature of this evlauation as well as the limits of confidentiality. She was informed that all the information gathered during this evaluation had the potential to be included in a report that would be submitted to the Court. Ms. Wilson understood the non-confidentiality of the evaluation, its voluntary nature, and agreed to participate.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
• Paste your Previously completed “Sources of Information” section here and add any new sources of information such as jail incident reports that may have been used.  
• Include all sources of information except academic references.  
BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
• Paste your previously completed “Background Information” section here.
SUMMARY OF INSTANT OFFENSE
• Paste your previously completed “Summary of Instant Offense” section here.
BEHAVIORAL OBSERVATIONS:
• Paste your previously completed “Behavioral Observations” section here.
DIAGNOSIS
TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
• Follow syllabus and lecture material for instructions on how to write this section.
• Delete highlighed text
REFERENCES
• Include your DSM reference.
• Include reference information for all academic articles cited in the report.
• References for all academic articles should be in APA format, but as long as they contain Author, Date, Title, Journal, and Publication Information… that is fine.
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For this part of the paper, you are tasked with creating a jail treatment plan for Susan.
Use the “Susan – Paper 4 Template” file available on the Blackboard site for the class and follow the highlighted instructions. you can use different research articles, you are free to do so.
Treatment
Susan is going to need to be prescribed medication. However, in this scenario, you are a psychologist and you cannot provide recommendations for specific medications since you are not a medical doctor. This means that you are going to have to refer Susan to a psychiatrist in the jail for medication. You need to state that Susan should be referred to the psychiatrist for possible medication and then cite peer reviewed literature that proves that medicating the symptoms of schizophrenia is a good idea.
Susan is also going to need to attend therapy sessions. She is delusional and (as it currently stands) is not sharing much information for fear of the “devil” hearing. Therapy can help with medication adherence and with her gaining insight into her mental illness.
If Susan does take medication, her thought process is likely to clear up. When this occurs, she is likely going to realize that she tried to kill her 8-year-old son… and that may not seem like a good idea anymore. If that occurs, therapy can help with the issues that may accompany that realization (like anxiety, depression, etc. – as appropriate). One or two sentences describing this possibility will be sufficient.
Using peer-reviewed literature as a guide for what works… describe the treatment plan you would use for the issues Susan faces. You can choose different treatments for different issues.
Should Susan receive individual therapy? Group Therapy? Both? Choose what you think would work best if there were no limitations on the available resources but consider whether, in her current state, Susan would be able to participate in group therapy effectively (and without disrupting the group). You can always suggest group therapy sessions for when/if Susan’s symptoms have abated.
When you suggest a treatment, please provide a descriiption of the theory, process, etc. of the treatment you are suggesting. Just give a brief overview so the reader understands what the treatment entails.
Back up all treatment recommendations with evidence from peer-reviewed literature. Remember, Susan is in jail. This provides some barrier to what can be done, but also some benefits. Make sure to take these into consideration when you choose your treatments.
Make sure you treat every issue. Since Susan should be diagnosed with schizophrenia treat that… but if you diagnosed Susan with a substance abuse disorder, treat that as well.
If you did not diagnose Susan with a substance abuse issue, simply mention that in this section and state that treatment recommendations will be provided if she even meets the diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder.
You do NOT need to provide treatment recommendations for other issues like depression or anxiety.
Be sure to include a reference section at the end of the paper that clearly outlines the information required in order for someone else to find the articles including author(s) names, date, article title, and all necessary journal information. APA format works well but is not required if all the required information for your references is present.
Points 2 3 4 5 Total
Submitted paper on time – (If student graded this is an automatic 5)
If student did not submit paper on time, overall grade percentage drops 5% each day the paper is late. Penalties will be deducted by the instructor.
If student graded, this category is an automatic 5 point score.
Peer Grading – (If student graded this is an automatic 5, instructor will deduct points after reviewing peer grading quality)
Was not able to particiapte in peer grading (if student did not participate in peer gradingat all, this is a “0.” If student only graded one paper, instead of two, all point values are cut in half.
Particiapted in peer grading but appears to have paid little attention to the papers being graded
Participated in peer grading but appears to have made several questionable decisions with respect to applying the rubric
Fully participated in peer grading.
