Effects of Distressing Events on Individuals


Effects of Distressing Events on Individuals (200 Pts.)
In this assignment, you will choose one recent news article that addresses a distressing event (i.e., an act of terrorism, a natural disaster, an abduction/kidnapping, an act of mass interpersonal violence, etc.).
use following event
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/12/us/charlottesville-white-nationalists-rally/index.html
Instructions:
Provide a summary of the article, highlighting the emotions, thoughts, behaviors and/or symptoms of the individual(s) found within the article.
Explain why the individual(s) behavior is considered “normal” or abnormal, and describe both the possible short- and long-term effects of the event/experience on the individual(s) in the article.
Include any potential diagnosis(PTSD), and why this may be appropriate for the individual(s) in the article.
Discuss the counselor’s role as a member of a multidisciplinary team which is intervening during the event. (How to treat the client-use CBT)
Your final product should be a 5-6 page paper, written in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, and display accurate spelling, grammar, punctuation, and references page.

WA Grading Criteria:

Provide a summary of the article, highlighting the thoughts, feelings, behaviors, symptoms of the individual(s) found within the article. Separate the thoughts, feelings, symptoms, and behaviors do not mix them all together. EX: feeling:sadness, symptoms:sleeping issues, behaviors:substance abuse, thoughts:suicidal.

Summary of article is succinct. Summary includes clear identification of the mental health concerns found within the article.

/50 pts.

Explain why the person(s) behavior is considered normal or abnormal.

Explanation is clear. Explanation accurately justifies why the behavior is considered normal/abnormal.

/30 pts.

Describe the short and long term effects of the event/experience on the individual(s)

Description is clear and accurate. The short and long term effects as described in the lecture material and readings are elaborated upon.

/30 pts.

Describe the potential diagnosis and rationale for given diagnosis.

Description of the diagnosis, if applicable, as well as rationale for the given individual(s), including rule outs or areas where more information may be needed. Please describe symptoms not just list DSM criteria.

/20 pts.

Describe the counselor’s role as a member of an interdisciplinary team intervening during the event.

All counselor roles and ethical considerations are described and likely given the circumstances and/or for a client exhibiting similar symptoms as the subject within the article.

/50 pts.

Academic Writing

Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e. APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Use of  at least 3 scholarly sources aligns with specified assignment requirements.

/20 pts.

Total /200pts

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