Presently, what types of self-care do you involve yourself in on a regular basis? What are your plans for self-care as a professional in your field? Discuss the importance of self-care to effective and responsible practice. Answer each question completely and thoroughly. Post should be at least 300 words.

opinion 2.1 and 2.2

3 paragraphs wqith reference

 

There are a number of crisis intervention theories and models. The goals of crisis intervention theories and models might include restoring survivors’ pre-crisis equilibrium, reframing survivors’ views and beliefs about disasters, crises, or traumas, or helping survivors choose effective behaviors and attitudes to cope with their situations. The developmental stages of individuals impacted by such events, and the interrelationships between such individuals and their environments, are important considerations when developing an effective crisis intervention approach.

In this Discussion, you will apply an eclectic approach to crisis intervention, using three different crisis intervention models.

To prepare for this Discussion:Consider how an eclectic approach to crisis intervention might be used to respond to disasters, crises, and traumas.Reflect on the crisis, disaster, or trauma you described in Discussion 1 this week.Identify three crisis intervention models you might use to respond to the disaster, crisis, or trauma.Think about how each model might inform strategies and/or techniques you employ to respond to survivors of the disaster, crisis, or trauma.

 

 

There will be four Discussion Board forums throughout the course. The purpose of Discussion Board forums is to generate interaction among students in regard to relevant current course topics. You are required to post one thread of at least 300 words.

You must post two replies of at least 100 words.  For each thread, you should support your assertions with at least one citation in APA format. The replies do not require citations, but they are preferred. Acceptable sources include the textbook, the Bible, peer-reviewed journal articles, etc.

 

 

 Discussion Forum Question:

 

How do Ackerman’s views on management differ from a secular school’s view of behavior management? What biblical concepts challenge you as someone who may be working with students with behavioral disabilities in the future?

 

PSY 550 Final Exam

 

Short Answers

 

The 25 questions below are worth 3 points each.

 What is the interactionist point of view? Identify two intelligence theorists who believe in this perspective.

  What is the main difference between the factor analysts and traditional theorists with regard to theory derivation? 

  A school psychologist strongly believes a particular child is in need of special services. What is the psychologist trying to control for if he or she uses the most recently normed test available?

  What are two benefits of the WASI?

  Identify three improvements of the WAIS-IV over the WAIS-III.

  Provide one advantage and one disadvantage of group-administered intelligence tests.

  Give three examples of extra-test behavior on an ability test.

  RtI is said to be multilevel in nature because there are at least three levels of intervention. What are these three levels of intervention?

  Name three recommended uses for the Woodcock-Johnson III.

  Name three things that would be included in the best approach to diagnosing a specific learning ability.

  What is the purpose of empirical criterion keying?

  Identify two functions of validity scales on personality tests.

  Identify a criticism of the MMPI that contributed to the need for developing the MMPI-2. Identify a criticism of the MMPI-2.What is the purpose of the inquiry stage of the administration of the Rorschach test? 

  What is the purpose of the inquiry stage of the administration of the Rorschach test? 

  Identify three criticisms of projective tests.

  What principle do assessors utilize when interpreting the TAT?

  Give an example of a behavioral assessment approach.

  What does a mental status exam assess?

  Give an example of the Barnum effect.

  Why is it recommended to utilize the BDI-II with other tests?

  A neuropsychologist blindfolds a patient and then moves the patient’s arms and legs in various positions. The patient is unable to identify where his limbs are located. The neuropsychologist would MOST likely suspect that the patient has suffered some sort of damage to which lobe? Explain your reasoning.

  What are three things that the Tower of Hanoi measures?

  Give an example of a performance assessment.

  What is an assessment center and what is it utilized for?

  How does Maslow’s hierarchy apply to worker motivation?

 

 

 

Essay Questions

 

The essay questions below are worth 7 points each.

 

 

 One of your friends asks you the unlikely question “What contributes to intelligence? ” Based on what you have learned in this course, what would be your response? 

  Compare and contrast crystallized versus fluid intelligence. Give an example of each form of intelligence.

  Compare and contrast two established personality assessments discussed in the course. Include in your discussion strengths and limitations of each measure.

  Throughout the course, issues related to cultural diversity have been addressed. Identify one intelligence, educational, or personality measure and describe its strengths and weaknesses as it relates to diversity.

 

Identify and describe at least three ethical dilemmas or responsibilities a psychological assessor may face.

