26 August 2015

Which of the two speakers in each example provide or give an argument (or arguments) for their belief, view, or position? Answers can be “none,” “one” (say who it is), or “both.”



Final exam, Phil 105, Spring 2013-2014. Posted on Monday, June 2, 2014. Due: Tuesday, June 10, Noon. There are 40 questions. Each is worth 2.5 points, for a total of 100 points. Good luck!

I. Questions 1-6: Which of the two speakers in each example provide or give an argument (or arguments) for their belief, view, or position? Answers can be “none,” “one” (say who it is), or “both.”
1.        larry: Before we go to Turkey, let’s go to a tanning salon and get a tan.
        laurie: I don’t think we should. . . . Taning salons can be dangerous. Don't forget “Final Destination”!

2.   she: Of course women soldiers shouldn’t be allowed to volunteer themselves or be ordered to serve in combat.
he: Actually, I don’t think anyone should serve involuntarily in the armed forces and engage in combat against their will.
3.   insurance executive: Insurance is expensive because accident victims hire lawyers to take insurers to court and soak us.
attorney: Well, we shouldn't set limits on how much lawyers can extract from insurance companies. What if someone’s medical expenses exceed those limits? We cannot just say “tough noogies” to these victims.

4.   first citizen: There has been a lot of talk in favor of having police-review boards composed of ordinary citizens who would monitor law enforcement activities. That sounds like a great idea to me. You can't let a fox guard the chickens from foxes.
      second citizen: I'm sure I would say that the ethics of law enforcers is as important as the ethics of law makers.

5.   terry: You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a home stereo system. If you want to be able to listen to high-quality music, just buy a good car stereo system. They’re just as good as home stereos. All you need is a power converter, and you’re in business.
larry: Fine, except good car speakers cost more than home speakers; it isn’t exactly cheap to replace your car music system if the car and/or the sound system gets ripped off.

6.   worried university athletics supporter:I’m particularly concerned with the proposed cuts in the university athletic program. If something has to be cut, let’s start with something like dance, basket weaving, and Philosophy 105, instead.
unworried supporter: Don’t worry. A strong athletic program that includes tennis is excellent publicity and brings in commercial contributions.

II. Questions 7-14: Which item in each of the following sets of claims has the most negative emotive force?
7.  Mrs. Gardner
      a. is a social drinker.
      b. is alcohol-dependent.
      c. is a heavy imbiber.
      d. is usually sloshed.

8.       a.           He had done some unfortunate deeds in his day.
      b. He had on occasion gone astray.
      c. He had broken a few rules.
      d. He had the moral sensitivity of a camel.
9.  a. She occasionally lapsed in her doing her duty toward others.
      b. She didn’t care a whit how her actions would affect others, one way or the other.
      c. She made use of every opportunity to cause a multitude of innocuous misfortunes for others.
      d. She was vicious toward others.
10. a. He was a circumspect sort of person.
      b. He was deliberately heedful of his own safety.
      c. He was afraid to take the slightest risk.
      d. He never wanted to break his mother's back by walking on a crack.
11. When he told others what he thought of them, he was almost always
      a. honest
      b. candid
      c. ruthless
      d. blunt
12. Luigi
      a. tends to be clumsy.
      b. is like a mosquito in a china shop.
      c. is a klutz.
      d. is not well coordinated wheh he wakes up.
  
13. That Henry James novel you gave me to read
      a. put me right to sleep.
      b. was a little boring.
      c. wasn’t as intriguing as some other things I’ve read lately.
      d. was way too thick to fit in my narrow pack.
  
14. a. Making intelligent conversation is not Daryll’s forte.
      b. Daryll decends from simple folk, “people of the earth.”
      c. Daryll is not very clever.
      d. Daryll would lose a debate with a well-sharpened javelin.

