Write an evaluation of the prospective patient’s apparent symptoms
Guided Response: Review several of your colleagues’ posts. You are encouraged to post your required replies
earlier in the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in this discussion.
Examine your colleague’s transcript, and write an evaluation of the prospective patient’s apparent symptoms and presenting problem(s) within the context of a theoretical orientation.
Theoretical orientations are based on the personality theories you learned about in PSY615, and
are referred to as “approaches” in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology: An Introductory Textbook.
Remember that symptoms may not be explicitly mentioned by the patient, but they may be
inferred by the patient’s presenting problem(s). Summarize views of these symptoms from at
least two historical perspectives. For instance, how have these symptoms have been
conceptualized and understood, historically? Finally, suggest diagnostic manuals and handbooks
besides the DSM-5 that might be used to assess this patient.
Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) on
Day 7 of the week, and respond to anyone who replies to your initial
Answer preview to write an evaluation of the prospective patient’s apparent symptoms