The Native American Elder

To prepare:

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Focus on the case study of “The Native American Elder” in Chapter 1 of the course text, Abnormal Psychology, 17/e.
  • Consider how religious affiliation or spirituality might be a significant element in treatment.
  • Think about how a client’s culture, ethnicity, family, and religious background will help you form a more complete case conceptualization.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4a summary of the case of “The Native American Elder.” Construct and explain your diagnosis. Identify those disorders you would want to rule out. Discuss the cultural factors and related social and familial issues that you consider important in making a culturally sensitive diagnosis.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references from the Learning Resources.