PCN 309 Week 5 Assessment/Working with a DSM Diagnosis

The DSM lists major categories of mental disorders; they are defined and classified. Examine the following categories of special populations:

  1. Criminal Justice Clients

  2. Co-occurring Diagnosis Clients

  3. Children involved in the Child Protective System

  4. Veteran Services

  5. Developmental Disabled Adults

  6. Community Behavioral Health System

  7. Rehabilitation Services

  8. Advocacy Services: civil rights, domestic violence, low income, & diversity issues.

Choose one category listed above and research your chosen topic using a DSM diagnosis. Define a possible diagnosis, and identify potential course and prognosis in a paper of 1,000-1,250 words.

Include at least four scholarly references in addition to the textbook in your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.
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