Throughout the course, you have studied and written about a number of counseling theories that are used as the basis for the counseling profession. In this paper, choose a theory and compare it against each of the following three theories:Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)Solution-focusedPsychoanalysis

Choose a theory that you have studied in this course. Do not choose one of the three theories listed above.

Compare your selected theory against the three theories listed above.

Write a 1,500-2,000-word paper discussing your theory comparisons. Include the following in your paper:

Part 1: Selected TheoryFounding theorist(s) for the selected theoryStandard interventions for the selected theoryAt least three main concepts of the selected theory

Part 2: Cognitive Behavior Theory (CBT)Founding theorist(s) for CBTStandard interventions for CBTSimilarities and differences between your selected theory and CBT

Part 3: Solution-Focused TheoryFounding theorist(s) for solution-focused theoryStandard interventions for solution-focused theorySimilarities and differences between your selected theory and solution-focused theory

Part 4: PsychoanalysisFounding theorist(s) for psychoanalysisStandard interventions for psychoanalysisSimilarities and differences between your selected theory and psychoanalysis

Include at least three scholarly references in your paper in addition to the course textbook.

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

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

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This assignment assesses the following programmatic competency: 1.1: Demonstrate an understanding of the major counseling theories and principles.

This assignment meets the following CACREP Standard: 2.F.5.a. Theories and models of counseling.



Abstract AssignmentDue Today 11:59 PM Not Submitted POINTS 10 no new messages Objectives:    InstructionsAssignment FilesGrading  Use the University Library or other resources to locate three articles relating to culture and marriage/intimacy/family/parenting, in other words social behavior (you do not need to seek topic approval but please do not hesitate to ask if you are unsure about something!).


Write one abstract for each article – If you are unsure of what an Abstract is do look it up so that you are formatting it correctly.


You will be graded on the following:

 At least two different cultures must be investigatedThe articles must be from peer reviewed journals or you may seek instructor approval for other resources. You will not receive credit if a non-peer reviewed resource is used without prior approvalInclude at the end of each Abstract a minimum of one thing that you learned that you could use if you were working with clients from the cultures represented in your articles.Your three abstracts and comments should total 500- 700 words


1.        Identify three catalysts to enable innovativeness. Explain how they would enable innovation in your organization.




2.        Considering the product or service idea your CLC team identified in Module 4, answer the question: Does the product or service your team created/identified have the power to dramatically reset customer expectation? Why or why not? Will it have an impact on customers?




3.        How can the risks of innovation be addressed and/or managed?




4.        How can organizational alliances be used to support implementation?




5.        Describe what an innovation measurement system would focus on in your organization. Identify how you might use it to support your innovations.




6.        Create two measures of innovation for your organization. Why would these measurements be valuable?




7.        If you were on the recruiting team to find a new CEO for a company where the board mandate was to focus on embedding innovation into the DNA of the company, what attributes would you describe as being the “must haves?”




8.        What two things would you personally do within the next 2 years to further develop your innovation capability?




Each question must have a cite and all must have be 100-250 word and PASS TURN IT IN WITH LESS THAN 5%


I have attached the discussion I completed the first time. No Plagiarism please.

 Discussion 1: Healthy Couples

Every relationship, to varying degrees of frequency and seriousness, faces a range of common issues. As you encounter various relationships in your counseling practice, you will discover that, while they may share common issues, the issues still need to be addressed or the impact could be profound. Fortunately, as a marriage, couple, and family counselor, there are evidence-based approaches that can help you address these issues.

In this Discussion, you examine healthy and functional marriages or partnerships. Next, you explain the impact of your conceptual framework on your approach to working with couples.

Post by Day 3 a brief description of a healthy and functional marriage or partnership. Explain how your synopsis relates to the resources: Gottman’s work as discussed in the Learning Resources and Family Relationships of Lesbians and Gay Men (Patterson, 2000). Then, explain how your conceptual framework of a healthy and functional marriage or partnership impacts your approach to working with couples.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.

