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Cultural Sensitivity in Practice: Self-Assessment

Help with a discussion 450 words min Unit 1: Cultural Competency and Linguistic Diversity - Discussion 1 of 2 1. Complete the Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Behavioral Health Services and Supports to Children, Youth, and their Families. (Goode, 2009).

Anger, Stress, and Aggression in Violent Offenders

Article: Seager, J. A. (2005). Violent men: The importance of impulsivity and cognitive schema. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 32(1), 26-49. Whether clinicians work in an outpatient setting, a community setting, or a correctional setting, they need to consider how the variables of anger, stress, and aggression relate to vio

Violent Offender Treatment in the Field

When violent offenders are referred to treatment, it is imperative that treatment providers recognize treatment process challenges and their impact on the selection of effective treatment strategies and approaches. Recognizing challenges to successful treatment allows providers to adapt their treatment approaches and the desired

Article Review: Drug Addiction & Criminality Treatment Model

When it comes to treating drug offenders, forensic psychology professionals must have a solid understanding of desired outcomes in order to select a suitable treatment approach. Drug abuse often results in uncharacteristic behavior and may actually generate complications related to the mental health treatment and physical well-b

Professional Malpractice Law

* I need a brief review of Weathers v. Pilkinton, or Adams v. Carter County Memorial Hospital * I need a focus on one aspect of the case chosen that can be explained in entirety with at least 3 scholarly references. * Please describe a variation on the case that might have gotten a different outcome

Levels of Measurement and Concepts of Validity

Selecting a method to accurately measure variables can be a complex task. Some data can be transformed from one level of measurement to another, and other data cannot. Measurement instruments must also be validated to prove they accurately measure the variables in question. Consider the measurement of data and compare measuremen

Treatment Outcome Models in the Field

Before beginning treatment, practitioners are required to address treatment goals. Goals can be specific or broad, and range from cessation of substance abuse and regularly checking in with authorities, to compliance with medication requirements and avoiding specific locations and environments. Goals are usually developed in col

Shamanism in Psychology

As a forensic psychologist you will spend the majority of your time evaluating clients. A cultural understanding will certainly aide in this task. Treatment providers have the same challenge. We recently had a young Hispanic man in custody who was psychotic. He believed he was the devil. The only way we could get him to comply

Sexual Offender Case Scenario

Apply concepts and approaches presented in the course to a scenario featuring an offender with multiple related factors · Explain the offender category (ies) that concurs with the scenario client and discern the treatment considerations inherent in this category (ies). · Describe the multicultural factors (

Evaluating Design Choice and Threats to Validity

Evaluating Design Choice and Threats to Validity in a Quasi-Experimental Design Being a critical researcher requires practice and thought into the reasoning behind various research design choices. In this Discussion, you will consider a quasi-experimental design used from the attached study and evaluate it for its appropriate

The Value of Systemic Approaches

Pretend that you are teaching a course on working with children in a clinical setting. •Present a rationale to your students for assessing and treating problems through a systemic lens. •Provide an example of what you might miss by working only individually with a child. •Describe circumstances under which you might c

Issues in Treatment of Ethnic Groups: The Hmong

You know by now that forensic treatment settings serve culturally diverse populations. In this course and academic program, the terms diversity and culture are broadly defined to include not only race and ethnicity but also religion, gender, physical ability, socioeconomic status, and age. You need to take all aspects of culture

Cultural Competency Test and Reflection on Results

Review the APA Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations. Think about the possible challenges of addressing culture in the treatment of forensic populations. - Review and reflect on the course media segment "Multicultural Considerations". Think about the impor

Ethical Issues in Forensic Psychology: Treatment and Evaluation

Professional ethics provide the scaffolding for the provision of professional services. Ethics guide how individuals are trained as well as how they treat and interact with others. Ethical guidelines, then, affect numerous activities in which professionals are engaged. This holds true for providers from all professional groups w

Practicing Psychology in the US & Canada

In any forensic treatment setting, there are legal concerns that impact practice. State laws guide how a professional is credentialed or licensed. There are significant differences between types of professionals, settings in which these professionals may practice, and in what capacity they may practice. For instance, social work

Design Choice and Threats to Validity in an Experimental Design

Review the attached article. Evaluate the choice of the design used in the article. Why was that design used and not another one? Assess the authors' performance in explaining this. With these thoughts in mind: 1. Describe the choice of design and threats to validity in an experimental design. 2. An evaluation of the choi

DSM: Culture, Gender, Developmental and Lifespan Considerations

Describe the following: 1. The overall DSM classification system. 2. The strengths and limitations of the DSM. 3. How the client's culture, gender, developmental, or lifespan background may contribute toward personal biases and diagnosis. 4. How personal biases might influence the client's diagnosis. 5. Three ways tha

Comparison of Forensic Settings

The many different forensic treatment settings - prisons, jails, outpatient settings, community centers, and specialized treatment centers - provide many employment opportunities. Even within these settings, there are specific and differing programs that operate. For instance, a prison might operate a drug treatment program styl

Verbal Behavior

Provide an original example of the following complex verbal behaviors to demonstrate your understanding of these concepts, and describe a situation where you might want to promote this type of verbal behavior in a client: (a) generic tact extension; (b) metaphorical tact extension; (c) metonymical tact extension; (d) solistic ta

topic 1 of 2

Provide an original example of each of the following elementary verbal operants in your response, along with an illustration of when you might want to focus on changing this behavior within an individual: (a) the mand; (b) the tact; (c) the echoic; (d) the intraverbal; and (e) the transcription relation.

White collar crime, treatment and recidivism

Description of the research article regarding white collar crime, treatment and recidivism. Include the type of white-collar offender and the treatment approach. Describe which treatment outcome model (recidivism) is used to measure the success of the treatment approach and an explanation of why.

Global Forensic Practice Issues

You considered issues related to the use of technology in forensic psychology. You considered how technology mobility and accessibility might affect delivery of services in forensic psychology. One consequence of society becoming more mobile related to forensic psychology is that professionals may provide services to a greater n

Ethical Practice: Technology in Forensic Psychology

The last 50 years has seen significant technological advances which affect our everyday lives. These advances extend to various fields of professional practice including forensic psychology. Mobile communication such as cell phone calls, texting, instant messaging, and even social network pages, allow for forensic psychology pro

Inappropriate Behavior: Student/Trainee Abuse

Ethical behavior is not just an expectation between professional and client, there are also ethical considerations related to training and supervision of forensic psychology professionals. In some forensic settings graduate students of forensic psychology may receive training and supervision provided by established forensic psyc

Prison Psychology: Challenge/Disclosures

Much of the growth in forensic psychology over the last few decades is owed to research. General research requires ethical codes and guidelines to follow when working with human subjects. Conducting research in forensic psychology requires a more specific set of guidelines to follow. In particular, working with incarcerated popu

Case Review: Malingering

•Review the case study taking note of ethical issues in the case. Case Study As the forensic psychology professional conducting an evaluation for the Court on an individual with a referral question of "insanity," you have obtained the following information: He is a 24-year-old black, male who is charged with child sexual

Ethics Concerns: Custody Evaluations

Treatment and assessment are two services that are related yet fundamentally different in forensic psychology. For example in forensic psychology, assessment and evaluation involves gathering information from clients related to legal matters. Information gathered during assessment is verified by outside sources and much of the i

Juvenile Forensic Psychology Case Review

Identify the case study you have chosen, juvenile or adult. describe at least three ethical issues that are present in the case study you chose. Explain why each poses an ethical challenge or dilemma. Explain the three challenges and/or dilemmas in terms of specific codes/guidelines that you selected. Include the specific