Mental Health Consultation

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, it is recommended that you read Chapter 1 in Turning Points in Dynamic Psychotherapy: Initial Assessment, Boundaries, Money, Disruptions and Suicidal Crises and Chapters 1, 2, and 4 in The Psychiatric Interview: Evaluation and Diagnosis.

Respond to at least one of your colleagues in the discussion forum before creating your assignment submission.For this assignment, you will take on the role of a mental health professional providing a consultation to a colleague. Your colleague in this case happens to be a licensed clinical psychologist. Carefully review the PSY645 Fictional Mental Health Consultation Scenario (Links to an external site.) which provides information on your colleague’s patient and specific questions your colleague has posed to you as a consultant. Once you have reviewed the scenario, research a minimum of two peer-reviewed articles in the Ashford University Library related to the situation(s) presented in the scenario and how these have been approached and treated in previous cases.

Write an evaluation of the patient’s symptoms and presenting problems within the context of one theoretical orientation (e.g., psychoanalytic, cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, etc.). Summarize views of these symptoms and presenting problems within the context of at least one historical perspective and two theoretical orientations different from the one used in your evaluation (e.g.:, cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic, integrative) in order to provide alternative viewpoints. To conclude, justify the use of diagnostic manuals and handbooks besides the DSM-5 that might be used to assess this prospective patient.

The Mental Health Consultation:

  • Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and  must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
  • Must use at least two peer-reviewed sources in addition to the course text.
  • 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.

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

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Julia: Okay.

Reading and critically analyzing academic research in journal articles is an important part of learning and applying scholarly research for multiple applications within your discipline. The first four weeks of this course discussed the various components of research design. Your final assignment is an academic research-article critique. The purpose of this critique is to ensure that you know how to read and critically assess research for use in your own research, understand social problems in society, support decision making in public policy, or to influence one’s own individual research.

For this final assignment, read and critically review one of the journal articles listed below:

  • “Experiences of Intimate Partner and Neighborhood Violence and Their Association With Mental Health in Pregnant Women”
  • “An Investigation of the Influence of the Spatial Distribution of Neighborhood Violent Crime on Fear of Crime”
  • “Military Service and Lifetime Arrests: Examining the Effects of the Total Military Experience on Arrests in a Sample of Prison Inmates”
  • “Gender Differences on the Road to Redemption”
  • “Afterschool School Triathlon Training for 11- to 14-year Old Girls: Influences on Academic Motivation and Achievement”
  • “The Effect of Social Support, Gratitude, Resilience, and Satisfaction with Life on Depressive Symptoms Among Police Officers following Hurricane Katrina”
  • “Economic Sanctions and the Dynamics of Terrorist Campaigns”
  • “‘Gimme Shelter’: The Role of Democracy and Institutional Quality in Disaster Preparedness”
  • “Subcultural Boundary Maintenance in a virtual community for body modification enthusiasts”
  • “A Snapshot on the Daily Sedentary Behavior of Community-Dwelling Older African American Women”
  • “Institutional Factors and Processes in Interagency Collaboration: The Case of FEMA Corps”

Next, apply the methods detailed in Using a Scientific Journal Article to Write a Critical Review (Links to an external site.) to critique the article you selected. At a minimum, the critique should include the following information:

  • Introduction (about two pages): Summarize the article you chose, including the purpose of the study, the methodology utilized, the results obtained, and the conclusions drawn by the author(s) utilizing questions posed in the reading. Utilize questions posed in the “Analyze the Text” section of Using a Scientific Journal Article to Write a Critical Review (Links to an external site.) to develop this section.
  • Body (about five pages): Highlight the quality of the research article (both the strengths and weaknesses) as expressed through each section of the paper (i.e., introduction, methods, results, discussion, overview). Use questions posed in the “Evaluate the Text” section of “Using a Scientific Journal Article to Write a Critical Review (Links to an external site.)” to develop this section. Follow the “Evaluate the Text” prompts and include the following:
    • Critique whether the researcher used the appropriate and ethical application of research methods in relation to their research goals.
    • Assess whether the application of quantitative methods approaches, qualitative methods approaches or a combination (mixed methods) was appropriate in the article research.
    • Interpret data and empirical findings in the research through an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses.
    • Examine the role of the research design in the article by defending or critiquing the research method based on your assessment.
    • Support the impact of the research by determining if it benefits social policy, theoretical knowledge, or both.
  • Conclusion (about three pages): Discuss the significance of the research. Utilize questions posed in the “Establish the Significance of the Research” section of Using a Scientific Journal Article to Write a Critical Review (Links to an external site.) to develop this section.

The Academic Research-Article Critique paper

  • Must be 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference 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 an academic voice. See Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resources 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 use at least 2 scholarly sources in addition to the course text. One of these sources must be from the Ashford University Library.
    • 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.
  • Must document any information used by sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)
  • Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resources in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.

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Consider what you have learned about collective behavior, social movements, and social change this week. How is the global expansion of social media likely to affect how people pursue social change? How has it done so already? Use specific examples from the media (including a link to information about a recent social movement) as you analyze social movements, social change, technology, and the media.

Write down the first 5 things that come to mind when you think of being attracted to someone.

Darwin believed that men and women picked mates based on certain attraction cues that ensure the successful reproduction of the human species. Based on what you’ve learned and your dating experiences, please answer the following questions: Is there anything from your list that corresponds with Darwin’s Evolutionary theory? Please share your results. Did anything surprise you?

