The purpose of the module 4 paper is to test
your knowledge of psychological disorders and treatments, which chapters 12-14
cover. Read the case scenario, pretend you are a therapist, and the client
comes into your office. Taking the information from the case into
consideration, how would you diagnose your client? What symptoms are
present that support your diagnosis? Once you have your diagnosis, which
therapy would you use to treat him? Chapter 14 discussed different
therapies, and you may want to do some additional research. Once you have
picked a therapy (i.e., Solution-focused therapy, Cognitive behavior therapy,
Person-centered therapy), which interventions (i.e., journaling, thought
stopping the process, active listening) would you use from that therapy? How would you use the inventions to help your
client? Would you recommend medications? Why or Why not?
The paper should be 2-3 pages long, not
including the title page and reference page. You should use peer-reviewed
journal articles or scholarly books for the research. DO NOT USE WEBSITES.
Use APA format when writing the paper.
essay should NOT be submitted in a PDF file, notes or pages. Please submit in a
word document ONLY. You
also do not have to include an abstract in the paper.
Scenario: Jaden Macmillan
was a 20-year old African American who was brought to the emergency room (ER)by
campus police of his university. He refused to leave a classroom after randomly
walking into a lecture hall and shouting to audience.
His sister said
that he had quit seeing his friends and spent most of his time lying in the bed
staring at the ceiling. She also explained that she repeatedly saw him mumbling
quietly to himself and noted that he would sometimes, at night, stand on the
roof of their home and wave his arm as if he were “conducting a symphony.” Mr.
Macmillan defended himself by saying that he felt liberated and in tune with
the music when he was on the roof.
During the
prior several months, Mr. Macmillan had become increasingly preoccupied with a female
friend, Anne, who lived down the street. While he insisted to his family that
they were engaged. Anne told Mr. Macmillan’s sister that they had hardly ever
spoken and certainly were not dating.
On examination
in the ER, Mr. Macmillan became enraged when the staff brought him dinner. He
loudly insisted that all the hospital’s food was poisoned and that he would
only drink a specific type of bottled water.
Ultimately, Mr.
Macmillan agreed to sign himself into the psychiatric unit, stating, “I don’t
mind staying here. Anne will probably be there, so I can spend my time with
Note: this is an intorduction to psyc course not an advanced psyc course

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