DUE THURSDAY APRIL 13

 

 

Please answer each question pertaining to psychology at least 250 words each use the websites below to help with codes. Provide accurate references. Be sure to put each question ( the whole question) with you answer.

 

http://web.csulb.edu/~psy301/apaethicsco.html

 

http://www.apa.org/ethics/

 

 

 

1.There is another code that protects student information.  Under the Education Code there is something called FERPA.  It is HIPAA for students.  All of your student information is p rotected under this law, so it is good to know about.  If you want, more information on FERPA there is an overview at https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/pdf/ferparegs.pdf  that you can access.  Any psychologist working as a teacher or counselor in an educational setting, therefore, has TWO guidelines they must abide by (APA Code of Ethics and FERPA).  Do you see that there may be a time that these could impact the job negatively?

 

 

 

2. A student in a professional training becomes attracted to an employee at a counselor at one of the practicum sites to which they have been assigned. Later, due to a routine staffing reassignment, the counselor is asked to assume the role of practicum supervisor for the student. What are the student and counselor obligated to do according to the APA Ethics Code? Do you agree or disagree with these restrictions?  Why?

 

 

 

3.Many of you are at the point in your program and getting ready to work on your dissertation proposal. This proposal needs to get IRB approval in most cases.  What are the tips that are presented in the chapter to help increase your chances of getting approval for a study?  How will you utilize these tips in getting ready for the IRB?

 

 

 

4.A student applies for employment with an agency and identifies a previous professor as a reference. Inadvertently, during the background check, the professor discloses student information. What is the ethical course of action for the professor?

 

 

 

5.What is gatekeeping in the world of psychology?  Do you believe that psychologists should have the responsibility of being gatekeepers to new and existing practitioners?  Why or why not?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. What Code of Ethics principles do nurses and psychologists have in common?  Why do you think this is?  What areas of common practice can you identify between the two professions?6.

 

 

 

 

 

7. What are some implications of unethical disclosure of client information?

 

 

 

8.   An example of ethical guidelines of professional supervision of trainees in a professional psychology programs to a specific case study. From the website

 

 

 

Select a human behavior (everything is open to discussion, from skydiving, to watching a movie, to aggravated assault) and discuss how the biological bases of behavior play a role in that behavior. Provide specific examples to support your response.

Case Study: Laura

 

Laura is a very successful business woman in the high-stress world of corporate finance. She has been referred to you by the company’s employee assistance program. Laura frankly tells you that although she plans on only having one or two glasses of wine each evening, she usually finishes the whole bottle. Laura drinks at least three or four cups of coffee each morning. Around the time that her 50-year-old father died several years ago, Laura experienced difficulty sleeping and was prescribed Valium to help her sleep. She takes Redux to control her weight, in addition to regular exercise, and Xanax to control her anxiety. Over the past year, Laura has become more reclusive, struggling to make it to business dinners and after-work functions. Last week, Laura was scheduled to meet the firm’s top client for a business luncheon, but she arrived 20 minutes late after struggling to get out of bed and get dressed. At the meeting, Laura had to excuse herself to take a Xanax to calm her nerves and could not resist ordering three glasses of wine with lunch. As a result, Laura had to be escorted to her car after the lunch, and the client canceled the account the next day. Laura’s boss immediately required her to participate in the Employee Assistance Program.

 

Task:  Delineate the best treatment method that would fit with this client’s problem. In your answer, describe one research-based evidence approach that you could transform into a best practice for this client.

 

This week you have read research on the theories of power, leadership, prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping, and obedience to authority. Now you will have a chance to showcase what you have learned by creating a recommendation based on the scenario below about discrimination in the workplace.

Your post should be approximately 750 words in length and include appropriate APA-style citations and references.. In addition to citing the assigned works you read this week, please locate and cite at least two more peer-reviewed journal articles on any of the areas studied this week to support your position. These articles should be recent (published within the last 10 years).

 

Scenario: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/30/business/employees-suit-accuses-tiffany-of-racial-bias.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0

 

 After reading the story, what advice would you give to any employer who is concerned about prejudice and discrimination in the workplace? One of the accusations alleged in the lawsuit is that a top management official stated his surprise that a Black man is representing such a high end brand as Tiffany. What does the research show about implicit attitudes on race? Can implicit attitudes affect the way someone behaves toward others? What impact might obedience to authority have on perpetuating workplace harassment/discrimination? Please be sure to use scholarly, peer-reviewed research to support your advice and professional opinions

What are three symptoms that you might observe in a final group meeting that might indicate that the group had been successful in achieving its primary purpose and goals? What are three symptoms that might indicate that the group had not been successful?

Explain why quantitative methods would prove advantageous over qualitative methods in program evaluation. Are there drawbacks to using quantitative methods? If so, which ones are of greatest concern? Why?    No Plagerism, 350 or more words and two current references

******BEFORE YOU TYPE THE PAPER, I HAVE TO GET THE TOPIC OK’D BY PROFESSOR.****

 

Research Project (20%)

Students are required to complete a research project consisting of a paper and presentation. The student must use a minimum of five (5) scholarly sources, at least three (3) of which must be sources that are not a part of the assigned reading. Wikipedia and other websites are not scholarly sources. Books and peer-reviewed journal articles are examples of scholarly sources. The paper is required to be in APA format, including a title page and references page. The paper is required to be a minimum of 3 pages (not including title page or reference page). If you have a question about whether or not a source is considered a scholarly source, where to find sources, or about APA style, I’m happy to help. The presentation can be in any format of your choice and must be at least 10 minutes long. You can work by yourself or in group of 2 or 3.

