Diagnostic Considerations in Counseling Children and Adolescents

This is a paper that focuses on the Diagnostic Considerations in Counseling Children and Adolescents. The paper also requires description and treatment plan writing of the paper.

Diagnostic Considerations in Counseling Children and Adolescents

Conceptualizing a Case

Developmental, Sociocultural, Ethical, and Diagnostic Considerations in Counseling Children and Adolescents

Mental Health Counselors of children and adolescents often need to communicate with appropriate individuals, such as supervisors, parents, or other counselors, about the basic facts and issues surrounding their clients. Creating a factual summary is the first step in the building a case conceptualization, diagnosis, and treatment plan.

Your assignment is to develop a case description, analysis, and treatment plan for a hypothetical case. You will first create a background sketch for your hypothetical case, following the example below. Next, you will present your analysis of the developmental, cultural, and legal aspects of the case. Then you will
present your diagnosis and treatment plan for the case.

Diagnostic Considerations in Counseling Children and Adolescents

Your case description and also treatment plan should be succinct in addressing each area. Counselors must prepare reports that summarize many details accurately but briefly.
Use the Conceptualizing a Case Template, linked in Resources, to develop your treatment plan.
This template will provide the correct format and structure of a brief background sketch, case analysis, and also initial treatment plan.
The headings for this assignment are listed below and in the template that you will use to prepare this assignment.
Use a minimum of 5 references, including your textbook.
Additionally, your paper should be 5–6 pages in length, not including the title page or reference page. No abstract is necessary.
Background Sketch Components

You will first complete a background sketch for a child or adolescent client whom you might serve. (Use the background sketch you developed in Unit 1, with any revisions you made after peer and instructor feedback.) The background sketch will be brief. There are many examples of background sketches in the
Counseling Children textbook, in the introductions to the case studies offered throughout (for example, see page 195).