PSY 496 WEEK 3,
Review at least three websites of professional organizations for mental health and related fields provided in this week’s list of Recommended Websites. Compare and contrast the key features of three mental health-related disciplines.
Address the following questions in your initial post:
What are common themes found among each of the professional organizations represented in the websites?
What are the distinctive themes for each organization?
How might a professional from each of the disciplines represented in the websites you selected answer the following question “How would a professional in your organization contribute to the treatment of depression?”
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Provide a substantive response to at least two of your peers. Do you agree with their analyses of the professionals’ contributions to the treatment of depression? Would you have selected different common or distinctive themes for any of the organizations?
n this discussion, you will create a presentation from the point of view of two specific professionals who are experts on the topic you selected in Week One for your Final Project. For this discussion:
Consider the psychological career alternatives available and determine from which fields of expertise your two points of view will come.
Select the two professionals you will use with expertise on the topic you selected. Your professionals’ identity may be based on a real person that you know, or they may be made-up based on the job description of a professional in the field. The titles of your professionals should represent actual jobs (based on job descriptions) from categories in two different areas of mental health (e.g., psychiatry and psychology, social work and counseling).
In one or two sentences, briefly introduce your experts by describing their current careers as well as their backgrounds. The experts will be providing scholarly information on your selected topic based on the point-of-view of their respective professions.
Provide evaluations from the experts in the course of the presentation, regarding contributions of psychological research on the chosen topic in an applied context.
Include information from at least two peer-reviewed articles that were published within the last five years to substantiate your experts’ claims. You must select these two articles on your own. You may not use resources listed within this course. For information on how to generate search terms for specific resources, visit the Ashford University Library.
To begin, create a presentation using the Sample Presentation Template, of at least five slides (not including the title and reference slides). Provide the following elements in your presentation:
A side-by-side comparison of your experts including their current careers as well as their backgrounds
A brief general explanation of the topic chosen in Week One
Provide a slide for each of the experts’ points of view including appropriate citations of your referenced resources
A brief overview and comparison of the two experts’ points of view
A separate reference slide must be included at the end of the presentation
A minimum of three scholarly sources published within the last five years must be included in the discussion. References are cited according to APA guidelines.
A link to a website from an organization associated with each expert’s profession. Include information from that website where the corresponding expert is presenting her or his point of view. Include the websites in the reference slide using the full APA citation format for websites. Do not just copy and paste the URL to the website.
Use the sample template provided to organize your presentation. You may change the font sizes in the presentation. However, do not use a font smaller than 20 pt. You are encouraged to insert relevant figures and graphics. Make sure to appropriately cite any images you use that you did not create yourself. If you include a table or figure from a journal article, cite it according to APA guidelines.
WEEK 3 ASSIGNMENT
Develop Professional Résumés
In order to demonstrate an awareness of psychological career alternatives in a community setting, you will develop résumés for each of the professional experts chosen for your presentation in the Week Three discussion. Include relevant academic and professional experience that highlights their careers, appropriate skills, and expertise. Brief job descriptions identifying the major duties associated with each relevant work experience should also be included in the résumé. The job description format should be based on the Professional Experience section in the “Sample Resume for a Counseling Psychologist.” Each résumé should be two to three pages in length. You may use the resources available on the following web pages:
Ashford University Career Services (http://www.apa.org/careers/psyccareers)
American Psychological Association PsyCareers (http://www.apa.org/careers/psyccareers)
Sample resume for a counselling psychologist
You may use additional sources for career information as long as they are credible. An example of a credible source for this information would include The Chronicle of Higher Education. To begin constructing your résumés, utilize the Resume Builder tool provided by Ashford University. This will allow you to create drafts of your résumés so that you may revise and refine your assignments before submitting them.
To utilize the tool:
Log into the Ashford University Student Portal
Click on Job Search & Resume Builder link under Career Services
Go to the My Documents Tab
Select the Resume Builder Tab
Create, save, and edit these résumés to meet your assignment guidelines.
Writing Professional Résumés
Must be four to six double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title page), and formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Résumés should be formatted according to the guidelines in the Ashford University Resume Builder tool.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
WEEK 3 Quiz