Levi is a 35-year-old man who is HIV positive. He works as an auto mechanic. Since learning that he was HIV positive 10 years ago, Levi has been on medications that have stopped the progression to AIDS, and Levi is fairly healthy. However, the emotional toll has been much more serious. Levi has withdrawn from most social interactions. He has not told anyone in his family, and he has fallen away from most of his friends. He has been able to obtain a variety of medications for anxiety, and often takes more than the prescribed dosage. In addition, he has had a cocaine habit that he views as his only area of excitement in life. His pattern of use is on weekends, or sometimes as a "pick-me-up" to get to work. He tends to use the anti-anxiety medications in the evening to help him relax and sleep. He sees his life slipping away in what has come to feel like an increasingly empty lifestyle. He calls a counselor to talk about his problems.
After you have reviewed the Case Study Treatment Plan multimedia activity, compose a paper (3-4 pages) that includes the following:
- Introduce the client.
- Describe the client's demographic information and intersectionality (gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, class, etc.)
- Develop a statement of the presenting problem.
- Research: Discuss how forms of discrimination "intersect" to create unique dynamics in this case study.
- Apply scholarly research to support the discussion.
- Engage: Describe strategies a social worker might use to engage the client in the selected case study.
- Explain how a social worker might overcome personal experiences or biases that could present challenges to engagement.
- Cite scholarly sources to support your position.
- Assess: Assess the client's developmental stage.
- Cite scholarly sources to support your assessment.
- Include the client's intersectionality in your assessment.
- Intervene: Discuss the key components of a developmental theory applicable to your chosen case study.
- Consider examples of developmental theories such as Peck, Levinson, Kohlberg, Gilligan, Maslow, Erikson, and so forth.
- Explain why the developmental theory is applicable to the chosen case.
- Evaluate: Evaluate the developmental theory you have chosen by discussing the strengths and weaknesses.
- Cite scholarly sources to support your evaluation.
- Evaluate the cultural responsiveness of the developmental theory you chose.
Your assignment should meet the following requirements:
- Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting standards. Use Academic WriterLinks to an external site. for guidance in citing sources in proper APA style. See the Writing CenterLinks to an external site. for more APA resources specific to your degree level.
- Cited resources: A minimum of three scholarly sources. All literature cited should be current, with publication dates within the past five years.
- Length of paper: A minimum of three double-spaced pages, not counting title page, abstract, or reference list.
- Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.