Individuals with personality disorders often find it difficult to overcome the enduring patterns of thought and behavior that they have thus far experienced and functioned with in daily life. Even when patients are aware that personality-related issues are causing significant distress and functional impairment and are open to counseling, treatment can be challenging for both the patient and the therapist. For this Assignment, you examine specific personality disorders and consider therapeutic approaches you might use with clients. 

Assignment: Therapy for Clients With Personality Disorders

Individuals with personality disorders often find it difficult to overcome the enduring patterns of thought and behavior that they have thus far experienced and functioned with in daily life. Even when patients are aware that personality-related issues are causing significant distress and functional impairment and are open to counseling, treatment can be challenging for both the patient and the therapist. For this Assignment, you examine specific personality disorders and consider therapeutic approaches you might use with clients.

To prepare:

· Review this week’s Learning Resources and reflect on the insights they provide about treating clients with personality disorders.

· Select one of the personality disorders from the DSM-5 (e.g., paranoid, antisocial, narcissistic). Then, select a therapy modality (individual, family, or group) that you might use to treat a client with the disorder you selected.

The Assignment:

Succinctly, in 1–2 pages, address the following:

· Briefly describe the personality disorder you selected, including the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.

· Explain a therapeutic approach and a modality you might use to treat a client presenting with this disorder. Explain why you selected the approach and modality, justifying their appropriateness.

· Next, briefly explain what a therapeutic relationship is in psychiatry. Explain how you would share your diagnosis of this disorder with the client in order to avoid damaging the therapeutic relationship. Compare the differences in how you would share your diagnosis with an individual, a family, and in a group session.

Support your response with specific examples from this week’s Learning Resources and at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources. Explain why each of your supporting sources is considered scholarly. Attach the PDFs of your sources.

Submit your Assignment. Also attach and submit PDFs of the sources you used.

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Name: NRNP_6645_Week10_Assignment_Rubric

  Excellent

90%–100%

Good

80%–89%

Fair

70%–79%

Poor

0%–69%

Succinctly, in 1–2 pages, address the following:
• Briefly describe the personality disorder you selected, including the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.

Points:

Points Range:
14 (14%) – 15 (15%)

The response includes an accurate and concise description of the personality disorder, including the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.

Feedback:

Points:

Points Range:
12 (12%) – 13 (13%)

The response includes an accurate description of the personality disorder, including the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.

Feedback:

Points:

Points Range:
11 (11%) – 11 (11%)

The response includes a somewhat vague or inaccurate description of the personality disorder, including the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.

Feedback:

Points:

Points Range:
0 (0%) – 10 (10%)

The response includes a vague or inaccurate description of the personality disorder, including the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.

Feedback:

• Explain a therapeutic approach and a modality you might use to treat a client presenting with this disorder. Explain why you selected the approach and modality, justifying their appropriateness.

Points:

Points Range:
23 (23%) – 25 (25%)

The response includes an accurate and concise explanation of both a therapeutic approach and a modality that could be used to treat a client presenting with this disorder.

The response includes a concise explanation of why the approach and modality were selected, with strong justification for why they are appropriate for the disorder.

Feedback:

Points:

Point