Gathering Collateral Information
Wuornos is the person in question!!!!
Each assignment in this course will
help you prepare your Final Paper. For all assignments, you will use the movie
character or historical figure that you used in your Week Two assignment and
selected in your Week One journal.
After gathering your patient’s
history, it is considered good practice to contact people who interact with the
patient on a regular basis and/or are related to the patient. These people
often provide valuable insights into the patient’s behavior(s) and mindset.
Typically, the gathered information provides a context for the patient’s
For this assignment, you will write
another section of your Final Paper. View the complete instructions for
the Final Paper in the link within Week Five of your online course or the
“Components of Course Evaluation” section of this guide. Your
assignment this week must cover the following section of your psychological
report and include the heading as listed:
Within this section, you will interpret specific collateral information as
it relates to your patient’s abnormal behavior and behavior patterns. You
will also integrate information and knowledge regarding the patient’s
culture in your evaluation of the maladaptive behavior as reported by the
this section within a psychological report seeks to answer the following
questions (further elaboration within this section is encouraged where
- What do other people have to say about the patient’s
- Are there any commonalities between the collateral
- Do the collateral sources have any psychological
issues that might exacerbate the patient’s problems?
- Are there any police reports?
- Are there any personality testing or intelligence
testing reports available?
Your assignment should be a
minimum of one page and include sufficient depth and detail to support and
inform your diagnostic impression. A title page is not necessary; however, a reference
page must be included. A cursory or surface level investigation of the
patient’s interpersonal relationships will not provide enough information for
your diagnostic impression. If no collateral information is available, create
collateral information on your own to inform your diagnostic impression.
Any sources used in the paper must
be cited and referenced in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Final Paper Information.docx