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April 24, 2012

Case Study in Psychology

Psychology A

 Case studies are often how psychologists, often in teams, look at their clients and patients presenting issues.  These issues range from severe mental illness to milder conditions, but all bear close research and analysis in order to understand how to assist their patients.

How to build a case:

 1.     choose a track to look at.

This can be any area, condition or mental illness, but MUST be approved by the instructor. Etiology is important.

 2.     research.

DSM-IV

The text and one outside source. Correct APA citation is necessary.

3.     create a hypothetical case or use an historical example

4.     do analysis of the case based on at least two perspectives.

5.     Case review

 Outline

 Brief Presentation of the Case

                      Intake

                      Background

                      Salient features

                      Background of the Case

                      Theory

                     Condition or disorder

                     Analysis/Discussion

                     Prognosis/Diagnostic

 The case should be no more that 750 words.

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