III. Questions 15-21: Multiple choice questions.
15. “Emotive force” refers to a term’s
      a. analytical definition
      b. connotation
      c. literal meaning
      d. negative tone
16. The distinction between “they're” and “they are” is
      a. syntactic
      b. semantic
      c. connotative
      d. none of the above
17. The distinction between “its” and “it is” is
      a.   syntactic
      b.   semantic
      c.   connotative
      d.   none of the above      

18. In order to be sound, an argument must be
     a. valid and strong
        b. deductive and strong
        c. valid and have a true conclusion
       d. none of the above
19. “The ensemble played an encore at last year’s concert, and I’m pretty sure they played one the year before as well. So they will most likely play an encore at this year’s concert.”
      This argument is which type of argument?
    a. weak inductive
    b. deductive
    c. strong inductive
    d. abductive
20. “Sheila’s clarinet is French. It’s a Leblanc, and all Leblanc instruments are made in France.”
      This argument is which type of argument?
    a. very strong inductive
    b. valid deductive
    c. loosely reductive
    d. abductive (IBE)

21. [Not multiple choice] Consider this argument: Moral Oral repeatedly stole money from the charity collection bottle in the Portuguese Bodega, until he amassed thousands. He used that stash to buy dope. He slipped it into his GF's sugar bowl, and she nearly died. Moral Oral is fourteen and is in the 8th grade. Therefore, Moral Oral deserves to spend at least 15 years incarcerated.

Turn this argument into a deductively valid argument. List each individual required additional premise:
IV. Questions 22-27: True/False

22. Any valid argument that has all true premises has a true conclusion.

23. No invalid deductive arguments are strong inductive arguments.

24. Valid deductive arguments are also strong inductive arguments.

25. A weak inductive argument can be turned into a deductively valid argument by eliminating its false premises.
     
26. A weak inductive argument can sometimes be turned into a deductively valid argument by adding false premises.

27. If the argument from a lone premise to a conclusion is deductively invalid, then (turning it around) the argument from that conclusion (which is now the premise) to the single premise (which is now the conclusion) is also invalid.
V. Questions 28-36: Indicate for each passage whether it contains a hasty generalzation or contains no fallacy. (Those are your only two options. And I swear that there's no “false dilemma” here.)
28. Stratton takes one look at the new cool teacher and concludes he is going to like the course. “You can just tell from his shades,” he says to his friend, “it’s gonna be a great course.”
29. The cocktail Beatrice orders before dinner is not dry enough for her taste, so she decides not to eat at that place after all. “I suspect that they cannot scrammble up decent entrees if they can’t make a decent martini,” she mutters.
30. Mason recommends the latest James Paterson novel to Roth. Roth decides not to bother with it, because every other novel Parker has recommended – quite a few – turned out to be a dud and was expensive.
31. Walking along, Jimmy notes that the pavement deteriorates immediately as he crosses the border into the next state county. “Guess they don’t keep up their roads very well,” he thinks.
32. Agnes has read that genetically and phylogentically Aryan people are more likely to develop skin lesions, even cancer, from overexposure to the Nordic sun, but she blows off these reports. “After all,” she reasons, “my Swedish uncle Schleefensteel works on a boat and I never heard of him having any skin problemos.”
33. “How come the people in these big motor homes always have midget dogs inside,” Jasper wonders. “And how come they are always the first to be whisked away by a twister?”
34. Victor has just heard somewhere that regular injections of testosterone (for “Low-T”) help improve the memories of men his age. Ironically, he can’t recall, however, exactly, where he heard it. “Probably was on the TV news,” he figures. “I don’t read newspapers very often.”
35. Gridley has been going to the Idaho Silver Dollar Fair every year for the past fifteen years. An acquaintance from Montana suggests they go to the fair, but (says the acquaintance) “For God’s sake, let’s don’t eat there, we’ll die like Kazinski.” Gridley knows better; he’s never even once gotten sick from Silver Dollar food.
36. More of the answers in this section of the exam have been “X.” So, the answer to this question (#36) is also “X.”
VI. Questions 37-39: Identify the rhetorical devices or fallacies (if any) in the following passages.

            37. she: We’d do well to get a Gramophone, not a Phonograph. The Gramophone saleslady told me that her company has the better cylinder repair record.
          he: Well, forget that. She sells Gramophones, for crying out loud; of course she’d tell you they have the better record. Let's go ask the Phonograph salesman and listen to what he says. Or, better, find Consumer Reports online.

38. first speaker: [Standing outside a gun ship in Alabama.] Think about it. A seven-day waiting period to buy a gun would give people a chance to cool off; it would also give police a chance to make psychological and criminal background checks. Are seven days that much of an inconvenience?
second speaker: I wouldn’t talk that way around here, friend, stirring up trouble. Lots of people in this here town own guns, they're pretty sneaky, and they don’t take kindly to people with liberal views who want to make them register and restrict access to their their guns.
39. “Love it or Leave it! It's my way or the highway! Give me freedom or give me death!

