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Paper on Case Formulation

This is a 2 part paper. The first part of the paper (CaseConceptualization) has been completed and graded. The second part (Case Formulationwith Treatment Plan) is the basis for this assignment. The first part will be uploaded….

Here are the directions:
Prepare a written clinical case formulation that includes a literature review relevant to the presenting problems, case conceptualization (may be same client from u03a1), etiology of the presenting problem and diagnosis, theoretical approach, treatment plan, treatment referral, and potential ethical and legal issues involved.
The case also should involve a client with multiple problems and systems issues (such as family, school, work) and be a client from social-cultural backgrounds different from the counselor. The information in your case conceptualization should lead you to clinical hypotheses about what drives the client’s presenting problem(s) and the hypotheses should dictate the treatment goals for your clients. This formulation should be centered in an integrative theoretical approach best suited for your client. You may wish to utilize Activity 1.1 (Ingram, 2006, p. 548) and Maria: A Sample Case Formulation Report (Ingram, 2006, p. 589??”597) as resources in how to create a Case Formulation Report. If you need me to send a copy of the Case Formulation…let me know.

To successfully complete this project, you will be expected to:
1. Evaluate the major counseling theories related to clinical practice.
2. Establish long and short range counseling goals based on theoretical counseling orientation.
3. Apply counseling theories, techniques, and methods to client needs.
Project Components
Project Component Course Grade Weight Unit Due
Case Conceptualization 20% Unit 3
Case Formulation with Treatment Plan 25% Unit 10
Total: 45%
Project Requirements
To achieve a successful project experience and outcome, you are expected to meet the following requirements.
• Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
• APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (5th Edition) style and formatting
• Number of resources: Minimum of 8 peer reviewed references.
• Length of paper: 10­??”15 typed double-spaced pages.
• Font and font size: Arial, 10 point.

This is the distinguished criteria for evaluating the project…A distinguished paper would meet the following criteria on the grading rubric

Integrates knowledge of the various theories and accompanying methods and procedures for the treatment of clients from diverse social-cultural backgrounds.

Compares and contrasts skills involved with the effective practice of the major counseling theories to include individual, group, systems, developmental and consultation forms of counseling

Generates appropriate treatment goals that promote social justice and respect for diversity while utilizing a personal theoretical counseling orientation for working with a diverse client population

Supports counseling goals with empirical evidence from available research, and provides specific examples

Evaluates the effectiveness of major theoretical approaches as applied to culturally diverse populations, and provides a detailed rationale
Examines the importance of varying counseling approaches to meet the needs of clients from diverse social-cultural backgrounds.
Generates treatment plans for clients from diverse social-cultural backgrounds that promote social justice and respect for diversity, and provides a detailed rationale for the type of treatment plan chosen.

The first half of the paper has been completed (and I will attach it to the e paper that I will attach to the document.

Overall Comments from first PART !
Rodney you presented an interesting case with attention to cultural dimension in terms of black women (are you considering research in this area for dissertation?), but not so much in terms of ethnicity. I noted you addressed this creatively in your post in terms of the meaning attributed to weight for example. Certainly cultural considerations are ethical considerations in counseling – discussing this more explicitly, and perhaps the crisis element of this case in terms of voluntary treatment would have helped you more fully meet the criteria. Check on your APA formatting in terms of the Running head: COMPREHENSIVE CASE STUDY. Note I did credit you fully for the last criterion given your in depth discussion of approaches but noted there was little support provided relative to the effectiveness of these approaches, especially with a client of this cultural background.

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