Clinical Assesment

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Clinical Assessment

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Clinical Assessment
I would start by gather as much information as possible concerning every aspect of Clara’s life. Only through a detailed interview with her and the parents could we begin to narrow possibilities of treatment.
I would ask Clara to describe her day and home time. Is she happy at school or sad? What is it that happens just before her tantrums start? Did you like preschool at first? Did something change at school to make you not like to go there? How does she feel just before she misbehaves? Are you lonely?
I would ask her parents when she started acting this way. How do you get her to stop? How has her sleeping patterns changed? What has changed as far as her eating before these problem arouse? How long before you noticed a change in her behavior? Did something change in her daily routine? Have they noticed any other changes in her? How does she act most of the time? Do her moods swing from high to low? Does she still enjoy the same things she did before? Is there a change in her energy level? Is there a change in mood if she doesn’t get her way? At what age was she adopted? Has there been a change in her house hold recently? What do you know about her birth parents back ground and mental health?
Tools that might be helpful would be an intelligence test. I would have a meeting with her teacher to find out how she is doing in school. Clinical observation should always be used first, because it is the most used assessment tool.
Before designing an effective intervention for this family I would want to do an extensive at home study. This would help me to understand what approach I need to take for an intervention.
If Clara seemed depressed this would fall under Axis 1 general depression (NOS) this could be determined through personal interviews and…...

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