screening and assesment

1. Psychologist in Private Practice:

Client #1: 28 year old, married, father of a 2 year old and a 6 month old infant

Chief Complaint: “I just can’t seem to be happy with anything anymore. I’m miserable and I’m making everybody around me miserable.”

Client #2: 41 year old, recently divorced female with no children and high school education

Chief Complaint: “No matter what I do, I cannot relax, I am always stressing out about something. I feel like I’m going crazy.”

2. School Psychologist

Client #1: 7-year-old second-grader from intact family that recently moved into the school district

Referral Problems: academic difficulties related to reading and writing, social difficulties with peers

Client #2:  17 -year-old high school student

Referral Problems: failing grades, refused to follow course sequences, considering dropping out

In essay format, respond to the following:

  1. Identify specific historical and contextual considerations for the clients listed and how that would impact a plan for assessment.

  2. Discuss specific ethical concerns related to the assessment process for the clients listed.

  3. Detail specifics of an initial interview for one of the clients listed above.

  4. Choose one of the clients listed above and outline a plan of assessment. List what specific types of assessments would be most appropriate and describe why they are necessary.


Project Guidelines:

  1. 1800 words minimum

  2. APA Format

  3. Utilize the readings and other course material from Units 1, 2, and 3

  4. If you feel you must find outside resources for assistance, please utilize academically legitimate resources (DO NOT use websites and Wiki’s that are not peer-reviewed)

  5. DO NOT focus on the use of diagnoses or labels

  6. Be specific and detailed; do not just list items and facts

  7. You may take creative license and flesh out the history or presenting problems of the clients if you choose, but please DO NOT identify labels or diagnoses at all!