Respond by Day 5 to at least one of your colleagues’ postings. Respond in one or more of the following ways:Share an insight from having read your colleague’s postingOffer and support an opinionValidate an idea with your own experienceExpand on your colleague’s posting

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

The purpose of this assignment is to apply what you have learned and give you the opportunity to see how the concepts and application of sport and exercise psychology are fundamental to the experience of sport, exercise, and performance.  Each student will be expected to choose a sport and exercise psychology related autobiographical or biographical book to read, review, and analyze. Through reading about individuals’ experiences with sport, exercise, and performance, and relating those experiences to the concepts from class and the textbook, you will more effectively learn about the field of sport and exercise psychology and how it can be applied to performance.  A list of potential books will be provided. If you would like to choose a book that is not on the list, you must first get it approved.


Assignment Components (use the below components as headings in the paper):About the book : title, author, & summary (1 page)Analysis : Discuss the sport and exercise psychology concepts (at least 4 ) that are present in the book. Discuss each concept (i.e., what have we discussed about it in class) and describe in detail how each sport and exercise psychology concept is addressed in the book and how it relates to the material discussed in class and the textbook. For each concept, use at least 1 reference (peer-reviewed, credible reference other than the textbook or reading) to support your discussion about the concept and how it relates to the book. Make sure you cite your references in the paper! Use the sport and exercise psychology concepts as subheadings . (4-6 pages)Personal reflection : Reflect on your reading/analysis of the book as well as the course. Provide answers to the following questions: 1) what did you learn about that person’s experiences and the impact of psychology on their performance?, 2) what are the most influential and impactful things you have learned about sport psychology from this assignment and the course, and 3) how can/will you apply what you have learned from this assignment and the course personally and/or professionally?. (1-2 pages)Reference list (at least 4 other than the textbook/reading; in APA format – see  (Links to an external site.) )

Argument Paper Section 1

Your local town is addressing the following issues in its law-making:1. Should people under 18 be subjected to legal curfews or restricted driving privileges?

2. Should libraries be required to install filtering software or otherwise censor the materials that they provide?

3. Should insurance companies in your state be required to pay for breast reconstruction, birth control pills, or Viagra?

4. Should the use of camera phones be banned in local gymnasiums or other locations?

As an active citizen, you ask to research and present to the town’s citizens one of the above issues. The governing body has agreed and asks that your presentation be specifically designed to show citizens of the community how and why one of the issues above is controversial and how to be educated consumers of information regarding this issue. They ask this because the citizens will be voting on these issues in future elections and the governing body wants its citizens to be properly educated on these topics.

In your presentation, make sure you include the following:

Remember, you are giving a presentation to an audience that does not know much, if anything, about your topic.Explain the issue, including definitions of common terms involved in the issue and why this issue is controversial.Identify and describe three to four different conclusions that are drawn when arguments related to the issue are made.Summarize the kinds of evidence typically used for each constructed argument related to the issue. Be sure to discuss the reasons these kinds of evidence are used and/or are most effective.Analyze how each of the different conclusions regarding the topic use particular evidence to support their claims, paying particular attention to analyzing how the conclusions rely on different facts, different sources of evidence, or different reasoning from other conclusions. In other words, explain why certain groups would use a particular type of evidence while an opposing group would use a different type of evidence, or how two groups can represent that same data in two completely different ways.Utilize at least three different sources and properly cite them throughout the presentation.

The presentation should be 8 to 10 slides long, and each slide should have complete, formally written slide notes (proper grammar, APA formatting, and academic tone) for record-keeping purposes and in the event there are citizens who are deaf or hard-of-hearing at your presentation. The slide notes must include proper APA citation of sources, proper paragraphing, and proper grammar and tone. Visually, the slides should be easy to read. A properly APA-formatted reference page must be the last slide of your presentation. See the rubric for more specific requirements of the presentation.

