Psychology Of Trauma – A8
Vignette Analysis II:
This assignment focuses on vignette analysis and direct application of course concepts to the persons and situations presented in the vignette. All discussions must take into account the legal and ethical considerations, as well as cross-cultural issues that pertain to the situations presented below.
Use the reading assignments thoroughly in an integrative discussion. All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and written at graduate level English. Be sure to cite your work according to APA format. Please keep your responses focused on what is presented in the vignette. Do not add information but use your creativity to support what you see in the vignette as written. Avoid elaborations and assumptions.
The course text is the primary resource for this assignment. You should be citing the text often to support your discussion (along with the DSM-5). Outside references should be minimal, except for culture.
Note: Cultural information can be found in the DSM-5. You are also encouraged to use outside Cross Cultural sources as needed, but please reference if doing so.
Discussion must be 6-7 pages plus a title and reference page.
Vignette Analysis II
Vignette Analysis II will be covering Chapters 4 through 6 in the course text and the relevant DSM-5 disorders.
Your discussion must include the relevance of the following areas covered in the text, directly and specifically to the persons and situations presented in the vignette:
· Assessment issues and approaches to further explore PTSD
· Treatment goals
· Treatment phases 1, 2 and 3
Anthony is a 32-year-old American war veteran from a strong Latino family. He came to see you because his wife told him that if he doesn’t get help, she and the children are leaving. Anthony’s wife, Rosa, is present for the initial interview. She tells you, “Anthony is not the same man I married. Since he came back from serving our country, he is a stranger. He drinks vodka and beer daily and has been getting violent in the home. He has punched holes in the walls has broken furniture.” She tells you that, “Anthony has always had a bit of an anger problem because his father was a mean drunk and would beat his wife and kids. Anthony has been nothing like his father until now. He scares me.”
Anthony has been accusing Rosa and their 2 children of stealing his money and believes they are in a conspiracy to make him “go crazy”. Rosa also tells you that Anthony has not been going to work. He believes there is evil lurking out in the world and that he rarely leaves the house, except to buy his alcohol. Anthony admits that he lives in terror, since he returned from the war 5 years ago. He saw several of his buddies killed in an explosion, suffers from debilitating migraines, has recurring nightmares and horrific thoughts of his war experience. You find Anthony to have good reality testing but occasionally during your interview, he has odd and eccentric ways of explaining things. You suspect a diagnosis of PTSD.
Courtois, C.A. & Ford, J.D. (2015). Treatment of Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach. The Guilford Press. ISBN 978-1462524600
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