 

Possible topics for the research project include:

 Compare and contrast 12-step treatment with other treatment modalities.Choose a dual diagnosis (one addiction and mental illness, ex: Alcohol Dependence and Bipolar Disorder I) and describe what research says about how the two impact one another and an evidence based treatment.Process addiction of your choice.A topic of your choice that is relevant to class material and is approved by me at least two weeks prior to the due date

 

Assignment 2: RA: Diagnostic Formulation

Review the case given below case study (Psychological Evaluation for Jessica E. Smith) for this required assignment (RA). On the basis of the information in the case study, provide a principal (primary) and a secondary diagnosis for the person using the most recent DSM codes. You will also discuss your diagnoses in narrative (paragraph) form. Then, identify and discuss at least one differential (possible alternate) diagnosis for the principal diagnosis and at least one differential (possible alternate) diagnosis for the secondary diagnosis that you gave. Lastly, discuss whether a diagnosis from other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention is warranted.

While you are welcome to list medical conditions that might be a concern, your primary and secondary diagnoses should be psychological conditions listed in DSM-5.

Your paper should have separate sections for:Principal and secondary diagnosesThe reasons for selecting the principal and secondary diagnosesSocial and cultural factors that may influence the principal and secondary diagnosesDifferential diagnoses, including a consideration of whether a diagnosis from other conditions are applicableThe reasons for selecting the differential diagnosesYour rationale and justification for why your actual diagnoses are a better fit than your differential diagnoses

Include citations and references in APA style. Your paper should be 5–7 pages in length.

Click here to read the case study (Psychological Evaluation for Jessica E. Smith).

 

Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaAssignment ComponentProficientMaximum PointsProvide a principal diagnosis for the selected case study.

At least one principal diagnosis was provided.20Provide a secondary diagnosis for the selected case study.

At least one secondary diagnosis was provided.20Discuss the rationale for the principal and secondary diagnoses in narrative form.

Discussed clear reasons for the principal and secondary diagnoses based on the DSM criteria.24Discuss social and cultural factors that may influence the principal and secondary diagnoses

Provided a thorough discussion on social and cultural factors that may influence the principal and secondary diagnoses24Identify at least one differential (alternate) diagnosis for the principal diagnosis.Provided a plausible differential diagnoses for the principal diagnosis, including a consideration of whether a diagnosis from other conditions are applicable20Identify at least one differential (alternate) diagnosis for the secondary diagnosis.Provided a plausible differential diagnoses for the secondary diagnosis, including a consideration of whether a diagnosis from other conditions are applicable.20Discuss the reasons for your differential diagnoses.Gave a clear rationale for each of the differential diagnoses based on the DSM criteria.32Justify why your initial diagnoses are a better fit than the differential diagnoses.Clarified why your actual diagnoses are better suited for the person in the vignette than any of the differential diagnoses.24Writes in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.16Total: 200

 

Respond in 1000 words with a scholarly references. Use citations, site your work and add references.

 

Is there five-factor model too reductionistic ?  Provide reasons in your response.

Assignment 2: Diagnostic Case Reports

Click here to go to the Faces of Abnormal Psychology website. There, you will see twelve different disorders listed. For this module, view the following disorders:Borderline Personality DisorderSubstance Use

After clicking a disorder, click the Diagnostic Overview tab in the left column. This will cover the major diagnostic features of the disorder. After that, click the DSM-5Features tab. You can then go though the Case History, Interview, and Treatment sections on the website. Finally, in the Assessment section, you can complete an optional multiple-choice quiz. You have to write a case report for each case study. You should use the format provided on the web page. There is a sample report that you can also view by clicking the link in the upper-right corner.

The format for the sample report is as follows:

Your Name

Instructor’s Name

Class/Section Number

BackgroundOutline the major symptoms of this disorder.Briefly outline the client’s background (age, race, occupations, etc.).Describe any factors in the client’s background that might predispose him or her to this disorder.

ObservationsDescribe any symptoms that you have observed that support the diagnosis. You can include direct quotes or behaviors that you may have observed.Describe any symptoms or behaviors that are inconsistent with the diagnosis.Provide any information that you have about the development of this disorder.

DiagnosisDid you observe any evidence of general medical conditions that might contribute to the development of this disorder?Did you observe any evidence of psychosocial and environmental problems that might contribute to this disorder?As per your observations, what is the client’s overall level of safety regarding the potential harm to self or others (suicidality or homicidality)?What cross-cultural issues, if any, affect the differential diagnosis?

Therapeutic InterventionIn your opinion, what are the appropriate short-term goals of this intervention?In your opinion, what are the appropriate long-term goals of this intervention?Which therapeutic strategy seems the most appropriate in this case? Why?Which therapeutic modality seems the most appropriate in this case? Why?

WritingWrite in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in the accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Include citations in the text and references at the end of the document in APA format.

Submission Details:save your report as M2_A2_Lastname_Firstname.doc and submit it to the M2 Assignment