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Medication adherence in the United States remains suboptimal; medication nonadherence is a complexissue that requires patience, presence, and perspective. One strategy that has been helpful forimproving adherence is a combination of psychotherapy and psychoeducation, that is client-centeredand free from counselor-agenda. As clinicians, we are not here to coerce, manipulate, or otherwiseunduly influence a client to take their medications. Counseling is a safe place to explore what the clientis experiencing and thinking; clients’ needs a safe place to share concerns and explore options. Clientsdo not lose their rights to autonomy when they enter counseling and receive mental health/ substanceuse disorder diagnoses. Clinicians remain focused on the client’s initial presenting issues and concernswithout inserting a counselor agenda and bias; treatment includes psychotherapy, intervention andeducation. Clients often are more likely to consider medications when they believe that they are decidingindependently, without coercion, to make needed changes. Motivational interviewing (open-endedquestions, affirmations, reflections and summarizations) and empathy are very helpful for enhancing theclient’s knowledge about medications, feelings of self-efficacy, intrinsic motivation, and medicationadherence.



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For this Assignment, you will review peer-reviewed literature, reading assignments, and resources toanalyze our role as counselors when working with clients who are psychotropic medicationnoncompliant.

Assignment (3-5 pages)

Give a minimum of four (4) reasons why a client might engage in medication nonadherence. What are systemic barriers to medication adherence? Give at least one (1) cultural example wheremedication nonadherence is a factor that we might face.What are counseling techniques that have the potential to improve adherence? What are counseling techniques that have the potential to decrease adherence?What is appropriate information for you to get from the prescriber, that might help you when workingwith your client around medication adherence and nonadherence?How would you want to be treated if you were in your client’s shoes, skeptical about the use ofmedications for treatment of mental health and/or substance use disorders?

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Criteria Ratings Pts

20 pts

Responsiveness:The paperdemonstrates thatthe studentrecognizes andunderstands thecomplexity andlimitations of thecounselor’s roleregarding theclient’smedicationadherence andnonadherence.The paper clearlycommunicates athoroughresponse to eachquestion.

20 to >17.9 ptsA

The content ofthe paperincludesthoroughresponses thatsubstantiallycover the topic ofall the questionsin theinstructions.

17.9 to >15.9 ptsB

The content of thepaper includesresponses to all ofthe questions andthe responsessubstantially coverthe topic of morethan half of thequestions in theinstructions.

15.9 to >13.9 ptsC

The content of thepaper includesresponses to atleast half of thequestions and theresponsessubstantially coverthe topic of at leasthalf of the questionsin the instructions.

13.9 to >0 ptsF

The content ofthe paperincludesresponses tofewer than halfthe questionsand/or theresponsessubstantiallycover the topic ofless than half ofthe questions inthe instructions.

Criteria Ratings Pts

20 pts

10 pts

ContentKnowledge: Theextent to whichthe contentdemonstrates anunderstanding ofour currentknowledge,providinginformation fromthe research,literature andCode of Ethicsthat validate theiranswers.

20 to >17.9 ptsA

The responses tothe questions in theinstructionsdemonstrate:… 1.)In-depthunderstanding andapplication ofconcepts and issuespresented in thecourse showing thatthe student hasabsorbed thegeneral principlesand ideaspresented;… 2.) Richand relevantpresentation; and…3.) Mastery andthoughtful/accurateapplication ofknowledge and skillsor strategiespresented in thecourse.

17.9 to >15.9 ptsB

The responses tothe questions inthe instructionsdemonstrate:… 1.)Understanding andapplication of theconcepts andissues presentedin the coursedemonstrating thatthe student hasabsorbed thegeneral principlesand ideaspresented;… 2.)Relevantpresentation;and… 3.) Masteryand application ofknowledge andskills or strategiespresented in thecourse.

15.9 to >13.9 ptsC

The responses tothe questions inthe instructionsdemonstrate:… 1.)Minimalunderstanding ofconcepts andissues presentedin the course, and,although generallyaccurate, displayssome omissionsand/or errors;and/or… 2.)Irrelevantpresentation;and/or… 3.) Littlemastery of skillsand/or numerouserrors when usingthe knowledge,skills or strategiespresented in thecourse.

13.9 to >0 ptsF

The responsesto the questionsin theinstructionsdemonstrate:…1.) Lack ofunderstandingof the conceptsand issuespresented in thecourse and/orapplication isinaccurate andcontains manyomissionsand/or errors;and/or… 2.)Irrelevantpresentation;and/or… 3.)Many criticalerrors whenapplyingknowledge,skills, orstrategiespresented in thecourse.

Quality of Writing:The extent towhich the studentcommunicated ina way that meetsgraduate levelwriting orcommunicationexpectations.

10 to >8.9 ptsA

Writing orcommunicationexceeds graduate-level expectations.The referenceguide:… 1.)Includes languagethat is clear,concise, andappropriate;… 2.)Has few, if any,errors in spelling (ifwritten), grammar,and syntax;… 3.) Isextremely wellorganized, logical,clear, and never

8.9 to >7.9 ptsB

Writing orcommunicationmeets graduate-levelexpectations. Thereference guide:…1.) Includeslanguage that isclear;… 2.) Has afew errors inspelling (ifwritten), grammar,and syntax;… 3.)Is well organized,logical, andclear;… 4.) Usesoriginal language

7.9 to >6.9 ptsC

Writing orcommunication issomewhat belowgraduate-levelexpectations: Thereference guide:…1.) Includeslanguage that isunclear and/orinappropriate;and/or… 2.) Hasmore thanoccasional errorsin spelling (ifwritten), grammar,and syntax;and/or… 3.) Is

6.9 to >0 ptsF

Writing orcommunication iswell belowgraduate-levelexpectations: Thereference guide:…1.) Includesunclear andinappropriatelanguage; and/or…2.) Has manyerrors in spelling (ifwritten), grammar,and syntax;and/or… 3.) Lacksorganization in away that creates

Total Points: 50

Criteria Ratings Pts

confuses thereader orlistener;… 4.) Usesa preponderanceof originallanguage and usesdirect quotes onlywhen necessaryand/orappropriate;… 5.)Providesinformation abouta source whenciting orparaphrasing it.

and uses directquotes whennecessary and/orappropriate;… 5.)Providesinformation abouta source whenciting orparaphrasing it.

poorly organized,is at times unclearand confusing, andhas someproblems withlogical flow;and/or… 4.)Reflects anunderuse oforiginal languageand an overuse ofdirect quotes andparaphrases;and/or… 5.)Sometimes lacksinformation about asource when citingor paraphrasing it.

confusion for thereader; and/or… 4.)Contains manydirect quotes fromoriginal sourcematerials and/orconsistently andpoorlyparaphrases ratherthan using originallanguage; and/or…5.) Lacksinformation abouta source whenciting orparaphrasing it.