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PSY 480 Week 1 Individual Assignment Examination of Clinical Psychology Paper

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you examine clinical psychology.
Address the following items:

· Discuss the history and evolving nature of clinical psychology.
· Explain the role of research and statistics in clinical psychology.
· Discuss the differences between clinical psychology and other mental health professions, including social work, psychiatry, and school psychology.


Include a minimum of two sources from peer-reviewed publications.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.



PSY 480 Week 1 DQS

DQ 1

How have World War I and World War II affected the evolution of psychology, especially psychological testing?

DQ 2

How does research affect clinical practice? Is all research equally trustworthy? Explain your answer.


PSY 480 Week 2 Individual Assignment Major Approaches to Clinical Psychology Presentation

Select one of the following disorders:

· Depressive disorder
· Generalized anxiety disorder
· Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
· Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you compare and contrast the major approaches to clinical psychology—psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and family systems—in relation to the selected disorder. Address the following items:

· Discuss the philosophical origins of each approach.
· Identify the goals of each approach.
· Describe the techniques and strategies used by each approach.
· Explain how each approach affects the treatment strategies for your selected disorder.
· Evaluate the effectiveness of each approach, in relation to your selected disorder, based on treatment outcome research.

Include speaker notes with your presentation.
Incorporate information from at least five peer-reviewed publications.
Cite each outside source on a slide titled References.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.



PSY 480 Week 2 DQS

DQ 1

Identify at least one contributor to each of the four theoretical approaches in clinical psychology, along with his or her specific theories or views about human behavior. Which of the four approaches do you find most interesting? Explain your response.


DQ 2

What types of testing instruments do psychologists use to make a diagnosis? Which ones do you think are most effective? Explain why.


PSY 480 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Application of Clinical Psychology Paper

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word analysis of your selected case, in which you demonstrate an application of clinical psychology in a real-world situation.
Address the following items:

· Provide a brief overview of your selected case.
· Discuss the biological, psychological, and social factors involved in your selected case.
· Use your selected case study to explain which interventions would be appropriate in the field of clinical psychology. For each intervention you select, provide the following:

o The rationale for selecting the intervention
o What would be done
o Who would be involved
o In what setting the intervention would occur
o Which area the intervention is targeting, such as biological, psychological, or social factors

Use information from at least three peer-reviewed publications to support your points.
Format your analysis consistent with APA guidelines, including a reference page.




PSY 480 Week 3 DQS

DQ 1

What is the biopsychosocial approach? How does it apply to clinical psychology?


DQ 2

Does psychotherapy work for all disorders listed in the DSM-IV? Identify the disorders that outcome research suggests have the best success rate.



PSY 480 Week 4 Individual Assignment Professional Interview and Response

Refer to the University of Phoenix Material: Professional Interview and Response Guidelines, located on the student website, for assignment guidelines.
Interview two helping service professionals from two different settings, such as a school, hospital, or prison. Ensure that at least one of the interviewees is a clinical psychologist.
Provide the name and work environment of the two professionals you interviewed.
Ask the following questions to each of your interviewees:

· In what setting do you practice? How long have you been practicing?
· What are your specialties or areas of clinical focus?
· What are the most common disorders you treat?
· Do you have any special certifications or training beyond your original graduate coursework?
· How do you approach therapy or treatment? Do you use specific modalities, techniques, or interventions?
· What ethical and legal issues do you think are the most challenging or common?
· Do you have an opinion on where you think the field of psychology is heading?
· What do you enjoy most about your work?
· What advice would you provide an aspiring psychologist or therapist?

Discuss, in a 350- to 700-word response, the similarities and differences of how these professionals approach treatment in their settings.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines


PSY 480 Week 4 Individual Assignment Practice of Clinical Psychology Worksheet

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: The Practice of Clinical Psychology Worksheet located on the student website



PSY 480 Week 4 DQS

DQ 1

Briefly summarize the five most common subspecializations in clinical psychology. Discuss their similarities and differences. Which one is most interesting to you and why?


DQ 2

What are the most common ethical violations in clinical psychology?



PSY 480 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Contemporary Issues Presentation


Prepare a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you explore your selected and faculty-approved contemporary issues from Week Four. Include the following in your presentation:

· Definitions of the issues
· Populations most affected by the issues
· Effects the issues have on the field of psychology
· Any potential challenges in treatment options
· Any potential changes you foresee occurring with these issues

Include speaker notes with your presentation.
Incorporate information from at least five peer-reviewed publications.
Cite each outside source on a slide titled References.
Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.


PSY 480 Week 5 DQS

DQ 1

What is likely to happen to private practice in clinical psychology in the future?


DQ 2

What major trends relating to cultural practices affect psychological well-being and functioning in modern-day American society?

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