250 words and 2 scholarly references under each discussion for full credit.
I NEED THE WEEK 1 – 1.1&1.2 IN 2 DAYS
I NEED THE WEEK 2 – 2.1&2.2 IN 9 DAYS
1.1 – What is HIPAA? Why is it relevant to the practice of professional counseling? What does it require?
1.2 – Define Informed Consent. How would you describe informed consent to a client? What does it include? When is it needed in the therapeutic relationship? What additional information would need to be in the informed consent when providing distance counseling? Refer to section H.2.a of the ACA Code of Ethics.
2.1 – How would you explain a diagnosis to a client? Are there circumstances in which a diagnosis would not be appropriate to share with a client?
2.2 – There are many pros and cons in relation to mental health diagnosis. List some in supporting an argument for or against formal diagnostic protocols. Briefly explain the cross-cutting symptom measures in the DSM. Include at least two scholarly references.
3.1 – What are some of the areas of a client’s life that might help a counselor develop/identify patterns of mental illness in a case conceptualization? How does the client’s developmental stage help guide treatment and interventions?
3.2 – How do patterns of mental illness differ according to population? Name examples where one psychological symptom could be interpreted in two different ways based on age/gender/identified problem.
4.1 – Study the “Case Formulation and the Diagnostic Process” media piece. Now, summarize the process of assessment, diagnosing, and treatment in your own words. What are some implications for not including the client in the creation of an effective treatment plan? How does the therapist support the client for beneficial behaviors to progress towards treatment goals?
4.2 – How are treatment goals/objectives influenced by a therapist’s theory of choice? Cite two examples of how the counseling theory being utilized in therapy could dramatically alter treatment goals. Give an example or describe a reason that would prompt you to make a referral.
5.1 – Why is it important for the client to collaborate in the creation of the treatment plan? Who owns the treatment plan? What if your goals are different from your client? Provide an example to support your response.
5.2 – Are culturally sensitive treatment plans possible? Why or Why not? How does the developmental stage of the client influence the treatment plan? Please include at least two scholarly journal articles in your posting.
6.1 – In Topic 5, you created a treatment plan for your client. Create a SOAP note that would go in the client’s chart following the visit. Post the SOAP note as a reply to this discussion thread. For follow-up discussion, evaluate at least two of your peers’ SOAP notes. Would you have documented anything differently? Why or why not?
6.2 – In Topic 5, you created a treatment plan for your client. If your client was to attend a group therapy session, write a progress note for that client’s participation in that group. How is writing a group progress note different than an individual progress note?
7.1 – What are some red flags that would indicate client resistance? How can you most effectively deal with resistance? Will a client with substance use disorder be more resistant than a client with a general mental health disorder? What would be the impact in involving significant others in treatment? Explain your response.
7.2 – What tools can you use to help motivate the client and keep them on track with their stated goals? What types of interventions might be appropriate to help the client become more focused or motivated? What are the indicators the client is stuck?
8.1 – Why is it important to consider the first session the beginning of discharge planning? Why is it important to prepare an accurate and consistent discharge summary? Be sure to include ethical considerations and involvement of the client.
8.2 – How would you prepare a client for discharge? What information should be discussed in sessions leading up to termination?
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