Case Study Robert Jones DSM-IV-TR

Case Study: Robert Jones


Review the “Robert Jones “case study from Chapter 4 of your course text. Review the diagnosis of the case, using the five axis of the DSM-IV-TR, which are provided for you in Part I. Write a justification of the diagnoses as outlined in Part II and a case formulation as outlined in Part III.


The paper should be two to three pages in length (excluding title and reference pages). Utilize at least two peer-reviewed articles that were published within the past five years from the Ashford University Library. Your paper and sources must use APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.




Part I: DSM-IV-TR Diagnosis


Axis I: Alcohol Dependence with Physiological Dependence


Axis II: None


Axis III: None


Axis IV: Marital problems and legal involvement


Axis V: Age 48 during his time of dysfunction


Part II: Justification of Diagnoses




Explain the diagnosis on each the five axes from Part I. Specifically, list the symptoms the person has that align with symptoms that areb required for diagnosis of the disorder in the DSM-IV-TR. Discuss other diagnoses you could consider and explain why you eliminated them. Support your argument with examples from your sources.


Part III: Writing the Case Formulation



A case formulation is an explanation of how a person’s problems developed, according to a particular theory. Select one of the major theories discussed in Week One of the course (e.g., psychoanalytic, humanistic, behavioral) to explain the formulation of Robert JonesÂ’ case. The formulation should incorporate significant concepts from the selected theory and appropriate supporting details from the individualÂ’s case history. Support your argument with examples from your sources.

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