Ase Study on the book: A brilliant madness: Living with manic-depressive illnesses. (USE A CLINICAL APPROACH)

Case Study Assignment For the case study assignment, you are to take on the guise of either a psychotherapist (for those of you interested in counseling or clinical psychology) or a consultant (for those of you interested in social or industrial-organizational psychology). In this role, you may select one of the books listed in the conference area (or another book with the approval of your instructor) and analyze the client and circumstances according to the criteria in the outline and rubric.


Outline for Clinical Cases
I. Title page

II. Background history
This section includes information about your clientas background including details about their past family situations, the educational experiences, and their social relationships.

III. Presenting problem
This section contains a description of the presenting problem, or the reason the client might be seeing a therapist. It includes an explanation of the symptoms that the client is experiencing, along with the results of any assessment tools that have been administered.

IV. Diagnosis
In this section you should provide a diagnosis for the client. Also include an explanation of how you reached the diagnosis; how the symptoms are indicative of the diagnosis and any potential difficulties you had in reaching the diagnosis. If you are writing the case study as a clinical psychologist you should include a complete DSM IV diagnosis. You should also check to see what changes may be in the DSM V for your disorder.

V. Treatment strategy
This section of the case study will highlight the strategy used to help the client. In your role, you should choose a particular theoretical perspective (i.e., psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, etc.) and discus s the clientas presenting problem from that viewpoint. Include a discussion of the basic background your chosen theory (including appropriate reference) and explain how the theory would be used to treat the client, specific techniques that would be used, and how the client might be expected to respond to therapy. Be sure to include the theoretical perspective throughout. Make it clear.

VI. References

Your case study should be 6 a 10 pages double-spaced with APA style references. Please be sure to proofread your work carefully.
Rubric for Clinical Case Study 50 pts.
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CONTENT
1. All sections were discussed in clear detail
2. Assertions supported correctly with evidence from text
3. Theoretical perspective is included throughout, especially in treatment section
4. Analysis level is appropriate for capstone level
5. Diagnosis is correct and supported by evidence from the text
ORGANIZATION
6. Sections flow logically and include APA format headings
7. Case for diagnosis is built by organized paper
WRITING MECHANICS and STYLE
8. Paper free of mechanical errors (e.g., misspellings, typos, etc.) and grammatically sound
9. Citations and references in proper APA style
10. Writing level is appropriate for a senior level student in a capstone course
Points to Be Awarded
Behaviors Demonstrated

5
Paper contains no errors in this area.
4
Paper contains limited errors in this area; however, the overall presentation of the material is readable and appropriate.
3
Paper contains limited errors in this area; however, the overall presentation of the material is difficult to read.
2
Paper contains a number of errors in this area; however, the overall presentation is acceptable.
1
Paper contains a number of errors in this area, and the overall presentation is difficult to read.
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Paper contains numerous errors in this area that detract from the overall

As you are working on your case study and reflective paper, it is critical that you review the APA Manual very carefully. I expect title page, numbering, in-text citations and reference list to be precisely APA format.