Submit your assignment to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, April 12, 2017.Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Explain the issue, including definitions of common terms involved in the issue.24Identify and describe several different conclusions that are drawn when arguments related to the issue are made.32Summarize the kinds of evidence typically used for each constructed argument related to the issue. Be sure to discuss the reasons these kinds of evidence are used and/or are most effective.32Analyze how each of the different conclusions regarding the topic use particular evidence to support their claims, paying particular attention to analyzing how the conclusions rely on different facts, different sources of evidence, or different reasoning from other conclusions.36Analysis of commonalities and themes amongst evidence.32Organization: Introduction, Transitions, Conclusion12Style: Tone, Audience, Word Choice12Usage and Mechanics: Grammar, Spelling, Sentence structure16APA Elements: Attribution, Paraphrasing, Quotations when appropriate or assigned4Total: 200 

Follow all directions 

Write  a 1,000- to 1,250-word  informational article for a newspaper  in which you do the following:Describe the differences between dispositional and evolutionary or biological personality theories.Discuss the strengths and limitations of dispositional and evolutionary or biological personality theories as they apply to behavior.Discuss the Big Five personality test and how it is used to study personality.

Include  a minimum of two to three sources.

Format  your article consistent with APA guidelines.  


I only need 2 to 3 lines and reference on this discussion below


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Operant conditioning is known to use reinforcements such as positive and negative reinforcements and punishment to produce a desired behavior (Argosy University Online (4/2017) Module 4. Behavior Therapy 3 of 8)

The idea of this theory came from B.F. Skinner who thought behavior operated on the environment in which we live in and controlled by its effects.  Seligman & Reichenerg (2013, p. 327) said “He believed that who we are and everything we do is shaped by our experiences of punishment and reward.

In the scenario with the 6 year old boy with behavioral issues could benefit from operant conditioning by setting goals that we would like to see accomplished. There are four issues that we would like to see change in him: 1) He disrupts the classroom, 2) He disobeys orders, 3) He bullies, and pushes other children, and 4) Throws tantrums.  By using positive reinforcement and the token economy approach can reward the child with stickers or some form of recognition when behaving in the appropriate way.  When he accumulates say 10 recognitions/stickers can receive a treat, reward, or special privilege to promote the desired behavior.  When he disobeys orders, or disrupts the classroom would receive punishment in the form of receiving negative marks or by having the recognition/stickers taken away to delay receiving the reward, treat, or special privilege.  If he continues to bully or push children be placed in time-out for a certain period of time or is unable to participate in certain activities seen as enjoyable to him due to the behavior.  Hopefully that will prevent him from repeating the negative behavior because he doesn’t want to be embarrassed in time-out or isolated during fun activity times.  If tantrums have been the way he got what he wanted the teacher could simply ignore the behavior and he will see that that method is not working anymore, or if it’s completely disruptive to the class can be removed from the room or space to allow him to calm down.

Giving praise through words, acknowledgement, tokens (stickers, good check marks…etc.), and rewards are important when the desired behavior is being shown (ex. raising hand to ask a question, saying excuse me instead of pushing…etc.) Punishment through taking away tokens, rewards, or special privileges as well as time-out or removals from class are used to prevent the behavior from continuing.  As a result of these interventions, hopefully will increase the desired behavior of raising the hand, saying positive words such as please, thank-you, and excuse me when acknowledged and positive regard and reward is given.

Rational emotional behavioral therapy (REBT), a form of cognitive therapy seeks to help individuals change some of the irrational thoughts and beliefs that affect their state of being and learn the skills to become a more rational thinker, creating substantial happiness and self-acceptance (Seligman & Reichenberg, 2013, p. 278).


A woman has the thought “There are no good men out there for me.”

Activating event – going out to the club one weekend with some girlfriends and the men that approached them or engaged with them were rude and aggressive.

Beliefs – most men are rude, liars, and not interested in a good relationship.

Consequences – She becomes defensive and closed off when men approach her and/or becomes angry, withdrawn and antisocial.

Dispute – is it possible that although some men may come across a certain way that there are men who are friendly, respectful, and genuine.  Could there be other places that is of interest to you that you could attend to find commonality with others in that environment such as a comedy show, concert, art gallery, or sporting event.  Where did these thoughts come from?  Are my reciprocating behavior of defense and anger leading others to feel the need to be aggressive or stand-offish with me?

