For Lady Hawkins Only Due 1/23/17 Taking the Patient’s History Each assignment in this course will help you prepare your Final Paper. For each assignment, you will

For Lady Hawkins Only

Due 1/23/17

Taking the Patient’s History

Each assignment in this course will help you prepare your Final Paper. For each assignment, you will use the movie character or historical figure you chose in your Week One journal. Remember, after submitting this week’s assignment, you will not be allowed to change your movie character or historical figure.One of the first steps in any clinical assessment is to gather a thorough history from the patient. This history includes, at minimum, the patient’s identifying information, presenting problem, and relevant personal history relating to their presenting problem.For this assignment, you will write the first few sections of your psychological report. View the complete instructions for the Final Paper in the link within Week Five of your online course or the “Components of Course Evaluation” section of this guide. This week, your assignment must cover the following sections of your psychological report and include the headings as listed:

  1. Identifying InformationWithin this section, you will describe basic information on your patient, including the person’s name, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, race, occupation, and location of residence (country, state, and region).
  2. Chief Complaint/Presenting ProblemWithin this section, you will include the patient’s primary complaint verbatim to identify and describe the main source of his or her distress and/or concerns. If there is no verbatim complaint, include observable information to create an overall picture of the presenting problem. Typically, this section within a psychological report seeks to answer the following question (further elaboration within this section is encouraged where possible):
    • What are the patient’s complaints? (e.g., the patient might complain about “feeling on edge” or experiencing stress)
  3. You will not be completing section III of the Final Paper for this week’s assignment.
  1. Personal History Within this section, you will describe your patient’s personal background and history of abnormal behavior(s) that inform your diagnostic impression. You will also gather information about the patient’s cultural background and cultural norms.Typically, this section within a psychological report seeks to answer the following questions (further elaboration within this section is encouraged where possible):
    • Where did the patient grow up?
    • What cultures did the patient experience throughout life?
    • What was the patient’s school life like?
    • What were his or her grades? What is his or her highest level of education?
    • What is the patient’s interpersonal relationship history?
    • What was/is the patient’s romantic relationship history?
    • What was/is the patient’s friendship history?
  2. Family History Within this section, you will describe the patient’s familial relationship(s) and identify any abnormalities that might affect future treatment. You will also integrate information about the patient’s family and cultural background to identify any maladaptive behaviors and relational patterns.Typically, this section within a psychological report seeks to answer the following questions (further elaboration within this section is encouraged where possible):
    • How old were the patient’s parents when the patient was born?
    • Who were the patient’s primary caregivers?
    • What was/is family life like? (Include any information relevant to your diagnostic impression.)
    • Did the family move often?
    • What was/is the patient’s relationship with their siblings (if applicable)?
    • What culture did/does the family come from?
    • What belief systems are attached to that culture?
  3. Therapy History Within this section, you will describe the patient’s therapy history to inform your diagnostic impression. Analyze the patient’s therapy history to identify the effectiveness of previous treatment(s). Evaluate previous treatment interventions based on information and knowledge of the patient’s cultural background. Typically, this section within a psychological report seeks to answer the following questions (further elaboration within this section is encouraged where possible):
    • Who was the previous therapist (if any)?
    • How long did the previous therapy/therapies last?
    • What was the patient’s diagnosis?
    • What interventions did the therapist(s) use?
    • Were those interventions appropriate for the patient’s culture?
    • Was treatment successful?

Your assignment should include both a title page and reference page, and be of sufficient depth and detail to support and inform your diagnostic impression, with an absolute minimum of four pages (not including the title and reference pages). A cursory or surface level review of the patient’s presenting problem and history will unlikely provide enough information for your diagnostic impression.

Any sources used in the paper must be cited and referenced in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Optional: If you would like to start writing additional sections in your psychological report and submit them along with this assignment for instructor feedback, feel free to cover any sections up to and including Section VIII (Substance Use). Before doing this, please read the Final Paper prompt for guidance on additional sections.Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Due 1/30/17

Gathering Collateral Information

Each assignment in this course will help you prepare your Final Paper. For all assignments, you will use the movie character or historical figure that you used in your Week Two assignment and selected in your Week One journal.

After gathering your patient’s history, it is considered good practice to contact people who interact with the patient on a regular basis and/or are related to the patient. These people often provide valuable insights into the patient’s behavior(s) and mindset. Typically, the gathered information provides a context for the patient’s environment.

For this assignment, you will write another section of your Final Paper.  View the complete instructions for the Final Paper in the link within Week Five of your online course or the “Components of Course Evaluation” section of this guide.   Your assignment this week must cover the following section of your psychological report and include the heading as listed:

  1. Collateral Within this section, you will interpret specific collateral information as it relates to your patient’s abnormal behavior and behavior patterns. You will also integrate information and knowledge regarding the patient’s culture in your evaluation of the maladaptive behavior as reported by the collateral sources.Typically, this section within a psychological report seeks to answer the following questions (further elaboration within this section is encouraged where possible):
    • What do other people have to say about the patient’s behavior?
    • Are there any commonalities between the collateral sources’ reports?
    • Do the collateral sources have any psychological issues that might exacerbate the patient’s problems?
    • Are there any police reports?
    • Are there any personality testing or intelligence testing reports available?

Your assignment should be a minimum of one page and include sufficient depth and detail to support and inform your diagnostic impression. A title page is not necessary; however, a reference page must be included. A cursory or surface level investigation of the patient’s interpersonal relationships will not provide enough information for your diagnostic impression. If no collateral information is available, create collateral information on your own to inform your diagnostic impression.

Any sources used in the paper must be cited and referenced in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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