Your assignment must illustrate knowledge of the concepts through an original personal and/or professional integration of the text material. All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and must be written at graduate level English. The content, conciseness, and clarity of your answers will be considered in the evaluation of your work.  

You must integrate the material presented in the text in your own understanding, and cite your work according to APA format. Legal and ethical issues, and issues of culture and diversity must be addressed in context to the question presented.

Your responses should be approx. ½  page per question.

The entire assignment must be 3-4 pages total plus a title and reference page.

1.  In communications family therapy, resistance and symptoms were treated with a variety of paradoxical techniques, known as therapeutic double-binds. Define and give an illustration of a therapeutic double-bind. Why were they considered so powerful?

2.  What was the positive impact of research on family dynamics and schizophrenia? What was its negative impact?

3. Some would argue that there is a radical divergence between family systems therapies and the more traditional psychotherapeutic approaches. Others would challenge this view, arguing that there are many points of similarity and that the differences are exaggerated. Which position do you agree with and why?

4.  What is essential to accomplish in the first session in order to establish a productive therapeutic alliance with a family?

5.  Why is it important for a clinician to develop a therapeutic hypothesis, and what are some of the elements that such a formulation should include?

6.  Why is traditional couples therapy considered potentially dangerous in the treatment of cases involving marital violence?  What are some of the arguments in favor of treating violent partners together in couples therapy? 

References: 

Nichols, M.P. & Davis, S.D.   (2017).   Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods .   (11th).   New Jersey   Pearson.     ISBN 9780133826821 

The Final Paper provides the opportunity for you to demonstrate your ability to apply the concepts covered throughout the course. This assignment MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and must be written at graduate level English. You are required to utilize the Internet and the University Virtual Library to research current literature and information for this project. Using the University Virtual Library, find a minimum of eight (8) research articles, in family therapy, from professional journals dated within the past 5 years. You may use the research articles located in your syllabus under Bibliography

Do not use the course text or other texts for this assignment. This is a research-based paper.

Your research paper will be an exploration of two (2) theories of family therapy, the clinical applications and the evidence-based practice and interventions associated with each theory.

 

Your paper will have two parts:

Part I : Research [75% of your paper]

Compare and contrast Research on the 2 models of family therapy you chose.

Areas to address must include but are not limited to:

What research purports to be the strengths and limitations of each theory and therapeutic techniques associated with each theory.Your own understanding of the research presented and its clinical application.In consideration of evidence-based practice, discuss the research on culture, diversity and socioeconomic status specific to each theory.What legal and ethical issues may arise with each theory and technique?

 

Part II:  Application [25% of your paper]

Create a family intervention plan integrating and applying the Research you presented in Part I.  You can create your own original family scenario, or you can use fictional characters from TV, the movies or literature.  Do not use real persons. This is to be a fictional family you are working with.  Please specify the source of your fictional scenario.

 Briefly set the stage of the family you will be treating. This should be no more than ½ page.Given the evidence-based research on the theoretical techniques you presented in Part I, discuss how you would treat this family. Remember to integrate and apply the information from Part I.Consideration of culture, diversity and legal/ethical issues must be included.

The final paper should be 10-12 pages plus a title and reference page.

 

References: 

Nichols, M.P. & Davis, S.D.   (2017).   Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods .   (11th).   New Jersey   Pearson.     ISBN 9780133826821

 

  

 

Respond  to the following questions in 175 to 260 words each:

·         What makes the psychoanalytic-social perspective of personality unique?

·         What are the main components of each of the psychoanalytic-social personality theories? What are some of the main differences between theories?

·         Choose one of the psychoanalytic-social personality theories, and apply it to your own life. Explain your own personality and personality development through this theory.

 

Format  any citations according to APA guidelines.

This assignment focuses on vignette analysis and direct application of course concepts to the persons and situations presented in the vignette for each question.   All discussions must take into account legal and ethical considerations, as well as issues of culture and diversity that may pertain to the situations presented below. Legal/Ethical and Cultural information is included throughout the course text. You are encouraged to use other resources for ethics and culture as needed.

