Prior to completing this discussion, read Chapters 14 through 18, in addition to this week’s Instructor Guidance, and then select either the sample  Social Developmental Study (Links to an external site.)  write-up for 10-year-old Amiya Smith or the  Sample Social History (Links to an external site.)  write-up for the 16-year-old client at Milton Hershey School. After reviewing your chosen example, evaluate the overall quality of the assessment of the client’s circumstances. For your paper, assess

The initial phase of case management—assessment—involves obtaining a holistic picture of the client from multiple angles. In this week’s first discussion, you will evaluate an example of a completed social history write-up prepared for a fictional client and consider other pertinent elements that might be incorporated into the assessment phase.

Prior to completing this discussion, read Chapters 14 through 18, in addition to this week’s Instructor Guidance, and then select either the sample  Social Developmental Study (Links to an external site.)  write-up for 10-year-old Amiya Smith or the  Sample Social History (Links to an external site.)  write-up for the 16-year-old client at Milton Hershey School. After reviewing your chosen example, evaluate the overall quality of the assessment of the client’s circumstances. For your paper, assess

· The overall significance of social history in the assessment phase.

· The depth, clarity, and completion of the sample social history.

· Whether or not the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is applicable to the client’s assessment, and why.

· Whether or not the Mental Status Exam is applicable to the client’s assessment, and why.

Provide an initial post of at least 300 words that sufficiently addresses all aspects of the prompt, making sure to properly  cite (Links to an external site.) and  reference (Links to an external site.)  the textbook in addition to any outside sources used.

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