Focused Strategies in Mental Health Practice

Focused Strategies in Mental Health Practice. Evaluating a counselling session of Dialectical Therapy.

Written assignment 2000 words After watching the video in relation to the case study of Joanna, answer the following questions in essay format. Use each question as a heading, making sure you answer all questions and refer to your marking guide. Ensure you follow usual academic protocols including an introduction, conclusion and make sure all relevant information is referenced correctly. Questions for critical analysis and application of theory Choose from either Dialectical behaviour therapy or Motivational interviewing and; Develop a case conceptualisation/formulation in relation to the case of Joanna from your chosen theoretical perspective. Include the history of her problem(s), her current issues or concerns, her interpersonal/life functioning. Note any risk factors you have identified and your behavioural observations that are relevant to your formulation. Identify what you believe are contributing to causation and maintenance of her issues and the role of change in her life. Based on your case conceptualisation, identify counselling goals for Joanna and devise a relevant treatment plan. Outline how you would implement this plan with Joanna, identifying any challenges you may face and how you would overcome these barriers. Describe two evidence based interventions you would attempt with her and outline your reasons for choosing these two. Ensure your interventions are congruent with your theoretical approach and are evidence based and referenced. Identifying any challenges you may face in implementing these interventions and how you would overcome these barriers. Assignment format: This assignment can be formatted using subheadings (e.g: Part A, Part B etc). Please include a short introduction and conclusion (which will not count towards the overall word limit) to orient the reader to the assignment’s focus. A single reference list at the conclusion of the overall assignment (rather than individual reference lists for each assignment section) will be sufficient.

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