PCN 605 Week 2 Determining a Diagnosis

# PCN 605 Week 2 Determining a Diagnosis

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#### PCN 605 Week 2 Determining a Diagnosis

Topic: Assessment and Diagnosis

Review the diagnostic criteria on pgs. 99-100; 160-161; 561-562

A counselor's own perception of psychopathology is extremely important in the diagnostic process.

Using the case study of "Tina" in the topic one lecture, write a 500-750 word essay in which you examine your thought process about her presenting issues. Include the following in your paper:

1. Discuss the historic and cross-cultural perspectives of psychopathology that could potential impact the diagnosis and treatment of Tina.

2. After reviewing the several diagnoses that could pertain to Tina from the DSM-5, what is your diagnostic impression?

3. Substantiate your diagnostic impression with appropriate criteria from the DSM-5.

Discuss how historic misconceptions of psychopathology could potentially impact the treatment of this client. As part of this discussion, you may include a diagnosis, any referrals that you would make, and a general course of treatment.

Include at least five scholarly references in addition to the textbook in your paper.

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