Knowledge for the sake of knowing is a noble concept, but treatment providers must understand how to apply that knowledge to real-world practice. Every drug offender brings to treatment his or her own history, set of circumstances, type of addiction, and type of drug abused. The treatment planning process must address these unique factors regardless of the setting, and each factor must be appraised when selecting a treatment approach and when considering desirable treatment outcomes. Most residential settings have standardized programs for treatment. Many have treatment augmentation opportunities available for issues outside the scope of forensic psychology treatment in order to improve the success rates of desired treatment outcomes.
To prepare for this Discussion:
- Review the Case Studies document found in this week’s resources, and select one of the two scenarios for this Discussion.
- Identify a treatment approach that you think best addresses the various issues described in your selected case study.
- Consider the limitations of the treatment approach that you identified, and think about how you would address these limitations.
With these thoughts in mind:
By Day 4
Post a brief description of the case study, and provide details on the treatment approach you selected to use. Explain why this treatment approach best addresses the issues in the case study. Then describe one limitation of this treatment approach, explain why it is a limitation, and explain how you would address it.
Note: Put the name of the case study in the first line of your post. You will be asked to respond to a colleague who discussed a case study that you did not.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.