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All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and must be written at graduate level English

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All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and must be written at graduate level English. You must integrate the material presented in the text and videos. You may use current evidence-based research to support, but not replace, the course text. Remember to cite your work in APA format. 
 
Your assignment should be 6 pages total plus a title and reference page.

Case Scenario III -  Kara and Meg

 
Watch these 2 Videos:

Three Overarching Objectives - Video 8.2, (p.258)
When to Use Mental Status Examinations - Video 9.4 (p. 338).

Kara and Meg, a middle-aged lesbian couple, present with intimacy issues. Kara is Native American descent. Meg is Caucasian.  Kara recently found out that Meg has been seeing another woman for the past 6 months.  Meg defends her behavior by blaming Kara for being distant and unavailable.  Kara begins to cry as she discloses a recent memory of being sexually abused by her father, a cold and unavailable man.  She describes Meg as being much like her father, “cold and selfish” which results in flashbacks and recoiling from Meg’s touch.  She wishes that Meg could be more sensitive and compassionate.

In consideration of the videos and information the author’s present in Chapters 8 and 9, respond to the following:
  
Your discussion must include legal, ethical and cultural issues relevant to this scenario, including the dos and don’ts when working with diversity.
 

  1. Describe methods for identifying, evaluating, and exploring the problems and goals for Kara and Meg.
  2. Would you use a mental status exam (MSE) with a Kara? How about Meg?
  3. What specific MSE factors would you integrate into your interview with this couple?

 
Case Scenario IV. Sara
 
Watch these 2 Videos:

Suicide Assessment Interviewing - Video 10.4 (p. 359)
Additional Cultural Modifications and Adaptations - Video 11.7 (p. 427)

Sara is a 65-year-old African American woman that you have been seeing for 2 months. Her husband of 40 years died 3 months ago.  Her son and daughter in law and 3 grandchildren reside in another state. She rarely sees them.  Her daughter and son-in-law and 2 grandchildren live local, but she says they are too busy to spend time with her. Sara has a strong religious affiliation and has many friends in the church who call her daily to offer help and support. While she appreciates this, she often lets the calls go to voicemail and does not return them. Sara longs for her husband, her best friend and life partner. Without him, she sees no reason to live. Her children and grandchildren don’t seem to need her.  She admits to thinking about the gun her husband has hidden somewhere, but that even if she could find it, she would never take her own life due to her religious beliefs and desire to be with her husband again someday.
 
In consideration of the videos and information the author’s present in Chapters 10 and 11, respond to the following:
 
Your discussion must include legal, ethical and cultural issues relevant to this scenario.
 

  1. Summarize your findings of a suicide assessment for Sara.
  2. How might collaboration and the therapeutic relationship be beneficial in your work with Sara?
  3. In consideration of your diagnostic impressions and risk assessment, what treatment m

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