The final paper requires you to write an assessment and treatment plan, based on clinical
integration of the material in the course (see specifics below), utilizing your preferred
theoretical approach (selected from the course readings and assignments), as it applies to a
fictional character(s) taken from popular fairy tales, cartoons, plays, books, movies or
television shows. If you wish to describe a couple or family, you may take multiple
characters from the same story.
An example might be: Write a research based assessment and treatment plan for “Snow
White” using cognitive-behavioral theory, following the details of the Disney fairytale.
(Please do not use Snow White as an example)
You must identify the fictional character(s) you are using and base your paper on the
actual storyline of the fictional story.
Describe your theoretical approach including the following points:
a. How does your theory help to explain your fictional character's presenting problems (i.e.,
diagnosis) and their etiology (i.e., how those problems came to be)?
b. What are the central goals of your theory's approach to therapy with this fictional
c. What specific therapeutic techniques would your theory recommend for using in
treatment with your character? In other words, how would you work with this client?
d. Finally, on a more personal level, how does the theory you've chosen fit with your own
values and beliefs?
DO NOT OMIT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS FROM THE PAPER:
Use 3 to 5 references taken from scholarly journals (online or hard copy) on your selected
theory. Be sure to use citations by APA Format for paraphrased or directly quoted material.
Your paper must be 6-8 pages long plus a title and reference page, doubled spaced with
appropriate margins and paragraphing.