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PSY 480 Week 1 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.

Discussion Questions How does research affect clinical practice? Is all research equally trustworthy? Explain your answer. What are some of your biases about mental health? How do you think you formed these biases? Week 2 Discussion Questions Can effective therapy happen without administering psychological testing? Explain why or why not. Under what circumstances is testing useful? In what ways does culture influence psychological testing?

PSY 480 Week 3 Psychological Testing Article

Individual Assignment: Psychological Testing Article Analysis Resources: Electronic Reserve Readings, the University Library, or other resources Locate an article concerning the use of psychological testing in the workplace (e.g., the use of personality tests during the interview process). Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you analyze your selected article. Address the following: Briefly summarize the article. Describe the psychological testing instruments that were discussed in your selected article and how these instruments were used. Evaluate the effectiveness of the psychological testing instruments discussed in your selected

article. Discussion Questions What is an example of a theoretical approach in clinical psychology that is difficult to research? Explain why. What is an example of a health problem that has a strong psychological component? What would happen if a behavioral-cognitive approach was taken in the treatment of this health problem?

PSY 480 Week 4 Biopsychosocial Case Study Paper

Individual Assignment: Biopsychosocial Case Study Select one of the case studies located in the text, Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior. Obtain instructor approval of your selected case study prior to beginning this assignment. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word analysis of your selected case in which you demonstrate an application of clinical psychology to 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 the need for adaptation in the field of clinical psychology.

Discussion Questions Does psychotherapy work for all disorders listed in the DSM-IV? Identify the disorders that outcome research suggests have the best success rate. How do professional ethics differ from the law?

PSY 480 Week 5 The Practice of Clinical Psychology Worksheet

Individual Assignment: The Practice of Clinical Psychology WorksheetComplete the University of Phoenix Material The Practice of Clinical Psychology Worksheet located on your student Web site

Discussion Questions How has the American family changed in the last 50 years? What is an empirically supported treatment manual? What is empirically validated treatment? What are some pros and cons to using empirically validated treatment?

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