5 pages due in 28 hours

Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
 

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review Chapter 5 in the course text, and watch The DSM-5 (Links to an external site.) screencast on how to access and use this resource and how to cite and reference the DSM-5. Use the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.) (Links to an external site.) support your responses. In addition, view the following videos Somatic Symptom Disorders Part II: Core Features and Treatment (Links to an external site.) and What is Illness Anxiety Disorder?
 

This assignment is an analysis of a selected psychological disorder associated with somatic symptom and related disorders. The disorder you select this week will be used to complete the Week 4 assignment.
 

To successfully complete this writing assignment,
 

Select a psychological disorder for comprehensive analysis from the following list:
 

Illness anxiety disorder
 

Somatic symptom disorder
 

Conversion disorder
 

Your selection of topic should be based on your personal or professional experience or your own academic or personal interest in the topic. Be sure to use current terminology from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5).
 

Based on the following requirements, create an outline (Links to an external site.) for your paper. Use this outline to determine the appropriate APA headings to be applied to your paper. To review formatting requirements, visit APA Style Elements (Links to an external site.) in the Ashford Writing Center. Then, include the following:
 

Introduction of the diagnosis
 

Explanation of at least one theory of etiology (causes) of the disorder
 

Explanation of the associated factors in development of the disorder (genetic, environmental, familial, lifestyle)
 

An analysis of the treatment options for clients with a sexual dysfunction using appropriate terminology and citations
 

Discussion of treatment options of the disorder
 

Discussion of possible options to reduce frequency or severity of symptoms
 

Evaluation of how this disorder affects the patient and those in their social community
 

Conclusion
 

**In keeping with the focus of this class, the emphasis of your paper should be on the pathological aspects of the disorder you select.
 

Next, research your topic and obtain a minimum of two scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources published within the last five years. These sources should provide evidence-based information regarding the psychological features of the disorder. Be sure to cite these sources accurately in your paper and include them on your references page according to APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.).
 

You may utilize required or recommended course materials in your work, but these will not count toward the reference requirements; however, you may cite and reference the DSM-5 as one of your sources used for the grading credit.
 

Write your assignment, supporting each of the required areas of evaluation.
 

Suggestion: Complete your paper by the weekend to also take advantage of running a Paper Review (Links to an external site.) in the Ashford Writing Center to support your success.
 

Access the rubric (Links to an external site.) to confirm all required components have been addressed.
 

The Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders paper
 

Must be a minimum of five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)
 

Must include a separate title page with the following:
 

Title of paper
 

Student’s name
 

Course name and number
 

Instructor’s name
 

Date submitted
 

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).
 

Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
 

Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
 

For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Ashford Writing Center resources.
 

Must include APA headings.
 

Must use at least two scholarly or peer-reviewed sources published within the last five years in addition to the course text or other course materials. You may also use required and recommended materials from the course, but these will not count towards the research component of your grade.
 

The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
 

To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view this Ashford University Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the Ashford University Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
 

Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)
 

Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.
 

Required Resources
 

Text
 

Getzfeld, A. R. (2018). Abnormal psychology (2nd ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu
 

Chapter 5: Dissociative Disorders and Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
 

Chapter 8: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
 

Chapter 12: Paraphilic Disorders, Sexual Dysfunctions, and Gender Dysphoria
 

Book
 

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.) (Links to an external site.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596
 

This manual will support your understanding of diagnosis and treatment for mental illness and support you in your Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion forum this week, as well as your assignment, Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders. Note that you will only be reviewing one to three pages, and it will be based on what specific disorders you evaluate this week.
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Articles
 

Chien, W., & Yip, A. L. (2013). Current approaches to treatments for schizophrenia spectrum disorders, part I: An overview and medical treatments. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 2013(9), 1311–1332. https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S37485
 

The full-text version of this article is available through the ProQuest Central database in the Ashford University Library. This article provides an overview of different treatment approaches used in schizophrenia spectrum disorders to focus on health issues and a wide range of abnormalities resulting from the illness. Students will use this article to respond to their Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion forum this week.
 