FINALLY,
40. What is right or wrong about Mr. Smith's reasoning?

Noting that recent scientific research suggests that a daily glass of wine or two might be good for the heart, Mr. Smith decides to drink even more than that. “Why not?” he says. “If one or two glasses of wine are good for you, most likely five or six are really good for you.”

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25 August 2015

Treatment Plan

Treatment Plan Guidelines
Assignment Background
The professional counselor understands the importance of treatment planning when working with clients.

Assignment Instructions
1.      Review the case history of each client below.
2.      Develop a treatment plan for one of the clients.
Assignment Requirements
1.      Correctly incorporate the key issues presented by the client.
2.      Be sure to address the medical, mental health, social history, substance abuse, legal issues, support systems, strengths, assets, and resources available to the client.  Accurately and objectively document this information in the treatment plan.
3.      Using the DSM, please complete the 5-axis approach to treatment planning. In addressing short- and long-term goals and treatment methods, be sure the treatment methods align with the DSM diagnosis.
4.      Demonstrate correct application of the DSM 5-axis approach by referencing and providing appropriate citations from the DSM.
5.      Create 6-10 questions regarding additional information they would want to know about the client (add to the completed treatment plan template).
6.      Write a 1,000-1,250 word essay from the information you gathered.
7.      Three to four academic resources are required for this assignment.










Client Case Histories
Allison W.
Allison W. is a 59-year-old, Caucasian, single woman living alone in her family home. She is slightly overweight, but is well-groomed and alert. She lived with both parents until their deaths, and is still actively grieving the loss of her mother although it has been three years since her mother died.  At age 35, she hurt her back, was taking Benzodiazepines for muscle relaxation, and needed to detox after six months of treatment.  She is in general good health but has anxieties and fears about any medical issues and ruminates about medical test results. Allison admits to researching on the Internet regarding symptoms she believes she is experiencing including racing heartbeat, dizziness, headaches and shortness of breath.
Allison admits feeling tired, unfocused, and stressed. She reports losing track of what she tries to say, and her mind races when she goes to bed. She reports poor sleeping and eating habits.
Allison is an art instructor at a small community college and has many colleagues and friends but no close relatives or significant other.

Sonia B.
Sonia B. is a 40 year-old, Asian American, divorced (for six months) woman living with her 7-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. She presents a neat and professional appearance and maintains a successful career in middle-level management. Sonia has worked for the same company for over 10 years, but finds herself worrying about losing her job and being unable to provide for her children. She has very high standards for herself and is often self-critical if she doesn’t meet her own expectations. Currently, she is struggling with feelings of worthlessness and shame due to her perceived inability to perform as well as she has in the past at work and at home.
For the past several weeks Sonia has felt very fatigued and found it hard to concentrate at work or involve herself with her children’s activities.  Her doctor recommends being assessed for a thyroid condition. Her coworkers have noticed that she is irritable and withdrawn, which is unlike her usually friendly and easy-going personality. Although she denies thoughts of suicide, Sonia has found herself increasingly dissatisfied with her life. She admits to having frequent thoughts of wishing she was dead but worries about how her death would affect her children.



Frederick R.
Frederick R. is a 22-year-old African American single man. Frederick’s appearance is slightly disheveled and he has difficulty maintaining eye contact. He is a computer science major residing in the residence halls at a small private Baptist college. During the past several weeks his family and friends have noticed increasingly bizarre behaviors and Frederick has stopped going to classes. On many occasions he has been overheard whispering in an agitated voice when alone. At this time Frederick insists he is the reincarnation of Jesus.
Frederick occasionally goes to bars with friends, but has never been known to abuse alcohol or drugs. He has a history of childhood asthma that reoccurs on occasion with stress.  Recently he had broken up with his girlfriend accusing her of trying to give him drugs and poison him. Frederick’s parents have tried to take him to a psychiatrist for an evaluation, but he refuses because they fail to recognize him as Jesus.

