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Psychosocial history sources of information

Client
Direct Observation of the client
Collateral sources
Psychological tests

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Psychological tests for history

Mental Status Exam
Clinical tests (Beck depression inventory)
Vocational test (myers briggs, Strong vocational interest blank)
Intelligence test (WAIS-R, WISC-R, WRAT-R, Stanford-Binet)
Neuropsychological test (Luria Nebraska, Halstead-Reitan)
Personality Test (MCMI, MIlan, MMPPI)
Marriage and Family Self-Reports Scale

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Psychosocial assessments include

Description of the family
health and physical functioning
clients interpersonal relationships
work/school level experience
examination for addictive compulsive disorders
Clients current mental functioning
Clients culture and background

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Psychosocial must address

Interpersonal functioning=cognitive/perceptual, behavioral, emotional, physical
Interpersonal functioning=boundaries, family power structure, family decision making process, family goals, family effective functioning, communication styles, family roles, family myths, family strengths

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Stages of assessment and Intervention

Initial Session
Early Stages
Middle Stages
Late Stages
Termination

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Initial Session

Create a therapeutic framework
Assess for a crisis
Address fees, limits to confidentiality, office rules etc.
Make a provisional assessment and diagnosis

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Early stages

Complete an in-depth assessment
Set goals, formulate contracts
Choose treatment modality
Choose intervention strategies
Make necessary referrals
Educate client about problems, therapy
Assign homeworkf

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Middle Stages

Implement Treatment plan
Evaluate progress
Examine resistance
Examine barriers to change

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Late stages

Focus on in-depth exploration
Support client as he/she adjusts to changes

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Termination

Review progress
Deal with client disappointment
Make plans for action that will be taken if future problems arise
Address feelings about termination
Refer to additional resources
Schedule follow-up appointments (2-3 montsh)