This assignment focuses on vignette analysis and direct application of course concepts to the persons and situations presented in the vignette for each question. All discussions must take into account the legal and ethical considerations, as well as issues of culture and human diversity that may pertain to the situation presented below. Culture-Related Diagnostic Issues are in DSM 5. You are encouraged to use alternative cultural resources to enhance your work.
Use the text information thoroughly in an integrative discussion. You are also required to include current, evidence-based research to support your analysis. A minimum of two (2) research articles taken from online or hard copy journals are required. All work must be cited in APA format.
Please keep your responses focused on what is presented in the vignette. Do not add information but use your creativity to support what you see in the vignette as written. Avoid elaborations and assumptions. This assignment MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and must be written at graduate-level English.
To complete the Vignette Analysis, please use the DSM-5 criteria
1. What are some initial diagnostic thoughts for James? Discuss how you would formulate a differential diagnosis assessment for James? Given the information you have in the vignette, what further information might you need and why? How might your initial diagnostic formulations change over time with additional information? Consider age, gender, culture, socioeconomic status, genetics and familial influences.
2. Given the vignette information and your diagnostic thoughts in question 1, create an intervention plan for James. What treatment considerations would you incorporate in your treatment plan? Other questions to consider in your response are: Would you work with James individually? What might be different in working with James and his parents? Would you include the 2 older children in family treatment? How would you collaborate with the school for continuity of care?