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Interview a volunteer subject and write up the Psychosocial History and MSE. You may use a friend or a family member. Please disguise all identifying information to protect the privacy of the person being interviewed.
For this assignment, download the following materials from additional resources: Interview Guide and MSE. The Interview Guide can be used to help guide your interview questions. The MSE form can be used to conduct the Mental Status Exam. The information you obtain from these forms will be integrated into writing the Psychosocial History.
Your subject should meet the criteria for at least one of the following disorders (you may need to fabricate some information):
1. Mood Disorder
2. Anxiety Disorder – I would like to choose this one
3. Somatoform Disorder
4. Schizophrenic or Other Psychotic Disorders
5. Personality Disorder
6. Substance Related Disorder
7. Adjustment Disorder
See the Sample Report in Additional Resources for a guide on how to write and format the psychosocial history and mental status exam.
Your report should be 4-5 pages in length. The report must include the psychosocial history, MSE, Diagnostic Impressions, Summary and Recommendations (testing section is not required). You should generally format your report according to APA style, but there is no need for references in a report of this type. The Sample Report that is provided under the additional resources tab is a guide. Your report may be more detailed in comparison to the sample report. Please be sure to provide sufficient information of your client’s symptoms to justify the diagnosis.
All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and must be written at graduate level English.