GUIDELINES FOR THE LIBRARY RESEARCH PAPER
Do not simply repeat a manualized treatment (e.g. CBT for veterans). If you choose CBT you MUST
include another treatment approach to pair with it. Do not choose a first year practice approach or one
that we have not covered in this class. Examples used in course; Mindfulness, systematic desensitization, Evidence based Expressive treatments, Art therapy, the empty chair, Dialectiacal Behavioral Therapy, Transference Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy,. Use an approach suitable for work with adult individuals and their support systems, not families, or groups. Short use of case material is integrated throughout so please pick a mental health problem which one of your clients as exhibited.. Use phases of treatment as your subheadings. Proof read your paper. Do not over rely on one or two citations. Do not use first year texts. Do not use narrative from progress reporting e.g.
Client states that This is an academic paper which should comply with the APA style manual. Use current citations. [ ]
- Select a disorder or special population. [ ] A mental disorder present in a case you are holding is
preferred so you can use examples of interventions throughout.
- Select an intervention strategy covered in class. Taking the practice method selected discover how
that method is employed throughout all phases of intervention. If there is no literature on the phase of
treatment (such as referral), please use other sources of information. Cover all phases including:
Issues in referral for this particular type of population. How does the client come into the system? Is
there typically a history with other systems of care? In what segment (s) of the continuum of care are
you most likely to be working and why? What might influence client use of mental health care?[ ]
Methods of engagement given the problem area. (e.g. What issues are involved in engaging a client
who has anorexia and what must you do to establish rapport and empathy? HOW will you engage
given these issues? Why are these practice aspects important given the case and problem area?
Discuss engaging diverse groups of clients-what must you do differently with those from different
cultural groups.) [ ]
Discuss what is included in the assessment framework using the practice model chosen? Issues
in culture and diversity must be a part of this section. Remember that your assessment should be
based on the practice intervention selected, not just DSM diagnosis. If you are using CBT, HOW
would CBT or IPT assess this case? Please use some analysis of case material rather than simply
reporting. Why might someone have certain dynamics going on, certain symptomatology, etc.
Include a short biopsychosocial assessment and analysis of what factors influenced symptoms
What neurobiological issues come out in the assessment and how do you know they are present?
Present DSM diagnosis(es) [ ]
What methods of assessment can be employed using a valid & reliable measure? (Consult material
in the DSM 5 on assessment instruments. [ ]
Integrate relevant cultural factors of the case and use citations to support your assessment. Note
that Caucasians are not one group, Latinos are not one group, etc. [ ]