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Assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA 7th style, and must be written at graduate-level English.
This
assignment focuses on vignette analysis and direct application of
course concepts to the persons and situations presented in the vignette.
All discussions must take into account the legal and ethical
considerations, as well as issues of culture and diversity that may
pertain to the situation presented below. Cultural information is in
both the course text (Chapter 11) and DSM 5. You are encouraged to use
alternative cultural and legal/ethical resources to enhance your work.
Course textbook is: Van Wormer K. & Davis, D.R. (2018). Addiction treatment: A strengths
perspective. (4th ed.). Cengage Learning. ISBN 978-1-305-94330-8
Use
the reading assignments thoroughly in an integrative discussion. You
may use outside research to support the text information, but not to
replace the text. Remember to cite all work in APA 7th format.
Please
keep your responses focused on what is presented in the vignette. Do
not add information but use your creativity to support what you see in
the vignette as written. Avoid elaborations and assumptions
Your response to each vignette should be 2½-3 pages per vignette.
Total assignment should be 5-6 pages.
Assignment is from the perspective of a Psychologist that is unable to handle, administer, or prescribe medications.
The Case of Beverly
Beverly
is a 21-year-old, Latina who was referred by the courts for a recent
DUI. She presents as an energetic young woman, with difficulty sitting
still, eyes darting around the room nervously. When asked about the
circumstances of the DUI, Beverly tells you, “How ridiculous. Now that I
am legally able to drink, it was just a fluke that I got caught. I can
stop anytime I want. I just like to party, smoke a little weed, do a
line now and then and enjoy the good life”. During your psychosocial
assessment, Beverly discloses that she is currently involved in a
tumultuous relationship with a man she has been dating for 2 years. She
says, “he’s okay but he gets very jealous when I flirt, and pushes me
around a bit. But I like when guys pay attention to me, so I try to hide
it from him.” She tells you that when she was growing up, sexuality
was, ”open and explicit, if you know what I mean”. When asked if she
ever experienced trauma or abuse as a child, Beverly paled and asked,
“do we have to talk about that? I’m not here to be psychoanalyzed. I
just want to beat this legal rap”.
1.
Considering the information in the course text and the DSM-5, formulate a
provisional diagnostic impression for Beverly. What further information
might you look for and why?
2.
Create a brief initial treatment plan for Beverly. What treatment
approaches would you consider for Beverly, that support your findings in
question one?
The Case of Paul
Paul
is a 55-year-old Native American man who presents as moderately obese.
Paul is referred by his medical doctor to help him to stop smoking. He
admits to smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. You discover that he also
loves the thrill of gambling. He says, “I love excitement and living
life to its fullest – a fine meal, good scotch, a couple of smokes and a
night at the poker table”. As his mother died 2 years ago of lung
cancer and his father of cirrhosis of the liver 10 years ago, Paul
figures it is time to stop smoking and cut back on his drinking. He
admits that he should probably lose a few pounds, but “there’s no way I
am going to stop gambling and hitting the buffets and bars now and then.
I just want you to help me to quit smoking”. During your psychosocial
assessment, Paul discloses that he has never been married. He admits
that he was very attached to his mother and that he has never gotten
over her death. He tearfully tells you that, “my little habits are the
only way I can cope with life.”
1. Considering
the information in the course text and the DSM-5, formulate a
provisional diagnostic impression for Paul. What further information
might you look for and why?
2. Create
a brief initial treatment plan for Paul. What treatment approaches
would you consider for Paul, that support your findings in question one?
Activity Outcomes
Evaluate current theories of chemical and process addictions.
Formulate treatment plans using evidence based practice.

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