Case Conceptualization, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Skills: A Popular Cultural Case-based Approach is a text that helps students develop critical skills in diagnosis, case conceptualization and treatment planning by presenting a series of diagnostic cases based on characters from popular culture. The text is a unique and engaging way to help students practice these vital skills on characters that are familiar from the popular media. The characters provide a familiar and fun way to allow students to practice skill development before they actually start working on real client scenarios. This approach has been used by the authors in their classes for years and has been very popular among students. The book is separated into two parts: The first part will contain a separate chapter on diagnosis, case conceptualization, and treatment planning, which gives students the important building blocks needed to form diagnosis in all the categories of the DSM. These chapters lay the foundation that will be used in the rest of the book to formulate diagnosis and treatment planning for the characters in the rest of the book.
Each case will be presented in an easy-to-read format and the authors will provide an introduction to the character, a basic case summary, case conceptualization, diagnostic impressions, the treatment plan, and pedagogical features such as a summary, study questions, and learning activities.