The assessment will need to address the spiritual, genetic, and psychosocial aspects of Jay’s behavior; ascertain if Jay is in use, abuse, or addictive cycle; and if there are any co-occurring issues. Think through your readings from the text and the definitions of use/abuse/addiction and treatment needs associated with the level of use. Read Jay’s history several times, paying close attention to the information that has clinical significance such as what is he using, how often, how long has he used, longest periods of time without use, consequences of use, and so on. Also pay close attention to the family history provided and what is reported about the family. Are there genetic indications and environmental influences? How might his spiritual condition affect his recovery? Finally, you will be expected to make a referral based on your determination of Jay’s current needs.
Refer to Dowieko and the chapters on treatment, focusing on what you know about Jay’s current use and the treatment indications of his use. You are expected to incorporate all of the readings and videos into this assessment. Use the learning materials to support your assessment of Jay’s current issues and referral suggestions. This assessment with strong literature support must be 6–8 pages. Strong literature support means using outside academic sources in addition to your text and videos for this course. The 6–8 pages are in addition to the title page and the reference page. Your paper must be written in current APA format (font, margins, citations, references, etc.) and have a title page and a reference page. You need to have a well-established argument for treatment. This is where you need to draw from sources to explain why you are making your recommendations.
PSYCHO-SOCIAL HISTORY OF JAY W.
Jay W. was born May 2, 1994, to Don and Beth W. The pregnancy was reportedly normal with no complications to the labor and delivery. Jay W. met all his developmental milestones early and was described as an advanced baby. Jay reportedly excelled in school with needing very little effort to maintain a straight-A report card, even in the gifted and talented program. Jay was referred for assessment after flunking out of his first year in college. His parents are concerned about his drinking and how it appears to be inferring with his aspirations of being a chemical engineer. Jay appears reluctant to treatment but agreed to come because his parents state they will not continue financing his college if he does not get help.
Don W., his father, is a neurosurgeon and his mother, Beth, is a research scientist. Don was described by Beth as a “functional alcoholic,” displaying heaving drinking patterns and binge drinking when he was not on call. She states, however, that Don quit drinking 3 years ago when they realized Jay had a problem. Both Beth and Don have fathers that were alcoholics. They report that Jay began drinking at the age of 12. They described the drinking as experimental initially, but they state they became excessively more concerned as he got older. Jay and his parents describe his early drinking years as “typical of teenage behavior.” His parents state they first began worrying about Jay’s drinking when he totaled his first vehicle two weeks after his sixteenthbirthday. Jay lost his drivers license at that time and was charged with a DUI. Jay seemed to suggest his parents are overreacting because he has had several friends that have lost their licenses.
Don states he quit drinking after the DUI incident because he wanted to support Jay in stopping. All three began attending AA together, but Jay dropped out after 3 months. Don and Beth state that they are both still active in AA and Al-Anon. Jay states he stopped going because, “all they talk about is war stories.” Jay states that, currently, he drinks a 12 pack or more on the weekends. He qualified this by stating that his friends help him drink the beer. He also does admit that his weekends sometimes start on Thursdays and don’t end until Mondays. He states that he does not believe his drinking is the issue with his grades in college. He states he just gets bored in classes and his professors donot really know as much as they think they do. He states sometimes he just doesnot feel like going to class because it is “dumb.”
Jay does admit to blackouts, drinking more than he intends to, and does seem to recognize that many of his friends have similar drinking patterns as he. He also reports a recent break up with his girlfriend of 2 years. He states he truly loves this girl, but she broke up with him because “she doesn’t like my friends.” He reports spending an average of $75a week on beer, and his money doesnot always last until the end of the month. He attributes that to his parents not giving him enough money. He states they only give him $1,000 a month. Jay states he is willing to come to counseling but does not think he has a drinking problem, but he would like to figure out how to “win” his girlfriend back.
TO ORDER FOR THIS QUESTION OR A SIMILAR ONE, CLICK THE ORDER NOW BUTTON AND ON THE ORDER FORM, FILL ALL THE REQUIRED DETAILS THEN TRACE THE DISCOUNT CODE,
TYPE IT ON THE DISCOUNT BOX AND CLICK ON ‘USE CODE’ TO EFFECT YOUR DISCOUNT. THANK YOU
Our Service Charter
Excellent Quality / 100% Plagiarism-FreeWe employ a number of measures to ensure top quality essays. The papers go through a system of quality control prior to delivery. We run plagiarism checks on each paper to ensure that they will be 100% plagiarism-free. So, only clean copies hit customers’ emails. We also never resell the papers completed by our writers. So, once it is checked using a plagiarism checker, the paper will be unique. Speaking of the academic writing standards, we will stick to the assignment brief given by the customer and assign the perfect writer. By saying “the perfect writer” we mean the one having an academic degree in the customer’s study field and positive feedback from other customers.
Free RevisionsWe keep the quality bar of all papers high. But in case you need some extra brilliance to the paper, here’s what to do. First of all, you can choose a top writer. It means that we will assign an expert with a degree in your subject. And secondly, you can rely on our editing services. Our editors will revise your papers, checking whether or not they comply with high standards of academic writing. In addition, editing entails adjusting content if it’s off the topic, adding more sources, refining the language style, and making sure the referencing style is followed.
Confidentiality / 100% No DisclosureWe make sure that clients’ personal data remains confidential and is not exploited for any purposes beyond those related to our services. We only ask you to provide us with the information that is required to produce the paper according to your writing needs. Please note that the payment info is protected as well. Feel free to refer to the support team for more information about our payment methods. The fact that you used our service is kept secret due to the advanced security standards. So, you can be sure that no one will find out that you got a paper from our writing service.
Money Back GuaranteeIf the writer doesn’t address all the questions on your assignment brief or the delivered paper appears to be off the topic, you can ask for a refund. Or, if it is applicable, you can opt in for free revision within 14-30 days, depending on your paper’s length. The revision or refund request should be sent within 14 days after delivery. The customer gets 100% money-back in case they haven't downloaded the paper. All approved refunds will be returned to the customer’s credit card or Bonus Balance in a form of store credit. Take a note that we will send an extra compensation if the customers goes with a store credit.
24/7 Customer SupportWe have a support team working 24/7 ready to give your issue concerning the order their immediate attention. If you have any questions about the ordering process, communication with the writer, payment options, feel free to join live chat. Be sure to get a fast response. They can also give you the exact price quote, taking into account the timing, desired academic level of the paper, and the number of pages.