Dialectical Behavior Assessment Paper

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A depressed elderly female patient was admitted to the Senior Care Unit of Memorial to treat her diagnoses. Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy the client was able to learn that she was afraid to express her needs to her family due to fear of disappointing them. Using the Generalized Contentment Scale consist of ten items the tool was able to measure the effect DBT had on the patient’s depression. The small sample size small proportion frequency did not note any significant changes between the phases (p=0.11). However the D-Index noted a 4% increase in the desired direction. The assessment (IDV), intervention (x1 & x2), resulting goal (DV), and continues measurement gave me my perspective of my DBT practice effectiveness.
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