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review the case study of the Petrakis family, located in this week's resources. Conduct research to locate information on an evidence-based program for caregivers like Helen Petrakis that will help you understand her needs as someone who is a caregiver for multiple generations of her family. You can use the NREPP registry (http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/AdvancedSearch.aspx). Use this information to generate two logic models for a support group that might help Helen manage her stress and anxiety.

First, consider the practice level. Focus on Helen's needs and interventions that would address those needs and lead to improved outcomes. Then consider the support group on a new program level. Think about the resources that would be required to implement such a program (inputs) and about how you can measure the outcomes.

◦A completed practice-level logic model outline (table) from the Week 7 Assignment handout
◦A completed program logic model outline (table) in the Week 7 Assignment Handout
◦2-3 paragraphs that elaborate on your practice-level logic model outline. Describe the activities that would take place in the support group sessions that would address needs and lead to improved outcomes
◦2-3 paragraphs that elaborate on your program-level logic model and address the following: ◾Decisions that would need to be made about characteristics of group membership
◾Group activities
◾Short- and long-term outcomes
◾Ways to measure the outcomes

Attached are the case study and logic model handout.

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Conduct research to locate information on an evidence-based program for caregivers like Helen Petrakis that will help you understand her needs as someone who is a caregiver for multiple generations of her family. You can use the NREPP registry (http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/AdvancedSearch.aspx).

The evidence-based program for Helen could be "Accelerated Resolution Therapy" (ART).

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a brief, exposure-based psychotherapy aimed at treating psychological trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and substance use. The program is delivered in one to five, 60-75 minute sessions over 2 weeks.

The program incorporates specific visualization techniques enhanced through the use of rapid eye movements (similar to the rapid eye movement stage of sleep) and a directive approach that reduces physical and emotional reactions to distressing memories and images stored in the brain.

The evidence rating (by outcomes) are the following:

PROGRAMS WITH EFFECTIVE OUTCOMES
-Depression/Depressive Symptoms
-Personal Resilience/Self-Concept
-Stressor-related Disorders and Symptoms

PROGRAMS WITH PROMISING OUTCOMES
-General Functioning and Well-Being
-Phobia, Panic, and Generalized Anxiety Disorders and Symptoms
-Sleep and Wake Disorders and Symptoms

The above outcomes are applicable to Helen's case.

At the root of managing her stress and anxiety would be to address the stressor-related symptoms and personal resilience. In other words, her anxiety and lack of sleep is due to the fact that she does not have a coping mechanism for dealing with the different stressors in her life right now.

PRACTICE LEVEL

Helen does not appear to be experiencing depression but her personal resilience is being severely challenged. She is experiencing global guilt, distress, and guilt cognition. Her self-compassion has also decreased. She does not appear to consider herself a victim but she does make great attempts at "keeping the peace" within her family. She ...

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This solution will assist the student in preparing a logic model on an evidence-based program for a client.

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