Gray, R., Bressington, D., Ivanecka, A., Hardy, S., Jones, M., Schulz, M., . . . Chien, W. (2016). Is adherence therapy an effective adjunct treatment for patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry, 16(90), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-016-0801-1
 

The full-text version of this article is available through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. This article researches the poor adherence to medications in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. This can lead to inadequate control of symptoms. Researchers assess adherence therapy (AT), an intervention that seeks to reduce patients’ psychiatric symptoms by enhancing treatment adherence. Students will review and assess this article to support their Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion forum response this week.
 

Multimedia
 

Bring Change to Mind. (2013, May 14). Schizo :60 (bring change 2 mind’s second PSA) (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Zn6yw2KUIwc
 

This video provides an interesting perspective on a common misperception regarding schizophrenia and will support your completion of your Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion forum this week. This video contains closed captioning and a transcript.
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Grande, T. [Dr. Todd Grande]. (2018, June 6). What is illness anxiety disorder? (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/6l9XwJGh2xg
 

This video provides information about anxiety illness disorder based on the expertise of Dr. Todd Grande, a licensed professional counselor of mental health, a licensed chemical dependency professional, and has a PhD in counselor education and supervision. This video will support our knowledge application associated with the Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders assignment this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
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Mayo Clinic. (2014, September 11). Somatic symptom disorders part II: Core features and treatment  (Links to an external site.)[Video file]. Retrieved https://youtu.be/-F2ETlmyvXM
 

This video provides additional information about somatic symptom disorder and will support you in your Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders assignment this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
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Special Books by Special Kids. (2017, November 16). Cecilia’s life with Schizophrenia (living with hallucinations) (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/7csXfSRXmZ0
 

This video provides a personal perspective on living with schizophrenia and will help to support your Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion forum this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
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TED. (2013, August 8). The voices in my head | Eleanor Longden (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/syjEN3peCJw
 

This video provides a personal perspective on living with schizophrenia and will help to support your Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion forum this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
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Web Page
 

Society of Clinical Psychology: Division 12. (n.d.). Case studies search (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://www.div12.org/case-studies/
 

This web page will be utilized to identify a case study to analyze associated with your Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion forum this week.
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Supplemental Material
 

Rosser-Majors, M. (2019). Week 4 Study Guide. Retrieved from https://www.ashford.instructure.com
 

This study guide will help you prepare for your Week 4 Terminology Quiz and Week 4 Content Review this week.
 

Recommended Resources
 

Book
 

Mausbach, B. T., & Ho, J. (2015). Schizophrenia in late life. In P. A. Lichtenberg and B. T. Mast (Eds.), APA handbook of clinical geropsychology: Vol. 2 Assessment, treatment, and issues of later life. (pp. 95–119). https://doi.org/10.1037/14459-004
 

The full-text version of this chapter entry is available through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. The handbook is a compilation and review of mental health issues in later life. Treatment and assessment are discussed to aid in treating older adults. This resource will assist you in your Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion this week.
 

Multimedia
 

Taylor Study Method. (2014a, August 18). Male sexual disfunctions (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ryr29sMFMQ8
 

This video provides additional information about male sexual dysfunction disorders and may help you to understand sexual dysfunctions more thoroughly when addressed in your Week 4 Content Review this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript
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Taylor Study Method. (2014b, August 18). Paraphilic disorders (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/0TtryBLokZc
 

This video provides additional information about paraphilic disorders and may help to support your Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders assignment this week.
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Counseling Theory- Theoretical Orientation

This assignment is due Friday by 8pm  January 5, 2018. This is a discussion with a minimum of 200 words 

In this module, you about the selection and importance of a theoretical orientation in counseling and psychotherapy. OF equal importance is to incorporate your theoretical orientation into practice. Assignments in this module were designed to guide you toward increased insight into the importance of theoretical orientation, how theoretical orientation and the advantages and disadvantages of empirically validated therapies, and steps to increase your self-awareness so that you may initiate a  process of theory development. Another significant goal of this module was to help you develop a timeline for successful completion of the major assignment in the course, which is a  theoretical orientation development plan paper, due later in the course (see weekly schedule on the syllabus). 