Roger K.
Roger K. is a 73-year-old Hispanic widowed man. He has a fixed income and lives in an assisted living facility following a minor stroke. Roger has partial paralysis on his right side, but has responded well to physical therapy. He presents very friendly, outgoing, and cooperative, but staff and other residents report he can be sullen, forgetful, and even belligerent at times. Roger has a son and two daughters (and several grandchildren) who visit him weekly and take him on outings. Roger walks with a cane and leaves the facility on his own several times a week to go to church. Often it is after these outings when Roger’s behavior appears altered.
Staff and other residents have reported the odor of alcohol on Roger but he has not seemed intoxicated. Roger denies any substance abuse history but does admit to “enjoying a beer sometimes.” He reports he and his late wife had an active social life including dancing and drinking. Roger states he thinks about his wife often and misses her.

Jonathan A.
Jonathan A. is a 16-year-old Caucasian male. He was well-groomed and fashionably dressed. He gave detailed responses showing blatant disrespect for his mother’s opinions. He lives with his mother and two younger siblings in a working-class neighborhood. Jonathan attends Harper High School where he is enrolled in the tenth grade. Until this current year, Jonathan was a good student with an excellent attendance record and was active in several extracurricular activities. Currently he has been truant several times and has failed two subjects in the first semester.
Jonathan’s mother reports Jonathan has made new friends she does not know and is concerned about their influence on her son. He habitually comes home after his set curfew.
Jonathan’s parents have been divorced for two years, and his father has recently remarried and moved out of state. Jonathan denies these changes have affected him, reporting his younger siblings are more affected by the limited contact with their father. Jonathan reports he has never been close to his father.  When asked if he is concerned about his failing two subjects, Jonathan replied he didn’t care if he finished school or not as “nothing matters anymore anyway, I’m a failure and don’t fit in.”  He presents with no medical problems

Traci H.
Traci H. is a 10-year-old African American girl. She was neatly dressed and groomed and appeared quiet but cooperative during the interview. She lives with her mother and stepfather in a middle-class neighborhood. Traci attends Harrison Elementary school where she is enrolled in the fifth grade. She normally maintains good grades in school and states that she likes school, but her grades have slipped the last quarter. Her mother reports she is concerned that Traci has been more withdrawn lately and not interested in activities she previously enjoyed including her friendships with other girls in the neighborhood. Traci is experiencing nightmares, sleeplessness, and complains of stomachaches and headaches. She has also shown a preoccupation with clothing, grooming, and weight. Neither Traci nor her mother is overweight, but Traci’s mother reports her daughter has been picking at food and refusing to eat certain foods because she “does not want to get fat.” Traci appears tall for her age and her weight seems proportionate to her height, but her mother reports she has not gained any weight in the last six months.
Traci sees her father, stepmother, and two stepsisters weekly. She reports she enjoys these visits. Her mother states at times Traci has told her she prefers not to visit her father’s home.


25 August 2015,
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Treatment Plan Treatment Plan Guidelines Assignment Background The professional counselor understands the importance of treatment planning when working with clients. Assignment Instructions 1.      Review […]


25 August 2015

Treatment Plan

Treatment Plan Guidelines
Assignment Background
The professional counselor understands the importance of treatment planning when working with clients.

Assignment Instructions
1.      Review the case history of each client below.
2.      Develop a treatment plan for one of the clients.
Assignment Requirements
1.      Correctly incorporate the key issues presented by the client.
2.      Be sure to address the medical, mental health, social history, substance abuse, legal issues, support systems, strengths, assets, and resources available to the client.  Accurately and objectively document this information in the treatment plan.
3.      Using the DSM, please complete the 5-axis approach to treatment planning. In addressing short- and long-term goals and treatment methods, be sure the treatment methods align with the DSM diagnosis.
4.      Demonstrate correct application of the DSM 5-axis approach by referencing and providing appropriate citations from the DSM.
5.      Create 6-10 questions regarding additional information they would want to know about the client (add to the completed treatment plan template).
6.      Write a 1,000-1,250 word essay from the information you gathered.
7.      Three to four academic resources are required for this assignment.










