evaluate contributions of psychological research

evaluate contributions of psychological research

Week Three Discussion…This is the actual assignment I completed and will need to be read in order to gain knowledge of assignment below. READ….I chose the following websites: American Dance Therapy Association, American Psychiatric Association, and International Association of Counselors and Therapists. These websites cover topics within the field of psychology, nevertheless, each website focuses on different themes, for which they can be compared for similarities and differences. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) website represents world’s largest psychiatric organization. Giving that the APA objectives is to promote scientific development in our understanding of mental pathology, psycho-education and quality treatment, the theme of the website is broad-covering topics of research in mental health and psychotherapy. The International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT) website covers topics of psychotherapy, advocating a holistic approach for the treatment of psychopathologies. This website serves especially for clinicians who which to exchanges ideas, information, techniques or methodologies, as it contains a forum. American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) website belongs to the American Dance Therapy Association, an organization which promotes dance therapy. This association claims within the website that certain dance movements can be helpful for the treatment of many psychological disorders, as these movements are supposed to provide a biopsychosocial integration of the individual. It can be noticed that all websites share a common theme: psychotherapy. Nevertheless, the APA website covers a much broader area of topics than the other two websites-its theme been general, as it contains material of scientific research in psychopathology and psychoeducation (materials that provide knowledge of psychopathologies and treatments). On the other hand, the ACT website has as its main theme psychotherapy, specifically a holistic approach in psychotherapy, having a less broad area of topics than the APA website, but less specific than the ADTA website. The ADTA website has its main theme as a specific type of psychotherapy-dance therapy, and covers topics that belong or are related to its main theme. For the purpose of this discussion, let’s assume a professional from each organization should answer to the question ‘’ How would a professional in your organization contribute to the treatment of depression?’’. I believe that a professional from APA would argue that each professional at APA contributes with scientific data or clinical judgments to the broad range of topics that are covered by the website, suggesting that the scientific articles provided at the APA website serve as powerful information to be communicated between researchers and clinicians as well, hence enhancing the probability of developing better treatments for depression. A professional from IACT will likely consider that his/her organization allows clinicians to communicate with each other, therefore all members of the organization can provide new information or ideas, constructing a more effective holistic approach in the treatment of depression. A professional from ADTA will probably believe that dance therapy is an effective psychotherapy for depression, for which clinicians that belong to ADTA could practice dance therapy with depressed individuals, or could teach other clinicians to do so. References American Dance Therapy Association. (http://www.adta.org) American Psychiatric Association. (http://www.psych.org) International Association of Counselors and Therapists. (http://www.iact.org) End Reading… Your part of the Assignment: Begin with the work you completed for the Mental Health Disciplines discussion in Week Three. In this section, you will demonstrate your awareness of the psychological career alternatives in a community setting and take on the role of two experts in different fields of psychology. You will also evaluate contributions of psychological research in the applied context of these experts and discuss methodological issues unique to their areas of psychological research.

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Part 2: In this section, you will:

 Create a 750- to 1000-word case study of a real (either yourself or a willing adult volunteer) or fictitious person who has developed the competencies of their academic program at Ashford University. Use A field in psychology.  Evaluate your real or fictitious person’s learning within the program as it contributes to the overall attainment of the institutional outcomes.  Include at least one personal life example and one career example of applying the competencies to resolve personal challenges and an ethical dilemma (e.g., a client or research subject reveals compromising information about a friend or family member who also happens to be someone you know in a personal/social context).  Create or describe a scenario in which the person wrestles with an issue related to the assigned research topic in her or his personal and/or professional life. Be specific in your discussion of the scenario and provide details demonstrating professional problem solving on the part of the person in your case study.  Include a section wherein your fictitious person or you articulate a personal point of view, evaluate evidence, determine options for responding and evaluate the pros and cons of the options prior to making a decision about a course of action within the scenario.  Conclude with how the problem was resolved and what the person learned while at Ashford University that assisted in an effective resolution.

Writing the Case Study The Assignment:

II. Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. III. Must include a title page with the following: o Title of paper o Student’s name o Course name and number o Instructor’s name o Date submitted IV. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. V. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.  Need answer…

Part3: o Create an annotated list of 10 to 12 reputable, scholarly websites that are relevant to psychological research and practice. o Consider the merits of each website. Based on your knowledge of scholarly applications of psychological research, evaluate the use of scholarly applied psychological research and analyze the interpretations that are presented on each site. For information on how to evaluate web resources, visit the Ashford University Library website. o The list should be in alphabetical order with each website cited according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. o The annotations should be four to five sentences long and reflect the relevance and usefulness of each website in terms of your topics of psychological research and your professional needs.

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