The purpose of the Case Study is to provide an opportunity to demonstrate course-related knowledge in speaking more deeply about one specific client. Your case study will identify specific behaviors and how those behaviors are evaluated in light of a specific theory. You will also identify ways that specific behaviors can be addressed in a manner consistent with the theories of your field. (For research-oriented internships, you will identify specific variables being studied and provide rationale for the study.)
With explicit permission from your site supervisor, choose a case, circumstance, or situation at your site. If an appropriate case cannot be obtained from your site, then you may complete a case study on a historical or fictional character. You will need explicit permission from your instructor to use a historical or fictional character.
Discuss the following steps with your supervisor:
Without violating confidentiality, provide background information on your subject (or group/situation), including behaviors observed, any medical information that is available, socio-cultural factors that might affect treatment, etc.
Provide information about current behaviors, specifically maladaptive behaviors, and current treatment plans/progress.
Using knowledge gained in your study of psychology in general and/or your cognate in particular, provide a brief theoretical explanation of your case. That is, pick one specific theory you have studied that, when applied to the case, provides a deeper level of understanding (If you are viewing the case through the lens of that particular theory, how does it impact how you understand what is going on for the client?). Be sure to include appropriate citations for the information used.
Using knowledge gained in your study of psychology in general and/or your cognate in particular, identify a treatment plan detailing how you would continue to work with this case. (This treatment plan may be hypothetical.)
The paper must fulfill the following criteria:
34 pages (body of the paper)
Current APA format (Include title page, page numbers, headings, citations/ reference page)
o Use the following headings for the content of your paper: Background, Current Behaviors and Treatment, Theoretical Explanation, Proposed Treatment Plan
This document must maintain the strictest level of confidentiality.