Case Study #3
You will be asked to use a case vignette (assigned in Session 3) to write a well-reasoned and appropriately supported diagnostic and conceptualization paper (Diagnostic Case
Report Formulation and Discussion). The paper will describe your individual’s case history, psychiatric symptoms, psychosocial problems, functional impairment,
and other relevant information. Additionally, you will be expected to provide a formal diagnostic formulation—including diagnostic codes– using the Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) (which is available in your classroom and excerpts are available in your text) with appropriate rationale for each diagnosis.
You will also be expected to include a conceptualization of the individual’s disorder(s) including cultural and gender-related diagnostic issues and differential diagnoses
considered. Additional details about this assignment will be discussed during the first class meeting.
The paper should be a minimum of 3 pages in length, and formatted according to APA guidelines (double-spaced, one-inch margins, etc.).