Essay: Captain Of The Ship Project

          “Captain of the Ship” Project – Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

In earlier weeks, you were introduced to the concept of the “captain of the ship.” In this Assignment, you become the “captain of the ship” as you provide treatment recommendations and identify medical management, community support resources, and follow-up plans for a client with an obsessive-compulsive disorder.


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Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Recommend psychopharmacologic treatments based on therapeutic endpoints  

  for clients with obsessive-compulsive disorders

· Recommend psychotherapy based on therapeutic endpoints for clients with 

  obsessive-compulsive disorders

· Identify medical management needs for clients with obsessive-compulsive 


· Identify community support resources for clients with obsessive-compulsive 


· Recommend follow-up plans for clients with depression disorders

To prepare for this Assignment:

· Select an adult or older adult client with an obsessive-compulsive disorder you 

   have seen in your practicum.

  In 3–4 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.

· 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.

· Remember to include Introduction and Conclusion

  Learning Resources

  Required Readings

  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 10, “Obsessive-Compulsive and Related      Disorders” (pp. 418–436)

Gabbard, G. O. (2014). Gabbard’s treatment of psychiatric disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publications.

Chapter 21, “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. “Obsessive-Compulsive and      Related Disorders”

Required Media

Bruce, T. & Jongsma, A. (Producers). (n.d.) Evidence-based treatment planning for obsessive compulsive disorder [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA:

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