You will write a research-based paper of at least 5 pages (not counting the title and reference pages) in current APA format that focuses on mental health assessment and a mental health diagnosis of your choice. The paper must include at least 3 scholarly references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. The paper will focus on 1 mental health disorder, and you will describe the symptoms that would be present for a client that could come to see you as a social worker.
Create a scenario where a client would present the mental health symptoms of a mental health diagnosis that you choose to research. Describe the client’s presenting symptoms and how you have used the appropriate assessment tools, such as the mental status examination, cultural views, family history, any substance abuse history, and any physical health problems, to make the correct diagnosis (as discussed in the textbooks). Then, discuss the appropriate interventions for that specific diagnosis with research information about what has been effective for the chosen mental health diagnosis. The paper must include a description of the client’s strengths and the utilization of the biblical views for making both the assessment and treatment interventions. Incorporate at least 1 relevant Bible verse.
b. Describe the use of the different assessment tools, such as the mental health status examination and the other important areas of focus with a client, for making the appropriate mental health diagnosis with the fictional client who would come in for services from you as the social worker.
c. Describe the symptoms that meet the criteria for the chosen mental health diagnosis with the fictional client who would come in for services from you as the social worker.
d. From what you have learned, prepare at least 2 suggestions for treatment interventions (specific type of evidence-based therapy that has helped with the chosen diagnosis, common types of medications prescribed, etc.) for the chosen diagnosis.
e. Description of the client’s strengths and how the social worker uses the biblical viewpoints to assess and treat the client.