Week 8 Assignment Script SOCW-6090-9 DSM.docx - Week 8...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 3 pages.

The preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 3 pages.
Week 8 Assignment Script SOCW-6090-9 DSMIn this presentation, I will discuss the first meeting with Jennifer and how I would gatherpertinent information, the importance of using a biopsychosocial approach,how to advocatewith her medical team, exploring her support systems, and analyzing the controversy ofdiagnosing a mental disorder based on unexplained physical symptoms.In the initial meeting, I would introduce myself, my credentials, and my experience in workingwith conversion disorders.Next, I would explain what a conversion disorder is in terms that Jennifer would understand.Conversion disorder is a condition where there are physical symptoms, but no medical basis forthem (Allin et al, 2005).When physicians have been unable to link symptoms with testing for amedical diagnosis, the belief is that the psyche is converting trauma into physical ailments.Sometimes a conversion diagnosis is given when medical conditions are still being researchedand discovered.Roffman and Stern (2005) suggested that conversion disorders can be relatedto a stressor or are connected to a past medical condition.Building rapport is an essential task during the first meeting and can be accomplished by askingopen-ended questions, expressing empathy, and engaging the client.Open-ended questionswould provide information on how Jennifer's symptoms.Assessment is also a vital component of the initial meeting as it helps explore how symptomshave impacted Jennifer in her daily life.I might use the level 1 cross-cutting assessment toenhance clinical decision-making and to verify the need for level 2 crosscutting measures, PHQ-15 for somatic symptoms (APA, 2013).The PHQ-15 assesses the domain and the severity of

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 3 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Fall
Professor
Dr. Laura Kaplan
Tags
Psychiatry, Jennifer

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture