Assignment 1: “Captain of the Ship” Project – Depressive Disorder

Assignment 1: “Captain of the Ship” Project – Depressive Disorder

Select an adult or older adult client with a depressive disorder you have seen in your practicum.
In 3 pages, write a treatment plan for your client in which you do the following:

Describe the HPI and clinical impression for the client.
Recommend psychopharmacologic treatments and describe specific and therapeutic endpoints for your psychopharmacologic agent. (This should relate to HPI and clinical impression.)
Recommend psychotherapy choices (individual, family, and group) and specific therapeutic endpoints for your choices.Assignment 1: “Captain of the Ship” Project – Depressive Disorder


Identify medical management needs, including primary care needs, specific to this client.
Identify community support resources (housing, socioeconomic needs, etc.) and community agencies that are available to assist the client.
Recommend a plan for follow-up intensity and frequency and collaboration with other providers.

Please use the following references 5 references and 5 more within 5 years. Thanks
Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Chapter 8, “Mood Disorders” (pp. 347–386)
Gabbard, G. O. (2014). Gabbard’s treatment of psychiatric disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publications.Assignment 1: “Captain of the Ship” Project – Depressive Disorder

Chapter 12, “Psychotherapy of Mood Disorders”
Chapter 14, “Pharmacological and Somatic Treatments for Major Depressive Disorder”
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

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Stahl, S. M. (2014). Prescriber’s Guide: Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (5th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
Hagen, B. (Producer). (n.d.-b). Managing depression [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA:

Assignment 1: “Captain of the Ship” Project – Depressive Disorder