(Answered) Nurs 6640 week 6 Assignment 2:

Learning Objectives
Students will:
 Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy*
 Evaluate the efficacy of motivational interviewing techniques for clients*
 Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders*
* The Assignment related to this Learning Objective is introduced this week and
submitted in Week 7.
Select a client whom you observed or counseled this week. Then, address the following
in your Practicum Journal:
 Describe the client (without violating HIPAA regulations) and identify any pertinent
history or medical information, including prescribed medications.
 Using the DSM-5, explain and justify your diagnosis for this client.
 Explain whether motivational interviewing would be effective with this client. Include
expected outcomes based on this therapeutic approach. Support your approach with
evidence-based literature.
 Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.


Presenting Problem

P. R., a 25-year-old Caucasian male presents to the detoxification and rehabilitation clinic for detoxification of opioid and alcohol. The client has been in the past two weeks using fifteen heroine bags intravenously, two 48-ounces beer cans, and cocaine worth $100,000 through inhalation per day. The client has a law violation history and is under a one week observation by a probation officer. The client’s main reason for seeking detoxification is to evade being jailed. The patient has voluntarily agreed to undertake the treatment after a discussion with his probation officer and his family. The patient is currently unemployed. He lives in various locations every other day as due to his substance addiction, his relationship with his family deteriorated and he no longer is welcomed home. The patient states that he had been using marijuana since age 16 but later on his friend introduced him to heroin at age 20 and has since then preferred heroin over marijuana. He states that despite being aware of his condition, his family does not support him. The patient states that he was once admitted back in June 2016 after his mother found him unconscious from overdose of heroin.Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $10