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Section 1 — Client Description and Analysis
Describe the character-client by name, as well as the presenting problem, including related symptoms or health issues as they relate to addictive or compulsive behaviors. Explain the application of empirically validated theories of addiction and compulsive behavior. Analyze every aspect of the character-client and his or her life, noting patterns and probable causes of the addictive or compulsive behaviors and situation to determine applicable theories and models of addiction.
Describe all the “clinical” information available from your observations and provide any background information relevant to addictive or compulsive behaviors. Include factors such as age, gender, occupation, living situation, economic status, educational history, family history, relationships, history of substance abuse or other addictive or compulsive behaviors, and coping skills and weaknesses. Identify and examine the theories and models applicable to the specific populations within which the client is situated. Indicate how the appropriate theory will be applied to this situation.
Section 2 — Therapeutic Approach
Provide a diagnosis and substantiated proposed therapeutic approach (intervention) utilizing a theory and model discussed in this course. Consider theories and models applicable to the specific populations within which the client is situated, explain how you reached your diagnosis, and provide a compelling argument about why the selected approach is appropriate for the character-client. Clearly link your observations and analysis to your selected approach.
Discuss how the character-client is likely to respond to the therapy and identify anticipated outcomes. Describe approaches for dealing with issues of crises and emergency management that may arise given the client, selected theory, and chosen treatment model. Be sure to cite evidence from your research and course readings to support your evaluation and choices.