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    From the Existential Therapy role play (See Attachment) imagine this client came into your practice. For your initial post:
    1. Discuss the various assessment tools you would use to tap into the issues she presented. Explain why you selected these assessment tools.
    2. Identify what other questions you might ask her in order to explore the biological, developmental, and psychological components of assessment.
    3. Write a brief assessment of the individual client, based on what you have learned in the role-play. Include a description of the presenting issues and treatment goals for future work.

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    1. Discuss the various assessment tools you would use to tap into the issues she presented. Explain why you selected these assessment tools.

    I would utilize an intake report for the purpose of acquiring more information about the client and explore the source of her distress. Based on the existential theory, I would be interested to know whether the distress was associated with a lack of meaning and purpose in life was contributing to her distress. Existentialists emphasize free will and the search for meaning in life. Next, I would establish a therapeutic relationship with the client, and ask specific questions to take an inventory of her personal strengths and weaknesses. With this procedure, I would be interested in examining her social networks. After determining the therapeutic approach, I would use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders [DSM-IV-TR], 2000) to classify her symptoms. As Corey (2005) notes, when employed appropriately, the DSM-IV-TR serve as an excellent source to employ in efforts to clarify aggregate symptoms ...

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    THis solution discusses the various assessment tools that will be used in Existential Therapy role play.

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