SOCW-6202-WK7-Discussion

Discussion 1: Working With Special PopulationsAddiction is an equal opportunity disease. It knows no boundaries and affects all segments of the population regardless of race, culture, age, class, or other differences. Although no segment of the population is immune to addiction, there are certain segments that are more vulnerable than others.Vulnerable populations are referred to as special populations and include many diverse groups including the homeless, ethnic minorities, the elderly, the gay and lesbian population, persons with disabilities, prisoners, and pregnant women. The members of these special populations have unique needs that present challenges you may not encounter when working with other populations.·       Post a description of a special population that you may work with as a helping professional.·       Explain two challenges that you might encounter when working with this special population.·       Explain two potential strategies that you might use to overcome those challenges and explain why these strategies might be effective.·       Support your response using the resources and the current literature.References (use 2 or more)Doweiko, H. E. (2015). Concepts of chemical dependency (9th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage. Coleman-Cowger, V. H. (2012). Mental health treatment need among pregnant and postpartum women/girls entering substance abuse treatment. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26(2), 345–350.  Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2012, January 12). Older adult substance abuse treatment admissions have increased; Number of special treatment programs for this population has decreased. Data Spotlight, Drug and Alcohol Information System. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/spotlight/WEB_SPOT_043/WEB_SPOT_043.pdf Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration , Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2012). Older adult substance abuse treatment admissions have increased; number of special treatment programs for this population has descreased. Retrieved from website: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/spotlight/WEB_SPOT_043/WEB_SPOT_043.pdf U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2005). Substance abuse treatment for persons with co-occurring disorders (DHHS Publication No. SMA 05-3992). Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64197/ Read sections 2–9. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 42. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 05-3922. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2005.

psyc 3003 assignment 2pages minimum

A researcher was studying initial interactions between people. While two students were supposedly waiting for an experiment to begin, the researcher covertly videotaped their actions and conversation. Afterward, the researcher told the students about the video recording and gave them the opportunity to have the tape erased.Complete the following for the study you selected (rather than reproduce the scenario in your response, indicate your study selection with a number):Explain the ethical issues and how the study may have violated principles of ethical behavior.Propose an alternative research design from the assigned Learning Resources that could possibly remedy the identified issues, (e.g., naturalistic observation, simulation study), and explain in detail how the new design would be set up and carried out.

Coding assignment and discussion – chrisbenjamin

Coding assignment:Using the instructions and data provided in the Open-Ended Coding Exercise spreadsheet (.xlsx), create a coding scheme and summary table of your results. Post your responses to this discussion. Even if you finish early, please wait until at least Wednesday to post your response. We want to give everyone a chance to create their own coding scheme without any outside influence. Discussion post: (one or two paragraphs)Think of a way that your research question (or a similar question) could be answered using qualitative research. What type of qualitative research could be used, and how would it be conducted? What would be the strengths and weaknesses of this design compared to quantitative methods?

KIm woods a3

Create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to educate a group of medical students participating in their grand rounds. There should be at least ten slides in your Microsoft PowerPoint as well as a title slide and a slide listing all your sources for creating this slideshow. You should also create speaker notes for each slide of your presentation, which include the main talking points for the topic addressed on the slide. In order to create your slideshow, review the two case studies and then answer the questions following each case study:Case Study 1: Isaac is a fifty-nine-year-old man. Several months ago, he noticed a slight tremor in his hands. He assumed this to be a normal consequence of aging. The tremor, however, gradually worsened, along with some muscular stiffness and slowness in initiating movement. The tremor was more pronounced when he was not voluntarily moving. Isaac was referred to a neurologist, who diagnosed him with Parkinson’s disease. After visiting the neurologist, Isaac and his family ask you to further explain this disorder. Isaac also asks about L-dopa as a treatment—the neurologist had mentioned L-dopa as an effective medication but had instead prescribed selegiline:What are the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?What are the possible causes? Be sure to discuss both hereditary and environmental factors thought to contribute to this disease.What parts of the brain does this disease affect?Why do you think the neurologist prescribed selegiline instead of L-dopa?Case Study 2: Sabrina is a twenty-seven-year-old woman who recently underwent a corpus callosotomy. Initially after surgery, when given a verbal command, Sabrina demonstrated marked apraxia of the left hand. However, the extent of this issue diminished over time. Answer the following questions about this client:What disorder was most likely being treated by this operation, and how is the surgery performed?In what way is the surgery expected to help Sabrina?What are the risks and benefits of the surgery? Compare these to the risks and benefits of an alternative treatment. If the decision were yours, which would you recommend? Explain your decision.What was the cause of the apraxia?What does the reduction in apraxia symptoms tell us about hemispheric specialization?

