PSYC 8781/CPSY 6221/PSYC 6781: Psychopathology from
a Clinical Perspective
Girl, Interrupted for final project
As part of your Final Project, you continue your
examination of the DSM-5 as you assess and diagnose a fictional character. This character may be one from movies,
theater, television, or literature. In Week 2 of the course, you submit your
fictional character for instructor review and approval. Your Final Project must
demonstrate both breadth and depth of knowledge and critical thinking
appropriate to graduate-level scholarship.
Project- Fictional character is from the movie “Girl, Interrupted – Fictional character
is Susana Kaysen, a young girl who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder
(10-12 pages – Not including title page, abstract,
and references)= (15 pages total).
Final Project must include the following elements:
A description of your client (e.g., this character
may be one from movies, theater, television, or literature.)
A description of your client’s presenting information
A brief description of additional individuals
(family, other professional positions, etc.) you might include as part of your
An explanation as to why you would include
additional individuals in this assessment
A diagnosis using the DSM-5
and Resilience Factors:
An explanation of your client’s risk and resilience
and Family Issues
An explanation of any psychosocial and/or family
issues your client may present.
An explanation of any career or vocational issues
your client may be experiencing.
and Ethical Issues
An explanation regarding any potential legal or
ethical issues concerning assessment and diagnosis of your client.
Provide an explanation whether a continuing
assessment is necessary and justify your explanation.
Recommendations for Treatment
This is NOT a Treatment Plan for a client.
A description of proposed recommendations for your
client based upon assessment and diagnosis.
A justification for proposed recommendations
Information on scholarly writing may be found in the
APA Publication Manual (6th ed.), and at the Walden Writing Center website. Also see the Walden University
Policies and Information, in Syllabus-II, under "Policies on Academic