Assessing and treating clients with impulsive , compulsive and addictive

  
To prepare for this Assignment:
· Review this week’s Learning Resources. Consider how to assess and treat adolescent clients requiring therapy for impulsivity, compulsivity, and addiction.
Learning Objectives
Students will:

Assess client factors and      history to develop personalized therapy plans for clients with impulsivity,      compulsivity, and addiction
Analyze factors that influence      pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes in clients requiring therapy      for impulsivity, compulsivity, and addiction 
Evaluate efficacy of treatment      plans
Analyze ethical and legal implications      related to prescribing therapy for clients with impulsivity, compulsivity,      and addiction

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The Assignment
Examine Case Study: A Puerto Rican Woman With Comorbid Addiction( access media below required media to view Case study) You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the medication to prescribe to this client. Be sure to consider factors that might impact the client’s pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes.
At each decision point stop to complete the following:
· Decision #1
o Which decision did you select?
o Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
o What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
o Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with Decision #1 and the results of the decision. Why were they different?
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· Decision #2
o Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
o What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
o Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with Decision #2 and the results of the decision. Why were they different?
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· Decision #3
o Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
o What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
o Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with Decision #3 and the results of the decision. Why were they different?
Note: Support your rationale with a minimum of three academic resources. While you may use the course text to support your rationale, it will not count toward the resource requirement.
Resources for reference( Need 3+ reference)
Stahl, S. M., & Grady, M. (2012). Stahl’s illustrated substance use and impulsive disorder New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
To access the following chapter, click on the Illustrated Guides tab and then the Substance Use and Impulsive Disorders tab.

Chapter 10, “Disorders of Impulsivity and      Compulsivity”

Stahl, S. M. (2014b). The prescriber’s guide (5th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
To access information on the following medications, click on The Prescriber’s Guide, 5th ed tab on the Stahl Online website and select the appropriate medication
Childhood trauma linked to worse impulse control. (2016). Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services, 54(4), 15.
Grant, J. E., Odlaug, B. L., & Schreiber, L. N. (2014). Pharmacological treatments in pathological gambling. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 77(2), 375-381. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2125.2012.04457.x
Loreck, D., Brandt, N. J., & DiPaula, B. (2016). Managing opioid abuse in older adults: Clinical considerations and challenges. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 42(4), 10-15. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20160314-04
Salmon, J. M., & Forester, B. (2012). Substance abuse and co-occurring psychiatric disorders in older adults: A clinical case and review of the relevant literature. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 8(1), 74-84. doi:10.1080/15504263.2012.648439
Sanches, M., Scott-Gurnell, K., Patel, A., Caetano, S. C., Zunta-Soares, G. B., Hatch, J. P., & … Soares, J. C. (2014). Impulsivity in children and adolescents with mood disorders and unaffected offspring of bipolar parents. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(6), 1337-1341.
Required Media ( Access the case study below)
Laureate Education (2016c). Case study: A Puerto Rican woman with comorbid addiction [Interactive media file]. Baltimore, MD: Author 
Note: This case study will serve as the foundation for this week’s Assignment.

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