kim woods 2

What is your opinion about using animals for research?Was your opinion affected by the readings for this assignment?Under what circumstances, or for which types of research projects, would you advocate the use of animals in research?Do you think the use of advanced technology, such as fMRI, will eventually make animal testing obsolete?What safeguards do you think would be needed in order to protect participants in studies using neuroimaging methods?Your response should be at least 3 pages long and should include at least 4 scholarly references.

PART 5 RESEARCH PRESENTATION

Research Paper: Presentation InstructionsPLEASE READ TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE INCLUDED EVERY PART OF THE ASSIGNMENT IT MUST BE ORIGINAL IN PROPER APA Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to help you develop the skills and knowledge necessary to convey complex ideas in a professional manner using a PowerPoint (ppt) presentation. Presentation software is one of the most common ways ideas are presented in the workplace, as well as academia. Although you will be presenting the same material in your final paper, the way it is presented in a ppt presentation will be specific to this format. For example, in a ppt presentation, you will be able to demonstrate how an operant procedure works with animated levers and food pellets, while in a paper you would simply describe it. In a presentation, you can take advantage of multimedia such as video clips of famous researchers explaining their own theories.Requirements:·         At least 25 slides·         An appropriate image included on each slide·         Include at least 1 video·         Demonstrate at least 1 experimental method using animation·         Use a slide transitionInstructions:  Content: The basic content and structure of the presentation should mirror that of the paper but will not include the “Assessment of Research Paper Writing Process” (See the outline below). An abstract is also not included in a formal presentation.  The content must be much more concise as compared to the paper. Summarize each of the main points of your paper into a bullet point. Avoid making a slide look like a paragraph. Use in-text citations in the slide on which the information appears.  Title Slide: The title slide includes the name of your presentation, your name, and the institution with which you are affiliated.Images: Every slide should include an image that is relevant to the content on that particular slide. Avoid “crowding” the image by placing text too close to it. A good image will be high resolution (not pixelated), not distorted, and professional (proper lighting, contrast, etc.). If you use poor images, they will distract from the quality of your work. In order to avoid copyright infringement, all images must be copyright-free or “free-to-use”. There are a number of databases in which you can find copyright-free images, including using an advanced google image search with the usage rights set to “free to use or share.”Style: Select a background, font, and color combination that is easy to read and visually complementary. Video: The video should be a link to a YouTube video. If the video is a link to a file on the author’s computer it will not play when the ppt file is transferred to another person. Animation: Use animation to demonstrate the methods of at least 1 experiment.  Slide Transitions: Select a slide transition that makes the presentation look polished but does not distract from the flow of the presentation.Reference Slide: Current APA-formatted references of all sources cited in the presentation.Narration: Write a narration in the notes section under each slide of how you would explain the slides. This should be the same information you would put on note cards if you were presenting your ppt at a meeting or in class.Outline:     I.               IntroductionA.                State your topic. (e.g. “This paper will examine the roles of spontaneous reinstatement of operant behavior in drug addiction.”)                                                    1.               State why this topic is important (e.g. “More than 80% of individuals who go through substance abuse treatment will relapse within 5 years.”)                                                    2.               State your initial research questions (e.g. “What are the critical variables that contribute to spontaneous recovery of operant responding for drugs of abuse?”)B.                 Background information about the issue                                                    1.               Learning principle (e.g. “Spontaneous recovery was first reported by _______. Later research revealed that _____,_______, and ______ influence spontaneous recovery in animal studies.”).                                                    2.               Principle’s application to the problem or issue (e.g. “______ initially suggested that drug relapse may work through a similar mechanism.  The methods used to study spontaneous recovery of drug seeking behavior are…”)C.                 State your hypothesis. Your hypothesis is the main focus of the paper (e.g. “While stress is a critical factor in the reinstatement of operant behavior for drugs of abuse, its effects can be mitigated by an enriched environment”). Everything discussed in the paper must be related back to the hypothesis. Does a study support or contradict your hypothesis?                                                     1.               Define all terms in your hypothesis, referencing appropriate sources                                                    2.               Discuss any points of clarificationa)                  Point 1b)                  Point 2(1)               … (as needed)(2)               …  II.               Literature ReviewA.                Theoretical literature pertaining to the learning principle                                                    1.               Overview and summary of each theory or explanation                                                    2.               Relevance of each theory/explanation to the issue                                                    3.               Application of the theoretical findings to the issueB.                 Applied literature—Repeat for each study                                                    1.               