Use the reading assignments thoroughly in an integrative discussion. All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and written at graduate level English. You must integrate the material presented in the text and cite your work according to APA format. Use of the internet and the University Virtual Library is encouraged, but the majority of your work should be based on the reading assignments.Please keep your responses focused on what is presented in the vignette. Do not add information but use your creativity to support what you see in the vignette as written.  Avoid elaborations and assumptions. This assignment should be 5-6 pages total

Samuel and Sarah are an African-American couple in the early 50’s.  They were referred by their church pastor for family therapy.  The couple recently acquired custody of their 3 grandsons, ages 7, 4 and 2, whose parents were recently killed in a car accident. The children were not present during the accident.  Sam tells you that his heart aches for the loss of his only son and that he is not sure he has the stamina to raise his 3 grandsons.  Sarah tells you that she is determined to raise the boys in honor of her deceased son and daughter-in-law, in spite of her own health issues.  Sarah was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder.  Samuel, while in good health, appears emotionally absent and distracted during the intake session.1.  Utilizing the information in the reading assignments, in consideration of ethical and cultural factors, discuss how you would formulate therapy for this family?

2. Briefly discuss your treatment of this family with regard to each of the following:- Experiential Family Therapy-  Psychoanalytic Family Therapy- Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy. 

References: 

Nichols, M.P. & Davis, S.D.   (2017).   Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods .   (11th).   New Jersey   Pearson.     ISBN 9780133826821 

This assignment focuses on vignette analysis and direct application of course concepts to the persons and situations presented in the vignette for each question.   All discussions must take into account legal and ethical considerations, as well as issues of culture and diversity that may pertain to the situations presented below. Legal/Ethical and Cultural information is included throughout the course text. You are encouraged to use other resources for ethics and culture as needed.

Use the reading assignments thoroughly in an integrative discussion. All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and written at graduate level English. You must integrate the material presented in the text and cite your work according to APA format. Use of the internet and the University Virtual Library is encouraged, but the majority of your work should be based on the reading assignments.Please keep your responses focused on what is presented in the vignette. Do not add information but use your creativity to support what you see in the vignette as written.  Avoid elaborations and assumptions. This assignment should be 5-6 pages total

Pauline and Miriam are a lesbian couple in their mid 20’s. Pauline is Japanese-American and Miriam is from Italian descent.  The couple was referred for family therapy by their adoption agency.  They are in the process of adopting 2 children, both female. The girls are natural sisters, ages 2 and 4.  They were abandoned by their drug addicted, natural mother 8 months ago. The natural father is unknown.  As part of the adoption process, they are required to participate in 10 family sessions to assure the health and well being of the children. Both women are well-educated professionals.  Pauline complains that Miriam is an indulgent parent, “she buys them whatever they want and can’t say no”.  Miriam says that Pauline, “is ridiculous. She expects the girls to be perfect. After all they’ve been through, they deserve to be spoiled”.  During the session, you notice the sisters start to scuffle with each other.1. Utilizing the information in the reading assignments, in consideration of ethical, cultural and diversity factors, discuss how you would formulate therapy for this family?

2. Briefly discuss your treatment of this family with regard to each of the following:-  Solution-Focused Therapy-  Narrative Therapy-  Postmodern Approaches 

References: 

Nichols, M.P. & Davis, S.D.   (2017).   Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods .   (11th).   New Jersey   Pearson.     ISBN 9780133826821 

Prepare an essay describing the various components that comprise the main aspects of this week’s required readings. Please include details on what your readings covered and provide ideas and opinions on the overall content of the readings. Provide examples where appropriate and express opinions. To substantiate your opinions, you must use and reference the assigned readings this week. You may include supplementary resources to enhance your understanding by utilizing the California Southern University’s Online Library and/or the Internet.Your responses must be comprehensive, using terminology and concepts presented in the primary textbook. All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and must be written at graduate level English using Times New Roman 12 point font, with one inch margins. Be sure to cite your resources and provide the references using APA format. Remember to reference all work cited or quoted by the text authors. You should be doing this often in your responses. 