Used the proper format
Did not use the proper format at all OR wrote any section other than “Sources of Information” in bullet point format.
Mostly used the proper format (but some things were different) but also left in highlighted text from the assignment
Used the proper format but left in some highlighted text
The proper format was used and all highlighted text was deleted
Reason for Referral
Reason for referral not present at all (or incorrect) AND Susan’s charges were not listed
Reasons for referral present but incorrect OR Susan’s charges were not listed or not correct
Do not use
Reason for referral was correctly stated as “treatment recommendations” and Susan’s charges were stated and correct.
Sources of Information (Not Reference Section)
Listed all of the following 4 sources: 1) Susan’s police report, 2) Terrance’s witness statement, 3) the victim statement, or 4) the initial police interrogation AND included EITHER the behavioral observations interview OR jail incident reports, but not both
Listed all of the following 4 sources: 1) Susan’s police report, 2) Terrance’s witness statement, 3) the victim statement, or 4) the initial police interrogation but did not include the behavioral observations interview or new jail incident reports
Listed all of the following 4 sources: 1) Susan’s police report, 2) Terrance’s witness statement, 3) the victim statement, or 4) the initial police interrogation AND included EITHER the behavioral observations interview OR jail incident reports, but not both
Listed all of the following 4 sources: 1) Susan’s police report, 2) Terrance’s witness statement, 3) the victim statement, or 4) the initial police interrogation AND included the jail incident reports AND the behavioral observations interview
Need for Treatment
Did not state that Susan was diagnosed with schizophrenia AND did not outline the need for treatment.
Stated that Susan is diagnosed with schizophrenia but did not make any case for why treatment is necessary OR made the case for trteatment wihtout explictly stating Susan’s diagnosis
Stated that Susan is diagnosed with schizophrenia and gave a basic reason for why treatment is required without providing any specific examples of Susan’s behaviors before or during incarceration
Stated that Susan is diagnosed with schizophrenia and gave a reasons for why treatment is required by providing specific examples of Susan’s behaviors before and during incarceration
Need for Medication
Did not state that Susan was in need of psychiatric intervention (medication)
Stated that Susan was in need of psychiatric intervention (medication) but attempted to presecribe or suggest medications themselves
Stated that Susan was in need of psychiatric intervention (medication) but failed to stated that Susan should be referred to the jail psychiatrist
Stated that Susan was in need of psychiatric intervention (medication) and stated that they were providing Susan with a referral to the jail psychiatrist
Justification of Medication
Did not provide any peer-reviewed references justifying the need for psychiatric medication
Provided one peer-reviewed reference outlining the need for psychiatric medicaiton
Provided two peer-reviewed references outlining the need for psychaitric medication but one (or both) of the chosen refrences were not applicable to Susan for some reason OR one (or both) of the references were not fully explained
Provided two peer-reviewed references outlining the need for psychiatric medication that were both fully explained and relevant to Susan’s scenario.
Appropriateness of Group Therapy
Did not mention if/when Susan may participate in group therapy or how the symptoms of her mental illness may make partticipation difficult/impossible
Briefly, but not fully, explained EITHER how the symptoms of Susan’s mental illness may make participation difficult for Susan and for other group members OR if/when Susan may participate in group therapy, clearly outlining the requirements
Briefly, but not fully, explained how the symptoms of Susan’s mental illness may make participation difficult for Susan and for other group members AND if/when Susan may participate in group therapy, clearly outlining the requirements
Clearly explained how the symptoms of Susan’s mental illness may make participation difficult for Susan and for other group members AND if/when Susan may participate in group therapy, clearly outlining the requirements
Need for Individual or Group Therapy – Medication Adherence
No discussion of individual or group therapy at all realted to medicaiton adherence
Stated a particular individual or group therapeutic intervention but only addressed 1 of the following three options 1) an explanation of why this intervention is appropriate for Susan, 2) stated how this intervention will assist Susan and, 3) provided a reference to back up the use of this intervention
Stated a particular individual or group therapeutic intervention but only addressed 2 of the following three options 1) an explanation of why this intervention is appropriate for Susan, 2) stated how this intervention will assist Susan and, 3) provided a reference to back up the use of this intervention
Stated a particular individual or group therapeutic intervention and addressed all of the following three options 1) an explanation of why this intervention is appropriate for Susan, 2) stated how this intervention will assist Susan and, 3) provided a reference to back up the use of this intervention
Need for Individual or Group Therapy – Descriiption of Chosen Therapy for “Medication Adherence”
Provided no descriiption of the chosen therapeutic practice
Provided a partial explanation of what the chosen therapy entails including 2 or fewer of the 4 following items: 1) explnation of relevant terms, 2) the length, 3)process and, (4 underlying ideas.