Rationale of the study                                                    2.               Overview of the study                                                    3.               Methodology (key elements)                                                    4.               Key findings related to your hypothesis                                                    5.               Critique of the studya)                  Design?b)                  Appropriate methods?c)                  How do the findings relate to your hypothesis/thesis?III.              DiscussionA.                Summary                                                    1.               Summary of all relative findingsB.                 Recommendations                                                    1.               What can be learned from this research?                                                    2.               What are the implications?                                                    3.               To whom are these recommendations relevant and why? (e.g. parents, government agencies, organizations, educational institutions, mental health professionals)C.                 Future ResearchD.                Conclusions                                                    1.               Recap the importance of your topic (no new information)                                                    2.               Revisit your thesis statement (did you find support or no support?)                                                    3.               Conclusion based on information derived from the literatureIV.               ReferencesA.                Reference 1B.                 Reference 2C.                 Reference 3D.                Reference 4E.                 Reference 5F.                  Continue as needed Research Paper: Presentation Grading RubricCategoryMeets ExpectationsPartially Meets ExpectationsDoes Not Meet ExpectationsPointsEarnedTitle Slide and Introduction20 pointsMeets all of the following criteria:Title slide contains appropriate title, presenter’s name, and institution.Provides background research for both the learning principles and the applied research in a clear, logical manner.Describes importance of the issue or problem.Articulates a clear hypothesis for the presentation.10 pointsMissing 1 or 2 of the following criteria:Title slide contains appropriate title, presenter’s name, and institution.Provides background research for both the learning principles and the applied research in a clear, logical manner.Describes importance of the issue or problem.Articulates a clear hypothesis for the presentation.0 to 5 pointsMissing more than 2 of the following criteria:Title slide contains appropriate title, presenter’s name, and institution.Provides background research for both the learning principles and the applied research in a clear, logical manner.Describes importance of the issue or problem.Articulates a clear hypothesis for the presentation.Applied Research Articles20 pointsMeets all of the following criteria:Clearly demonstrates the rationale for each of the experiments within the context of the previously discussed literature.Reports the relevant elements of the methodology of each study.Reports the results and puts them in the context of the literature.Provides a sound critique of the studies.Demonstrates the logical progression of studies and/or how the articles relate to each other.10 pointsMissing up to 3 of the following criteria:Clearly demonstrates the rationale for each of the experiments within the context of the previously discussed literature.Reports the relevant elements of the methodology of each study.Reports the results and puts them in the context of the literature.Provides a sound critique of the studies.Demonstrates the logical progression of studies and/or how the articles relate to each other.0 to 5 pointsMissing more than 3 of the following criteria:Clearly demonstrates the rationale for each of the experiments within the context of the previously discussed literature.Reports the relevant elements of the methodology of each study.Reports the results and puts them in the context of the literature.Provides a sound critique of the studies.Demonstrates the logical progression of studies and/or how the articles relate to each other.Discussion20 pointsMeets all of the following criteria:Summarizes the research findings and puts them in the broader context of the field of study.Provides thoughtful recommendations/implications for relevant parties.Provides his/her own ideas about future research based on the presented findings. Provides a compelling conclusion section that wraps up the presentation. 10 pointsMissing 1 or 2 of the following criteria:Summarizes the research findings and puts them in the broader context of the field of study.Provides thoughtful recommendations/implications for relevant parties.Provides his/her own ideas about future research based on the presented findings.Provides a compelling conclusion section that wraps up the presentation.0 to 5 pointsMissing more 2 or more of the following criteria:Summarizes the research findings and puts them in the broader context of the field of study.Provides thoughtful recommendations/implications for relevant parties.Provides his/her own ideas about future research based on the presented findings.Provides a compelling conclusion section that wraps up the presentation.Mechanics30 pointsMeets all of the following criteria:Slides are not too text heavy.Font and background make text easy to read.An appropriate picture on each slide.Includes an appropriate video.15 pointsMissing 1 of the following criteria:Slides are not too text heavy.Font and background make text easy to read.An appropriate picture on each slide.Includes an appropriate video.0 to 7.5 pointsMissing more than 1 of the following criteria:Slides are not too text heavy.Font and background make text easy to read.An appropriate picture on each slide.Includes an appropriate video.Documentation10 pointsFree or almost free of grammar, spelling, and writing mechanics errors.Appropriately cites sources using current APA format.5 pointsHas some errors but does not represent a major distraction.Appropriately cites sources but misses some minor sources. 0 to 2.5 pointsHas errors that are distracting and obscure content meaning.Neglects important sources or documents few to no sources.Total/100Instructor’s Comments:

