The Single Subject Research Design ( Ssrd ) Essay

1240 Words Nov 1st, 2016 5 Pages
Introduction Evaluations in social work practices are needed to report the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of psychological intervention used in the field. The single subject research design (SSRD) is an empirical measurement of a client’s functioning over a time span. This SSRD tool will measure the client’s functioning before, during and after the intervention (Jordan & Franklin, 2011). This paper will describe the client, establish a baseline, track two targeted goals over 30 days and applied interventions, analyze the results of the study and address the studies limitations.
Case summary
Sharon is a 48-year-old Caucasian women. She presents with good overall physical health although, suffers from back and knee pain relating to obesity. She identifies as a lesbian and is married to her wife Lynn ”. The couple rent a two-bedroom apartment. Currently, neither Sharon nor Lynn is employed, however both receive a monthly Social Security Disability (SSD) benefit. Sharon has a history of depression, anxiety and social isolation. As a young adult, she was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), dissociative identity disorder (DID), with 14 identified personalities.
Sharon was adopted as an infant. As a teenager Sharon was continually sexually abused and raped by her older brother. Sharon presents difficulties with her hygiene and lack of physical activity as she isolates in her chair at home. The lack of…

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