Your assignment should be 1-2 pages plus title and reference pages

References: 

Roberts, G. & Treasure, D.   (2012).   Advances in motivation in sport and exercise.   (3rd).   Champaign, IL   Human Kinetics.     978-0736090810    

Week 1 – Assignment

Ashford University Assignment Submission Week 1 AssignmentSelect a Topic for Your Critical Review

Select the topic for your Critical Review, which is due in Week Six, and briefly analyze its key features and pathophysiology. You may select from any of the following psychiatric disorders: schizophrenia (or schizotypal disorders), bipolar disorder, depression, any of the anxiety disorders, PTSD, chronic pain disorders, Alzheimer’s disease,  Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorder, seizures, ADD/ADHD, autism, OCD, any personality disorder, brain trauma, stroke, encephalitis, meningitis, or migraines.  Other topics may be chosen, with approval of your instructor.

Other topics may be considered but require prior approval by the instructor. However, addiction is not the emphasis of the course. Critical Reviews focusing on addiction, or drugs of addiction, will not be accepted. Your paper must focus on drug treatment and not on other modes of treatment. Papers that discuss psychotherapy, other than in passing, will not be given credit. Ask your instructor for clarification.

Explain your chosen psychiatric disorder in terms of neurotransmitter and receptor theories. Describe the symptomology of the disorder and its relationship with the neurotransmitters involved. Discuss the anatomic changes seen with the disorder. Explain the relationship between neurotransmitter and anatomic features and resultant symptoms. Summarize the interaction(s) between the behavioral, neuroanatomical, and neurotransmitter changes seen within the selected disorder.

The paper:Must be three to 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. Must include a separate title page with the following:Title of paperStudent’s nameCourse name and numberInstructor’s nameDate submittedMust use at least three peer-reviewed sources from the Ashford University Library. These may include the required articles for the assignment.Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Critical Thinking Essay I

Your writing should illustrate knowledge of the concepts through an original personal and/or professional integration of the assigned text material. All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, 1” margins and in APA format. It must be written and proof read at the graduate level. Each answer should be numbered and be 1-2 pages long. This tells you about how much content to include and is not meant as a word count. You must integrate the material presented in the text and cite your work according to APA format. 1. The term Motivation is constantly used in Sports. “Let’s get Motivated.”, “Motivation wins.” And even “Motivational climate.” What is meant by the term “motivation”? Discuss self motivation, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, maximizing motivation, and motivational strategies. 2. There are many different coaching styles. Some coaches use authoritative and try to control everything about the athlete. Sometimes this causes the athlete to lose all self-determination. Discuss this coaching style, current research about it, and if you agree or disagree with it. Use personal examples to support your answer. 3. As a coach, how might you employ five different types of imagery (control emotional responses, acquire and practice sport skills, acquire and practice strategy, cope with pain and injury, solve problems) for different situations to enhance the performance, affect, and thoughts of your athlete? 4. Explain the self-determination theory (SDT).  Do you agree with this theory? Give recent research and personal examples to support your answer.

References: 

Roberts, G. & Treasure, D.   (2012).   Advances in motivation in sport and exercise.   (3rd).   Champaign, IL   Human Kinetics.     978-0736090810     

Create  a 2- to 3-page brochure including graphics, on traditional psychodynamic theories. Describe personality. Discuss the main tenets of each theory, how they apply to personality and behavior, and the strengths and limitations of each theory.

In this assignment, you are going to put everything you have learned together and apply it to a job. Choose either a or b assignment below. This paper should be proper APA style, 8-10 pages plus the title page, reference page and the attachments.  This assignment is due in Week 7a) You have just been hired by the city of Wearehere as the sports psychologist to coordinate their youth sports leagues. You will need to create the team meetings, rules, and release forms. You will need to create a clinic to train the all the coaches/parents who are coaching, how to effectively coach. Make sure to actually set up the clinic so someone else could walk in and teach the clinic. You should have flyers for advertisement, and release forms, and a page about you. Include the activities you would actually do at the clinic.

b) You have been hired by the Weneedhelp University. They have not won any sports events in the past four years and they have hired and fired the coaches rapidly. Even the people of the town have stopped supporting the events. The school is in danger of losing their sports programs. Create a program to change the attitude and mindset of the new coaches, the fans and the athletes, and get this program back on its feet. Make sure to include any flyers or release forms for any clinics you might chose to run. You will need to actually set the clinics up so someone else can walk in and teach the clinic. 

References: 

Roberts, G. & Treasure, D.   (2012).   Advances in motivation in sport and exercise.   (3rd).   Champaign, IL   Human Kinetics.     978-0736090810