Consider the following scenario:
A client, Roger, scheduled an urgent session and is now describing symptoms of active psychosis to you. Roger was previously diagnosed with schizophrenia by a psychiatrist and was given medications to stabilize his brain chemistry; however, Roger is not taking the medications as prescribed because they make him feel trapped and disengaged in his own skin.
By Day 3
Respond to the following prompts using your mini script.
- Provide two potential questions you might ask to determine what Roger understands about his diagnosis and about the role of medications.
- Provide two potential questions you might ask to learn about the reasons for medication nonadherence.
- Explain the role of medications and counseling alongside a diagnosis of schizophrenia.
- Include an empathetic reflection to Roger.