Friday, October 17, 2014
Practice with a Free Case Study
From assessment information, therapists _____________ clients; therapists interpret information to determine if an emotional or mental disorder is present, rather than _______________. If an emotional or mental disorder is present in a client, it is ____________________. :
A) Diagnose; making a value judgment of the client’s worth; a single aspect of that individual, not a prime descriptor of his or her life
B) Assess; diagnose a client’s value; considered in the treatment plan
C) Describe a client’s condition; describe the client’s condition; the essential characteristic of that person and determines the course of treatment
D) Determine whether to proceed with therapy; ruling out and dismissing possibilities of other diagnoses from the initial assessment only; neither ethical nor unethical to discuss the diagnosis with the client
Explanation: According to Hohenshil, 1993, “Diagnosis…is the meaning or interpretation that is derived from assessment information and is usually translated in the form of some type of classification system.” Diagnoses describe a person’s condition, and do not determine the worth or value of a client. People are individuals, not the disorder; clients have a particular type of mental or emotional disorder that is only one aspect of the person, not the fundamental descriptor of his/her life or person. Diagnoses change based upon information gathered from subsequent contact with the client in therapy.