 

 

 

In this assignment, begin by taking a retrospective look at your life history, to discuss which aspects of your personality have remained consistent and which aspects of your personality have changed over time. Then, analyze the roles of nature and nurture in shaping your personality. Subsequently, discuss possible sources of inaccuracy and bias in any retrospective analysis. Finally, discuss the reasons why systematic scientific studies are considered more valuable than individual accounts. 

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:Reflect on your life history and discuss which aspects of your personality have changed over time and which aspects have stayed consistent.Based on your retrospective analysis, describe the roles of nature and nurture in shaping your personality. Reflect on your justification for distinguishing between nature and nurture. Discuss the possible sources of bias and inaccuracy whenever a person looks back on their past history. Be sure to discuss factors related to memory and factors related to cognition. Describe why the science of psychology places more emphasis on results based on scientific studies than it does on personal experience and anecdotes.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format.  Check with your professor for any additional instructions.To keep this essay short and manageable, your only sources for your paper should be your own experience and the Webtext. For this reason, APA citations and references are not required for this assignment.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.  The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:Relate psychological concepts to real-world situations.Describe the major theories of personality development, learning, memory, cognition, consciousness, development and social psychology.Use technology and information resources to research issues in psychology.Write clearly and concisely about psychology using proper writing mechanics.

 

complete written assignment #2 below

Students will be required to complete two papers during the 8 week module. Your first paper is due at the end of Unit 4 and the second paper is due at the end of Unit 8. Rubrics will be used to grade your work. Assignments should be written in the format of the most current edition of the APA manual. Each paper must be submitted via Blackboard and emailed copies will not be accepted. Policies in regard to turning work in late also apply to these assignments. Your second written assignment is worth 20% of your grade.

Each written assignment will consist of a paper that is at least 3 full pages. Each paper must be double spaced with size 12 Times New Roman font and 1 inch margins on all sides. You will need to follow the example provided under course information and need a title page, body (at least 3 full pages), and reference section all in APA style. Please use complete sentences, appropriate grammar, spelling, and references. You will also be required to use in-text references in your work in accordance with APA style to avoid plagiarism. Information to help with your writing is provided under the APA resources section of the course information tab.

Please use at least three scholarly sources in gathering information about your chosen topic. Your textbook may be used as a source to aid in your discussion. Be sure to avoid using internet sources such as Wikopedia or other web-based resources that do not have strong academic backing if you choose additional resources. You will also be required to use in-text references in your work in accordance with APA style to avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism detection software will be used to scan each paper.

Refer to the writing rubric for a guideline as to how your paper will be graded. Students are strongly encouraged to use the writing center ( [email protected] ) for assistance with all assignments as APA style is historically a challenge for most writers. The electronic email version of your research paper, in WORD format (no doc.x papers accepted), should be submitted via the blackboard website.

Written Assignment #2 (Due by  11:59 pm   on Sunday  of Unit 8):

For your second written assignment, please be sure to choose to write about ONE the following:

    To discuss the differences between top-down and bottom-up processing, view the paragraph below. In thinking about these two concepts, how do these theories apply to the below example? Please provide some background information about these two concepts in terms of perception in your paper. Can you provide an example in your written assignment that also demonstrates these concepts? Since you will be referencing ideas from your textbook and two additional sources, be sure to provide APA style references in your paper and reference page.

        Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

    Our book emphasizes the functions in our own everyday lives. Feeling good or miserable makes an enormous difference in our day-to-day well-being. Emotions are also important in relating to others. Losing your temper can alienate friends or lead to other interpersonal and practical difficulties. In thinking about the material provided in the book and from an additional source, please describe the James-Lang Theory. Please 1) provide basic information about the theory and 2) use at least 3 real-life examples from your personal life to demonstrate this important theory. Since you will be referencing ideas from your textbook and and additional sources, be sure to provide APA style references in your paper and reference page.

    Select a behavior that you would like to modify in yourself and design a reinforcement therapy schedule to alter it based on your reading and additional sources. Choose an undesirable behavior such as shyness, biting your nails, snacking too much, or some other nervous habit. Please provide information about the behavior and why it is problematic. Additionally, how might you go about altering this behavior based on what you have learned? Please discuss this process in detail including all relevant components to the reinforcement therapy schedule. How difficult is it to apply behavior therapy to your own behavior? Why? Please be sure to answer each question and provide APA style references in your paper and reference page.