The Adult Probation Department has referred to your office a client, Sue, for an intake assessment. Sue is a 28-year-old Haitian woman who has been addicted to crack cocaine. She has recently pled guilty to charges of possession and sale of an illicit sub

The Adult Probation Department has referred to your office a client, Sue, for an intake assessment. Sue is a 28-year-old Haitian woman who has been addicted to crack cocaine. She has recently pled guilty to charges of possession and sale of an illicit substance and of engaging in prostitution.In M3 Assignment 2 RA 1, you completed Sue’s intake assessment, including diagnostic considerations and treatment recommendations. In this assignment, you will develop a proposed treatment plan for her.Using the module readings and the Argosy University online library resources, research treatment plans.Click here to download and review Sue’s case history.Continuation of ScenarioSue’s assigned probation officer has requested that you provide the court with a treatment and service plan. This plan will aid in determining the areas and types of services that appropriately address Sue’s diagnoses, risks, needs, and strengths in terms of stability, sobriety, recovery, and self-sufficiency. The probation officer will consider your plan when making a recommendation for conditions of probation to the court.Tasks:Develop a substance abuse treatment plan. The plan must include the following headings with thorough answers. Support your responses with relevant literature.Level and Type of Care: Recommend and explain the level and type of care in the treatment plan. Make sure to address the following:Crisis and urgent care, for example, danger to self, medical crises, etc.Level of care, for example, inpatient, outpatient—include ethical issues.The types of substance abuse treatment, for example, detoxification, agonist intervention.Referrals for Related ServicesCommunity-based servicesPsychoeducationMedical treatment: neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, and all medical providersCase management and the integration of treatment servicesEthical IssuesRelationship and coordination with the criminal justice system, for example, the court and the probation officerDiversity IssuesCultureReligionGenderAgeEthnicitySexual orientationSocioeconomic statusAftercare and Relapse Prevention

project 2 – Powerpoint

Topic: Curb Bullying In Adolescents with ADHDFor this component, you will develop a presentation that articulates a convincing need for the proposal you have developed. The presentation should be engaging and appealing to your target audience(s). You should envision yourself giving this presentation before your target audience(s). This could be, for example, a boss, fellow scholars at a conference, or a grant provider.This is your opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of the problem you have identified and the need to conduct research or implement and evaluate an intervention. Remember that you are seeking support of the proposal, so knowing your audience and tailoring your message to them is crucial. Since you will not actually deliver this presentation in person, you must create a self-sustaining presentation. A narrated presentation is strongly suggested.The presentation should adhere to the principles of an effective presentation, and all of your sources should be cited properly. There is no minimum or maximum number of slides required. You should use your judgment to create a presentation of appropriate length that will convey all of the necessary information while keeping the attention of your audience.

stress mangment paper

Personal Stress Management Plan and Paper The goal of this project is for each student to establish a 5-6 paged plan to maintain at TW0-THREE effective personal stress management techniques. This paper will incorporate the stress management logs and reflections (newly acquired stress management skills), and create a long-term plan for stress management tools that have been effective for each individual. A) Redo the Stress Management Assessment tests from Chapter 2 and compare your stress levels now to the beginning of the semester – is there a difference? Why do you think this is?B) Stress Management TechniquesState which stress management techniques you practiced that were most effectiveHow you have been incorporating the stress management technique into your life (if it is something like working out, describe how you are being more mindful of it being a stress management technique rather than just a hobby or activity)The circumstances of practicing that stress management techniqueHow you felt as a result of incorporating those stress management techniques into your lifeTwo stress management techniques that you have not found helpful.C) Create a long-term stress management plan with SMART Goals-Utilize your new stress management techniques to make 2-3 SMART Goals for the next 6-12 months.-SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Time-basedContent, quality of writing, and grammar will be considered during grading.