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Co-existing Treatments for Affective Disorders

Select one of the following disorders:
- Depressive disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Compare and contrast the major approaches to clinical psychology—psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and family systems—in relation to the selected disorder. Address the following items:
- Discuss the philosophical origins of each approach.
- Identify the goals of each approach.
- Describe the techniques and strategies used by each approach.
- Explain how each approach affects the treatment strategies for your selected disorder.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of each approach, in relation to your selected disorder, based on treatment outcome research.

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Hi, and thanks for choosing Brain Mass. I developed a PPT on Motivational Interviewing, which is attached. See that and you can use, as long as you site me as the reference. Also, below is information that you can add to that to develop your PPT presentation to the techniques, CBT or cognitive Behavioral therapy, intensive case management, which implements and utilizes CBT, MI, and client centered approaches, the here and now approach, for clients suffering from depression, anxiety, and co-existing disorders. Hope this helps.

Stephanie White, PsyD, PhD, LCSW, DCSW, 2014-

There is also Behavioral Health Case Management that is geared to empower patients to take control of their health care needs across the care continuum by coordinating quality health care services through a realistic, cost-effective, and timely care management plan. The value of care management will be evidenced by best practices and quality outcomes that contribute to the optimal health, function, safety, and satisfaction of our members. This utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral modification, motivational interviewing, and solution focused interventions that are client centered.

Case management is a collaborative process of member advocacy that assesses, develops, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates care plans designed to optimize members' health care across the care continuum. It includes empowering members to exercise their options and access the services appropriate to meet their individual health needs, using communication, education, and available resources to promote quality outcomes and optimize health care benefits.

This, e.g case management is an evolving strategy that is an approach implemented by many therapists with patients struggling with GAD or generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, and Major Depression. The key here is safety and risk factors.

Here is my strategy given we are evaluating on risk. If you are focusing on approach for a clinically depressed patient with a Panic Disorder, or GAD, So, here is what I do for risk safety with my patients in practice-

****Behavioral Health Risk Assessment Template****

determined member to be of (see below):
_ High Risk
_ Medium Risk
_ Low Risk

Does patient have active suicidal ideation with a plan and intent to harm self, others?

Does the patient have a history of suicidal ideation and Acute admissions for psychiatric reasons?

Does patient have intact or absent/insufficient support systems in place?

Has patient recently discontinued psychiatric medications? Or, is the member on polypharmacological psychotropic medications?

Is the patient gravely disabled as evidenced by having a thougth disorder with active psychosis, i.e. delusions, hallucinations, poor reality testing that
would require acute stabilization and monitoring?

Scheduled follow-up tasked for (Please specify timeframe you will f/u with member)

assessed patient and identified risk factors of:

performed crisis intervention strategies of (Check one of the following):

_ Examined dimensions of the problem to define the problem
_ Explored feelings and thoughts
_ Explored & assessed coping strategies
_ Explored alternatives and specific solutions
_ Generated an action plan

Follow-up plan and referrals provided (Check all that apply):
_ Coordinated transportation of member to the hospital for immediate placement
_ Provided names and numbers of local county behavioral health providers
_ Coordinated getting an emergency appointment ...

Solution Summary

2106 words contrast and compare modern approaches in clinical psychology for dealing with affective disorders.