Prepare a research proposal based upon a topic of interest.

Be sure your research proposal includes the following:

A  statement concerning the problem the research study will address as well  as justification and evidence to verify that the problem exists. A purpose statement that outlines how you will address the problem. A  list of the research questions, including hypotheses if a quantitative  or mixed study. A description of the research methodology you have  chosen (i.e., quantitative, qualitative, or mixed) and a justification  of this approach as best suited to address the problem and answer the specific research questions. A  discussion on the research design you have proposed (e.g., case study,  quasi-experimental, etc.) and a justification of this design as the best  choice and its ability to align with other aspects of the study. A  description of the data collection process, with justifications, to  include a discussion of the population and sampling technique and any  instruments you plan to use (e.g., survey, interview protocol), An overview of the process for data collection and any challenges you envision. A brief discussion of the proposed analysis techniques. A brief discussion of how reliability and validity (or trustworthiness) will be maintained. A  brief discussion of the limitations and ethical considerations,  including how limitations, biases, and ethical considerations will be  addressed. Scholarly  sources to support your proposal. These are sources you located as part  of your Annotated Bibliography in Week 2, as well as other relevant  research. It is also important that you ensure there is alignment between the components of your paper.

Length: 12-15 pages, not including title and reference pages

Your  assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and  concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights  relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly  writing and current APA standards.

Provided is the annotated bibliography as well as study focus. 

Mod 1 & 2 –  Supporting Docs 


Unit 7 Discussion 1

Evidence-Based Approaches and Co-occurring Disorders

Read the Discussion Participation Scoring Guide to learn how the instructor will evaluate your discussion participation throughout this course. 

The assigned reading by Burnett, Porter, and Stallings (2011) emphasizes the advantages of an integrated treatment approach for co-occurring disorders (dual diagnosis). Discuss the advantages of integrating treatment compared to treating each disorder separately. What are some of the barriers to implementing an integrated approach and how can they be addressed?

Response Guidelines

Respond to the main discussion posts of two learners. What reactions do you have to the ideas they have presented? Include examples from the course readings or your own experience to support your perspective, and raise questions to continue the dialogue.


scoring guide icon Discussion Participation Scoring Guide. 

Due Monday 6.00pm (2/19/2018). $20.00


Easy one!!!

 What effects can extended deployments have on military members’ romantic relationships/marriages and on their relationships with their minor children? Personal examples are acceptable if applicable, but give specific examples from the research literature to support your personal observations. 

 Describe Kubler-Ross’ stages of grief. Critically explore the strengths and weaknesses of that approach to understanding how people process grief. 

Chapter 11 in the textbook emphasizes the importance of hope and possibility in the counseling process. Clients come into counseling having tried many different solutions that have failed. In many cases, they are discouraged and hopeless about resolving their problems in a way that creates a better life.

In some cases, clients face significant barriers of physical disability or illness, histories of trauma, occupational disadvantages, or addictions. Throughout the counseling process the counselor attempts to create hope. 

Write a 750-1,000-word paper discussing the following:

How can the counselor create a sense of hope and possibility for the client?

How does establishing goals help clients to develop hope?

What steps can the counselor take to help clients identify goals for change?

What strategies can a counselor utilize to help clients commit to change?

Include at least three scholarly references in your paper. 

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is required.

PSY 550 Short Paper Guidelines and Rubric

Overview: In this short paper, you will investigate what makes a good test and identify the various aspects of a good test. This will help you understand what goes into test development, why people choose a test, the advantages and limitations of tests, and who tests are developed for. It is important for you to understand this information in order to provide an analysis/evaluation of the chosen tests for the final project (including why the tests could answer the referral question, whether the tests are appropriate, 

and what the strengths and limitations of the test are).

Prompt: In this 3-to 5-page paper, you will explore the various aspects of a “good” test and address the following questions:

·How do developers make a test a good test?

·How do developers ensure validity and reliability?

·What are some cultural, environmental, and ethical considerations when creating a test?

·How is a test normed for a population?

·What are the differences between self-reported and administered tests? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each?

Guidelines for Submission: Your paper should be a 3- to 5-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Be sure to cite any references in APA format.

I have attached the assignment. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.


For this assignment, you will provide a summary of the three articles that you have been assigned on this topic. Additionally, you will provide a 4th summary of an article on the topic that you locate in the scholarly psychology literature. This article must have been published in the last 5 years. The summaries will be provided in the attached template. 

You will locate one article in the scholarly psychology literature on the topic from the last 5 years. This article should be found in PsychInfo or PsychArticles database. You must submit a PDF copy of the article with your completed template (Microsoft Word document required for template).

Please review the grading rubric for this assignment. Please note you will not be eligible for 20/50 points if the PDF copy of the article that you located is not submitted. 

The template includes a very good example of a summary written by a student. I have also uploaded a PDF of the article summarized so you can see the relationship between article and summary. 

Articles MUST BE peer-reviewed and empirical. The article your locate may not been any of the articles from the course reading list. 


Chambers, J. W., Kambon, K., Birdsong, B. D., Brown, J., Dixon, P., & Robbins-Brinson, L. (1998). Africentric cultural identity and the stress experience of African American college students. Journal of Black Psychology, 24(3), 368-396. doi: 10.1177/00957984980243007

Parham, T. A., & Helms, J. E. (1985). Relation of racial identity attitudes to self-actualization and affective states of Black students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 32(3), 431-440.

Sellers, R. M., Smith, M. A., Shelton, J. N., Rowley, S. J., & Chavous, T. M. (1998). Multidimensional model of racial identity: A reconceptualization of African American racial identity. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 2(1), 18-39.

*all PDF’s are attached*