Tasks: As counselors-in-training develop knowledge and skills their theoretical orientation becomes a “tool belt.” Using your reading as a guide, identify and discuss the relevance of two specific “tools” you would include in your “tool belt.” Include information from the chapter readings to support your response.

 

Submission Details: The initial DQ post is due in the Discussion Area on Friday, January 5, 2018 .You must post your initial response to the DQ prior to reading your classmates posts. Responses to the discussion question should be well developed and focused, specifically address each component of the question, include information from readings, relevant information and examples to support your writing.

https://www.counseling.org/Resources/aca-code-of-ethics.pdf

 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions 16

Quality of responses to classmates 12

Frequency of responses to classmates 4

Reference to supporting readings and other materials 4

Language and grammar 4

Total: 40

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Allies and Transformational Psychology

  

1. Entwistle noted that “theological reflection typically focuses more on God’s workings in the world,” while “psychological reflection typically focuses more on the workings of God’s world.” What implications does this have for the relationship between psychology and Christianity?

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Week 5 – Final Paper Final Paper: A Literature Review

 

Conduct a literature review (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (see Bem, 2016).  You will review and summarize relevant theory and research in order to defend a particular position (your thesis).  The topic of your literature review might come from the following list, or you may identify a different area of interest.  However, if you choose something other than the options below, you must obtain permission from your instructor prior to writing/submitting the paper.  It is up to the instructor’s discretion to allow/disallow alternative topics.  Here are some ideas you might choose to explore: 

***Please choose the Topic that you are more interesting. Thanks.*** Accuracy of Proverbs Example:  “Don’t judge a book by its cover” or “Beauty is a good letter of introduction”?  In other words, what can one conclude based on appearance alone? Example:  “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” or “Out of sight, out of mind”?  In other words, do long distances or extended amounts of time strengthen relationship ties, or weaken them? Example:  “Birds of a feather flock together” or “Opposites attract”?  In other words, are people attracted to similar or dissimilar others? Impact of Titles/Labels Example:  How do team mascots (such as the Redskins or Braves) impact Native Americans (self-esteem, stereotype threat, etc.)? Example:  How do labels (such as smart/stupid, crazy or criminal, etc.) impact people’s mental processes and behaviors? Altruism Example:  Does true altruism exist?  What motivates people to help? Explanatory Style Example:  Do optimists experience better life outcomes than pessimists?  Persuasive Appeals Example:  How do political campaigns utilize various techniques? Self-esteem  Example:  Is there a dark side? Can one be too confident? School Size Example:  Do students fare better in big schools or small schools?  Why? Reactance Example:  What is the theory behind “reverse psychology”? Gender Differences Example:  in aggression, sex, etc. A Form of Prejudice Example:  fat prejudice, racial prejudice, etc. Psychology and the Law Example:  jury behavior, etc. Other:  Must be approved by your instructor in advance!

The Final Paper Must be at least 5 to 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Must include a separate title page (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. with the following: A header Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must begin with an introductory paragraph (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. that has a succinct thesis statement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Must utilize academic voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Must address the topic with critical thought. Must end with a conclusion (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. that reaffirms the thesis. Must use at least five peer-reviewed scholarly sources.  Additional scholarly sources are encouraged. Be sure to integrate your research (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. smoothly rather than simply inserting it. In general, paraphrase (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. material rather than using direct quotes. The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types.  If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor.  Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Must include a separate reference page (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. that is formatted according to APA style. Must be submitted to Grammarly (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for review and correction prior to submitting.

Submitting to Grammarly:
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Grammarly Resource: 
Before you submit your written assignment, review the The Grammarly Guide: How to Set Up & Use Grammarly (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. tutorial, set up a Grammarly account (if you have not already done so), and use Grammarly to review a rough draft of your assignment. Then carefully review all issues identified by Grammarly and revise your work as needed.

To use Grammarly: Go to https://app.grammarly.com/ (and log in if needed). Click on “Upload” (located under “New”) and upload your paper. Grammarly will scan your paper for errors and issues. To read about the errors Grammarly found, click on the ▼expand button. To accept Grammarly’s suggestion, click on the green wording suggestion (if applicable). To ignore Grammarly’s suggestion, click on the “x” or the “ignore” button. Finally, once you have made all of your corrections, click on the ↓ downward arrow icon in the left navigation pane and select “Download.”  This will create a Word document with your corrections.  Note: You might have to remove or delete any lingering track changes or comment bubbles before submitting your paper. 

