Unit 8

Address the topics. Your original response should be at least 350 words and should reflect the fact that you have completed the assigned readings for the week. Remember, this is your chance to illustrate not only your understanding, but also your mastery of the materials for the unit. Use your words wisely so the posting has substance and includes examples and explanations. Limit the use of direct quotes, and do your best to critically evaluate and synthesize the literature in your own words wherever possible. Make sure to include in-text citations and a reference list as appropriate. 

Create a Case Study

In your area of interest, compose a brief case study involving a client presenting with an issue that warrants personality assessment. Include the following information: fictional name, age, marital status, number of children, educational level, income level, and relevant medical history. Describe clearly the nature of the client’s presenting problem (e.g., presenting for consideration of inpatient substance abuse treatment, candidate for successful completion of a behavior analysis/application program, presenting with psychiatric diagnosis, etc.). Explain the presenting problem in sufficient detail to make clear your decisions regarding assessment. Based on the above, answer the following questions: 

1. What would be the most appropriate instrument in personality assessment for evaluating the primary presenting problem?

2. Why is this the most appropriate instrument? (Be sure to include appropriate reference to source materials.) 

3. What are the limitations of what this instrument can tell us about the client?

4. What are the strengths regarding what this instrument can tell us about the client?