Following the APA 7th ed. standards, students will develop a 7–10-page (cover-page and references page not included) paper with a theory-specific case conceptualization with a treatment plan for their theory of choice. Instructions are as follows:
1. Select Theory for Case Study: Students will choose one theory from the following:
Psychodynamic, Jungian, Adlerian, person-centered, existential, gestalt, cognitive-behavioral, systemic family therapy, solution-based, collaborative, narrative, or feminist. Integrative is not an option for this assignment.
2. Vignettes: Students will write a brief, one-paragraph vignette for the case client using one of the following:
A personal life situation the student is comfortable discussing in the paper (students should choose a situation that is well resolved for this exercise rather than currently painful issues).
A case from a video, a movie, etc.
3. Case Conceptualization: Assess the client in the vignette using the case conceptualization concepts from Theory and Treatment Planning in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Students should feel free to go beyond the examples in the book to customize the conceptualization for their clients.
Note: The integrative case conceptualization from Chapter 16 can be used for a more standardized assignment
4. Treatment Plan: Develop a treatment plan using the form in Chapter 2 of Theory and Treatment Planning in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Each treatment plan should be designed using a single theory, e.g., solution-focused, psychodynamic, Jungian, etc.
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