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Prior to beginning work on this interactive assignment, please review Cases 18, 19, and 20 in Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology (Gorenstein & Comer 2015) and any relevant Instructor Guidance.

In practice, clinical and counseling psychologists utilize psychoeducational tools (e.g., bibliotherapy, client handouts, worksheets, etc.) to enhance the client’s knowledge about mental health issues, coping strategies, and resources.

For this interactive assignment, you will create a visually interesting client handout based on the case study chosen for the Psychiatric Diagnosis assignment in PSY645 and your Week Six Psychological Treatment Plan in this course. You must attach your client handout document to your initial post in the forum.

The client handout will include the following required elements.

Education: Explain, with as much visual information as possible, the client’s cognitive or behavioral symptoms based on your selected theoretical orientation. You may choose to create diagrams, figures, or charts to illustrate the relationship between the client’s cognitions, affect, and behavior.

Intervention: Create a self-help exercise (e.g., a dysfunctional thought record, meditation, deep breathing, guided imagery, muscle relaxation, thought stopping, etc.) to assist the client in monitoring or reducing maladaptive cognitions, affect, and/or behavior outside of therapeutic sessions. Include an explanation about how the handout could be useful in reducing the client’s symptoms. You may choose to visually represent this exercise with charts, scripts, steps, or other media.

Resources: Assess current trends in psychotherapy, and list complete APA reference entries for five sources that would help the client learn more about his or her presenting problem(s), early warning signs of relapse, and managing symptoms. Please include hyperlinks if such exist for your resources.

Please show sources in paper in text citation in APA format

Required Resources

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Gorenstein, E. E., & Comer, R. J. (2015). Case studies in abnormal psychology (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Worth Publishers.

Case 18: You Decide: The Case of Julia [Excessive Weight Loss]
Case 19: You Decide: The Case of Fred [Memory Problems]
Case 20: You Decide: The Case of Suzanne [Hair Pulling]
Articles

American Psychological Association. (2014). Guidelines for prevention in psychology. American Psychologist, 69(3), 285-296. doi:10.1037/a0034569

The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. The authors of this article provide a framework for implementing prevention strategies in accordance with ethical standards. Evidenced-based, culturally sensitive, and institutional change interventions are also recommended. This resource is applicable to this week’s literature review.
Hage, S. M., Romano, J. L., Conyne, R. K., Kenny, M., Schwartz, J. P., & Waldo, M. (2007). Walking the talk: Implementing the prevention guidelines and transforming the profession of psychology. The Counseling Psychologist, 35(4), 594-604. doi:10.1177/0011000006297158

The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the Sage Journals database in the Ashford University Library. The authors of this article share best practice guidelines for implementing prevention strategies, and advocate the interdisciplinary collaboration among APA divisions. This resource is applicable to this week’s literature review.
Rivera-Mosquera, E., Dowd, E. T., & Mitchell-Blanks, M. (2007). Prevention activities in professional psychology: A reaction to the prevention guidelines. The Counseling Psychologist, 35(4), 586-593. doi:10.1177/0011000006296160

The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the Sage Journals database in the Ashford University Library. The authors of this article provide a historical overview of prevention activities within the field of counseling psychology, and specific guidelines for practice, research, evaluation, education, and training. Social and political advocacy is also recommended to address global social issues. This resource is applicable to this week’s literature review.
Ryder, A. G., Ban, L. M., & Chentsova-Dutton, Y. E. (2011). Towards a cultural-clinical psychology. Social & Personality Psychology Compass, 5(12), 960-975. doi:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2011.00404.x

The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. The connection between culture and clinical psychology is explored in this article. Functional versus dysfunctional behavior within cultural and environmental contexts is assessed using a culturally diverse case scenario. This resource is applicable to this week’s literature review.
Recommended Resources

As part of your ongoing studies this week, you are encouraged to interact with one another in the Ashford University Online Psychology Club (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.via LinkedIn. This community of learning will allow youto create supportive networks for like-minded scholarship and to work through difficult course concepts in a mutually respectful environment. Please take a moment to explore the community (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.and see what your colleagues are discussing.

Please note: If you do not already have a LinkedIn account, you will need to create one before joining.

Articles

Cutts, L. (2011). Integration in counselling psychology: To what purpose? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Counselling Psychology Review, 26(2), 38-48. Retrieved from http://www.bps.org.uk/

The author of this article explores the shift from a single theoretical orientation and the lack of clarity and consensus surrounding the use of integrative methods. This resource is applicable to this week’s literature review.
Norcross, J. C., Karpiak, C. P., & Lister, K. M. (2005). What’s an integrationist? A study of self-identified integrative and (occasionally) eclectic psychologists. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 61(12), 1587-1594. doi:10.1002/jclp.20203

The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. Various combinations of theoretical orientations are outlined within this article. The dominance of cognitive and cognitive-behavioral therapies within the integrative marketplace is also explored. This resource is applicable to this week’s literature review.

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