This assessment aims to assist you critically assess the strengths and limitations of different models for explaining the most common mental health issues (problems?) clients bring to counselling. You are required to question the information and opinions presented in the debate between those who support the medical model of mental illness and those who support the psychosocial model. You should demonstrate your understanding of the different assumptions and evidence that inform these two models. This assessment tests your ability to examine the evidence and present a clear argument.
Write a 2,000 word report which critically analyses the medical and psychosocial models of mental illness and their application to explain the problems people bring to counselling and inform decisions about the appropriate counselling model for the client.
You will critically analyse the following extract taken from the below mentioned report.
By presenting emotional and behavioural problems as symptoms of mental disorder, medicalisation and diagnosis help obscure the role of social and interpersonal factors in distress and make it much more difficult to understand people’s problems in the context of their lives and relationships (Johnstone et al., 2018, p. 30).
APA Reference: Johnstone, L., Boyle, M., Cromby, J., Dillon, J., Harper, D., & Kinderman, P. et al. (2018). The Power Threat Meaning Framework: Towards the identification of patterns in emotional distress, unusual experiences and troubled or troubling behaviour, as an alternative to functional psychiatric diagnosis. Leicester: British Psychological Society. www.bps.org.uk/PTM-Main
The following is a basic report structure that can be used to successfully complete this assessment task.
due to limited word count). You need to ensure that anything you include here is clearly titled.
Assessment criteria can be accessed in the assessment rubric which follows the Academic Integrity Declaration
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here: https://library.torrens.edu.au/academicskills/apa/tool
Save your report using the following naming convention: MEH505_A_Jones_Assessment_1.pdf Submit your report via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in MEH505: Mental Health. Your Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.