The purpose of this assignment is for you to:
Develop and write a case study based on one of four mental health disorders
Complete a Mental Status Exam (MSE)/Mental Status Checklist (textbook version of MSE)
Complete a narrative summation of the Mental Status Checklist
Locate various samples of the MSE by completing an internet search
Review/complete Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)
Discuss the importance of assessments in diagnosis and treatment planning
Discuss the MSE
Discuss the BDI and BAI
Discuss the value of using assessments to assist in the evaluation of mental health clients and the many reasons that assessments do not provide enough information to determine the necessary plan of action to assist mental health clients
Part A: Case Study, Mental Status Checklist, Narrative, Sample of MSE, BDI, BAI
Case Study (Minimum: 150 words): Develop a 150-word case study and describe–in detail–a client who presents to an agency with one of the following mental health issues. Choose one:
Dual Diagnosis: Major Depression with Alcohol Abuse
Use the definitions/descriptions of the disorders and case study examples found throughout the textbook to assist you in developing/creating your case study. Be sure to give your client an age, name, etc. You must create your own case study. Record word count at the bottom of the case study. (You will attach your case study following the reference page of your paper.)
Mental Status Checklist: After writing the case study, “conduct” an initial assessment of the case study client by completing the Mental Status Checklist (one version of a Mental Status Exam (MSE) is in your textbook on page 83).
Narrative (Minimum 200-250 words): Next, using the narrative example in Sands and Gellis (p 81-82) as a guide, write a narrative of the client’s Mental Status Checklist results. Your narrative must follow the example on pps. 81-82, and must be based on the information you recorded on the Mental Status Checklist. The combination of these two components becomes your initial clinical assessment. Based on the disorder used in your case study, your mental status checklist results, and the narrative write up of your mental status checklist, use information provided in the textbook to suggest a plan of action to assist your case study client. Provide in-text citations for the material used from the text.(You will attach the narrative following the reference page of your paper.)
Sample MSE: The next component of this assignment is to search the internet for various examples of a Mental Status Exam (MSE). Choose an example that you can support with evidence provides valuable information that assists HUS professionals complete an MSE. You will be discussing your example in the paper component of the assignment.
Note: you will find a significant number of MSE examples on the internet. It is suggested that you compare three different examples to make your choice
BDI and BAI: Next, review the Beck Depression Inventory and Beck Anxiety Scale. Print out a copy of each. The links are found in Module 5. Make sure you include website/link information to indicate where you located the assessments. The web link information may be hand written at the bottom of your BDI and BAI copies.
As you review each self-administered inventory, consider how the textbook readings and your research has informed you about the use of self assessments in diagnosis and treatment planning. Using your references for support, provide two or three specific reasons why self assessments are beneficial and then discuss two or three limitations of self assessment tools.
As noted, in Sands & Gellis Chapter 4, there is an example narrative MSE (pps. 81-82) and a Mental Status Checklist (p. 83). As a reminder, print a copy of the Mental Status Checklist and complete it using your case study.
Prepare these documents for submission
the completed Mental Status Checklist
the sample MSE
the BDI and BAI
All documents must be submitted as pdf files, separate from your paper. You may choose to create one pdf file in which the documents are ordered as listed.
After your reference page in your paper that is described below, include your case study and the narrative MSE
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