Discussion1: PTSD Interventions
With soldiers returning home from wars and with seemingly neverending violence and natural disasters, growing numbers of people are suffering longlasting mental health crises. Based on the need for effective interventions that address the cluster of symptoms that has come to be labeled posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) added a clinical diagnosis for PTSD. Because treatment is crucial for this disorder, understanding effective interventions for PTSD is imperative for clinical social workers.
For this Discussion, view the “Levy” video.
· Post a description of the PTSD-related behaviors evident in the Levy family interactions.
· Recommend an evidence-based intervention that might help Jake and Sheri and their sons.
· Describe how the intervention is implemented and its underlying theory. Explain how this intervention might help the Levy family and ameliorate the presenting problems.
· Finally, describe why you chose this intervention. Use this week’s resources or the literature to support your conclusions.
References (use 3 or more)
Holosko, M. J., Dulmus, C. N., & Sowers, K. M. (2013). Social work practice with individuals and families: Evidence-informed assessments and interventions. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
· Chapter 10, “Intervention With Families” (pp. 265–294)
Wheeler, D. P., & Bragin, M. (2007). Bringing it all back home: Social work and the challenge of returning veterans. Health & Social Work, 32(4), 297–300.
Mullen, E. J., Bledsoe, S. E., & Bellamy, J. L. (2008). Implementing evidence-based social work practice. Research on Social Work Practice, 18(4), 325–338.
Laureate Education. (Producer). (2013c). Levy (Episode 1) [Video file]. In Sessions. Baltimore, MD: Producer. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Discussion 2: Week 3 Blog
Referring to your process recording from last week, consider the topics covered in this week’s resources and incorporate them into your blog.
Post a blog post that includes:
· An explanation of how you have addressed assessment or how you might address assessment during your field education experience in a military mental health clinic
References (use 2 or more)
Birkenmaier, J., & Berg-Weger, M. (2018). The practicum companion for social work: Integrating class and fieldwork (4th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.
· Chapter 6, “Social Work Practice in the Field: Working with Individuals and Families” (pp. 117-154)
Savaya, R., & Gardner, F. (2012). Critical reflection to identify gaps between espoused theory and theory-in-use. Social Work, 57(2), 145–154. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.