Assignment: Treatment Approach
Ideally, the multi-factor treatment approach will include a personalized treatment plan. As clients might have different needs, a personalized treatment plan is significant. For example, a client who has an addiction may require a different treatment plan then a client who needs to be hospitalized for physical complications due to their addiction.
While several components of the approach play an equally important part in the treatment plan, it is important that clients seeking sobriety and addiction treatment address their physical ailments before moving into the process of recovery where their emotional and spiritual struggles may be addressed effectively. Furthermore, a personal treatment plan should take into account the client’s culture, age, gender, and access to resources. All of these elements influence the final treatment plan.
For this Assignment, review the week’s resources. Then, review the scenarios provided in the “Assignment Scenarios: Treatment Approach” document, and select two scenarios as the focus of your Assignment. Explore the differences in the scenarios provided and consider how a biopsychosocial-spiritual treatment approach may be applied differently for each individual. Support your response with references to the resources and current literature.
Submit a 3-page paper that addresses the following Topics, Content, and Headings:
· Briefly describe the two individuals whom you selected from the scenarios.
· Explain how you would apply a biopsychosocial-spiritual treatment approach to each individual.
· Explain how addiction impacts the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well being of each individual differently.
· Explain how these differences might influence treatment approaches.
Must contain at least 4 references and citations from the learning resources detailed above.Week 6: Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Treatment Approach

Tina is a sixteen-year-old female who has been showing signs of depression since she was fourteen. This past year, Tina has been using marijuana which has increased her weight. As a result of her troubles, Tina is also struggling with feelings of low self-worth.

Addiction not only impacts the mind and body; it also hinders one’s emotional and spiritual health. Understanding the interactions between the physical, emotional, and spiritual factors, in the treatment approach to addiction is beneficial to treating anyone suffering from the disease of addiction.
This week, you consider the physical, emotional, and spiritual components of clients with problems with addiction. In addition, you explore the biopsychosocial-spiritual treatment approach and examine how differences in individuals influence treatment modalities.
Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Analyze the impact of addiction on the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of clients with problems with addiction
· Analyze the influence of gender on the experiences of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being
· Analyze the influence of physical, emotional, and spiritual impacts of addiction on treatment approaches

Learning Resources
Required Readings
Capuzzi, D., & Stauffer, M. D. (2016). Foundations of addictions counseling (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Pearson Education, Inc.
· Chapter 2, “Substance Addictions” (pp. 18-47)
· Chapter 17, “Cross-Cultural Counseling: Engaging Ethnic Diversity” (pp. 383-405)
· Chapter 18, “Gender, Sex and Addictions” (pp. 406-425)
· Chapter 19, “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Affirmative Addictions Treatment” (pp. 428-446)

Blakey, J. M. (2016). The role of spirituality in helping African American women with histories of trauma and substance abuse heal and recover. Social Work and Christianity, 43(1), 40-59.

Horton, E. G., & Luna, N. (2016). Spirituality in the treatment of substance use disorders: Proposing the Three-legged Stool as a model for intervention. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 35(3), 179-199.

Document: Assignment Scenarios: Treatment Approach (PDF)

Note: You will use this document to complete this week’s Assignment.

Assignment: Treatment Approach
Ideally, the multi-factor treatment approach will include a personalized treatment plan. As clients might have different needs, a personalized treatment plan is significant. For example, a client who has an addiction may require a different treatment plan then a client who needs to be hospitalized for physical complications due to their addiction.
While several components of the approach play an equally important part in the treatment plan, it is important that clients seeking sobriety and addiction treatment address their physical ailments before moving into the process of recovery where their emotional and spiritual struggles may be addressed effectively. Furthermore, a personal trScenario #1
Amy is a 53‐year‐old married Caucasian female with two children, ages 15 and 17. Amy is being assessed for her alcoholism. She reports drinking socially since college where she met her husband. She has a solid career as a top agent in her field, and she and her husband have provided a financially secure home for their family. She has not had quality time with her husband due to their rotating work schedules and numerous kids’ activities.   Amy reports drinking with co‐workers several times a week. She says that it is “part of the job.” She is finding it increasingly difficult to keep up her schedule at work, parenting, domestic chores, and having time for life outside of work and parenting.   Amy continues to drink each evening after work and often wakes up on the couch in the middle of the night after passing out. She finds herself frequently bickering with her husband and believes her children do not want to spend time with her anymore. Each morning it is more difficult to get up and get ready for work.   Amy also reports struggling with friendships, especially with women. She reports not having anyone to confide in or feel supported by. Her mother frequently tells her to “pray” and it makes her angry and more resentful. Her childhood was challenging and has left her angry at the concept of a “God.” Wine has become her best friend and way to cope with the struggles at work, home, and within.  She reports feeling trapped and believes it will not get better.   

