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Assignment: Group TypologySydney PoseyMaster of Clinical Social Work, Walden UniversitySOCW 6121: Advanced Clinical Practice IIMatthew AtwoodSeptember 26, 20201
Paula Cortez is a 43-year-old female who moved to the United States from Columbia.Paula is divorced and had a 20-year-old son named Miguel from that marriage. She stillmaintains a relationship with her ex-husband. Currently, Paula has disclosed to themultidisciplinary team assisting her while she is admitted involuntarily to a psychiatric hospitalthat she is pregnant. She describes that father of her unborn child to be dangerous, a bad man,and convinced he wants to hurt her (Walden University., n.d.). Paula explained that he harassesand stalks her throughout the day and makes threatening phone calls, and unwarranted visits toher home (Walden University., n.d.). In addition to her abusive relationship, Paula suffers from anumber of physical and mental health issues. When she was a teen, she was an intravenous druguser of cocaine and heroin (Plummer, S-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. (Eds.)., 2013). Shestopped using drugs when she discovered she was pregnant with Miguel. Later, Paula wasdiagnosed with bipolar disorder with cycles of rapid mania and experiences of paranoia.Additionally, she was diagnosed with HIV and then AIDS after the discovery of a severe braininfection (Plummer, S-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. (Eds.)., 2013). This brain infection causedher to become paralyzed on the right side of her body, and after some rehabilitation, she regained

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Term
Spring
Professor
Chenobia Webster-Hill
Tags
Psychiatry, treatment group, Psychiatric hospital, Paula Cortez

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