In this course, students will learn to employ a comprehensive assessment strategy that addresses the full array of bio-psycho-social factors that may be relevant to the individual’s clinical presentation and will learn strategies for planning for psychotherapeutic interventions and adaptations that meet the specific needs of the individual being treated.
By the end of this course, students will:
- Demonstrate the ability to employ a comprehensive assessment strategy that considers bio/medical, psychological and social/family factors.
- Describe the results of the assessment in the form of a treatment plan while demonstrating the inclusion of the person in all other relevant stakeholders in the assessment process.
- Identify assessment tool(s) used in the development of the treatment plan, provide a diagnosis, if appropriate, and indicate how they are supported by assessment findings.
- Describe how the proposed therapy relates to the assessment, provide a rationale for his/her choice of therapeutic intervention that evidences awareness of the individual’s needs, as well as strengths, and demonstrate knowledge of lifespan and development as related to the recommended psychotherapeutic intervention(s).
- Recognize the possible need for multi-modal intervention and referral to other services that might be critical to the individual’s maximal well-being.
- Outline possible suicide risks where relevant and the need for reporting of suspected abuse, where indicated.
Success in this 1.0 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend a minimum of 15.0 hours over the length of the course in direct instruction as provided by the instructor and an additional 30 hours outside of class reading, reflecting, and evaluating the topics for a total of 45 hours.
Grading Scale: Badge/No Badge
Evaluation: 100% completion of badge criteria