Determine a plan of care for the patient. Identify procedures, screenings, diagnostic testing, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments (if appropriate), management strategies, and patient education.
September 12, 2018
Describe what makes your issue significant, for example, the seriousness, the number of people affected, the gaps in knowledge, and so forth. Remember to integrate references. Formulate Searchable Clinical Questions (graded) Read the assigned case study and formulate searchable, clinical questions in the PICO(T) format.
September 12, 2018

What were your thoughts about the way Mr. Levy’s therapist responded to what Mr. Levy had to say? What were your impressions of how the therapist worked with Mr. Levy? What did you think about the therapy session as a whole?

Levy family – Assessing Clients With Addictive Disorders

To prepare:

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources and consider the insights they provide.
  • Review the Levy Family video Episodes 1 through 5.

The Levy family – Assessing Clients With Addictive Disorders  Assignment

In a 2- to 3-page paper, address the following:

  • After watching Episode 1, describe:
    • What is Mr. Levy’s perception of the problem?
    • What is Mrs. Levy’s perception of the problem?
    • What can be some of the implications of the problem on the family as a whole?
  • After watching Episode 2, describe:
    • What did you think of Mr. Levy’s social worker’s ideas?
    • What were your thoughts of her supervisor’s questions about her suggested therapies and his advice to Mr. Levy’s supervisor?
  • After watching Episode 3, discuss the following:
    • What were your thoughts about the way Mr. Levy’s therapist responded to what Mr. Levy had to say?
    • What were your impressions of how the therapist worked with Mr. Levy? What did you think about the therapy session as a whole?
    • Informed by your knowledge of pathophysiology, explain the physiology of deep breathing (a common technique that we use in helping clients to manage anxiety). Explain how changing breathing mechanics can alter blood chemistry.
    • Describe the therapeutic approach his therapist selected. Would you use exposure therapy with Mr. Levy? Why or why not? What evidence exists to support the use of exposure therapy (or the therapeutic approach you would consider if you disagree with exposure therapy)?
  • In Episode 4, Mr. Levy tells a very difficult story about Kurt, his platoon officer.
    • Discuss how you would have responded to this revelation.
    • Describe how this information would inform your therapeutic approach. What would you say/do next?
  • In Episode 5, Mr. Levy’s therapist is having issues with his story.
    • Imagine that you were providing supervision to this therapist, how would you respond to her concerns?
  • Support your approach with evidence-based literature.


Transcript of video Levy Family:

Episode 1

Program Transcript


FEMALE SPEAKER: You‘re not dressedYou‘re going to be late for work.

MALE SPEAKER: I‘m not going to work. I‘m sick.

FEMALE SPEAKER: Of courseyou‘re sick. You‘re hungover. Idon’t want the

boys to see you like this. Go back to bed.

MALE SPEAKER: See me like what? I told youI’m sick.

FEMALE SPEAKER: Well, what do you call it when someone is sick almost

every morning, because they drink every night while they sit in the dark watching


MALE SPEAKER: You calling me a drunk?

FEMALE SPEAKER: What do you call it?

MALE SPEAKER: I call it, leave me the hell alone.

FEMALE SPEAKER: Baby, you need to stop this. It’s tearing us up. The drinking,

the anger– you’re depressed.

MALE SPEAKER: You said, for better or worse.

FEMALE SPEAKER: My vows don’t cover this. You were never like this before.

You’ve changed. I want us back, the way we used to be.

MALE SPEAKER: That way is dead. It died when I went to Iraq



Levy Family: Episode 2

Program Transcript

FEMALE SPEAKER: I want to thank you for getting me this Levy case. I think it’s

so interesting. Just can’t wait to meet with the client.

MALE SPEAKER: What do you find interesting about it?

FEMALE SPEAKER: Well, he’s just 31. Usually the vets I work with are older. If

they have PTSD, it’s from traumas a long time ago. But Jake, this is all pretty

new to him. He just left Iraq a year ago.

You know, Iwas thinkinghe’d be perfect for one of those newer treatment

options, art therapy, meditation, yoga, something like that.


FEMALE SPEAKER: Well, I’ve been dying to try one of them. I’ve read a lot of

good things. Why? What are you thinking?

MALE SPEAKER: I’m thinkingyou should really think about it some more. Think

about your priorities. It’s a good idea to be open-minded about treatment options,

but the needs of the client have to come first, not just some treatment that you or

I might be interested in.

FEMALE SPEAKER: I mean, Iwasn’t saying it like that. I always think of my

clients first.

MALE SPEAKER: OK. But you mentioned meditation, yoga, art therapy. Have

youseen any research or data that measures how effective they are in



MALE SPEAKER: Neither have I. There may be good research out there, and

maybe one or two of the treatments that you mentioned might be really good

ideas. I just want to point out that you should meet your client first, meet Jake

before you make any decisions about how to address his issues. Make sense?


Levy Family: Episode 2

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