Discussion 13.1: Case Study: Marco Gonzales
This is your first appointment with Marco and Maria, a teenager and his grandmother. Maria is also Marcoâ€™s legal guardian. Watch Marco and Maria introduce themselves (3:40 minutes)Links to an external site. (Marco transcriptLinks to an external site.).
Answer the following questions from your perspective as Marcoâ€™s psychiatric nurse practitioner.
- Identify the steps you would take and the techniques you would use to develop a therapeutic alliance with Marco and Maria. Would you include Juan and Elisa in the assessment process? Why or why not?
- You decide to complete a genogram. How would you explain the purpose and function of the genogram to Marco and Maria?
- Discuss what information the genogram could provide to you. Explain how that information could be used to develop a treatment intervention strategy.