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Bohm's Dialogue in Group Think

The topic of groupthink reminds me of David Bohm's work on what he called, Dialogue. Dialogue differs from ordinary conversation, where people generally hold a point of view that they feel compelled to defend. In dialogue, participants give serious consideration to views that may differ substantially from their own, and they

Applying Worldview to Therapeutic Interventions

Applying worldview to working with a particular client in therapy (from an ethnic group that is different from your own) Please describe issues unique to the Hispanic/Latino Americans ethnic group considering the relationship between its members' worldviews and their current perceptions, attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors

Perception of Behavior

What criteria would you include for evaluating whether a person's behavior is normal or abnormal? Select one behavior you might see in a client and how that behavior might be perceived differently in the following contexts: * Different time periods (for example, 1900 A.D. and 2000 A.D.). * Different cultures or social


The concept of Netiquette has evolved with the advent of the Internet as a primary source of communication in contemporary society. Just as there are prescribed rules of etiquette for voice communication, or when people sit down to eat a meal together, there are similar social expectations of how individuals behave when they com

External rewards research

According to research some have argued that rewards are detrimental and does not serve the purpose of the motivation. Rewards are seen as effective in getting people to perform an activity, but once the rewards are no longer available, people's intrinsic motivation to engage in activities is undermined. On the other side of the

Multiple Racial Identities

What are your thoughts about the implications of the complexity of identity, and what is the best way to utilize the information learned about each cultural group when working with an individual with multiple identities, particularly racial identities, in counseling/therapy?

Overview of Plagiarism

Provide a summary of what is learned from using the citation generator and plagiarism checker resources for academic work in college and how you can use them in the future.

Child sexual abuse effects

The case involves a man that sexually abuses his eight year-old daughter. Please explain the following: biological psychodynamic cognitive behavioral components of child sexual abuse by a parent

Licensed psychiatrists in the field of abnomal psychology

In terms of licensed psychiatrist please explain: 1) How psychiatrist utilize the concept of abnormal psychology 2) Analyze the LEGAL and ETHICAL issues related to psychiatry 3 Describe some specific "research based" examples of how knowledge of mental disorders can be applied OUTSIDE the therapeutic environment (business, edu


1-Suppose one of your classmates asks you to proofread a paper before he or she submits it for a grade. When reviewing the document you begin to suspect that some portions are plagiarized. How would you approach your classmate about your concerns? What advice could you offer and what tools would you recommend to help that classm

Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Citations

Read the following paragraph: Decision making is a process by which several possibilities are considered and prioritized, resulting in a clear choice of one option over others. Decision making is a fact of life personally and in business. We make dozens of decisions each day. Some decisions are simple, while others are co

Stages in Biological Growth

What are the two stages that bodily growth and changes have their greatest impact on an individual's psychological, social, and emotional development, and why. Also please explain the various ways these changes impact psychological, social, and emotional development. Please give scholarly references less than ten years old.

The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1990 is summarized and the controversy regarding immunity for those who report child abuse is discussed

All major helping professions throughout the world have codes outlining guidelines for ethical practice. The codes promote professional empowerment by assisting professionals to a) keep good practice b) protect their clients, c) safeguard their autonomy, and d) enhance the profession. Ethical codes would also be summarized by

Qualitative and Quantitative

Provide a brief summary of each of the articles along with a description of the approach taken by each author. Compare and contrast the approaches in terms of what was studied and what was found. Finally, state whether or not you think each author selected the best approach, and explain why or why not.

Generic, problem specific, and idiosyncratic formulation models are clarified.

Situation, emotion, thought, and behavior are the central features of cognitive behavioral case formation (Grant, Townend, Mills & Cockx, 2009). They are the basis of case formulation and they focus on a client's interpretation of an event rather than the event itself (Grant, Townend, Mills & Cockx, 2009). The function of cog

The importance of values clarification for individuals engaged in a job search

In the text, Organizational Psychology, the author discusses the importance of values clarification for individuals engaged in a job search. Have you ever engaged in such a process? If so, what did you learn about yourself and your values in relationship to your career goals? If not, what do you think about this approach toward

What is the DSM-IV-TR?

What is the DSM IV-TR? How does it guide the diagnosis of abnormal behavior? Do you think it is 100% reliable? Why or why not? What are the advantages and disadvantages of classification systems for abnormal behavior?

What are some differences between primary and secondary data?

What are some differences between primary and secondary data? Why must you use primary and secondary data in research? What are some disadvantages of using secondary sources to make decisions? Explain. 2) What are the differences between quantitative and qualitative data? List 1 or more example of each with explanation to sho

Measurements and Statistics

What do you think about a peer rating system as a type of evaluation for performance? For example, would you prefer to be graded by your peers in this class? Why or why not?

What are some successful strategies that helped with your academic progress?

Mental Health Counseling. Interview someone in our field of interest. 1. What are some successful strategies that helped with your academic progress? 2. What are some current trends in the field? 3. Will these trends affect my future work? 4. What are some obstacles to avoid in my academic and professional developm

Present mindfulness meditation research.

Choose one of the above questions that could be studied with a quantitative research method. Briefly state the question and then explain why you would choose a quantitative approach for this question. Is mindfulness meditation an efficacious treatment for adult ADD (attention deficit disorder)? Choose one of the above qu