Scenario #4
Joe is a 62‐year‐old homosexual white male being assessed for alcohol dependence after being admitted for detox at the local treatment center. He reports a long history of drinking, which began when he was 16 years old. He has a career as a professor of biology at the college in his town, can support a nice lifestyle, and has a few close friends.  He did not “announce” he was homosexual officially until both of his parents passed away when he was 50 years old. Joe was an only child from a religious small town— growing up in an era that had no tolerance and compassion for different types of families. His family system also condemned lifestyles different than theirs and his parents never understood why he was “single.”    Joe had a secret life partner from the age of 25 to 45. His life partner died from AIDS in the mid‐80s before there were successful anti‐viral medications and other resources. He had to lead a private, secluded life and had to grieve the death of his life partner in silence because no one knew he was gay due to his fear of prejudice from his upbringing. Joe led a very lonely life, not being able to be himself at work or with his family due to fear of ridicule and bias.    Joe’s alcohol abuse increased significantly after the death of his life partner and his parents a few years later. He reports drinking alone every evening until he passes out watching television. He no longer participates in activities in his department at the college or with theThe Role of Spirituality in
Helping African American
Women with Histories of
Trauma and Substance
Abuse Heal and Recover

Joan Marie Blakey

There is increased interest in spirituality and the role it plays in helping in-
dividuals with histories of trauma and addiction heal and recover. Using the
Case Study method, the purpose of this study was to highlight the ways 26
African American women with histories of trauma and substance abuse used
spirituality during the recovery process. Data analysis revealed components
of a spiritual process that were used to facilitate healing and recovery. The
first component, reclaiming spirituality, involved helping women reclaim and
reconnect to their spirituality or spiritual practices that brought them solace
and comfort. Finding meaning, the second component, consisted of helping the
women find meaning and purpose for their lives. Trusting the process, the third
component entailed building the women’s capacity to trust the process and to a
lesser extent, surrender. Finally, active faith involved helping the women learn
to rely on their faith in God rather than turning to drugs when obstacles and
challenges arose. This study’s findings revealed that spirituality can be an ef-
fective tool that promotes and facilitates recovery. Nonetheless, professionals
need to recognize that not all women want to develop and nurture a spiritual
life and that they must take their lead from them.

African american women have relied on Spirituality (e.g. individual’s belief, faith in, and personal relationship with God/higher power that transcends human limitations, restores them to
well-being, and loves them unconditionally) to cope with unimaginable
experiences such as slavery, racism, domestic violence, rape, as well as
other forms of interpersonal trauma (i.e. childhood and adult victimization
that causes significant psychological distress and functional impairment)

Social Work & Christianity, Vol. 43, No. 1 (2016), 40–59
Journal of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work

41

(Brome, Owens, Allen, & Vevaina, 2000; Bryant-Davis, 2005; Potter, 2007;
Stevens-Watkins, Sharma, Knighton, Oser, & Leukefeld, 2014). Spirituality
is a significant part of many African American women’s daily lives. They
derive a great deal of fulfillment and solace from their religious practices
and faith in God (Ahrens, Abeling, Ahmad, & Hinman, 2009; Hooks, 2003;
Stevens-Watkins et al., 2014; Yick, 2008).

Moreover, spirituality can counter the negative effects of oppression
and trauma as well as contribute to positive mental health outcomes among
African American women (Brome et al., 2000; Paranjape & Kaslow, 2010;
Washington, Moxley, Garriot, & Weinberger, 2009; Watlington & Murphy,
2006). Studies have reported that spirituality is related to increased well-
being, decreased levels of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD) symptomology, longer periods of sobriety,




Why Choose Us

  • 100% non-plagiarized Papers
  • 24/7 /365 Service Available
  • Affordable Prices
  • Any Paper, Urgency, and Subject
  • Will complete your papers in 6 hours
  • On-time Delivery
  • Money-back and Privacy guarantees
  • Unlimited Amendments upon request
  • Satisfaction guarantee

How it Works

  • Click on the “Place Order” tab at the top menu or “Order Now” icon at the bottom and a new page will appear with an order form to be filled.
  • Fill in your paper’s requirements in the "PAPER DETAILS" section.
  • Fill in your paper’s academic level, deadline, and the required number of pages from the drop-down menus.
  • Click “CREATE ACCOUNT & SIGN IN” to enter your registration details and get an account with us for record-keeping and then, click on “PROCEED TO CHECKOUT” at the bottom of the page.
  • From there, the payment sections will show, follow the guided payment process and your order will be available for our writing team to work on it.