Area of Interest Worksheet

You will complete the Area of Interest Worksheet . Interest area: MENTAL HEALTH AS A BCBA (BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS).

1. Interest Area listed – 1 point
2. Definition, history (if applicable) (3 points)
3. Issue/Problem (3 points)
4. Effectiveness of subfield at addressing problem (3 points)
5. Application, 3 points
6. 3 sentences each, 2 points

this exercise is the same as the previous one that you did, it just changes the area of interest n this case is MENTAL HEALTH area as a BCBA. (Board Certificate Behavior Analysis) .
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provide an empirically based and objective framework for the assessment and treatment of mental disorders (Harvey et al., 2009). Furthermore, by focusing on behavioral manifestations of mental health disorders, behavior analysts can get independently verifiable and specific measures of clients’ mental health issues (Harvey et al., 2009). Due to this, behavior analysts can discover the functional links between overt conduct and environment stimuli, leading to the formulation of interventions that re-engineer aspects of clients’ physical and social surroundings (Harvey et al., 2009).

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Area of Interest Worksheet

Psychological disorders and issues

Youwill be responsible for researching an assessment and reporting what youhavelearned about that assessment. Please be sure to useempiricallysupported and professionalarticles and sources for yourresearch

Requirements: 4-5 pages long

Directions: This assignment is somewhat of a research assignment. You will be responsible for researching an assessment and reporting what you have learned about that assessment. Please be sure to use empirically supported and professional articles and sources for your research. Choose one of the assessments that are discussed in the course textbook (Stanford-Binet, Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Myers Brigg Type Indicator, etc.). Address the following items regarding the assessment. Include a title page and a reference page that adheres to APA style and include each of the following areas, as well as your responses. When describing the assessment, it is important that you cite the material properly. Failure to do so could lead to plagiarism. This assignment should be 4-5 pages long.

1. Provide a description of the assessment (2-3 paragraphs)

    1. Discuss what the assessment is (the name of the assessment, how many items are on the assessment, etc.), what it is intended to measure (depression, alcoholism, intelligence, etc.), and what is included in/on the assessment (questionnaire, scales, open-ended questions, etc.).
    2. Briefly discuss the validity/reliability of the assessment.
    3. Briefly discuss how the assessment is scored (by hand, using a computer, scanning).
    4. Briefly discuss the administrative and reporting procedures (how is the assessment administered to participants and how are the results reported).
  1. Provide a brief historical background of the assessment (2-3 paragraphs)
    1. Who created the assessment?
    2. When was the assessment created?
    3. Where was the assessment created?
    4. Why was the assessment created?
  2. Explore and describe the strengths and limitations of the assessment (2-3 paragraphs)
  3. Choose one article that addresses the use of the assessment on a specific population (2-3 paragraphs)
    1. Provide a brief summary of the article.
    2. Briefly describe how the assessment was used.
    3. Briefly describe the results of the article/study.
  4. Provide a conclusion regarding whether the assessment is an adequate measure of what it is intended to measure (personality, behavior, intelligence, etc.) (1 paragraph)

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Like any assessment invented, the MBTI has its strengths and shortcomings. One of the limitations of this assessment is poor test-retest reliability (King & Mason, 2020). Many individuals complain that they got different results when they took the test a couple of times (King & Mason, 2020). Studies have over the years clarified that the changed results mostly happen to the dichotomous pairs. Another limitation of MBTI is its low predictive value (King & Mason, 2020). Typically, psychometric assessments are perceived as valid when predicting real-world outcomes. Regarding the MBTI, most critics point to its inability to forecast job performance.

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Psychological disorders and issues

Child’s development

In a well-written discussion post address the following:

Submission Instructions:

  • Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted, and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources.

Requirements: at least 500 words

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Culture affects the way people express their thoughts and emotions. It is, therefore, not surprising that different cultures manifest and treat anxiety and depression differently. In some cultures, such disorders are expressed using psychological terms, while in other cultures, they are described using other words. The way anxiety and depression are expressed in different cultures are related to the concept of health literacy and stigmatization. For instance, emotions are expressed very differently in the Hispanic culture. They tend to hide their negative emotions and not express them openly (Bailey, Mokonogho, & Kumar, 2019). That is due to the stigma surrounding mental health issues that cause them not to openly talk about their mental health issues for fear of embarrassment or shame. On the contrary, in other ethnic groups within the United States, people express their mental health issues openly. In cultures that use different languages to express mental health, like Latin culture, it becomes hard to seek help and communicate with healthcare professionals.

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Child’s development


Vicarious Trauma.


Asssignment # 7-1: “Trauma & PTSD” 3pages

After reading the articles and viewing the videos relating to Trauma, Vicarious Trauma and related topics, compare those learnings to the case example interview of our guest speaker who was involved in a law-enforcement shooting.

Identify the issues, reactions and observations of the article authors and speakers, and apply those to the former deputy’s description of his reaction in the aftermath of the critical incident he was involved in. Give specific examples and relate those examples to the specific author or speaker.

Assignment # 7-2 “Self-Care” 2pages

After reading the selections on self-care, viewing the Self Care Video Lectures, and reviewing the material on the Vicarious Trauma Tool-Kit for Agencies, write a  2 page essay reflecting on the following issues:

  • What can you do to practice effective self-care in your current role or job? (I’m a soccer referee for part time).
  • What self-care steps can you take in your future public service roles?
  • Can you use some of he learnings from this Unit and the material relating to self-care to help others in your profession?
  • Can you take steps to ensure your agency recognizes the importance of self-care…and how?

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PTSD is predominantly triggered by trauma. According to Joelle Rabow Maletis, psychological trauma comes from experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening adverse event or one that poses substantial potential for injury to self or others. Additionally, these experiences are generally accompanied by intense horror, helplessness, and fear, leading to PTSD (TED-Ed, 2018). This is similar to what Mr. Brewer dealt with after he was involved in a critical incident that resulted in him shooting an unarmed African American who later died in hospital. According to Mr. Brewer, he was numb and shocked minutes after the incident as he sat in a police car. He constantly replayed the incident in his mind, often thinking that what had happened was not real. One of the impacts of constantly experiencing traumatic events in law enforcement is the development of vicarious trauma (TED-Ed, 2016). Amy Cunningham states that this form of trauma emanates from repetitive empathetic engagement with trauma

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