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Program Evaluation Plan Part 1: The Clinical Program

 

In your role as a consultant who has been hired to evaluate a clinical mental health counseling program, you will describe the hypothetical program you will be planning to evaluate. Because this course project is a simulation, you will not actually be evaluating a program; instead, you will create a fictitious but plausible program with hypothetical stakeholders, clients, interventions, and measures. It may be similar to one in your community, or it may be one that you would like to design someday.

For this assignment in Unit 4, use the template linked in Resources to write an introduction and a description of the program to be evaluated, including the vision and mission, clinical interventions, stakeholders, and short- and long-term outcomes of the program. You will need to: Establish your research base for the program evaluation by reviewing published evaluations and relevant research. Critique how the research and the program evaluations inform the practices of similar programs. This is the basis of your literature review. Select, justify, and apply a model of evaluation you will use in your program evaluation. Describe your plan for needs assessment, including culturally sensitive strategies for conducting the assessment. Identify ethical standards that apply to program evaluations, and discuss how you will ensure they are met. Requirements

To achieve a successful project experience and outcome, you must include the following sections for Part 1: Title Page. Introduction and Description of Program (approximately one page). Literature Review (approximately two pages). Program Evaluation Model Selected (approximately one page). Needs Assessment (approximately one page). Ethical and Evaluation Standards (approximately one page). References.

Additionally, your paper must: Be a total of 5–7 pages of text (excluding the title page and the references page). Include scholarly references to support your ideas about research on the kind of program you are evaluating (population, clinical focus, counseling approach), and program evaluation procedures (program evaluation model, needs assessment, ethical and cultural considerations). Be free from errors that detract from the message. Be written in third person. Use current APA style and formatting throughout. Be in Times New Roman, 12-point font.

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2 psychology discussions (300 words EACH) – due in 24 hours

 Research in Social Psychology [WLOs: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

To prepare for this discussion, please read Chapter 1: Studying Social Psychology of your textbook and Exploring the Ethics and Psychological Impact of Deception in Psychological Research article.

In this discussion, you will consider principles of scientific research, including methodology and ethical considerations.

First, visit the Online Social Psychology Studies (Links to an external site.) web page and select any study from the list. (Note that some links may be broken; if you choose a study that is unavailable, simply pick another option.) Participate in the research by following the instructions. After you have completed the study, answer the following questions (see Chapter 1 and Boynton, Portnoy, & Johnson, 2013): Indicate the study you completed, including the web link. Describe the research that was conducted. What did you do? What type of method do you think the researcher was utilizing? Can you identify the hypothesis and/or theory? Appraise the study based on your understanding of research gained from the reading. What elements of the study “worked” and what would you suggest the researchers do to improve their study? Mention at least three specific elements. Indicate any relevant ethical concerns. Was deception utilized? Identify situational factors and/or social and cultural influences that may impact the phenomenon being studied. Illustrate how this insight may be relevant to your personal or professional life through specific examples.

To fully demonstrate content knowledge and critical thinking in your Research in Social Psychology discussion Interpret course concepts explicitly, applying them to your personal experiences/observations, and cite the required readings as appropriate. Be thorough and specific, structuring your work intentionally (with an introductory and concluding sentence or two), providing clear context, and concisely and precisely explaining relevant course concepts. Use personal examples to illustrate as appropriate, but do be sure to provide an objective analysis too, referencing required materials and using additional sources as needed to support your insight. Use your own Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) and apply in-text citations appropriately throughout your post. Review APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) for more information. Your original post should be a minimum of 300 words.

 Social Thinking [WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 5]

To prepare for this discussion, please read Chapter 4: Attitudes, Attributions, and Behaviors; Chapter 5: Making Judgments; and Chapter 6: Prejudice of your textbook, and Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases and Intergroup Contact Theory articles. In addition, watch A Class Divided.

In this discussion, you will consider theoretical perspectives on the formation, maintenance, and change of attitudes and the cognitive processes that support these thoughts, feelings, and actions. Choose any group toward which you have a strong attitude, positive or negative. Possible dimensions from which you may select your group include: appearance, race or ethnicity, gender, social class, nationality, sexual identity, (dis)ability, rural versus urban status, geographic region, religious belief, political ideology, incarceration/criminal history, occupational status, military status, and so on. Relate stereotypes (thoughts about), prejudice (feelings toward), and/or discrimination (actions) directed toward members of this group on a societal or cultural level, explaining potential causal mechanisms (categorization, social norms, inequality, etc.; see Chapter 6). You may elect to identify your own implicit and explicit attitudes, as well, though this is not required. Use concrete examples to illustrate (e.g., advertisements that depict members of the group in a stereotypical manner, statements you have overheard expressing affective reactions to the group, policies that discriminate in favor or/against the group, etc.). Consider both negative and positive elements. Identify situational and social/cultural factors that may influence attitudes toward this group. Analyze attitudes toward this group using one or more relevant theoretical perspectives (self-perception theory, cognitive dissonance, theory of planned behavior, etc.; see Chapter 4). Examine the use of heuristics (availability, representativeness, etc.) and errors in judgment (belief perseverance, confirmation bias, illusion of control, etc.) with regard to this attitude (see Chapter 5). Consider how positive or negative attitudes toward this or another group might be implicated in a professional setting (see A Class Divided). Identify realistic suggestions to eliminate as much bias as possible in this context (see Pettigrew, 1998).

To fully demonstrate content knowledge and critical thinking, in your Social Thinking discussion Interpret course concepts explicitly, applying them to your personal experiences/observations, and cite the required readings as appropriate. Be thorough and specific, structuring your work intentionally (with an introductory and concluding sentence or two), providing clear context, and concisely and precisely explaining relevant course concepts. Use personal examples to illustrate as appropriate, but do be sure to provide an objective analysis too, referencing required materials and using additional sources as needed to support your insight. Use your own Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) and apply in-text citations appropriately throughout your post. Review APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) for more information. Your original post should be a minimum of 300 words.

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PSY645 Psychopathology

 Prior to beginning work on this discussion, please read Chapters 3, 4, and 17 in DSM-5 Made Easy: The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis; Cases 18, 19, and 20 from Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology; and Chapter 1 in Psychopathology: History, Diagnosis, and Empirical Foundations. It is recommended that you read Chapter 1 in Turning Points in Dynamic Psychotherapy: Initial Assessment, Boundaries, Money, Disruptions and Suicidal Crises.

For this discussion, you will choose from one of the three “You Decide” case studies included in Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology. The case study you choose for this discussion will also be the case study you will use for your Psychiatric Diagnosis assignment in Week Six. Case 19: You Decide: The Case of Fred is the one I chose. 

In your initial post, you will take on the persona of the patient from the case study you have chosen in order to create an initial call to a mental health professional from the patient’s point of view. In order to create your initial call, evaluate the symptoms and presenting problems from the case study, and then determine how the patient would approach the first call.

Create a document that includes a transcript of a call from the patient’s point of view based on the information in the case study including basic personal information and reasons for seeking out psychotherapy.

Craighead, W. E., Miklowitz, D. J., & Craighead, L. W. (2013). Psychopathology: History, diagnosis, and empirical foundations (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Retrieved from http://www.ebrary.com Chapter 1: Issues in Diagnosis: Conceptual Issues and Controversies (pp. 1-35)

Gorenstein, E., & Comer, J. (2015). Case studies in abnormal psychology (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Worth Publishers. ISBN: 9780716772736

Case 19: You Decide: The Case of Fred

Morrison, J. (2014). DSM-5 made easy: The clinician’s guide to diagnosis. New York, NY: The Guilford Press. Chapter 3: Mood Disorders Chapter 4: Anxiety Disorders Chapter 17: Personality Disorders

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psychology 302

Do the problems in the file

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Assignment: Conducting Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Program evaluation procedures can help you identify the needs of a population as you develop programs. They can also help you identify portions of the population who are not accessing services once a program is implemented. In this assignment, you examine issues related to access to services and how program evaluation procedures can be used to address those issues. To Prepare

Review the Interactive Learning Community’s Community Center and High School in this week’s Learning Resources. Consider the demographics present in the New Harbor High School. Then consider how you could apply research methods to increasing participation in marriage and relationship education programs to one of the largest disadvantaged and/or ethnically diverse families in the community. Use the data from the High School, to choose a population. Finally, consider the measurement and data collection methods presented in the course text and how they could be applied to this issue.

