PCN 605 Week 5 Benchmark – Grief and Mourning in Schizophrenia

Read “Grief and Mourning in Schizophrenia” by Wittman and Keshavan, from  Psychiatry: Interpersonal & Biological Processes (2007). 


Write a 1,200-1,500-word essay in which you propose a safety plan to address potential depression and suicidality in clients who have recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia.


Include the following in your paper:

  The relationship between grief and mourning and a diagnosis of schizophrenia The necessity of addressing grief and loss during the treatment process Treatment options for addressing potential depression and risks of suicide

Include at least five scholarly references in addition to the textbook in your paper.


APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is always expected. For all assignment delivery options, documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.


This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.


You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center


This assignment measures the following competency: Competency 1.4: Demonstrate knowledge and skill in working with unique counseling populations.

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