The purpose of Case Study 2 is to demonstrate increased knowledge/growth in your ability to identify behaviors and to communicate about treatment. You will demonstrate course-related knowledge in speaking more “deeply” about 1 specific client. Your case study will identify specific behaviors and how those behaviors are evaluated in light of a specific theory. You will also identify the ways that specific behaviors can be addressed in a manner consistent with theories of your field. (For research-oriented internships, you will identify specific variables being studied and provide rationale for the study.)
With explicit permission from your site supervisor, choose a case, circumstance, or situation at your site. If an appropriate case cannot be obtained from your site, then you may complete a case study on a historical or fictional character. You will need explicit permission from your instructor to use a historical or fictional character.
You may use your supervisor as a resource, but you should work more independently on the following steps than you did in Case Study 1:
- Without violating confidentiality, provide background information on your subject (or group/situation), including behaviors observed, any medical information that is available, socio-cultural factors that might affect treatment, etc.
- Provide information about current behaviors, specifically maladaptive behaviors, and about current treatment plans/progress.
- Using knowledge gained in your study of psychology in general and/or your cognate in particular, provide a brief theoretical explanation of your case.
Using knowledge gained in your study of psychology in general and/or your cognate in particular, identify a treatment plan detailing how you would continue to work with this case. (This treatment plan may be hypothetical.)
The paper must fulfil the following criteria:
- 3–4 pages
- Current APA format
- This document must maintain the strictest level of confidentiality.
Refer to the provided Case Study 2 Grading Rubric for specific grading criteria.