(Answered) Nurs 6640 week 6 Assignment 1:Assessing Clients With Addictive Disorders

To prepare:
 Review this week’s Learning Resources and consider the insights they provide.
 Review the Levy Family video Episodes 1 through 5. I will find this information and will
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The Assignment
In a 2- to 3-page paper, address the following:
 After watching Episode 1, describe:
o What is Mr. Levy’s perception of the problem?
o What is Mrs. Levy’s perception of the problem?
o What can be some of the implications of the problem on the family as a whole?

 After watching Episode 2, describe:
o What did you think of Mr. Levy’s social worker’s ideas?
o What were your thoughts of her supervisor’s questions about her suggested therapies
and his advice to Mr. Levy’s supervisor?

 After watching Episode 3, discuss the following:
o What were your thoughts about the way Mr. Levy’s therapist responded to what Mr.
Levy had to say?
o What were your impressions of how the therapist worked with Mr. Levy? What did you
think about the therapy session as a whole?
o Informed by your knowledge of pathophysiology, explain the physiology of deep
breathing (a common technique that we use in helping clients to manage anxiety).
Explain how changing breathing mechanics can alter blood chemistry.

o Describe the therapeutic approach his therapist selected. Would you use exposure
therapy with Mr. Levy? Why or why not? What evidence exists to support the use of
exposure therapy (or the therapeutic approach you would consider if you disagree with
exposure therapy)?

 In Episode 4, Mr. Levy tells a very difficult story about Kurt, his platoon officer.
o Discuss how you would have responded to this revelation.
o Describe how this information would inform your therapeutic approach. What would you
say/do next?

 In Episode 5, Mr. Levy’s therapist is having issues with his story.
o Imagine that you were providing supervision to this therapist, how would you respond to
her concerns?
 Support your approach with evidence-based literature.


Assessing Clients with Addictive Disorders

Episode 1

Mr. Levy perceives his current problem as a “sickness”, and becomes angry and aggressive when his wife asks him about his behavior. He believes that his sickness developed as consequence of his stay in Iraq.

Mrs. Levy perceives his husband’s problem as a result of being depressed and angry and this has led to excessive use of alcohol.

There are various implications that the problem has on the family. Mrs. Levy notes with concern that Mr. Levy’s behavior is tearing the family apart. According to Smith and Wilson (2016), alcoholism can result into dependency addiction which makes the person focus less on family, relationships, and job and more on alcohol despite its negative effects…..Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $10