Week 5 DQ1 & DQ2

Required Resources

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1.	Read from the course text, Applied project: Capstone in psychology: 
a.	Chapter 2: Practical Matters for Psychology Projects 
b.	Chapter 8: Applying Psychology: To Workplace, to Life 
c.	Additional chapters will vary by student, depending on the topic selected in Week One of this course. 
1.	American Psychiatric Association. (2013). The diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). 
    Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Publishing. 
1.	Bemak, F. & Chung, R.C-Y. (2011). Applications in social justice counselor training: Classroom without walls. The 
Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 50(2), 204-219. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.
o	The authors of this article provide an overview of the “classroom without walls concept” to promote social justice in counseling and advocacy training in graduate counseling programs. The classroom without walls activities offer a means for counselor and psychology trainees to learn how to move from application to practice and apply the principles of equity, fairness, and access in their future work. 
2.	Gaissmaier, W., Wegwarth, O., Skopec, D., Müller, A.-S., Broschinski, S.,  & Politi, M. C. (2012). Numbers can be worth a thousand pictures: Individual differences in understanding graphical and numerical representations of health-related information. Health Psychology, 31(3), 286-296. doi:10.1037/a0024850. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.
o	This article investigates ways to improve the understanding of conveying health-related statistical information with graphical representations compared with numerical representations 
3.	Johnson, R. (2013). Forensic and Culturally Responsive Approach for the DSM-5: Just the FACTS. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 17(1), 18-22. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.
o	This article argues that the DSM-5 can be an effective assessment tool in clinical case conceptualization with diverse ethno-racial populations when used by culturally competent professionals as a part of a multi-method diagnostic assessment of individuals and families. 
4.	Oerlemans, W.G.M., & Peeters, M.C.W. (2010). The multicultural workplace: Interactive acculturation and intergroup relations. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 25(5), 460-478. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02683941011048373. Retrieved from the ProQuest database. 
o	This study demonstrated that intergroup contact can facilitate intergroup work-relations. The relationships between cultural diversity in organizations and work-outcomes are complex and best understood when focusing on "deep-level" aspects of cultural diversity in addition to "surface level" aspects. 
1.	American Psychological Society. (2013). Guidelines for providers of psychological services to ethnic, linguistic, and culturally diverse populations. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/policy/provider-guidelines.aspx
o	This website provides the American Psychological Association Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations. 
2.	Screenr.com. (http://www.screenr.com)
o	This website provides a free instant screencast creation and storage service. 
3.	Wix.com. (http://www.wix.com)
o	This site provides a free website building platform to be used for the completion of your Final Project. 


Recommended Resources

1.	American Counseling Association. (2005). ACA code of ethics: As approved by the ACA Governing Council 2005. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/Resources/aca-code-of-ethics.pdf 
o	The full text of the 2005 ethics code for the ACA is provided. The principles clarify the nature of the ethical responsibilities held in common by ACA members. 
2.	American Psychological Association. (2010). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx 
o	The full text of the 2010 ethics code for the APA is provided.  Areas covered include clinical, counseling and school practice of psychology; research; teaching; supervision of trainees; public service; policy development; social intervention; development of assessment instruments; conducting assessments; educational counseling; organizational consulting; forensic activities; program design and evaluation; and administration. 
3.	American Psychological Association. (2013). Guidelines on multicultural education, training, research, practice, and organizational change for psychologists. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/policy/multicultural-guidelines.aspx 
o	These are the guidelines as agreed upon by the American Psychological Association. 
4.	Frame, M. W., & Williams, C. B. (2005). Issues and insights: A model of ethical decision making from a multicultural perspective. Counseling and Values, 49, 165-179. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database. 
o	In this article, the authors argue that the 1995 Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the American Counseling Association did not adequately address the needs of working with clients that represent the full diversity of clients a contemporary counselor is expected to encounter.  It is recommended that this article be read in conjunction with the 2005 ACA Code of Ethics retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/Resources/aca-code-of-ethics.pdf 
5.	Henriksen, R. C, & Trusty, J. (2005). Ethics and values as major factors related to multicultural aspects of counselor preparation. Counseling and Values, 49, 180-192. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database. 
o	The authors discuss how values and ethics inform counselor preparation and make recommendations for a multicultural educational pedagogy to enhance counselor preparation programs. It is recommended that this article be read in conjunction with the Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change for Psychologists- American Psychological Association retrieved from http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/policy/multicultural-guidelines.aspx 

1.	Christiansen, L. & Hommeyer, T. (Producers). (1991). The future is now: Celebrating diversity [Video file]. Retrieved from the Films On Demand database.
o	This program is devoted to an explanation of the ways in which the demands of a diverse work force can best be met, how schools can help prepare students, how businesses can help build bridges, and how all Americans can learn to value, respect, and benefit from diversity in society and in the workplace. 
2.	Christiansen, L. & Hommeyer, T. (Producers). (1991). Understanding different cultural values and styles [Video file]. Retrieved from the Films On Demand database.
o	This program explains that employees should not be expected to set aside their specific cultural values when they come to work. The most successful organizations and managers are those who understand diversity and seek to profit from it; this program presents the views of African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Native Americans who share their work experiences and demonstrate that what they want from others is no more than an open mind and a fair chance. 
Supplemental Material
1.	Herron, T. (2013). Wix.com quick-start guide [PDF]. College of Health, Human Services, and Science.  Ashford University: Clinton, IA.

Discussion 1: Multicultural Competency and Inclusive Excellence

Read the articles “Applications in Social Justice Counselor Training: Classroom Without Walls” and “The Multicultural Workplace: Interactive Acculturation and Intergroup Relations” and review the APA Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations prior to considering the following scenario.

You are a psychologist in an urban community that has seen a 200% growth in its immigrant population over the past 3 years. Eighty-seven percent of this population speaks a language other than English at home. You work for a community mental health center, which is seeing an increase in referral from this population primarily because of the children- interactions with the school system. The children typically become bilingual quickly. The parents are typically less fluent in English than their children; however, approximately 30% of the adults in this immigrant population are fluent in English and hold advanced degrees and middle- to upper- middle class jobs. The remaining 70% primarily hold jobs that do not require higher education although many do have degrees from their country of origin. 

Based on the reading, evaluate research and practice aspects in this applied context and use elements from previous learning in your program to address the following:
o	What types of staffing and training recommendations would you make for the community mental health center? 
o	How would you facilitate intergroup work relations among staff at the community mental health center? 
o	Would you support the use of the DSM-5 to diagnose clients with limited English proficiency? 
o	How would you evaluate whether or not your staff is competent to work with this population? 
o	Explain the rationales for your answers by providing evidence from the required readings. 
Discussion 2: Communications Competency: Presenting Mental Health Information 

Read the “Numbers Can be Worth a Thousand Pictures: Individual Differences in Understanding Graphical and Numerical Representations of Health-Related Information” article prior to answering. Informed decision making in the mental health and medical professions requires the ability to understand and effectively communicate statistical information.  For this discussion, address the following in your post: 
o	Select one mental health disorder of your choice based on a valid diagnostic category in the DSM-5. 
o	Research the disorder and locate relevant statistics obtained within the past 7 years regarding overall prevalence, gender and age differences, and treatment options. 
o	Present this information in the discussion forum in two formats: Format 1 for individuals with high graph literacy; Format 2: for individuals with low graphic literacy but high numerical literacy.  Information regarding each of these two formats is discussed in the assigned article. 
o	Be sure to include your references in your discussion post, that are formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 

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