Date Approved

6-9-2004

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; Conduct disorders in adolescence--Treatment--United States--Case studies; Teenagers--Mental health services--United States--Case studies; Teenagers--Substance use--United States--Case studies

Disciplines

Psychology

Abstract

The purpose of this case study was to examine best practice interventions for an individual diagnosed with Conduct, Learning, and Substance Use Disorders. Empirically supported research was evaluated and compared to normative practices of the agency where the client resided. The intervention process included a psychosocial assessment, Differential Diagnosis as well as multiple levels of intervention. Outcome measures were used to assess depression, anxiety, and coping skills. However, a lack of cooperation and follow through by the client and his family invalidated these measures. Clinical observations and staff reports indicated that the overall intervention had mixed results with this client. Suggestions for improved treatment approaches were discussed.

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