Discussion | SOCW 6090 – Psychopathology and Diagnosis for Social Work Practice | Walden University


Week 9 6090


· American Psychiatric Association. (2013r). Trauma- and stressor-related disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: Author. doi:10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.dsm07 

· American Psychiatric Association. (2013f). Dissociative disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: Author. doi:10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.dsm08 

  • Powers, A., Fani, N., Cross, D., Ressler, K. J., &      Bradley, B. (2016). Childhood trauma, PTSD, and psychosis: Findings from a      highly traumatized, minority sample. Child Abuse      & Neglect, 58,      111–118. 
  • Schnyder, U., Ehlers, A., Elbert, T., Foa, E. B.,      Gersons, B. P. R., Resick, P. A., … Cloitre, M. (2015). Psychotherapies      for PTSD: What do they have in common? European      Journal of Psychotraumatology, 6(1),      281–286. doi:10.3402/ejpt.v6.28186 
  • Smith, J. C., Hyman, S. M., Andres-Hyman, R. C., Ruiz,      J. J., & Davidson, L. (2016). Applying recovery principles to the      treatment of trauma. Professional Psychology:      Research and Practice, 47(5),      347–355. doi:10.1037/pro0000105 
  • Document: The Case Jake Levy (PDF) Media      
  • Laureate Education (Producer). (2014). Sessions:      Levy family, episode 1 [Video      file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. 



U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2017). PE—Prolonged 


exposure: A safe place. Retrieved from 



Note: On this page, watch the following videos about veteran Frederick M. Gantt’s experience with prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD. 

o “I had to make a decision”
o “What am I running from?”
o “I could see it in color”
o “The Middle Eastern restaurant” o “I’m in a safe place” 


Trauma and Comorbidity
Post by Day 5 a 3- to 5-minute recorded video response in which 

you address the following

· Provide the full DSM-5 diagnosis for Jake. Remember, a full diagnosis should include the name of the disorder, ICD-10-CM code, specifiers, severity, and the Z codes (other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention). Keep in mind a diagnosis covers the most recent 12 months. 

· Explain the diagnosis by matching the symptoms identified in the case to the specific criteria for the diagnosis. 

· Explain how Jake’s social worker approached his treatment and whether or not it was successful. 

· Identify the first area of focus you would address as Jake’s social worker, and explain your specific treatment 

recommendations. Support your recommendations with research. 

· Explain how you would manage Jake’s diverse needs, including his co-occurring disorders. 

· Describe a treatment plan for Jake, including how you would evaluation his treatment. 

Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references. 

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