Effects or effective thinking – I could start saying the right person is out there for me; every time the opposite thought comes up.  I will choose to enjoy my life and the things I enjoy and when the time comes it will happen.  I will place myself in environments that allow me to engage with others with interests similar to mine.   Although there may be rude and aggressive people out there, I choose not to include them in my life.


Argosy University Online (4/2017) Module 4. Behavior Therapy 3 of 8)

Seligman, L. W., Reichenberg, L. W. (2013). Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Systems, Strategies, and Skills, 4th Edition. Retrieved from


Discussion 1: Contributing to Community Recovery

The damaging effects of disaster on mental health and the increased vulnerability to addiction of survivors are well documented. The most common conditions that follow a disaster are post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, grief, and an increase in substance abuse and addictive behaviors (Beaudoin, 2011; Cepeda, Valdez, Kaplan, & Hill, 2010; Johnson & Fendrich, 2009).

As a helping professional, it is essential that you become familiar with federal and local regulations that can impact your role in community recovery.

For this Discussion, review the two scenarios below. Choose one of the scenarios and reflect on the ways in which government and community organizations might contribute to the treatment of addiction.


Scenario A:  You are the director of a local addiction treatment center in a West Coast metropolitan area that has experienced an earthquake of major magnitude. The earthquake has caused a large loss of life and destruction of property. The entire metropolitan infrastructure is disrupted, including transportation, sanitation, emergency medical care, and power. People are unable to get to work, children are unable to attend school, and people are confused and frightened. Many mental health and substance abuse facilities have been destroyed, so their services will be interrupted for a long time. A large number of citizens are left homeless, without jobs, and are dealing with the trauma of the event and loss of family and friends. The level of destruction is so vast and far reaching that it will be several months to a year before life returns to what the community could consider normal.

Scenario B:  You are the director of a local addiction treatment center in a small Midwestern town of 20,000. A tornado has struck the community, cutting a path of destruction through the entire town and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage. More devastating, the tornado has resulted in a huge loss of life, including the deaths of over 100 children who were in the local elementary school. Many families are left homeless and grieving over the loss of their property, businesses, friends, and loved ones. The loss of such a large number of children has a particularly serious impact on the emotional well-being of the town’s citizens.


·       Post a response to the scenario that you selected.


·       Explain how you might direct your staff or helping professionals at the addiction treatment center to contribute to the community’s recovery.


·       Explain what your goals would be in the community recovery effort.


·       Then, explain how federal and local government regulations might impact an addiction counselor’s ability to contribute to this community’s recovery.


Support your response using the Resources and the current literature.  Needs to be at least 1 page in length.


References (use at least 2)


Johnson, T. P., & Fendrich, M. (2009). Substance use under conditions of uncertainty and trauma: An introduction. Substance Use and Misuse, 44 (12), 1661–1664. 


Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (2006). Substance abuse counseling written into federal disaster response bill.  Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly, 18 (33), 5–6.



Discussion 2: Perceived Crisis Influencing Addiction

Personal crises and increased vulnerability to addictive chemicals and behaviors can stem from any event or situation that a person perceives as intolerable, the key word being  perceives . 

In your role as a helping professional, remember that events that seem benign to you may constitute a crisis in a client’s life. If a client perceives himself or herself to be in a crisis, whether you agree or not, the client is probably in a crisis and needs your professional assistance. There are a number of crisis intervention models available, and you should choose the model that seems to be most effective. 


·       Post  a description of at least two factors outside an individual’s control that could result in a perceived crisis and explain how that perception may affect propensity toward addiction.


·       Then describe a model of crisis intervention that might be most effective in addressing these factors and explain why.


Support your response using the Resources and the current literature. Needs to be at least 1 page in length.


References (use at least 2)


Johnson, T. P., & Fendrich, M. (2009). Substance use under conditions of uncertainty and trauma: An introduction. Substance Use and Misuse, 44 (12), 1661–1664. 


Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (2006). Substance abuse counseling written into federal disaster response bill.  Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly, 18 (33), 5–6.