This week you read about the different stages and types of relationships (dating, hooking up, cohabitating, and marriage). Wrap up this week by sharing your thoughts on the future of “relationships”? For example, do you think people will continue to search for their soulmate or will marriage become a thing of the past? Is technology making it easier or more difficult for people to maintain healthy relationships? What theory made the most sense to you and why? (Those are just some ideas to get you started. Please feel free to answer those questions and/or share your own take-away.)

Jeni is a 21-year -old college student. Although she is doing exceptionally well in school, for the past year she has worried constantly that she will fail and be thrown out. When her fellow students and professors try to reassure her, Jeni worries that they are just pretending to be nice to her because she is such a weak student. Jeni also worries about her mother being ill and about whether she is really liked by her friends. Although Jeni is able to acknowledge that her fears are excessive (she has supportive friends, her mother is in good health, and, based on her grades, Jeni is one of the top students in her school), she still struggles to control her worrying. Jeni has difficulty sleeping, often feels nervous and on edge, and experiences a great deal of muscle tension. When her friends suggested she take a yoga class to try and relax, Jeni even began to worry about that, fearing that she would be the worst students in the class. “I know it makes no sense”, she says, “But that’s how I am. I’ve always been a worrier. I even worry about worrying so much!”

Q1. If you were Jeni’s doctor, what diagnosis would you give her? Please elucidate your reasons.

Q2. What are the central features of this disease?

Q3. What are the possible biological and psychosocial causes of this disease ?

Q4. Describe the major treatment approaches that you would use to treat Jen

Outline for the Psychiatric Diagnosis

Review the instructions for the Psychiatric Diagnosis assignment in Week Six. This week’s assignment will build upon the work you have completed on your chosen case study in Weeks One and Two.

For this assignment, you will construct an outline of your Psychiatric Diagnosis paper. This outline is meant to provide structure for your final assignment, jump-start your thought process on your case study, and ensure you are on the correct path toward the successful completion of your diagnosis.

Your outline should be one to two pages of content and include a brief two- to three-sentence description of each of the required areas listed in the Psychiatric Diagnosis prompt, except for the following two areas:

  • Justify the use of the chosen diagnostic manual (i.e., Why was this manual chosen over others?).
  • Evaluate symptoms within the context of an appropriate theoretical orientation for this diagnosis.

For these two areas, provide a complete draft of your justification and evaluation based on the case study. You must include explicit information on the theoretical orientation chosen for the case and justification of the use of the diagnostic manual chosen. Research a minimum of five peer-reviewed sources published within the last 10 years to support your choice of theoretical orientation and diagnostic manual. These sources will also be used for the Psychiatric Diagnosis paper. The outline should specify which sources will apply to the justification and evaluation areas.

The Outline for the Psychiatric Diagnosis:

  • Must be one to two single-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:
  • Must use at least five peer-reviewed sources published within the last 10 years.
  • 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.

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Addressing and Confronting Bias and Prejudice

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, please read Chapters 8, 12, and 13 in DSM 5 Made Easy: The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis; Chapter 2 in Turning Points in Dynamic Psychotherapy: Initial Assessment, Boundaries, Money, Disruptions and Suicidal Crises; Chapter 5 in The Psychiatric Interview: Evaluation and Diagnosis; all required articles; and review the PSY645 Fictional Sociocultural Case Studies document.One of the most important aspects of developing competence in psychopathology is to be as honestly and completely aware as possible of your personal attitudes toward people who have mental health conditions. Through this awareness, we are better able to challenge our own biases and prejudicial views in order to be more open to the findings within scholarly research.For your initial post in this discussion, choose one of the three case studies from the PSY645 Fictional Sociocultural Case Studies document, and write a detailed description of your uncensored personal observation of the patient depicted. Describe at least one theoretical orientation you would use to conceptualize your view of the patient’s problem and how it may have developed. Identify the issues you might focus on in treatment with this patient. Be sure to identify within your post which of the three case studies you have chosen.

Guided Response: Review several of your colleagues’ posts, and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in this discussion. Examine your colleague’s initial post, and formulate a possible response. Research a minimum of two peer-reviewed articles that support the views presented in your response. Compose a response that uses a sociocultural perspective to assess the validity of your colleague’s observation and his or her proposed direction of treatment.

Outline any biases or prejudicial views you observe in your colleague’s post which may affect their conceptualization of the patient’s problems. Remember that your colleague is being open and honest regarding his or her personal views; therefore, your task is to provide persuasive information to encourage your colleague to adopt a view that is supported by peer-reviewed literature. Pay close attention to the tone of your response to ensure your colleague will not become defensive when reading it. Be sure to use at least two peer-reviewed sources to support your statements.

 Evaluate the efficacy, admissibility, and feasibility of the treatment of couples. Conduct research on the Duluth Model for further information.  Discuss aftercare planning for victims of domestic violence and batterers.  Identify the special considerations that should be addressed when the victim is male and for same-sex couples.

Develop a 12-15-slide PowerPoint with information on one developmental disorder that you selected. Provide information about the disorder as well as information that may be beneficial to teachers working with a child diagnosed with the disorder.

Develop a complementary handout that includes additional resources that teachers could reference for more information or support.

Use three to five scholarly sources to support your finding, with an additional five resources on for the handout.

Include speaker notes below each slide. Expand upon the information included in the slide. Please ensure the speaker notes for each content-related slide include a minimum of 50 words. The developmental disorder should be about either autism or ADHD.

In 500-750 words reflect on what you learned from your leadership interview.

  • Describe what you learned from your interview.
  • Describe how you will use the information in your own leadership experiences.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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