The Assignment (2–3 pages) Identify the disadvantaged and/or ethnically diverse population you have chosen in this week’s Interactive Learning Community and why you choose that population to focus on. Explain how, as a researcher, you would increase participation of your chosen disadvantaged and/or ethnically diverse populations in marriage and relationship education programs based on their needs. The combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to provide more valid, reliable, and generalizable results in research is known as “Mixed Methods” Research. Explain the types of quantitative measures (detailed in this week’s readings) and qualitative data collection methods (detailed in Week 4’s readings) you would employ to obtain more valid, reliable and generalizable results for a program evaluation of the marriage and relationship education programs.

New Harbor Community  Background Information

New Harbor Community Center offers a variety of services. Services include a food bank, a family recreation center replete with a basketball court, an arts and crafts room, an early learning day care service, a senior club, and a counseling center. Funding for these services are provided by government grants, nonprofit charities like the United Way, and private donations. Current Situation

A series of marriage and relationship education programs has been provided for residents of the subsidized housing with the intention that these programs may help curb domestic violence and child abuse related issues. However, it has been noted that the programs are not well attended by immigrant families. Staff have begun to review the student population at the urban New Harbor High School to better understand the largest percentages of disadvantaged and/or ethically diverse families that they would like their programs to target.

New Harbor North High School

Background Information

New Harbor North High School is a large public school in an urban neighborhood located in the northern part of the city. It is respected for its traditions of student and community involvement and academic preparedness. The student body is richly diverse in ethnicity and culture: 51% Asian descent, 33% African American, 7% Caucasian, 8% Latino, 1% American Indian, and a newer Arab student presence comprising less than 1% of the student population.

New Harbor North students spend their school years learning with, and about, students of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Thus, graduates, in addition to being high-caliber academically, receive another enriching educational experience—that of community—and learning to live and get along in a complex urban society. Current Situation

New Harbor North High School has faced significant funding shortages during the past 4 years due to declines in local property tax collections and funds allocated by the state and the federal Department of Education, as well as donor attrition. As a result, teachers have seen salaries stagnate while their health care costs and class sizes have risen. Many senior teachers have taken early retirements, leaving the school with new teachers who lack experience with diverse groups of students. The most recent staff survey clearly shows demoralized teachers and staff, with a 15% decline in overall satisfaction, a 30% drop in support for the current leadership at the school and district levels, and a perceived lack of respect from students and the current principal. Although students are doing well academically, according to the School Report, they are reporting that the increased bullying and intolerance at school is largely being ignored by teachers.

Basketball Coach:  “John Fisher is the husband of Chahana Fisher. He is a Caucasian 33-year-old. He and his wife met in college while working toward degrees in education. They soon married after Chahana became pregnant. Chahana is South Asian and is 31. John finished his degree and found a job at New Harbor North High School teaching math. He also earns additional money as the school’s basketball coach, and he is a popular teacher and coach in the school, working long hours and weekends with the team. Together they have two children: Stuart, who is 6, and David, who is 4. Their son David has some learning challenges. Chahana agreed to drop out of college to raise their two sons until they were older and more established in school. Because of John’s busy schedule, teaching all day and coaching his team until late in the evening, Chahana felt neglected and somewhat frustrated for not completing her degree. John caught Chahana seeking comfort from Sam, John’s cousin. During the encounter, John pushed Chahana to the floor. Police were called, and John was charged with domestic assault and battery. John was placed on leave from work until the charges were adjudicated. After some counseling and a period of separation, he and Chahana reconciled. The assault and battery charges were withdrawn, and both John and Chahana agreed to continue to attend counseling. John was able to return to teaching at New Harbor North High School.”

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