Unit 3 Discussion 1 & 2? $30.00 Due (Sunday) 7/22/2018.  

Unit 3 Discussion 1

Alternatives to Pregroup Interviews

According to the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), ethical practice entails conducting a pregroup interview with each prospective member for purposes of screening, orientation, and selection. If you found it was highly impractical or impossible to interview people individually, what alternatives might you consider? Incorporate the assigned readings and relevant literature to substantiate alternatives to individual pregroup interviews. 

Unit 3 Discussion 2

Theoretical Application in Groups

This discussion is based on the article you selected from the provided readings addressing the application of therapeutic perspectives in counseling groups. Describe how the specific counseling theory is applied in a group setting to guide interventions. What evidence is provided in the article to support the effectiveness of the approach for the selected population and focus of the group?


· Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.

· Association for Specialists in Group Work.

In 750-1,000 words, do the following: Analyze the substantive differences between a vocational rehabilitation clinician and a standard mental health clinician, include treatment ideology for both. Describe ethical challenges to treatment that might be encountered by a vocational rehabilitation clinician in a correctional facility. Explain how those ethical challenges can be addressed.

Provide a minimum of three to five peer reviewed resources to support your explanations.

In 1,000 words, consider the case of Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California to answer the following: Discuss why the case is important to mental health clinicians. Describe the violence risk assessment instruments a clinician might use to meet the requirements provided for in Tarasoff. Discuss if a clinician should be held civilly liable for violent behavior of an inmate the clinician assessed.

Provide three to five peer reviewed resources to support your explanations.

Just read the instructions carefully and if you have any questions just ask me. Pay attention to grammar, punctuations and spelling please!!


Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. One of the references must come from Corey, M. S., Corey, G., & Corey, C. (2018). You are expected to include at least one scholarly and peer-reviewed resource outside of those provided in the readings for each discussion post. I need this completed by 07/18/18 at 6pm. 

By Day 3

· Explain how you will terminate your group. Be specific in describing the strategies you would use.

· Provide at least 2 supports or resources that you would offer members in need of help outside the group.

· Explain how you would evaluate the group experience. (This can be a more subjective gauge of group satisfaction.)

· Explain how you would measure progress toward group goals. (This should be an objective measure of group outcomes, such as a rating scale, standardized instrument, or a questionnaire.)

Here is an example of a post that a classmate completed from my group. We are doing a group for Domestic Violence Survivors:

The group that has been established is a group of Domestic Violence survivors.  With this particular group it is important to not wait until the final session to prepare the participants for the end.  As the initial stage of a group is critical to the groups functioning preparing members for the end of the group is equally imperative.  Since dealing with a group that can be an emotionally charged group, to end the group I would educate the group about what to expect during the final stages.  For instance, about two to three sessions prior to the final stage, I will remind members that the group will end and the importance of making the most of the group time; as well as helping them comprehend the benefits of being involved in the group before it ends. According to Corey, Corey, and Corey (2018) termination can begin on the first day of the group so leaders should prepare members throughout their interactions for the ending of the group.  During the video Dr. Corey (Haynes, 2014) emphasize reminding members of the ending and always preparing the for termination.  With a group like Domestic Violence survivors it can be most helpful to let them know what can be expected in an attempt to ease tension of the unknown since they come from situations that can often times be unpredictable. 

Resources after Group

Even though the group sessions have been terminated it is still important to offer group members resources that they can take with them when the weekly group experience is no longer available to them.  Two resources or supports I would offer group members after the sessions have ended include a follow-up session and the option of linking with a group member.  One objective of the follow-up session would be for the member to realize how he or she is utilizing the tools learned in group in their everyday life. Dr. Corey detailed the importance of follow-up groups and how they allow members to explore what they have achieved while in the group outside of the group (Haynes, 2014).  Like the follow-up sessions, linking with a former group member will give the member support as well as an accountability partner.  These resources can give members a reference when the group is no longer available for support and help members identify things that they have or wish to accomplished. 


After the group experience has ended a tool that can be used to evaluate the group experience is a questionnaire.  According to Corey (et. al 2018) questionnaires encourage members to again reflect and one more time put into words the meaning of their experiences in the group.  Questionnaire also give the group leader a tool to measure how well the group benefitted the members and gives the leaders an opportunity to make constructive changes.  Another way to evaluate the group experience is to check in with the members during the final meeting to hear what different members have to report about their experiences of the group (Haynes, 2014).  This dialogue could help the members and leaders to gauge the mindsets of the members from the first session to the last sessions.  In other words, it will allow all involved to witness that the feelings and attitudes may have changed since the initial session.  Evaluations are helpful to the group experience since it can benefit both members and leaders. 


Corey, M. S., Corey, G., & Corey, C. (2018). Groups: Process and practice (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.

Haynes, R. (2014). Groups in action: Evolution and challenges [Video file]. Borderline Productions.