Client Case Histories
Allison W.
Allison W. is a 59-year-old, Caucasian, single woman living alone in her family home. She is slightly overweight, but is well-groomed and alert. She lived with both parents until their deaths, and is still actively grieving the loss of her mother although it has been three years since her mother died.  At age 35, she hurt her back, was taking Benzodiazepines for muscle relaxation, and needed to detox after six months of treatment.  She is in general good health but has anxieties and fears about any medical issues and ruminates about medical test results. Allison admits to researching on the Internet regarding symptoms she believes she is experiencing including racing heartbeat, dizziness, headaches and shortness of breath.
Allison admits feeling tired, unfocused, and stressed. She reports losing track of what she tries to say, and her mind races when she goes to bed. She reports poor sleeping and eating habits.
Allison is an art instructor at a small community college and has many colleagues and friends but no close relatives or significant other.

Sonia B.
Sonia B. is a 40 year-old, Asian American, divorced (for six months) woman living with her 7-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. She presents a neat and professional appearance and maintains a successful career in middle-level management. Sonia has worked for the same company for over 10 years, but finds herself worrying about losing her job and being unable to provide for her children. She has very high standards for herself and is often self-critical if she doesn’t meet her own expectations. Currently, she is struggling with feelings of worthlessness and shame due to her perceived inability to perform as well as she has in the past at work and at home.
For the past several weeks Sonia has felt very fatigued and found it hard to concentrate at work or involve herself with her children’s activities.  Her doctor recommends being assessed for a thyroid condition. Her coworkers have noticed that she is irritable and withdrawn, which is unlike her usually friendly and easy-going personality. Although she denies thoughts of suicide, Sonia has found herself increasingly dissatisfied with her life. She admits to having frequent thoughts of wishing she was dead but worries about how her death would affect her children.



Frederick R.
Frederick R. is a 22-year-old African American single man. Frederick’s appearance is slightly disheveled and he has difficulty maintaining eye contact. He is a computer science major residing in the residence halls at a small private Baptist college. During the past several weeks his family and friends have noticed increasingly bizarre behaviors and Frederick has stopped going to classes. On many occasions he has been overheard whispering in an agitated voice when alone. At this time Frederick insists he is the reincarnation of Jesus.
Frederick occasionally goes to bars with friends, but has never been known to abuse alcohol or drugs. He has a history of childhood asthma that reoccurs on occasion with stress.  Recently he had broken up with his girlfriend accusing her of trying to give him drugs and poison him. Frederick’s parents have tried to take him to a psychiatrist for an evaluation, but he refuses because they fail to recognize him as Jesus.

Roger K.
Roger K. is a 73-year-old Hispanic widowed man. He has a fixed income and lives in an assisted living facility following a minor stroke. Roger has partial paralysis on his right side, but has responded well to physical therapy. He presents very friendly, outgoing, and cooperative, but staff and other residents report he can be sullen, forgetful, and even belligerent at times. Roger has a son and two daughters (and several grandchildren) who visit him weekly and take him on outings. Roger walks with a cane and leaves the facility on his own several times a week to go to church. Often it is after these outings when Roger’s behavior appears altered.
Staff and other residents have reported the odor of alcohol on Roger but he has not seemed intoxicated. Roger denies any substance abuse history but does admit to “enjoying a beer sometimes.” He reports he and his late wife had an active social life including dancing and drinking. Roger states he thinks about his wife often and misses her.

Jonathan A.
Jonathan A. is a 16-year-old Caucasian male. He was well-groomed and fashionably dressed. He gave detailed responses showing blatant disrespect for his mother’s opinions. He lives with his mother and two younger siblings in a working-class neighborhood. Jonathan attends Harper High School where he is enrolled in the tenth grade. Until this current year, Jonathan was a good student with an excellent attendance record and was active in several extracurricular activities. Currently he has been truant several times and has failed two subjects in the first semester.
Jonathan’s mother reports Jonathan has made new friends she does not know and is concerned about their influence on her son. He habitually comes home after his set curfew.
Jonathan’s parents have been divorced for two years, and his father has recently remarried and moved out of state. Jonathan denies these changes have affected him, reporting his younger siblings are more affected by the limited contact with their father. Jonathan reports he has never been close to his father.  When asked if he is concerned about his failing two subjects, Jonathan replied he didn’t care if he finished school or not as “nothing matters anymore anyway, I’m a failure and don’t fit in.”  He presents with no medical problems

