Living With a Disability

When Shelly saw Ms. Jones in a wheelchair, she felt sorry for her. She said a little prayer of thanks that she could walk and move freely without any hindrance. However, feeling badly for a person and actually sitting in the wheelchair for another vantage point is very different.

Imagine that you suffered an accident six months ago. The accident left you partially paralyzed from the waist down. You are currently seeking counseling from a professional specializing in working with individuals who have disabilities. It has been a difficult six months. Your central concerns relate to the emotional and physical adjustments you must now make in relation to your family, job, and future plans. You are permanently in a wheelchair and have limited use of your legs but full use of your arms and upper body. Identify three major issues that you think you would need to work through in therapy. Explain what aspect of each issue is problematic for you. Explain how your views on intimacy, usefulness, and security will change for you to make the necessary adjustments for living with the disability. How well do you think you would cope with this situation if you faced something similar in real life?

Submit your response to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned. Your response should be at least two pages long.

Due 12/22

Due 12/28

hree types of multiple murders: Serial, mass or spree  murders. Choose one case of multiple murder (either serial, mass or spree). Research the case online (do not use Wikipedia as anything other than a jumping off point) and write a paper summarizing the case. Present this summary in the form of a 3-5 page paper which will be used as a supplemental reading in a class on criminal behavior.  In the paper:

Provide a detailed description of the case and the type of multiple murder it signifies. Use at least three sources beyond your online notes and assigned textbook. Discuss the reasoning for the crime according to the offender (if available) or other sources Analyze the case in light of at least two psychological theories that may explain or add to the understanding of the event or case Draw a conclusion about the psychological causes of this crime.

Remember, this paper will be assigned as required reading for another class, so make sure that you appropriately define all of the psychological terms that you use as if you were writing for someone who does not have any background in the subject.

Please be sure to include a cover page and a reference page. The paper should be appropriately formatted and cited in accordance to APA standards.

     Grading Criteria  Maximum Points    Choose an appropriate case and identified the type of multiple murder.  5    Described the case thoroughly based on outside resources. There should be at least 3 outside sources.  20    Described the reasoning for the crime. This may be derived directly from the offender account or indirectly through other sources.  20    Described relevant psychological theories that apply to the case.  20    Drew conclusion about the crime in terms of the psychological theories presented.  15    Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.  20    Total:  100

 

This brief assignment requires you to complete important initial steps toward writing your Final Project. First, you will motivate yourself by articulating personal inspirations you have experienced while viewing this week’s videos and listening to other students discuss completion of an academic product. Then, you will commit to selecting a case and a topic for this case that will be the focus of your Final Project. These steps are important so that you will you will have made a decision about the focus for your Final Project, and you will have the interest and energy to start collecting scholarly literature related to this focus.

Assignment: Submit a 1- to 2-paragraph response to the following: Describe three insights you have gained from the interview videos that you have applied and could continue to apply to your working on your Final Project for this course. Identify and review the case you have selected from those listed in Week 1. Identify the subject that you propose to research that is the focus of your research paper and related to the case. Give a brief reasoning on why you chose this topic. Make sure that the subject can be adequately addressed in your 10- to 12-page research paper.

Post a description of the components of a theory and requirements of a “good” theory. Then, explain whether psychoanalytic theory meets the expectations of a “good” theory in understanding one of the following: play, creativity or attachment. Explain why you reached that conclusion.

Assignment 1: Discussion: Abnormal Behavior

Due by the due date assigned. Complete your participation for this assignment by through the end of the module.

Your textbook lists seven criteria that psychologists use when labeling someone’s behavior as “disturbed” or “abnormal.” Review the list from your textbook.

Psychologists may use a combination of these criteria for determining that behavior is disturbed or abnormal. Of the seven criteria for abnormal behavior, which two do you think are most valid? Which two are the least valid?

In the discussion below, identify the two most valid criteria and the two leastvalid criteria. Provide an argument for your position, stating your rationale for your choices.

Please be sure you address each question, using terms and concepts from your text. A good initial discussion response should be at least 150–250 words in length. In order to earn full credit for participation, you must respond to two or more classmates in a substantive manner before the end of the module.

Week 3 – Assignment Literature Review for the Intervention Proposal

In Week One, you created an annotated bibliography. It is now time to take that research and begin working on your Intervention Proposal. One of the main components of an intervention proposal is the literature review. This week you will be drafting a portion of the literature review that you will include in your Week Six Intervention Proposal. For this week, choose three to four articles that include in a mini literature review that you will build on during Week Six to complete your Intervention Proposal. These articles should all be recent (published within the past 10 years). You should also cite other material (e.g., seminal works about the theories) as appropriate.

In your literature review: State your thesis statement that is your professional opinion. Briefly explain the organization of the paper. For example, if there is a major controversy in this literature, briefly describe the controversy and state that you will present research supporting first one side, and then the other. Or, if three methodologies have been used to address the question, briefly describe them and then state that you will compare the results obtained by the three methods. Begin by broadly discussing the literature. Then, narrow your review to the studies that are most related to your research question. Your literature review should resemble a funnel – wide (broad) at the top and narrow (focused) at the bottom.

Ensure that at least one article (but no more than two) supports the opposing side to your thesis. Describe studies in enough detail that the reader has a general sense of the study’s hypothesis, methods, and findings. Evaluate the studies. Do not provide article summaries; rather, provide descriptive and scholarly evaluations of the research. Discuss implications of studies (i.e., your judgment of what the studies show and where to go from here). It is common (and often better) to combine the description and evaluation sections. If you do combine them, do not forget to evaluate them. State your conclusion that reaffirms your professional opinion.

The literature review must be four to six pages, excluding title and reference pages, and it must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment

  

Each student will be required to interview a child and/or parent between the ages of 2-18 years of age. After completing interview, the student is required to write up a biopsychosocial report based on interview (minimum of 5 pages) and create a 10-15 minutes powerpoint presentation regarding client. 

 

Maintaining the perspective that people are in constant interaction with their environment and the social systems therein (the Person in Environment perspective) is a key concept in the field of social work. Social work recognizes that the concerns or problems individuals face might be due to many causes. This view also supports another goal of social work which is to empower clients who are marginalized and oppressed to collaborate in the resolution of their problems or concerns as experts of their life experiences. As such, looking at a problem and assessing the needs of individuals depends on a review of the challenges they have encountered on the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Assessing the situation on all three levels will provide a holistic map for goal planning. For example, you might assess a client’s individual strengths and challenges, the support or lack of support received from family, friends, and others in the client’s life regarding the issue, and the societal resources available to address the problem.

For this Discussion, review this week’s Learning Resources. Select either the course-specific case study for Abdel or Pedro. Then, consider what information you need to gather and what questions you need to ask in order to complete a proper assessment for the client, based on the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice. By Day 3

Post a brief explanation of the information you need to gather and the questions you need to ask, in order to complete a proper assessment for the client in the case study you selected, based on the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice. Be sure to reference in your post which case study you selected.

Support your posts and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.

300-350 words 

references:

 

Kirst-Ashman, K. K., &  Hull, G. H., Jr. (2018). Understanding generalist practice (8th  ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning. Chapter 2, “Practice Skills for Working with Individuals” (pp. 59-101) Chapter 5, “Engagement and Assessment in Generalist Practice” (pp. 175-223) Chapter 13, “Gender-Sensitive Social Work Practice” (pp. 499-540)

USE CASE STUDY OF PEDRO