Mental Health Case Presentation

1872 words 8 pages
Case Presentation Wilbur Wright College Mental Health 229 Prof. Cordero February 29 2012

Clt is a 41 year old single African American female. She is presently unemployed and receives SSI. She is residing at the LSSI, Kenmore Center The Women's Residence. Before this she was homeless. Clt is mandated by TASC (Treat Alternatives for Safe Communities) for Tx. Clt was mandated for solicitation and possession of crack cocaine. Clt has a Dx. of Bipolar Disorder which is under control at this time with medication. Clt was admitted to detox at LSSI for alcohol, cocaine, and heroin dependence. After detox Clt was admitted to passages, which is a 28 day program, at LSSI Kenmore Center. Clt started using alcohol at the age of 9, cocaine at
…show more content…

Axis V - The writer believes that the Clts GAF score at this time is 49
Solicit Feedback 1. Working with this Clt I find it difficult to keep her engaged while counseling her. I’ll ask an opened ended question and most of the time I get a shrug or an "I don’t know". I had to cut our hour sessions once a week to three 20 minute sessions three times a week. I determined, with supervision, this to be the best for the Clt because after 30 Minutes the Clt would start to move and twitch in her chair constantly asking "Is it time to go yet?" 2. A clinical question that still remains unanswered is does the Clt have a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and with her obvious lack of cognitive skills why hasn’t she been tested for a developmental disorder.
It would be helpful to know more about her arrest record. To know how many times she has detoxed, if so, or did she ever use in jail, if she was in jail.
It would help to know more about her childhood abuse. Clt revealed that she was molested by her "mother’s brother". Clt did not go into further detail. Clt said she "doesn’t care about that anymore" the Clt was tearing up and it is evident that this issue needs to be addressed.
It would help to know more about her family life, and her children and how not knowing her

Related

  • Compare and Contrast the Main Principles in Any Two of the Following Psychological Therapies: Psychoanalysis, Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Therapy or Humanistic Therapy.
    1534 words | 7 pages
  • Summarise and Discuss the Presentations of Mental Health in the Two Newspaper Articles Given in Appendix 1. (1500 Words).
    1843 words | 8 pages
  • Vulnerable Population the homeless vetrans
    1738 words | 7 pages
  • Relapse Prevention Plan
    1048 words | 5 pages
  • Schizophrenia Essay
    2631 words | 11 pages
  • Public Health
    4121 words | 17 pages
  • School Bullying in Vietnam
    2043 words | 9 pages
  • How useful are models of self confidence in developing our understanding of sports performance
    1620 words | 7 pages
  • Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
    6415 words | 26 pages
  • Neophyte
    11160 words | 45 pages