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For this discussion question, I have been asked to take on the role of a counselor of a mental health facility, and asses and evaluate the case study of June Smith. Before we move forward in this assigned topic. I would first like to explain and define what the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) is. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 is a test that is given to people who are believed to have some kind of mental illness. In an article called Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 profiles of Patients with Gender Identity Disorder Requesting Sex Reassignment surgery, the article states, “(MMPI-2) have been used in many studies to understand psychopathology in patients with GID … (MMPI-2) demonstrates depression and varied psychopathology while some studies fail to demonstrate any psychopathology and may point out toward GID being a disorder” (Kari, S. 2016. Pg. 444).
As a counselor the first thing that I would like to give jane would be the Minnesota Multiphasic Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), by giving Jane this test, it will help me better understand Janes and what is exactly her needs, to better help her during this difficult time in her life. From the test results, we first noticed that Janes score on depression came out to (T=94) which may indicate that Jane may be feeling lack of hope or dissatisfaction with her life. “depression symptoms take many forms and no two people experiences are alike … they may be feeling completely unmotivated to do just about anything” (Gruholn M.J. 2016). Secondly, we have also noticed that Janes assessment result also indicated that she scored a (T=92) on the Psychedelia which indicates that Jane may be having a phase of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Jane could be doing a number of things to satisfy her obsession, for example, Jane could be a perfectionist when things are out of place, many times people with OCD. Also, according to Janes test results, she also suffers from high levels of depression (D1=101, D2= T=89..) However, what really captures my attention on Jane’s Social Introversion scale is that she scored a (T=79) which indicates a chance of suicidal. With this being said as the counselor I am not allowed to let the patient just leave or walk out. In this situation what I must do then is to have another staff step in to have that extra support, then it would be best for Jane if I have her transported to a facility where they will be able to do a full assessment and to see what would be the best treatment for her. According to the article called, Managing Suicide attempts: Guidelines of Primary Care Physician it states, “The Patient should not be allowed to leave the office until the physician can thoroughly asses his or her condition” (Carrigan, G. et al. Pg. 2). In janes reaction to stress, it has been documented that she is overwhelmed and many of time she tends to withdraw from the group by isolating herself. In this case what I would recommend it to start reintroducing jane into a social setting. But before we move forward I must first mentally prepare Jane, for what she will be experiencing. Through meditation, Jane must be able to calm herself, once this is established the next step would be to attend a social gathering small crowd and a location that she would feel most comfortable in. I would also recommend that jane bring a close friend or relative for support. According to an article called Isolation help it states, “Spend less time on social media, and instead invite social media friends to in-person outings, if you feel isolated with kids at home, ask a friend or family member for help with childcare. Even an hour of “adult time” each week can help ward off loneliness” (Good Therapy, 2016). With further analysis of janes test, it has indicated that jane, “social judgment appeared good, as evidenced by appropriate interaction with staff and other patients in the center and by cooperative efforts to achieve treatment goals required for discharge” (Case study). What I would also recommend is that jane continue to see a therapist, in order to prevent any depression occurring in the future, this time Jane was not affected as bad with depression however if this happens again and Jane does not continue to seek help her depression may become worse. I would recommend a treatment jane to participate in art treatment, according to the article, Art therapy as an adjuvant treatment for depression in elderly women: a randomized controlled trial the article states, “ Art therapy can help establish communication between patient and therapist and may aid in the emergence of personality aspects or facts of life to be dealt with in the therapeutic process…An art therapy session is often preceded by activities that promote relaxation and introspection, such as mental imagery. It can be used to link sensory perception and emotions, and thus relieve the discomfort associated with mood disorders (Eliana C. Ciasca, 2018. Pg. 257).
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Karia, Sagar; Jamsandekar, Sanhita; Alure, Alpa; De Sousa, Avinash; Shah, Nilesh. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine. Sep/Oct2016, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p443-446. Retrieved from http://web.a.ebscohost.com.proxy-library.ashford.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=3&sid=c42420d4-1791-4196-93eb-f1f52211e471%40sessionmgr4010
Good Therapy, 2007-2018, https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/issues/isolation
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