Prior to beginning work on this discussion, please read Chapters 8, 12, and 13 in DSM 5 Made Easy: The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis; Chapter 2 in Turning Points in Dynamic Psychotherapy: Initial Assessment, Boundaries, Money, Disruptions and Suicidal Crises; Chapter 5 in The Psychiatric Interview: Evaluation and Diagnosis; all required articles; and review the PSY645 Fictional Sociocultural Case Studies (Links to an external site.) document.
One of the most important aspects of developing competence in
psychopathology is to be as honestly and completely aware as possible of
your personal attitudes toward people who have mental health
conditions. Through this awareness, we are better able to challenge our
own biases and prejudicial views in order to be more open to the
findings within scholarly research.
For your initial post in this discussion, choose one of the three case studies from the PSY645 Fictional Sociocultural Case Studies (Links to an external site.)
document, and write a detailed description of your uncensored personal
observation of the patient depicted. Describe at least one theoretical
orientation you would use to conceptualize your view of the patient’s
problem and how it may have developed. Identify the issues you might
focus on in treatment with this patient. Be sure to identify within your
post which of the three case studies you have chosen.