When intimate trauma occurs, issues of traumatic sexualization, identity confusion, safety, and powerlessness, among others, abound in survivors. Layered responses to sexual trauma and interpersonal violence refer to those that are more visible, such as depression or PTSD, as well as others that may remain hidden, such as suicidal tendencies. Layered responses complicate the recovery process, demanding specialized skills and interventions specific to the needs of the trauma survivor. These needs are influenced by the survivor’s gender, age, and culture. Introducing the appropriate intervention can have a positive impact on the quality of recovery for the client while introducing an inappropriate intervention can have an adverse effect, leading to potential legal and ethical issues. Thus, it is important that you are adequately trained and prepared to provide services to sexual trauma and intimate violence survivors.
For this week, you will begin your Case Study Response Assignment in which you will examine assessment, case conceptualization, treatment plans, and interventions for the client in a case study. In Week 9, you will continue your work on this Assignment and finalize for final submission.
In the Case Conceptualization Form Template, complete the following:
- Case Conceptualization
- Treatment Plan