Learning Goal: I’m working on a psychology discussion question and need support

Learning Goal: I’m working on a psychology discussion question and need support to help me learn.COUC521 Discussion replies..Once you have completed your thread, read two (2) other classmates’ observations and compare them with your own. In your replies, discuss, question, and make comments about what your classmates posted. The student must then post 2 replies of at least 150 words. Each reply must incorporate at least one scholarly citation in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Original discussion question Review the Gil, Bipolar I Disorder video in the Learn section prior to completing this Discussion.Since observation is the most common method of assessment, for this module’s Discussion, you will exercise your observational skills and write a summary of your observations. After watching the online media clip, write a summary about what you observe while watching the featured individual’s behaviors, emotional expressions, mood, etc. Include Christian worldview or biblical themes where appropriate. http://ezproxy.liberty.edu/login?qurl=https://search.alexanderstreet.com/view/work/bibliographic_entity%7Cvideo_work%7C3988975?account_id=12085&usage_group_id=101906 1. Christa posted During the interview process, Gil had a lot of movement and hand expressions while taking, often touching his face or covering his mouth, and his face was animated throughout the interview, and you could see his mood in his facial expression. At times Gil seemed a little confused, and he did not allow much silence or pause during the interview process, which often resulted in the interviewer talking over Gil and Gil talking over the interviewer. There were fluctuations in mood during the interview from high to low. Grande et al. (2016) stated that mood fluctuations are common in many people, but for someone with bipolar I, these moods appear noticeable and persistent, causing life stress and impairment, leading to the idea of an affective disorder. The interview session was very fast-paced and quick. During the interview, Gil seemed to have many thoughts going on and answered questions quickly with rapid thinking and speaking in between question and answer. Gil is high-energy and has a dominating brasher voice. Gil often asked the interviewer if they would do that in a condescending tone. Gil does not take any accountability for his actions, and he tries to justify issues that he has dealt with in life and often blamed others instead of taking any blame. Phil is very open about his alcohol use and excuses it because he uses it only on weekends. Gold et al. (2018) stated that substance use disorders are present in up to 70% of individuals with bipolar disorder. Phil uses many yes or no answers quickly, and then when the interviewer gives an example, Gil will often change up his response. He will say yes, then says no within the same breath regarding the question he was asked.ReferencesGrande, I., MD, Berk, M., MD, Birmaher, B., MD, & Vieta, E., Dr. (2015;2016;). Bipolar disorder. The Lancet (British Edition), 387(10027), 1561-1572. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00241-XGold, A. K., Otto, M. W., Deckersbach, T., Sylvia, L. G., Nierenberg, A. A., & Kinrys, G. (2018). Substance use comorbidity in bipolar disorder: A qualitative review of treatment strategies and outcomes: Substance use disorders in bipolar disorder. The American Journal on Addictions, 27(3), 188-201. https://doi.org/10.11 (Links to an external site.)11/ajad.12713 2. Quentella posted This week’s discussion forum deals with observing Gil who suffers from Bipolar 1 disorder. Bipolar disorder is a chronic mood disorder characterized by manic or hypomanic episodes alternating or intermixed with episodes of depression (Miller & Black, 2020). In this video Phil talks about his drinking being only on the weekend and having legal problems with it before. Gil reported being in a rehab for alcohol but not sure of his length of stay. Gil tends to deflect away from discussing the inpatient rehab. Gil reports that drinking is great. I observed Gil appearing very fidgety-during assessment. He tends to talk with his hands throughout the assessment. Gil tends to rub his hands and face when answering questions. Gil continues to ramble throughout answering questions. Gil tends to answer questions very quickly before understanding what is being asked. Therefore, the counselor has to ask a leading question to get to the answer. Gil disclosed feeling small during smoking marijuana. I observed Gil’s posture suggesting that he is feeling uncomfortable. Gil appears to not be sure of some of the information that he is disclosing at times and ask the counselor what he thinks. Bipolar disorder (BD) frequently co-occurs with substance use disorders (SUDs), and both are associated with cognitive impairment (Li et al., 2020). When dealing with the Christian worldview and bipolar disorder it is important to understand that all individuals process information differently and have different backgrounds or walks of life. It is important to assess how the individual feels about each topic being discussed, so no harm will be done to the client.ReferencesLi, C., Palka, J. M., & Brown, E. (2020). Cognitive impairment in individuals with bipolar disorder with and without comorbid alcohol and/or cocaine use disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders, 272, 355–362. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.03.179 Miller, J. N., & Black, D. W. (2020). Bipolar disorder and suicide: A review. Current Psychiatry Reports, 22(2).https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-020-1130-0COUC 601 Discussion replies The student must then post 1 reply of at least 400 words. Each reply must incorporate at least 1 scholarly citation in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include the course textbooks, research and peer-reviewed journals, and books.Original discussion questionIdentify and describe which stage your family is currently experiencing from the “Family Life Cycle Framework” in Chapter 2. What are the benefits and deficits connected to this stage? 1. Kaitln posted When I think about my family, I feel that I have two families. One is my family origin, where I have my mother and father, two younger brothers, younger sister, and now a brother-in-law—all of whom live in different states than I do. My ‘second’ family refers to the family I am currently building. My fiancé and I live in the state he is from and we have two dogs in the home. Family stage markers are recognizable at the moment in both scenarios.With my family of origin, there has been a recent wedding, a recent engagement, and my mother is still adjusting to children being out of the home despite the youngest one leaving the home over two years ago. According to the Family Life Cycle Framework (Goldenberg, et al., 2017), my family of origin in the cycle described as, ‘launching children and moving on at midlife’. In my family of origin there have been numerous shifts of autonomy over the past several years, many of which have been traumatic events such as the loss of one of my brothers in a motor vehicle accident. Growing up, my mother homeschooled my three siblings and I, so when my youngest sister left to attend college on the heels of my brother’s sudden death, my mom was left home without any children around and the responsibility of educator evaporating in front of her eyes, as well as the tremendous not only a mother experiences but an entire family when one of its own is lost from this life at a young age. Amid this time, both my mother and father began new businesses. My mom opening a coffee shop in our community and my father acquiring a business and its subsequent responsibilities he had long been planning. As two adults, who had grown accustomed to their routine of one a member of the workforce and the other a homemaker, the renegotiation phase of their dyad began as they each entered the workforce in new arenas and the homemaking responsibilities needed to be spread out. The passing away of my brother has created a slowing trend toward to renegotiation phase of the parent-adult child relationship dynamic shift between myself, my living siblings, and our parents. This is something that has often been met with friction between my sister and I and our mother. This stage in the cycle has also meant for my parents the handling of their own parents’ health. In the past one year, my mother has lost her mother and my father has lost his faither. In both cases, my mother and father were instrumentally involved in the process and affairs of their respective parents. At this point, my father’s mother now lives in the home of my parents full time. In my own home/family, my fiancé and I are embarking on the marker of marriage and living with one another. When looking at the Family Life Cycle Framework (Goldenberg, et al., 2017), we fall into the ‘joining of families through marriage/union’ stage. We are currently navigating the metarules we are learning about the family systems that are currently practiced in one another’s family of origin. We are also diving into establishing an intentional family system in our own home and relationship. This process requires realignment with particular priorities for each of us in order to meet the needs of one another and to support the relationship well.ReferencesGoldenberg, I., Stanton, M., & Goldenberg, H. (2017). Family therapy: An overview (9th ed.). Cengage learning
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