1. Provide the full DSM-5 diagnosis for the client. Remember, a full diagnosis should include the name of the disorder, ICD-10-CM code, specifiers, severity, and the Z codes (other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention). Keep in mind a diagnosis covers the most recent 12 months.
2. Explain the diagnosis by matching the symptoms identified in the case to the specific criteria for the diagnosis.
3. Identify the first area of focus you would address as clients social worker, and explain your specific treatment recommendations. Support your recommendations with research.
4. Explain how you would manage clients diverse needs, including his co-occurring disorders.
5. Describe a treatment plan for client, including how you would evaluation his treatment.
6. Initial post provides an accurate diagnosis for the case. Diagnosis is correctly written. Post accurately identifies diagnostic criteria used and does an exemplary job connecting diagnostic criteria to specific examples in the case study.
7. Discussion posting demonstrates an excellent understanding of all of the concepts and key points presented in the text(s) and Learning Resources. Posting provides significant detail including multiple relevant examples, evidence from the readings and other scholarly sources, and discerning ideas. Posts demonstrate exemplary critical thought.
8. Presentation is well organized. Students demeanor demonstrates excellent professionalism. Student is articulate and communicated well. Response posts are well organized, use scholarly tone, contain original writing and proper paraphrasing, follow APA style, contain very few or no writing and/or spelling errors.
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