Assignment: Biopsychosocial Assessment and Intervention

Assignment: Biopsychosocial Assessment and Intervention

Assignment: Biopsychosocial Assessment and Intervention

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Movie Character

You will develop a thorough psychosocial assessment of a movie character from the following list: Bennie and Joon, Prince of Tides, As Good as it Gets, What About Bob, A Beautiful Mind, Leaving Las Vegas, Good Will Hunting, Philadelphia. Of course the information you gather will be limited by your inability to ask questions – feel free to ad lib and embellish for the sake of this assignment.

Identifying Information

Reason for Referral/Presenting Problem

Referral Source

Summary of the Presenting Problem

Impact of the Presenting Problem

Client and Family Descriptions and Functioning

Relevant History

Family of Origin History

Relevant Developmental History

Family of Creation History

Educational and Occupational History

Religious (Spiritual) Development

Social Relationships

Dating/Marital/Sexual Relations

Medical/Psychological Health


Environmental Conditions

Social Worker Assessment (see guide below)

Intervention Plan

Discussion Post – Childhood Obesity

Based on this week’s articles on effective behavior change techniques in the prevention and management of childhood obesity, explain some of the practices that will enhance good health. Frame your answer around a major illness, such as juvenile diabetes, and thoroughly examine:

How this physical ailment could translate differently across gender
The vital role of the sleep cycle and the importance of physical activity in adolescents
How the void of adapting healthy practices could prove to have catastrophic consequences in adulthood
Stress management and its impact on health
The downfalls of inaccessibility for those who reside in geographically confining locations
After you have thoroughly examined the illness, suggest best practices from a health and child psychology perspective that could be beneficial to children and adolescents dealing with the illness you chose and support your explanation with evidence-based practices.


Burns, J. S., M.D., Sadof, M. M., & Kamat, Depak,M.D., PhD. (2006). The adolescent with a chronic illness. Pediatric Annals, 35(3), 206-10, 214-6. Retrieved from %2F217551708%3Faccountid%3D3783

DE Hert, M., Correll, C. U., Bobes, J., Cetkovich-Bakmas, M., Cohen, D., Asai, I., Detraux, J., Gautam, S., Möller, H. J., Ndetei, D. M., Newcomer, J. W., Uwakwe, R., … Leucht, S. (2011). Physical illness in patients with severe mental disorders. I. Prevalence, impact of medications and disparities in health care. World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), 10(1), 52-77. Retrieved from

Martin, J., Chater, A., & Lorencatto, F. (2013). Effective behaviour change techniques in the prevention and management of childhood obesity. International Journal of Obesity, 37(10), 1287-94. doi:

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