Assignment 2: LASA 1: Issues in Premarital Counseling

Steve has asked his girlfriend Nadia to marry him. They dated for a year after meeting in college at a fraternity party. Nadia has been sexually intimate with one other boyfriend, while Steve has had multiple partners.  Both are American, but Nadia’s grandparents are originally from Egypt. Despite different religious backgrounds (Steve is Methodist; Nadia was raised as a Muslim) and cultures, they have a lot in common and both sets of parents are very happy about their engagement. As part of their preparation, they have begun premarital counseling. As Steve and Nadia’s counselor, you know that a discussion of sexuality will be important to their marital success.Describe the important aspects of sexuality (such as arousal and response, intimacy, contraception, etc.) that Nadia and Steve need to discuss. Remember to consider psychological/emotional as well as physical factors.Include a discussion of at least 1 theoretical perspective that you have learned about in this course (e.g., Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love, Masters and Johnson’s work, etc.).What risk factors pertaining to health can you infer might be present from the scenario? What can the couple do to minimize these risks?How will you show cultural competence during your sessions (i.e., what cultural issues should you consider)?

By Wednesday, March 2, 2016, write an essay that is 3-5 pages in length. Also include a cover page and reference list. Remember to support your arguments with information drawn from the online content, the textbook, and at least one other credible, scholarly source to substantiate the points you are making. You can use relevant Web sites or journal articles as sources for your presentation, but make sure that they are from reputable web and print sources such as the AU online library, or information from .org, .net, or .edu sites as opposed to .com. Please avoid Wikipedia.

Apply APA standards to for writing and citations to your work.

The paper should be double-spaced 12-point typescript, Times Roman font, with1-inch margins all around, and free from grammatical errors.

 Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Describe the important aspects of sexuality that Nadia and Steve need to discuss. Remember to consider psychological/emotional as well as physical factors. (CO3)40Include a discussion of at least 1 theoretical perspective that you have learned about in this course (e.g., Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love, Masters and Johnson’s work, etc.). (CO2)40What risk factors pertaining to health can you infer might be present from the scenario? What can the couple do to minimize these risks? (CO3)40How will you show cultural competence during your sessions (i.e., what cultural issues should you consider)?(CO1)36Organization (12 points):

Introduction, Thesis, Transitions, and Conclusion

Usage and Mechanics (4 points):

Grammar, Spelling, and Sentence structure

APA Elements (12 points):

Attribution, Paraphrasing, and Quotations

Style (16 points):

Audience, and Word Choice44Total: 200

Assignment 3: Case Study: Ethical Decision Making

Read the section “Course Case Study” and analyze the behavior of the counselor, as a professional, that you consider unethical or unprofessional. Write a brief summary of the questionable behavior. Substantiate the summary with reasons for your analysis.

Next, identify how the counselor may have been in violation of the ACA Code of Ethics. Give the number and definitions of specific violations and compare these violations to the APA ethical standards.

In relation to these specific violations, describe the similarities or differences in the ACA and APA ethical codes.

Finally, select an ethical decision-making model from those in your readings and apply the model to a minimum of one ethical dilemma you identified in the course scenario.

Your paper should be at least 4 pages long, not counting the title page and the reference page. Save the paper as AU_PSY430_M1_A3_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.

Submit your paper to the M1 Assignment 3 Dropbox by Wednesday, March 2, 2016 .Assignment 3 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsSummarized the behavior you consider unethical and unprofessional in the case study.15Substantiated the analysis with reasons.15Identified, using the specific sections of the code, how the counselor may have been in violation of the ACA Code of Ethics and substantiated each with reasons.15Described similarities and differences between the ACA and APA codes.15Applied an ethical decision-making model to at least one dilemma.20Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 

Assignment 3: Case Study: Ethical Decision Making

Read the section “Course Case Study” and analyze the behavior of the counselor, as a professional, that you consider unethical or unprofessional. Write a brief summary of the questionable behavior. Substantiate the summary with reasons for your analysis.

Next, identify how the counselor may have been in violation of the ACA Code of Ethics. Give the number and definitions of specific violations and compare these violations to the APA ethical standards.

In relation to these specific violations, describe the similarities or differences in the ACA and APA ethical codes.

Finally, select an ethical decision-making model from those in your readings and apply the model to a minimum of one ethical dilemma you identified in the course scenario.

Your paper should be at least 4 pages long, not counting the title page and the reference page. Save the paper as AU_PSY430_M1_A3_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.

Submit your paper to the M1 Assignment 3 Dropbox by Wednesday, March 2, 2016.Assignment 3 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsSummarized the behavior you consider unethical and unprofessional in the case study.15Substantiated the analysis with reasons.15Identified, using the specific sections of the code, how the counselor may have been in violation of the ACA Code of Ethics and substantiated each with reasons.15Described similarities and differences between the ACA and APA codes.15Applied an ethical decision-making model to at least one dilemma.20Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.20Total:100