400 CE: SELF-STUDY: PSYCHO-SOCIAL ASSESSMENT TOPICS - 4 CE HOURS
This module is suitable for Mental Health Professionals, Graduate Students and Interns with Intermediate to Advanced Spanish
4 CE Hours
- Practice implementing the 4P's model of psychosocial assessment in Spanish.
- Practice therapist statements to elicit the Presenting Problem
- Practice therapist statements to learn about Predisposing Factors
- Practice sentences to discuss the History of the problem in Spanish
- Learn vocabulary statements and questions to talk about various types of abuse.
Assessment Topic: Video #1 Presenting Problem
Practice working with your client around the Presenting Problem. Learn useful vocabulary, questions, phrases and reflecting statements while using the Usted form correctly and displaying appropriate cultural knowledge and vocabulary. This module covers identifying Presenting Problems in a Parent Interview.
Assessment Topic: Video #2 Predisposing Factors
Eavesdrop on an Assessment session between psychologist Dr. Mena and the mother of his teenage client Susana. This module helps Dr. Mena identify Predisposing Factors of the Presenting Problem. Within this section flow the Cultural Constructs Familismo y Confianza.
Understand and practice operationalizing Familismo in session. Practice using the plural Ustedes form, since in this module Dr. Mena is talking to more than one person. Practice questions, statements, and vocabulary to interview your client about Predisposing Factors to the Presenting Problem.
Assessment Topic: Video #3 History of the Problem in a Parent Interview
In this video you will begin treatment of a teenager by working with the parent as part of a Psycho-Social Assessment. You will listen to the parent talk about the problems he is experiencing with his teenage son.
You will learn key therapist phrases to use in performing a thorough assessment with the parent of a teenage client. You will work with direct and indirect objects and pronouns and reflexive constructions; past and present tenses.
Assessment Topic: Video #4 Initial Assessment of Abuse: Physical, Sexual and Parts of the Body
This video helps Mental Health Professionals improve confidence with an Initial Assessment and Counseling Session that may involve physical and/or sexual abuse issues.
This module covers:
° Verbs and Verb Conjugations having to do with Physical and/or Sexual Abuse such as hit, kick, bite, touch, shoot, rape, choke, stab. (Verbal, Emotional and Neglect are covered in a separate module.)
° Words and sentences that focus on Parts of the Body. Sentences combine Verbs like Tocar (to touch), Manosear (to rub) and Nouns for parts of the body, for example mis partes privadas (private parts), mi pierna (my leg).
Additionally we practice Therapist Statements:
° To elicit information: For example "Can you tell me about what happened? What type of things occurred? I hope you will feel comfortable telling me the whole story."
° If it's reportable: Be prepared if you discover that something reportable has occurred with appropriate statements.
° To provide the intervention of Reflecting Feeling: practice emotional words vocabulary and form into reflecting statements to provide relief to the client.
° Counsel with normalizing statements such as "Unfortunately physical and sexual abuse is common," "This is not your fault." Practice several basic statements to help client process abuse experiences.