Psychology Nerdom

Any and all of my doctoral research papers that I find interesting and you might too!

Mental Health Concerns in Native Americans

Introduction             There are more than six million indigenous peoples in the United States that belong to over five hundred recognized tribes (Roessel, 2020) that speak over two hundred languages (American Psychiatric Association, 2017). Indigenous people in the United States may refer to themselves as indigenous or as Native American or American Indian, but all …

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Case of Jacob

Differential Diagnosis for Jacob A differential diagnosis for Jacob will include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Delusional Disorder. Environmental and experiential factors will be considered, along with cultural influences. Research shows that African American males have a higher rate of traumatic incidences and up to 74% of those may have unmet mental …

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Suicide and Risk Assessment Case Analysis

Introduction In an intake session with her parents, Naomi, a 16-year-old female, reportedly left a suicide note and had scratches on her wrists. The parents report this is the second suicide threat from Naomi, both over boy drama at school. Naomi denies suicidal ideation or previous attempts. Parents report family history of completed suicide and …

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Ethics Final Paper: Legal and Ethical Analysis

Friend and Referring Attorney Asks for Legal Psychological Evaluation Countertransference             As a close friend of the proposed client, I could see myself utilizing personal information and judgments that have no bearing on the evaluation to color the results of an assessment. During scoring, for example, I may unconsciously use biased information for my friend …

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