Traci H.
Traci H. is a 10-year-old African American girl. She was neatly dressed and groomed and appeared quiet but cooperative during the interview. She lives with her mother and stepfather in a middle-class neighborhood. Traci attends Harrison Elementary school where she is enrolled in the fifth grade. She normally maintains good grades in school and states that she likes school, but her grades have slipped the last quarter. Her mother reports she is concerned that Traci has been more withdrawn lately and not interested in activities she previously enjoyed including her friendships with other girls in the neighborhood. Traci is experiencing nightmares, sleeplessness, and complains of stomachaches and headaches. She has also shown a preoccupation with clothing, grooming, and weight. Neither Traci nor her mother is overweight, but Traci’s mother reports her daughter has been picking at food and refusing to eat certain foods because she “does not want to get fat.” Traci appears tall for her age and her weight seems proportionate to her height, but her mother reports she has not gained any weight in the last six months.
Traci sees her father, stepmother, and two stepsisters weekly. She reports she enjoys these visits. Her mother states at times Traci has told her she prefers not to visit her father’s home.


25 August 2015,
 0

Treatment Plan Treatment Plan Guidelines Assignment Background The professional counselor understands the importance of treatment planning when working with clients. Assignment Instructions 1.      Review […]


25 August 2015

Treatment Plan

Treatment Plan Guidelines
Assignment Background
The professional counselor understands the importance of treatment planning when working with clients.

Assignment Instructions
1.      Review the case history of each client below.
2.      Develop a treatment plan for one of the clients.
Assignment Requirements
1.      Correctly incorporate the key issues presented by the client.
2.      Be sure to address the medical, mental health, social history, substance abuse, legal issues, support systems, strengths, assets, and resources available to the client.  Accurately and objectively document this information in the treatment plan.
3.      Using the DSM, please complete the 5-axis approach to treatment planning. In addressing short- and long-term goals and treatment methods, be sure the treatment methods align with the DSM diagnosis.
4.      Demonstrate correct application of the DSM 5-axis approach by referencing and providing appropriate citations from the DSM.
5.      Create 6-10 questions regarding additional information they would want to know about the client (add to the completed treatment plan template).
6.      Write a 1,000-1,250 word essay from the information you gathered.
7.      Three to four academic resources are required for this assignment.










Client Case Histories
Allison W.
Allison W. is a 59-year-old, Caucasian, single woman living alone in her family home. She is slightly overweight, but is well-groomed and alert. She lived with both parents until their deaths, and is still actively grieving the loss of her mother although it has been three years since her mother died.  At age 35, she hurt her back, was taking Benzodiazepines for muscle relaxation, and needed to detox after six months of treatment.  She is in general good health but has anxieties and fears about any medical issues and ruminates about medical test results. Allison admits to researching on the Internet regarding symptoms she believes she is experiencing including racing heartbeat, dizziness, headaches and shortness of breath.
Allison admits feeling tired, unfocused, and stressed. She reports losing track of what she tries to say, and her mind races when she goes to bed. She reports poor sleeping and eating habits.
Allison is an art instructor at a small community college and has many colleagues and friends but no close relatives or significant other.

Sonia B.
Sonia B. is a 40 year-old, Asian American, divorced (for six months) woman living with her 7-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. She presents a neat and professional appearance and maintains a successful career in middle-level management. Sonia has worked for the same company for over 10 years, but finds herself worrying about losing her job and being unable to provide for her children. She has very high standards for herself and is often self-critical if she doesn’t meet her own expectations. Currently, she is struggling with feelings of worthlessness and shame due to her perceived inability to perform as well as she has in the past at work and at home.
For the past several weeks Sonia has felt very fatigued and found it hard to concentrate at work or involve herself with her children’s activities.  Her doctor recommends being assessed for a thyroid condition. Her coworkers have noticed that she is irritable and withdrawn, which is unlike her usually friendly and easy-going personality. Although she denies thoughts of suicide, Sonia has found herself increasingly dissatisfied with her life. She admits to having frequent thoughts of wishing she was dead but worries about how her death would affect her children.



