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Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Practice

Review the interactive Virtual Client Sean Brody. Consider what types of cognitive tests are appropriate to use to evaluate his or her cognitive abilities based on the client information. In addition, review the hypothetical cognitive tests results and analyze these results in light of your client's presenting problems. Consider how these results might be used in the client's treatment plan. In this case you are not being asked to establish the presence or absence of an intellectual disability. Instead, you are being asked to consider the results from a test of intelligence to assist you in understanding the causes of the client's presenting problem and in formulating a plan of treatment.

Summarize the presenting problem of the virtual client and create a hypothesis.

Select a cognitive test from the Mental Measurements Yearbook.

Evaluate and explain why this test is most appropriate to assess the client's cognitive skills and justify your selection.

Mock Assessment Results

Locate your virtual client in the following list.

Results of Assessment for CHC Factors:

Virtual Client 1: Weakness in Gs and Gr; Strength in Gf
Virtual Client 2: Weakness in Gs
Virtual Client 3: Weakness in Gr

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*Research shows that in recent years, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) models tailored specifically for adolescents and children have gained significant empirical support. For instance, based on the cognitive-behavioral model, children act out to cope with environmental circumstances or getting their needs met. CBT encompasses a category of related theories that are focused on tasks to solving a problem and/or making changes in a client's situation or environment (Archer & McCarthy, 2007). The therapeutic intervention encompasses a diverse set of techniques and strategies in which clients are encouraged to focus on environmental influences of the events, rather than the events themselves.

(1) Review the hypothetical cognitive tests results and analyze these results in light of your client's presenting problems.

Results from a CBT should be focused on Sean's aggressiveness and hearing impairment. These two factors would be related to any functional analysis. For example, research is presented to show that functional analyses reveal the impact of hearing impairment of a child's ability and/or willingness to interact with others (Sattler, 2002). For instance, often a hearing impairment can contribute to a communication problem. Thus, along with his race, culture and ethnicity, Sean's hearing problem could be one of the primary reasons for his difficulties. For example, his hearing impairment and his aggressive nature would lead to the other academic and social problems. As Goto, Haran, Long, Altmaker, & Johnson (2008), interaction among peers focuses on functional interrelationships among cognition, emotions and behaviors.

Treatment with cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapy is a common intervention for behavioral and/or emotional problems such as anxiety disorders anxiety disorders in youth. Research supports the efficacy of CBT approaches for youth and is appropriate for 7-16 year-old, whose family members are greatly involved in their therapy (Velting, Setzer, & Albano, 2004). Gottfredson (needs date, year) notes that all mental tests, including ...

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