Date Approved

5-4-2004

Embargo Period

5-1-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and Applied Psychology

Department

Psychology

College

College of Science & Mathematics

First Advisor

Cahill, Janet

Subject(s)

Adolescent psychotherapy--Residential treatment; Attachment disorder in children--Treatment--United States--Case studies; Borderline personality disorder--Treatment--United States--Case studies; Conduct disorders in adolescence--Treatment--United States--Case studies

Disciplines

Psychology

Abstract

The purpose of this case study was to examine the effectiveness of multi-modal treatment on an adolescent with comorbid mental disorders in residential treatment using a case study format. The subject of this study was a 16-year-old girl who suffers from Reactive Attachment Disorder, Conduct Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder as well as multiple traumatic incidents in her childhood. For the purpose of this study, she was seen over a nine-month period. Major emphasis was on reducing aggression and depression and on increasing client participation in treatment. Depression and maladjustment were pre-tested and post-tested using the Beck Depression Inventory II and the Behavior Assessment System for Children. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent and the Trauma Symptom Checklist were used pre-treatment to assess specific areas of psychopathology. Overall, the self-report questionnaires concluded that extreme caution must be used in interpreting the results, but that the client made improvements post treatment.

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