Students will need to create a treatment plan, based on a vignette, offering an empirically validated approach for helping a child who has recently been sexually abused. Vignette and template is provided. Template must be filled in with answers. The six steps problem selection, problem definition, goal development, objective construction, intervention creation, and diagnosis determinationProblem selection/Presenting complaints: in narrative writing format, the student clearly and accurately identifies the most significant problem(s) to focus on in the treatment process.
Problem definition: the student clearly and accurately defines the problem(s), indicating how it is evidenced for the client and offering specific symptoms that are contributing to the problem.
Goal development: the student clearly and accurately identifies three (3) global, long-term goals that you believe will lead to a positive treatment outcome, with one descriptive statement per goal.
Objective construction: the student creates at least two objectives for each goal, which are written in behaviorally measurable language so that it is clear when the client has met the objectives. Each objective must clearly flow from the goal. Students should consider the SMART acronym when they are setting objectives (i.e., objectives should be S=specific, M=measurable, A=attainable/achievable, R=realistic, T=time-bound).
Intervention creation: the student creates at least one intervention for each objective, which are selected based on the clients needs in the vignette.
Diagnosis determination: the student provides their best assessment of a working diagnosis based on the information provided in the vignette (tip: diagnosing is tough, just do your best!). In addition, students should integrate the Christian faith with treatment, as well as include an APA formatted reference page at the end. No minimum number of references are required, but be sure to adequately support your treatment plan with academic sources.
Mary, a six-year-old Hispanic female, was brought in for therapy by her parents due to recently being sexually molested by an 18-year-old neighbor. Immediately following the incident, Mary reluctantly told her mother, who reported what happened to the police. In turn, the neighbor was arrested and currently awaits an arraignment hearing. Mary lives in a two-parent home, with a 12-year-old brother. Her parents describe their relationship with Mary as good, and state that they are happily married. Since the incident, which occurred about a month ago, Mary has been having nightmares almost every night involving a theme of being punished, and refuses to go to school, church, or outside to play. She has also been having trouble eating, finds it difficult to fall asleep at night, and frequently complains about stomachaches. When you greet her in the waiting room, she appears highly anxious and wont make eye contact with, or acknowledge, you. Her parents present you with a drawing she made at church a week prior of an angry God with a lightening bolt aimed at Mary.