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Family Assessment And Intervention

by: Maximus Keebler

Family Assessment And Intervention CDFS 44300

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Maximus Keebler on Saturday September 19, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to CDFS 44300 at Purdue University taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 40 views. For similar materials see /class/207925/cdfs-44300-purdue-university in Child and Family Studies at Purdue University.


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Date Created: 09/19/15
CDFS 443 Week 4 MENTAL STATUS EXAM Appearance How does the client look and behave Speech How does the client speak Emotions What is hisher predominant mood What is the predominant affect Mood How does the client feel most of the time Affect How does the client appear to be feeling while with you Thought Process and Content Process How does the client think Content What does the client think about S ensory Perceptions Are there any indications of illusions or hallucinations Mental Capacities ls client oriented X 3 time place person What is your estimate of his intelligence Can client remember and concentrate How are hisher judgment and insight Attitude Toward Interviewer How does the client behave towards you CDFS 443 Week 4 MENTAL STATUS EXAM Vignette A middleaged man enters your room He is breathing a little erratically and somewhat quickly You notice that he is wearing a women s light raincoat although it is a beautiful day outside His hair is disheveled and he has a 500 shadow He seems to be in average physical condition because you notice his stomach clearly when he takes off his coat He nervously accepts your offer to sit As he sits down you notice that his socks do not match and his shoes need polishing He does not seem comfortable in the chair because he continues to shift himself around in the chair He makes eye contact with you but never for very long His eyes are moving around appearing to be scanning your office You ask him how you can be of help His conversation moves like his eyes He begins to speak very quickly quotthanks so much for seeing me I really appreciate itquot He thanks you several times again quotI don t know where to beginquot He says You have difficulty following his train of thought and several times you ask questions to make sense of what he is saying quotWell you see it s my wife and myjob well it s not good but it s not dead yet but my wifequot His voice raises as he speaks then he becomes quiet and mumbles to himself quotI feel agitated all the time I can39t ever relax I feel like I am just wound up so tightly right nowquot He shares with you As the interview progresses he seems to settle down a bit but he shares that he is usually up tight quotI can t get the business out of my mindquot he says It is so close to doing great Do you know anything about the communications fieldquot He asks you quotThis is so big It39s going to revolutionize the communications industryquot You are silent but he continues on quotI am starting at the ground oor of an emerging market that will transform how we all think about communication My wife just doesn39t see it that wayquot He shares his story of how the business started and how he met his wife quotI remember when I first met her just after collegequot quotI couldn39t understand what see saw in me but I guess Itricked her into marrying mequot quotI was never very attractive or athletic and the girls were never lining up to see me but she really liked mequot You learn that he is a small business owner of two years about to declare bankruptcy His wife left him two weeks ago and he has been staying at the YMCA since then He lost his jacket and borrowed his secretary39s upon leaving work because he heard it was going to rain He asks if you are able to prescribe medications He shares that he has an important meeting to make at 4 pm so he needs to be going quotYou re a really great listenerquot He says on his way out quotI ll see you next timequot and the information from class and the Lukas book 7 an on the client Make sure to Use the client s words to back up your statements


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