Provided a partial explanation of what the chosen therapy entails including 3 of the 4 following items: 1) explnation of relevant terms, 2) the length, 3)process and, (4 underlying ideas.
Provided a complete and explanatory explanation of what the chosen therapy entails including all 4 of the following items: 1) explnation of relevant terms, 2) the length, 3)process and, (4 underlying ideas.
Need for Individual or Group Therapy – Insight Into Mental Illness
No discussion of individual or group therapy at all realted Susan’s level of insight inot her mental illness
Stated a particular individual or group therapeutic intervention but only addressed 1 of the following three options 1) an explanation of why this intervention is appropriate for Susan, 2) stated how this intervention will assist Susan and, 3) provided a reference to back up the use of this intervention
Stated a particular individual or group therapeutic intervention but only addressed 2 of the following three options 1) an explanation of why this intervention is appropriate for Susan, 2) stated how this intervention will assist Susan and, 3) provided a reference to back up the use of this intervention
Stated a particular individual or group therapeutic intervention and addressed all of the following three options 1) an explanation of why this intervention is appropriate for Susan, 2) stated how this intervention will assist Susan and, 3) provided a reference to back up the use of this intervention
Need for Individual or Group Therapy – Descriiption of Chosen Therapy for “Insight Into Mental Illness”
Provided no descriiption of the chosen therapeutic practice
Provided a partial explanation of what the chosen therapy entails including 2 or fewer of the 4 following items: 1) explnation of relevant terms, 2) the length, 3)process and, (4 underlying ideas.
Provided a partial explanation of what the chosen therapy entails including 3 of the 4 following items: 1) explnation of relevant terms, 2) the length, 3)process and, (4 underlying ideas.
Provided a complete and explanatory explanation of what the chosen therapy entails including all 4 of the following items: 1) explnation of relevant terms, 2) the length, 3)process and, (4 underlying ideas.
Need for Individual or Group Therapy in the Future – Issues Related to Depression and Anxiety
No discussion of individual or group therapy at all realted to any of the problems Susan may experience if/when she fully realizes the extent of her crimes.
Mentioned that Susan may, after taking psychiatric medication, experience EITHER symptoms of depression OR symptoms of anxiety (both related to her criminal actions, family situation, or criminal trial)
Mentioned that Susan may, after taking psychiatric medication, experience BOTH symptoms of depression and symptoms of anxiety (both related to her criminal actions, family situation, or criminal trial) but failed to mention that treatment for these issues will be provided if/when they arise
Mentioned that Susan may, after taking psychiatric medication, experience BOTH symptoms of depression and symptoms of anxiety (both related to her criminal actions, family situation, or criminal trial) and mentioned that treatment for these issues will be provided if/when they arise (no refrences necessary)
Benefits and Complications Associated With Treating Susan While Incarcerated
There is no mention of the benefits or complications that arise from treating Susan while she is incarcerated
The author briefly mentions either a benefit OR a complication that comes from treating Susan while she is incarcerated, but NOT both.
The author mentions a benefit AND a complication that comes from treating Susan while she is incarcerated, but these explanations are not clear and/or are not reflected in the treatment modalities outlined
The author mentions a benefit AND a complication that comes from treating Susan while she is incarcerated and these statements make sense given the details of the case and the treatment modalities outlined
Reference section
Did not provide a reference section at all
Provided a reference section but only included limited information such as the title of the article and/or author’s names and/or provided reference but not in alphabetical order
Provided a reference section and provided all relevant information but did so in an inconsistent manner without following a repeatable and understandable format
Provided a clear and easily understoof reference section with all the necessary information including authors, date, article title, and all journal information
Total Possible Points 80
Total Points 0

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