Competency 1: Explain the nature of ethical issues.  Identify key ethical issues within workplace situations. Competency 3: Engage in ethical debate  Give examples of the strengths and weaknesses of diverse accounts of moral dilemmas. Competency 4: Develop a position on a contemporary ethical issue.  State clearly one’s own position on ethical issues in a workplace context. Competency 5: Communicate effectively in the context of personal and professional moral discourse.  Communicates in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of professional communities.

During this course you will be developing a final project, “Professional Code,” (u10a1) on the role of professional ethics in your current or future workplace. This week’s assignment is the first step in that long-term process. There will be another assignment in Unit 6, and you will pull all of the pieces together in Unit 10.

In this unit, your only task is to begin thinking about the issues. From your own experience in the workplace—or from what you have learned about your field of specialization—describe three situations that might come up in your profession, each of which presents an ethical dilemma or calls for a thoughtful moral decision.

Describe each situation fully enough to expose the potential disagreements to which it is likely to give rise. Consider the alternative responses someone might make in such a situation and assess the strengths and weaknesses of each point of view. State your own position in contrast with (at least some of) these alternatives, and explain why you have adopted it.

You will return to these examples in Unit 10 with a more detailed defense of your own view, and you will be free to change your mind then if you choose. Assignment Requirements Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message. APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA guidelines for style and format. Number of resources: There are no minimum number of resources required; however, use your judgment to ensure your topic is thoroughly researched. Length of paper: 3–4 typed double-spaced pages. Font and font size: Arial, 12 point.

An 12-16 page (not including the cover or References pages) Literature Review Paper summarizing 10-12 evidence-based (meaning they are reports of findings arising from experimental research conducted by the article author[s] and not opinion articles or publications summarizing multiple research studies), peer-reviewed articles retrieved from the APUS online library and focusing on a course relevant topic of interest is due by the end of Week 7 of the course. Instruction details for this paper are located on the classroom Assignments page.  The relating of articles in this paper must be done via transition statements between article summaries for articles that have content in common, such that the paper interweaves all the articles into a coherent and well-articulated review of scholarly publications related to the paper topic focus. For example, after one article summary, the statement, “Related research conducted by Smith (2012) showed that…” would be an effective means of connecting it to another summary. The paper will end with a minimum of two paragraphs summarizing points made and articulating suggestions for future research directions arising from the article reviews.   Selected articles must have been submitted for approval as the Annotated Bibliography assignment due by the end of Week 5 of the course. Instructions for formatting the Annotated Bibliography are located on the classroom Assignments page.  Articles selected for course assignments other than the Annotated Bibliography (e.g. for the Discussion Forums) cannot be used in the completion of the Research Paper or included in the Annotated Bibliography.

Aristotle’s Approach to Moral Judgment

According to Aristotle, virtue always lies at the mean between vicious extremes. Too much or too little of anything is invariably mistaken, but acting moderately is usually the path to happiness. Let us examine this approach to ethics by testing it in application to specific examples of two distinct kinds.

In your substantive post for this discussion, please describe two concrete situations from your own personal or professional life: One in which Aristotle’s theory clearly seems to be on the right track. Another where it gives the wrong advice.

In the first case, moderation would make sense, but in the second, you see how one of the extremes seems more virtuous.

Literature Review : You will do 6 literature reviews pretaining to your specific course and topic. Reviews literature related to the unifying/overarching them within the core specializations identified. The focus of the literature review is to determine how the topic has been addressed in the available research literature, extending knowledge in the field by synthesizing research literature from the core areas within the primary topic. Provide a current state of accumulated knowledge as it relates to the specific topic, integrating the core specializations. Summarize the general state of the literature on the topic.


The literature review section should begin with a description of the literature search strategy  including (not limited to): Keywords used Databases searched Years included Results yielded Results excluded


The following should be included in the literature review section: Research studies should be summarized with detail, including the findings, how they were obtained, and any biases and limitations affecting the findings. Significant or noteworthy similarities and differences among core areas and the unifying theme should be highlighted. Provide critical analyses  of available research literature. Conclusion that summarizes the section.


Discussion : Articulate the importance of the findings of the literature reviewed; explain why these findings are important to the field of psychology . Make recommendations for future research based on the literature reviewed and explain the rationale for the recommendations.


This section should include: Synthesis of the research literature, redeveloping conceptualizations of existing paradigms, or proposing new paradigms. Extending of knowledge through the integration of the literature review findings. Supported recommendations for future research. Conclusion summarizing the major elements of the project 

PSY 340 Week 2 Team Assignment Neural Plasticity Paper


For this assignment, your team will choose a participant to work with who has experienced trauma to the brain and describe the functions and limitations of neural plasticity in the recovery process.


You are working as a behavioral health specialist in a neurological research center and are responsible for participant education. There are three participants to choose from: Stephanie has experienced a stroke; Jamie has experienced an amputation ; and Robert has experienced a traumatic brain injury. Choose one participant to work with.


Prepare a 1,000- to 1,200-word paper that explains the functions and limitations of neural plasticity in the participant’s recovery process.


Include two to three peer-reviewed sources.



Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.