Why the patient is presenting with the specific symptoms described.

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· The role genetics plays in the disease.

· Why the patient is presenting with the specific symptoms described.

· The physiologic response to the stimulus presented in the scenario and why you think this response occurred.

· The cells that are involved in this process.

· How another characteristic (e.g., gender, genetics) would change your response

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    • Assess clients presenting for psychotherapy
    • Develop genograms for clients presenting for psychotherapy

    To prepare:

    • Select a client whom you have observed or counseled at your practicum site.
    • Review pages 137–142 of the Wheeler text and the Hernandez Family Genogram video in this week’s Learning Resources. Reflect on elements of writing a Comprehensive Client Assessment and creating a genogram for the client you selected.

    The Assignment

    Part 1: Comprehensive Client Family Assessment

    With this client in mind, address the following in a Comprehensive ClientAssessment (without violating HIPAA regulations):

    • Demographic information
    • Presenting problem
    • History or present illness
    • Past psychiatric history
    • Medical history
    • Substance use history
    • Developmental history
    • Family psychiatric history
    • Psychosocial history
    • History of abuse/trauma
    • Review of systems
    • Physical assessment
    • Mental status exam
    • Differential diagnosis
    • Case formulation
    • Treatment plan

    Part 2: Family Genogram

    Prepare a genogram for the client you selected. The genogram should extend back by at least three generations (great grandparents, grandparents, and parents).

    Required Readings

    Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

    Required Media

    Laureate Education (Producer). (2013b). Hernandez family genogram [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

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