The purpose of this assignment is to assist field placement students in demonstrating practice-based therapeutic skills/techniques to a client and/or family member/caretaker his/her DSM-V diagnosis in a clear, client-friendly and understandable manner. The student will choose a client with a DSM-V diagnosis. Student will research the client's diagnosis, create a "tip sheet", "fact sheet", or "brochure" that explains the diagnosis in "layman's term", which will be explained to the client at the clinical meeting (face-to-face). Student MUST demonstrate discussing this diagnosis with the client in the field placement setting. If no client is available, then the student MUST demonstrate skill via role playing with the student's field instructor, task instructor, or another identified agency personnel.
For this assignment, you can use your client from the psychosocial assessment, case vignettes, or a current client from your field placement. The paper should be 4 to 6 pages long, written in APA Style (excluding the title and reference pages). No Abstract required. A minimum of 4 scholarly, peer-reviewed articles/sources. The research cited in the paper must come from peer reviewed sources that are reputable.