Walden SOCW6090 2021 December Assignments Latest (Full)

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SOCW6090 Psychopathology and Diagnosis for Social Work Practice

Week 1 Assignment  

Diagnosis: The Burden of Stigma in Help Seeking By Day 7

Submit a 3-page paper that addresses the following:

•             Briefly explain Corrigan’s model of the stages of stigma and his recommendations and hierarchy about recovery.

•             Explain whether Delle’s experience follows that model. Use specific examples to argue your perspective. If you agree, identify which stage of recovery Delle is in.

•             Analyze Delle’s reports about his own experiences with both types of stigma. Provide specific examples, and in your analysis consider the following questions:

o             Does one type of stigma predominate in his talk?


o             Which of Delle’s personal values or beliefs were challenged by his internalizations about his own illness and help-seeking?

o             What strengths does he exhibit?

o             What was the primary benefit of his diagnosis?

o             Do you think that his experience would be different if his culture was different? Explain why or why not.


SOCW6090 Psychopathology and Diagnosis for Social Work Practice

Week 2 Assignment  

Video Role-Play: Strengths and Weaknesses of the DSM-5

Submit a 3- to 5-minute video, considering the parents as your audience, in which you do the following:

•             Briefly describe what the DSM-5 is and how it is organized. In your description, define the concepts of spectrum and dimensionality as explained by Paris and in the DSM-5 introduction.

•             Explain why social workers and mental health professionals use diagnoses and what receiving a diagnosis means (and does not mean).

•             Explain general concerns about the risks of overdiagnosis and misdiagnosis versus not diagnosing. Also explain how diagnosis is connected to services.

•             Explain other details that might help your audience understand the strengths and weaknesses of the diagnostic system.

•             Provide a response to the following parental questions:

o My teenager’s best friend died by suicide this year. It’s been months, and she doesn’t seem over it. Her teachers tell me she should get help for depression, but I think it’s just grief. She talks about her friend all the time and gets very upset. I am worried about her. Is it normal for her to still be feeling this way? I don’t want to put her on medication for normal feelings. What is the difference between grief and depression?

Include a transcript and/or edit closed captioning on your video to ensure your presentation is accessible to viewers of differing abilities.


SOCW6090 Psychopathology and Diagnosis for Social Work Practice

Week 3 Assignment  

Conducting a Diagnostic Interview With a Mental Status Exam By Day 7

Submit a 2- to 3-page case presentation paper in which you complete both parts outlined below:

Part I: Diagnostic Summary and MSE

Provide a diagnostic summary of the client, Carl. Within this summary include:

•             Identifying Data/Client demographics

•             Chief complaint/Presenting Problem

•             Present illness

•             Past psychiatric illness

•             Substance use history

•             Past medical history

•             Family history

•             Mental Status Exam (Be professional and concise for all nine areas)

o             Appearance

o             Behavior or psychomotor activity

o             Attitudes toward the interviewer or examiner

o             Affect and mood

o             Speech and thought

o             Perceptual disturbances

o             Orientation and consciousness

o             Memory and intelligence

o             Reliability, judgment, and insight Part II: Analysis of MSE

After completing Part I of the Assignment, provide an analysis and demonstrate critical thought (supported by references) in your response to the following:

•             Identify any areas in your MSE that require follow-up data collection.

•             Explain how using the cross-cutting measure would add to the information gathered.

•             Do Carl’s answers add to your ability to diagnose him in any specific way? Why or why not?

•             Would you discuss a possible diagnosis with Carl at this point in time? Why?


SOCW6090 Psychopathology and Diagnosis for Social Work Practice

Week 4 Assignment  

Case Collaboration Meeting By Day 7

Submit a 1- to 2-page paper in which you describe your team meeting. In your write-up, make sure to address the following:

•             Describe the quality of your working relationship with your colleague.

o Critically reflect on strengths of collaborative relationship and areas for improvement.

•             Describe your case in 100–150 words.

•             Identify the red flags in your case study to be further evaluated.

•             Outline your and your partner’s plan for further research and consultation, identifying specific tasks that you are each doing in this regard.

o Identify days/times you have agreed to meet together, including the date planned to complete the CFI interview required for the Week 5 Assignment.


SOCW6090 Psychopathology and Diagnosis for Social Work Practice

Week 5 Assignment  

Role-Playing Practice: Using the CFI to Individualize Anxiety Care

Submit a 4-page paper in which you do the following:

•             Describe the skills or techniques you used to engage your partner during the CFI.

•             Identify a 3-5 minute segment in your recorded role-play that best demonstrates your ability to apply culturally sensitive assessment skills.

•             Explain which aspects of the CFI were the most helpful in learning about your partner’s personal view of the problem and situation from a cultural perspective.

•             Describe the cultural components (e.g., race/ethnicity, religion, geographic region, socio-economic status, etc.) that may influence your partner, and analyze how those cultural components influence their mental health experience.

•             Identify which relevant subsections of the CFI you used. Explain why you did (or did not) use a subsection as part of your assessment.

•             Analyze how you, as a social work treatment provider, might adjust interventions for the client (your partner), their individualized circumstances, and culture of origin. Be specific and demonstrate critical thought through application of concepts in resources.

•             Recommend a specific evidence-based measurement instrument to validate the diagnosis and assess outcomes of treatment. Explain any cultural considerations you made when determining an appropriate instrument, including whether or not the instrument was validated with diverse populations.


SOCW6090 Psychopathology and Diagnosis for Social Work Practice

Week 7 Assignment  

Schizophrenia Over Time: Experiences Living With the Illness

Submit a 3- to 4-page paper, supported by at least 4 scholarly resources (not including DSM-5), in which you address the following:

•             Describe Saks’s or McGough’s experiences with schizophrenia. Identify onset, associated features (specifically referencing the positive and negative symptoms), development, and course.

•             Explain how you would use the Clinician Rated Dimensions of Psychosis Symptom Severity measure and the WHODAS to help confirm your diagnosis.

•             Explain how you would plan treatment and individualize it for Saks or McGough. Support your response with references to scholarly resources. In your explanation, consider the following questions:

o             What are the long-term challenges for someone living with the illness?

o             What social, family, vocational, and medical supports are needed for long-term stabilization?

•             Briefly explain how race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, or other identity characteristics may influence an individual’s experience with schizophrenia


SOCW6090 Psychopathology and Diagnosis for Social Work Practice

Week 8 Assignment  

Somatic Symptom Disorders

Submit a 5-minute recorded PowerPoint (5–7 slides) in which you address the following:

•             Explain in a concise professional manner how you would conduct your first meeting with Jennifer. Identify specific steps you would take to understand her circumstance and needs.

•             Explain how you would proceed with her medical team in terms of advocacy for her as a client believed to have this condition.

•             Explain why you would need to take a biopsychosocial approach to her ongoing care.

•             Explain what social, family, vocational, Internet, and medical supports you would explore to help with her longer-term stabilization.

•             Analyze the controversy in diagnosing a mental disorder based on unexplained physical symptoms. Within your analysis, consider how power and privilege influence who provides the diagnoses and which groups are more likely to be diagnosed with certain disorders. Explain your thoughts on this debate.

Support your presentation with research and references to scholarly literature.

Include a transcript and/or edit closed captioning in your presentation to ensure your presentation is accessible to colleagues of differing abilities.


SOCW6090 Psychopathology and Diagnosis for Social Work Practice

Week 10 Assignment  

Final Project By Day 7

Submit 4- to 5-page paper in which you:

•             Provide the full DSM-5 diagnosis. Remember, a full diagnosis should include the name of the disorder, ICD-10-CM code, specifiers, severity, and the Z codes (other conditions that may need clinical attention).

•             Explain the full diagnosis, matching the symptoms of the case to the criteria for any diagnoses used.

•             Identify 2–3 of the close differentials that you considered for the case and have ruled out. Concisely explain why these conditions were considered but eliminated.

•             Identify the assessments you recommend to validate treatment. Explain the rationale behind choosing the assessment instruments to support, clarify, or track treatment progress for the diagnosis.

•             Explain your recommendations for initial resources and treatment. Use scholarly resources to support your evidence- based treatment recommendations.

•             Explain how you took cultural factors and diversity into account when making the assessment and recommending interventions.

•             Identify client strengths, and explain how you would utilize strengths throughout treatment

•             Identify specific knowledge or skills you would need to obtain to effectively treat this client, and provide a plan on how you will do so

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