Case assessment and diagnosis assessment


Part I:

(Note: APA format is *not* required for Part 1 of this Assignment.)

  1. Read the Kim-Ly case scenario: Kim-Ly_Case PDF.Preview the document
  2. Create any additional needed information about this client that will help you in completing your assessment and full diagnosis with her.
  3. Using the format below, provide diagnostic information about Kim-Ly.

Diagnoses________________ Code: _______________ (Both DSM 5 and ICD 10)


For each diagnosis that you have for Kim-Ly:

  • Provide a DSM V diagnosis for Kim-Ly along with a brief justification supporting each diagnosis.
  • Record the level of severity with your diagnosis as listed in the DSM 5.
  • Include any diagnoses that you want to “rule out” (R/O).

Part II:

(Note: APA format *is* required for Part 2 of this Assignment.)

  1. For Part II of this assignment, you are expected to read and incorporate at least (six) 6 peer-reviewed research articles to support your Part II written content.
    1. You may *not* use the required readings and/or textbooks to meet this requirement.
    2. These peer-reviewed research articles should be integrated throughout Part II of your assignment.
    3. Ensure that all in-text citations and reference page are formatted according to 7th edition APA Manual.
  2. Describe the client’s clinical problems that should be the focus of individual clinical treatment.
    1. Make sure to focus on the clinical aspect(s) of the case, and that you provide clinical explanation(s).
    2. Do not repeat or rehash the story line. Instead, use critical thinking and analytical skills to assess what is occurring as it pertains to this client’s needs and problems.
    3. Describe the need(s) in clinical terms. In other words, from a conceptual standpoint, what are her clinical needs/problems/issues?
  3. Identify the clinical theory that will guide your individual work with this client.
    • Describe the theory, its major concepts, and explanations for how clients develop problems (i.e., what goes wrong in the client’s life from a theoretical perspective).
    • How and why would this specific theory –  and not another theory – drive your clinical treatment of this particular client?
    • Identify and describe the specific techniques (from this theory) that you would use with this client. Ensure to discuss application of the techniques as they pertain to this client.
  4. In narrative form, describe the client’s non-clinical needs (case management, concrete services, etc.) that should also be included in their clinical treatment.


Paper Format:

  • Students should use the student paper format, including a cover page. For more information: refer to Chapter 2 of APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition, the APA Style Paper Format resource, and the APA Student Title Page Guide.
  • Student papers do not include a running head. For more information: refer to page 30 of the APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition, and this APA Style Header resource.
  • This paper should NOT include an abstract, table of contents, or appendix.
  • The paper should be double spaced and include 1″ margins throughout.


Font Type and Size:

  • A variety of font choices are permitted in APA Style. Use the same font throughout the text of the paper. Options include:
    • Sans serif font: 11-point Calibri, 11-point Arial, 10-point Lucida San Unicode
    • Serif font: 12-point Times New Roman, 11-point Georgia, normal (10-point) Computer Modern
  • For more information: refer to page 44 of the of APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition, and this APA Style Font resource.
  • Ensure the font type and font size of your page numbers are consistent with the rest of your paper. 


Paper Length:

  • The entire assignment should be no more than 6 pages in length (excludes cover and reference pages).
  • One (1) point will be deducted from your grade for every page over 6 page (excluding cover and reference pages).



  •  This assignment must be submitted via Webcourses by the assigned deadline.
  • To access the rubric for this assignment, select ‘Show Rubric’ from the drop down box located at the upper right hand corner.


Grading Rubric: Diagnosis & Assessment (1)Grading Rubric: Diagnosis & Assessment (1)CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDSM 5 Diagnostic Assessment10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeJustification10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClinical explanation of Kim-Ly’s Diagnosis8 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClinical Theory Used6 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeNon-Clinical Problems that should be included in Kim-Ly’s Treatment Plan6 pts
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