How does the client’s developmental stage help guide treatment and interventions?

What are some of the areas of a client’s life that might help a counselor develop/identify patterns of mental illness in a case conceptualization? How does the client’s developmental stage help guide treatment and interventions?

This discussion question meets the following CACREP Standards:

2.F.5.h. Developmentally relevant counseling treatment or intervention plans.

5.C.3.a. Intake interview, mental status I

evaluation, biopsychosocial history, mental health history, and psychological assessment for 

treatment planning and caseload management.

This discussion question meets the following NASAC Standard: 25) Gather data systematically from the client and other available collateral sources, using screening instruments and other methods that are sensitive to age, culture and gender. At a minimum, data should include: current and historic substance use; health, mental health, and substance-related treatment history; mental status; and current social, environmental, and/or economic constraints on the client’s ability to follow-through successfully with an action plan.

 
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