Identify an older adult age 65 +, use a 1st and last initial. Execute a therapeutic assessment interview with them for at least two interview sessions assessing their self-identified:
Demographics, life time education and career/employment
Two most significant (positive) times in their lives
What past hardship or loss has the client successfully negotiated in the past?
Two personal strengths
Engage them in identifying what is healthy versus non-healthy coping skills
Inquire of 2 healthy coping skills they have used in the past and/or now
Three (3) pieces of advice they would give to their younger self if they could?
View the Hartford Institute video on how to use the Geriatric Depression Scale https://consultgerirn.org/resources/media/?vid_id=4200933#player_container
Support the client in taking the Geriatric Depression Scale: short form
Support the client in taking the Fulmer SPICES assessment https://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_1.pdf
Perform a mini mental status exam and Patient stress questionnaire
Perform a suicide assessment
Report the findings from the Geriatric Depression Scale, Fulmer Spices, Patient stress questionnaire and the mini mental status exam
The assignment should be written in an APA-formatted essay. The essay should be at least 1500 words in length and include at least two scholarly sources other than provided materials.
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