PCN 644

1. Describe the key components to the mental status exam (MSE). How do the results of an MSE apply to diagnosis and treatment planning? 

2. Describe the limitations of the MSE. Due to these limitations, what other information-gathering is necessary to complete the full diagnosis and treatment planning process? 

3. Discuss the importance of using the MCMI-IV when assessing the mental status of a client. Can the MCMI-IV be useful in assessing emotional status as well? Why or why not? Provide specific examples to support your position. 

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4. What are some strengths and challenges of MCMI-IV for assessing mental status? Do you feel that this MCMI-IV is a good method to assess emotional status? Why or why not? Provide specific examples to support your position. 

5. Discuss the importance of using the MMPI-2-RF when assessing the emotional status of a client. Can the MMPI-2-RF be useful in assessing mental status as well? Why or why not? Provide specific examples to support your position. 

6. What are some strengths and challenges of Beck’s Depression Scale for assessing emotional status? Do you feel that this scale is a good method to assess emotional status? Why or why not? Provide specific examples to support your position. 

7. Identify two types of assessments discussed in the textbook, and/or additional readings. How could the use of technology impact the administration of these assessments? Do you feel that the incorporation of technology would be a benefit to administration? Why or why not? Provide specific examples to support your position. 

8. Identify and discuss the standards for the use of technology in the counseling setting according to your state governing board and the ACA. What are potential implications for the counselor if these standards are not followed?

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