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1 A Biopsychosocial Assessment and the in Person-In-Environment Analysis Author’s Name Institutional Affiliation Course Professor Date
2 A Biopsychosocial Assessment and the in Person-In-Environment Analysis The purpose of a biopsychosocial assessment is generally to help therapists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other behavioral health specialists or experts acquire knowledge about their patients on different extents and degrees, as well as gain a better understanding of their idiosyncratic and intuitive perspectives. In this assignment, I will use the character Precious from the movie Precious-2009 to describe an issue that would bring a patient in for treatment or to see a psychiatrist. This assignment will also involve a biopsychosocial assessment, including a lifespan or developmental perspective. A biopsychosocial assessment helps social workers diagnose and ascertain environmental or biological, emotional, and behavioral elements that could be causing issues to a person’s developmental welfare and milestones. Additionally, this essay will also provide the person-in-environment analysis and the use of a theoretical perspective. The film Precious is an American film based on the narrative Push by Sapphire, directed and co-produced by Daniels Lee. The film debuted in 2009. Noteworthy, the film stars women, some of which included Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) and Mo'Nique (Mary), to mention only a few. The protagonist in the film, Previous, personate and depicts a school-going young woman grappling with the effects of hardship in poverty and unmitigated torture, torment, and abuse. The setting of the movie Precious is in Harlem, 1987. A 16-year-old Precious – functionally illiterate and obese, is expectant with her second baby after being raped and impregnated by her biological father. Purportedly, Precious' father has repeatedly raped her since she was a child. Her firstborn, who was given the name Mongo, short form for Mongoloid, because she has Downs Syndrome also lives with Previous and her mother Mary. The film unfolds that Mary, (Precious’ mother) constantly maltreats Precious both psychologically and even physically. For
3 example, in the movie we see Precious is at home cleaning utensils when her mother, Mary, who is jobless and unwaged and watches a ten-thousand-dollar pyramid throughout the day, asks Precious what time she is going to begin preparing the food. Mary then hurls a heavy saucepan at

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