Walden NURS6640 Week 6 Assignment Latest 2019 March NURS6640 Psychotherapy With Individuals Week 6 Assignment Assessing Clients With Addictive Disorders
Addictive disorders can be particularly challenging for clients. Not only do these
disorders typically interfere with a client’s ability to function in daily
life, but they also often manifest as negative and sometimes criminal
behaviors. Sometime clients with addictive disorders also suffer from other
mental health issues, creating even greater struggles for them to overcome. In
your role, you have the opportunity to help clients address their addictions
and improve outcomes for both the clients and their families. For this
Assignment, as you examine the Levy Family video in this week’s Learning
Resources, consider how you might assess and treat clients presenting with
clients presenting with addictive disorders
therapeutic approaches for treating clients with addictive disorders
outcomes for clients with addictive disorders
week’s Learning Resources and consider the insights they provide.
Levy Family video Episodes 1 through 5.
In a 2- to
3-page paper, address the following:
watching Episode 1, describe:
What is Mr.
Levy’s perception of the problem?
Mrs. Levy’s perception of the problem?
What can be
some of the implications of the problem on the family as a whole?
watching Episode 2, describe:
you think of Mr. Levy’s social worker’s ideas?
your thoughts of her supervisor’s questions about her suggested therapies and
his advice to Mr. Levy’s supervisor?
watching Episode 3, discuss the following:
your thoughts about the way Mr. Levy’s therapist responded to what Mr. Levy had
your impressions of how the therapist worked with Mr. Levy? What did you think
about the therapy session as a whole?
your knowledge of pathophysiology, explain the physiology of deep breathing (a
common technique that we use in helping clients to manage anxiety). Explain how
changing breathing mechanics can alter blood chemistry.
the therapeutic approach his therapist selected. Would you use exposure therapy
with Mr. Levy? Why or why not? What evidence exists to support the use of
exposure therapy (or the therapeutic approach you would consider if you
disagree with exposure therapy)?
4, Mr. Levy tells a very difficult story about Kurt, his platoon officer.
you would have responded to this revelation.
how this information would inform your therapeutic approach. What would you
5, Mr. Levy’s therapist is having issues with his story.
that you were providing supervision to this therapist, how would you respond to
your approach with evidence-based literature.
School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page,
introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden
Writing Center provides an example of those required elements (available at
http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/57.htm). All papers submitted must use this
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