Creating a comparison between individual and family modalities helps in understanding the client type and integration for their treatment. Individual therapy, also referred to as psychotherapy, entails a mutual process between the therapist and client that aims at improving quality life and facilitating change. This therapy is necessary in confronting barriers that interfere with an individual’s emotional and mental stability (Micheal, 2013). Conte (2009) claims individual therapy is designed to resolve psychological problems associated with factors such as feelings, experiences, behavior self-actualization, history, and growth of an individual. Individual therapy provides a framework through which weaknesses and strengths of one’s personality can be analyzed and evaluated to help overcome weaknesses and improve strengths.
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The scale of autoposition PHQ-9 (Questionnaire of Patient Health) is extracted of the criteria as DSM-IV for the depression. The previous studies have showed that PHQ-9 are valuable as instruments that find case with a position of severity that allows the purveyor of care to supervise the result of treatment. These scales of autoposition are recommended for the use in the Primary Care. The Questionnaire of Patient Health (PHQ) is designed to facilitate the recognition and the diagnosis of depressive disorders in primary patients of care. For patients with a depressive disorder, a result of Index of Severity of Depression PHQ can be calculated and repeated by the time to supervise the change.
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Fourth, DBT structures the treatment environment in the ways essential to support client and therapist capabilities. Finally, DBT enhances therapist capabilities and motivation to treat clients effectively. In standard DBT, these functions are divided into modes for treatment (Dimeff & Linehan, Dialectical behavior therapy in a nutshell, 2001). Historical Development/Current use of groups Linehan addressed the need for effective and empirically supported psychotherapeutic treatment for borderline personality disorder. She discovered important shortcomings in standard cognitive and behavioral (CBT) treatments (Chapman & Robins, 2004).
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The mental health disorder I have chosen for analysis is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). First, I will discuss symptoms and diagnostic criteria that is in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Then I will cover treatment OCD as it relates to the strengths perspective and the medical model of mental health. Finally, I will discuss the ethical responsibilities that Social Workers have towards clients in the mental health field. Symptoms and Diagnostic Criteria OCD often starts in adolescence or early adult hood (DSM, 2000).
Assessment and Diagnosis The purpose of this paper is to provide a synopsis of the importance of assessment and diagnosis in the counseling process. In the first two sections, the roles of assessment and diagnosis as they relate to case conceptualization and treatment planning will be explored. The potential implications of misdiagnosis will be the focus of the final section. Assessment Becoming acquainted with a potential client’s history, personality and present concerns is necessary in forming a foundation for counseling interventions. This information gathering phase is referred to as assessment (Mears, 2010).