Frederick R.
Frederick R. is a 22-year-old African American single man. Frederick’s appearance is slightly disheveled and he has difficulty maintaining eye contact. He is a computer science major residing in the residence halls at a small private Baptist college. During the past several weeks his family and friends have noticed increasingly bizarre behaviors and Frederick has stopped going to classes. On many occasions he has been overheard whispering in an agitated voice when alone. At this time Frederick insists he is the reincarnation of Jesus.
Frederick occasionally goes to bars with friends, but has never been known to abuse alcohol or drugs. He has a history of childhood asthma that reoccurs on occasion with stress.  Recently he had broken up with his girlfriend accusing her of trying to give him drugs and poison him. Frederick’s parents have tried to take him to a psychiatrist for an evaluation, but he refuses because they fail to recognize him as Jesus.

Roger K.
Roger K. is a 73-year-old Hispanic widowed man. He has a fixed income and lives in an assisted living facility following a minor stroke. Roger has partial paralysis on his right side, but has responded well to physical therapy. He presents very friendly, outgoing, and cooperative, but staff and other residents report he can be sullen, forgetful, and even belligerent at times. Roger has a son and two daughters (and several grandchildren) who visit him weekly and take him on outings. Roger walks with a cane and leaves the facility on his own several times a week to go to church. Often it is after these outings when Roger’s behavior appears altered.
Staff and other residents have reported the odor of alcohol on Roger but he has not seemed intoxicated. Roger denies any substance abuse history but does admit to “enjoying a beer sometimes.” He reports he and his late wife had an active social life including dancing and drinking. Roger states he thinks about his wife often and misses her.

Jonathan A.
Jonathan A. is a 16-year-old Caucasian male. He was well-groomed and fashionably dressed. He gave detailed responses showing blatant disrespect for his mother’s opinions. He lives with his mother and two younger siblings in a working-class neighborhood. Jonathan attends Harper High School where he is enrolled in the tenth grade. Until this current year, Jonathan was a good student with an excellent attendance record and was active in several extracurricular activities. Currently he has been truant several times and has failed two subjects in the first semester.
Jonathan’s mother reports Jonathan has made new friends she does not know and is concerned about their influence on her son. He habitually comes home after his set curfew.
Jonathan’s parents have been divorced for two years, and his father has recently remarried and moved out of state. Jonathan denies these changes have affected him, reporting his younger siblings are more affected by the limited contact with their father. Jonathan reports he has never been close to his father.  When asked if he is concerned about his failing two subjects, Jonathan replied he didn’t care if he finished school or not as “nothing matters anymore anyway, I’m a failure and don’t fit in.”  He presents with no medical problems

Traci H.
Traci H. is a 10-year-old African American girl. She was neatly dressed and groomed and appeared quiet but cooperative during the interview. She lives with her mother and stepfather in a middle-class neighborhood. Traci attends Harrison Elementary school where she is enrolled in the fifth grade. She normally maintains good grades in school and states that she likes school, but her grades have slipped the last quarter. Her mother reports she is concerned that Traci has been more withdrawn lately and not interested in activities she previously enjoyed including her friendships with other girls in the neighborhood. Traci is experiencing nightmares, sleeplessness, and complains of stomachaches and headaches. She has also shown a preoccupation with clothing, grooming, and weight. Neither Traci nor her mother is overweight, but Traci’s mother reports her daughter has been picking at food and refusing to eat certain foods because she “does not want to get fat.” Traci appears tall for her age and her weight seems proportionate to her height, but her mother reports she has not gained any weight in the last six months.
Traci sees her father, stepmother, and two stepsisters weekly. She reports she enjoys these visits. Her mother states at times Traci has told her she prefers not to visit her father’s home.


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25 August 2015

In critiquing school reform and current understanding of equal educational opportunity, David Berliner says we need to focus on the “800 pound gorilla in the classroomIn critiquing school reform and current understanding of equal educational opportunity, David Berliner says we need to focus on the “800 pound gorilla in the classroom.” After completing the week’s readings, please post what issue/concern/factor might represent that “800 pound gorilla.” Please create a thread for this prompt with the following in the subject: Gorilla in the Reading.
What forms can empowerment take? What are some programs and activities Lillian Lyles sought to empower her family? Please create a thread for this prompt with the following in the subject: Empowerment & Programs (thanks Becky).
What are solutions to the problem of “us vs. them” in light of secluded living conditions? Please create a thread for this prompt with the following in the subject: Us v. Them.
Respond to a post by one other classmate. Include the classmate’s name and subject of the respond in your post.

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In critiquing school reform and current understanding of equal educational opportunity, David Berliner says we need to focus on the “800 pound gorilla in […]


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