Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read the Cohen, et al. (2013) and Wu, et al. (2007) articles and review the Evaluating Mental Health Patients and HumanMetrics Jung Typology Test websites.
For this discussion, you will be taking on the role of the intake counselor at a mental health facility. In this role, you will facilitate the evaluation of a client based on clinical personality assessments, mental status exam, and observations of the client to make recommendations to the treatment team consisting of the clinical psychologist, counselors, and case manager for the client. Carefully review Week Two Counseling-Based Personality Assessment Scenario .
In your initial post, examine the personality assessment instrument used in the scenario and research a peer-reviewed article in the Ashford University Library on this personality assessment. Using the required articles and websites as well as your researched article to support your statements, describe the standard use of this personality assessment. Based on the scenario, evaluate the reliability, validity, and cultural considerations inherent to the personality assessment used and comment on the relevance of these elements within the scenario. Analyze and describe some of the potential ethical issues which might arise from the use of this personality assessment in the given scenario. Provide information from your research regarding the use of the personality measure, and assess the value of other possible instruments that could be added to create a more complete assessment of the client in the scenario.PSY615: Week Two Counseling-Based Personality Assessment Scenario PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION (Williamsburg Mental Health Center) Jane Smith Date of Evaluation: 10/12/2013 Case No.: 12783A Admission Date: 10/8/2013 PURPOSE FOR EVALUATION: This is the second admission of a 32-year-old female to the Center. The client has 14 years of formal education and is employed as an administrative assistant at a local community college. She was admitted due to signs of major depression with possible psychotic features. The purpose of this clinical evaluation is to assess the client’s current mental well-being and the extent of her need for clinical intervention. ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES: The clinical psychiatrist on duty recommended the following assessments: • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) • Mental Status Examination • Review of Prior Psychological Assessment • Review of Prior Medical Records • Clinical Interview ASSESSMENT RESULTS: Note: Typically, this section reports test results of all the recommended assessments. Here you are provided with the abbreviated results from the MMPI-2, the Mental Status Examination, Review of Prior Medical Records, and Clinical Interview. Adjustment Level Jane’s elevated scores on Depression (T = 94) and Psychasthenia (T = 92) scales indicate her dissatisfaction with her life situation and feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy. Symptoms Jane appears to suffer from major depression, which is evident in her elevated Harris-Lingoes subscales on depression (D1, T = 101; D2, T = 89; D3, T = 80; D4, T = 99; and D5, T = 80). These scores and a high score on the Social Introversion scale (T = 79) indicate chance of suicidal PSY615: Week Two Counseling-Based Personality Assessment Scenario tendencies. She may withdraw from personal relationships and struggle with separation, which links to her depression. Perceptions of Environment and People Jane’s elevated scores on Fears (T = 77) and Anxiety (T = 80) indicates that she does not feel safe or comfortable in most environments. Reaction to Stress Jane’s elevated D1 subscale and low ego strength indicate that she is not able to cope well with stress, even under normal circumstances. Jane likely reacts to stress by withdrawing and isolating herself from the stressors. Self-Concept Jane’s score on Low Self-Esteem (T = 89) is evidence of low ego strength and a poor selfconcept.