What are the systemic socially-driven challenges this client is facing?
For every domain you are being asked to respond to a set of questions related to each content area. Please answer each question keeping the guidelines below in mind. We expect a well-written response following APA style guidelines. Please present your response in an integrated,
concise manner demonstrating your ability to meaningfully apply relevant theoretical and/or empirical knowledge to the case review. For the case review please provide a description of the case, including demographic characteristics such as but not limited to, the client’s age, sex,
gender, racial and/or ethnic background. Describe the presenting problem, diagnosis, history of mental illness and any other relevant context. This portion of the exam should be no longer than one page. For this case, please answer each domain specific question below and provide a
short answer response of no more than one page per domain. Domain Specific Questions: Social and Cultural Diversity. A. Identify and discuss the culturally-anchored strengths your client brings to the therapeutic setting. B. How will you utilize these strengths to further the therapeutic
goals set out for this client? C. What are the systemic socially-driven challenges this client is facing? D. How can this information guide your
work with this client? E. How are issues of power and privilege emerging in the therapeutic relationship and what steps will you take to address these issues? • Please cite relevant literature to support your understanding of the case. Suggestions may include Hayes work on intersectional identities and/or Sue’s work on microaggressions. Research and Program Evaluation. A. Based on the context of your work with this client (e.g., school, community-based organization, hospital), identify an intervention program model that can be implemented across the setting, expanding the focus of your therapeutic goals to others. B. What are the features of this intervention? C. How will you measure the efficacy of this program? D. What type of data should you obtain to examine outcomes related to participation in this intervention? E. How will you collect these data? F. Are there other types of data that are relevant to collect? Why? G. How will you use data to further refine and/or support programmatic changes? H. What kinds of dissemination strategies would be important to use to share your findings with your participants and community partners? Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice. A. Using your case study, please address the following while utilizing the decision-making model from the ACA code of ethics, recent literature, and relevant legal issues: 1) Please state what you believe may be an ethical dilemma related to the case 2) What action(s) you would take? 3) Discuss the justification for your action(s) 4) How do your values impact your action(s)? and 5) What ethical principles are you taking into consideration in your decision? Human Growth and Development. A. Theoretical
models of human development greatly evolved, disproving the age-old debate of nature verses nurture. How has the field of epigenetics informed your understanding of development for your client? B. Identify one area of development, Social-Emotional, Motor, Cognitive and General Knowledge, Language and Communication or Approaches to Learning, and describe how features of your client’s developmental
context (including the relevance of culture, and ethnic and/or racial background) shaped their competencies and strengths in this area over time. C. Hypothesize the future developmental pathway of your client based on their social- cultural position in society. D. How can a developmental
lens assist your goal-setting with this client? Career Development. Using your case study, please address the following: A. How does your knowledge of theories of career development shed light on this case? B. What hypotheses do you have about the issues your client is facing? Specify what information you used to develop your hypotheses and discuss: 1) Career theory(ies) which you feel may be particularly useful in
understanding his/her/their case 2) Information from the client’s case history 3) Data from the career inventories s/he/they have taken 4) What additional information would you want about your client and why? 5) How would you counsel him/her/they if were s/he/they your client? • If this is a case of a younger student (e.g., elementary age) think about the career readiness as a developmental process beginning in the early years.
Assessment and Testing: Using your case study as a foundation, think about how assessment and appraisal tools could be useful in learning more about your client. A. What domains of assessment would you want to explore? B. What instruments would you consider? Note that you should be thinking collaboratively about your client in terms of working with other professionals to obtain information (e.g., psychologists
, psychiatrists, school stakeholders) given that as a school counselor or mental health counselor you cannot administer particular levels of psychological and health assessment instruments. Also consider the value in collecting information from multiple sources and using multiple
testing methods. C. Discuss issues related to the following: reliability, validity, and cultural validity issues in assessment related to the measures and procedures that you consider. ** I have attached a template of a case review. for starts, 33 year old female in recovery (substance use) choice of drug; cocaine. case review – 1 page each domain of questions – 1 page