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Describe how you would work with the client and the likely outcomes, using published research on client outcomes in the drug and alcohol field of research.

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to develop skills in applying theories and models of substance abuse to a selected case study, and develop an intervention plan which demonstrates the application of a counselling model examined in this unit (e.g. Motivational Interviewing) to the client presentation. Process: This assignment should be written in first person as the counsellor or services provider. Academic writing and referencing conventions are to be followed. Your essay should include an introduction and conclusion. Watch one of the following films, which feature the impact of drug and/or alcohol abuse: Candy Trainspotting Samson and Delilah Little Fish The Finished People available for hire at your campus library Choose one of the characters from your chosen film who is using or abusing alcohol and/or other drugs as the basis for your client and case study. Write a concise description (no more than 300 words) of the character and their family and the social context as the case study. Provide an assessment and case formulation of the client, their psychosocial needs, and their use or abuse of alcohol and/or other drugs. References from this unit and the AOD field should be used to support your assessment and formulation (minimum eight references). Briefly describe the substance abuse counselling model you would draw on and its usefulness for the client. Describe how you would work with the client and the likely outcomes, using published research on client outcomes in the drug and alcohol field of research. Describe the challenges the client would face and identify the supports for recovery in their social context. Identify ethical issues likely to be faced in counselling the client, referring to relevant codes of ethics. Content 1. Case study is written concisely, describes the clients social and family context and is true to the film 2. Assessment and case formulation are well-reasoned, specify the psychosocial needs of the client and supported by theory 3. Accurate description of substance abuse counselling model, and rationale for use with the client are outlined 4. Credible outline of the counselling process, client outcomes, challenges and supports is provided 5. Case study includes accurate identification of ethical issues Structure, Presentation and Referencing 1. Main ideas clearly and logically presented 2. Relevant research and scholarship literature used appropriately to support claims 3. Correct academic writing style used, including correct spelling, grammar and punctuation 4. Presentation guidelines followed as specified in the learning support website (http://learningsupport.acap.edu.au) and first/ third person writing style is applied where relevant 5. In-text referencing and reference list follows APA referencing style (6th ed.) as set out in the APA website: http://www.apastyle.org/ 6. Word count is within + or – 10% of requirement

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