Discuss the ways in which consciousness is impaired.

 
States of Consciousness

Choose one of the drug classifications and discuss the ways in which consciousness is impaired.  Briefly explain, the way the brain responds to the drug and how it will alter the conscious thought process. Discuss any additional information about the drug that might be useful to understands as it relates of states of consciousness

Describe how collaborative problem solving could be helpful in one’s life?

Describe how collaborative problem solving (chapter 14) could be helpful in one’s life?
Describe the three essentials for effective communication. Discuss whether you are already using these and which essentials you would like to use more in your life.

Bolton, R. (1979). People Skills. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster

Discuss how faith and spirituality may be potentially therapeutic to those who are dying.

  
At least 500 words in response to a provided prompt; the thread must include at least 2 scholarly references and at least 2 biblical principles in current APA format.
References:
“Liberty University Custom: Wong, D., Hall, K. R., Justice, C. A., and Hernandez, L. W.  (2015). Human growth and development (Custom Package). Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publication. ISBN: 9781506355153. *Custom bundle contains Wong et al. (2015), Counseling individuals through the lifespan, ISBN: 9781452217949 and supplemental journal articles.
Wong Chapter 13
Topic: Bereavement Counseling
 
Question/Prompt: Utilizing your textbook readings from this module week, discuss how faith and spirituality may be potentially therapeutic to those who are dying. Then, read through The Code of Ethics for the Association for Death Education and Counseling and highlight two specific responsibilities that a counselor has when engaging bereavement counseling. Detail these responsibilities and discuss why they are important.

Examine a parenting style and define it according to the dimensions of responsiveness and acceptance.

   Parenting Styles     
Before completing this discussion, be sure to review Chapter  in your text and the Changing Families (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. video. You may also want to read the recommended article, “Current Patterns of Parental Authority”.  After examining the research in human development presented in your required resources, complete the following discussion:
 
Baumrind (1971) identified different styles of parenting.  Examine a parenting style and define it according to the dimensions of responsiveness and acceptance. Discuss the outcomes of the parenting style you selected with respect to child and adult development.  How are the outcomes of the parenting style you selected similar or different from those of another parenting style?
 
Your initial post must be at least 300 words and use a minimum of one scholarly source located in the Ashford University Library or on Google Scholar that is cited and referenced according to APA style,

Describe potential causes of suicide among teens according to the scientific literature.

Before completing this discussion, be sure to review Chapter 13 in your text, the “Suicide Prevention (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” article, and the Final Chapter video. After examining the research in human development presented in your required resources, complete the following discussion:
 
The number of deaths officially designated as suicide among young adults (15-24 years of age) has increased considerably (see the “Suicide Prevention (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” article).  Interpret the available statistics and describe the influences of family, culture, and environment as it pertains to the data.  Be sure to distinguish between suicide attempts and deaths attributed to suicide, and to report gender differences. Your initial post should address the following:

Discuss whether the available statistics accurately represent the evidence (e.g., can these statistics underreport the actual rates?).  
Describe at least two potential causes of suicide among teens according to the scientific literature.
Examine at least one feasible solution to the issue of suicide and discuss its effectiveness.  

Your initial post must be at least 300 words and use a minimum of one scholarly source located in the Ashford University Library or on Google Scholar that is cited and referenced according to APA style, 

Define psychological assessment and Identify the major categories of psychological assessment.

Psychological assessment guides are created by psychology professionals to provide the public with accurate and authoritative information appropriate for their current needs. Information available to the public about psychological testing and assessment varies widely depending on the professional creating it, the purpose of the assessment, and the intended audience. When professionals effectively educate the public on the how, what, and why behind assessments and the strengths and limitations of commonly used instruments, potential clients are in a better position to be informed users of assessment products and services. The Assessment Guides developed in this course will be designed to provide the lay public with accurate and culturally relevant information to aid them in making informed decisions about psychological testing. Students will develop their Guides with the goal of educating readers to be informed participants in the assessment process.
There is no required template for the development of the Assessment Guide. Students are encouraged to be creative while maintaining the professional appearance of their work. The Guide must be reader-friendly (sixth- to ninth-grade reading level) and easy to navigate, and it must include a combination of text, images, and graphics to engage readers in the information provided. Throughout their Guides, students will provide useful examples and definitions as well as questions readers should ask their practitioners. To ensure accuracy, students are expected to use only scholarly and peer-reviewed sources for the information in the development of their Guides.
Students will begin their Guides with a general overview of assessment, reasons for assessment referrals, and the importance of the role of each individual in the process. Within each of the remaining sections, students will describe the types of assessments that their readers may encounter, the purposes of each type of assessment, the different skills and abilities the instruments measure, the most valid and reliable uses of the measures, and limitations of the measures. A brief section will be included to describe the assessment process, the types of professionals who conduct the assessments, and what to expect during the assessment meetings.
The Assessment Guide must include the following sections:
Table of Contents (Portrait orientation must be used for the page layout of this section.)
In this one-page section, students must list the following subsections and categories of assessments.

Introduction and Overview 
Tests of Intelligence
Tests of Achievement
Tests of Ability
Neuropsychological Testing
Personality Testing
Industrial, Occupational, and Career Assessment
Forensic Assessment
Special Topics (student’s choice)
References

Section 1: Introduction and Overview (Portrait or landscape orientation may be used for the page layout of this section.)
Students will begin their Guides with a general overview of assessment. In this two-page section, students will briefly address the major aspects of the assessment process. Students are encouraged to develop creative titles for these topics that effectively communicate the meanings to the intended audience.

Definition of a Test (e.g., What is a Test?)
Briefly define psychological assessment.
Types of Tests
Identify the major categories of psychological assessment.
Reliability and Validity
Briefly define the concepts of reliability and validity as they apply to psychological assessment.
Role of testing and assessment in the diagnostic process
Briefly explain role of assessment in diagnosis.
Professionals Who Administer Tests
Briefly describe the types of professionals involved in various assessment processes.
Culture and Testing
Briefly describe issues of cultural diversity as it applies to psychological assessment.

Categories of Assessment (Portrait or landscape orientation may be used for the page layout of this section.)
For each of the following, students will create a two-page information sheet or pamphlet to be included in the Assessment Guide. For each category of assessment, students will include the required content listed in the PSY640 Content for Testing Pamphlets and Information Sheets. Be sure to reference the content requirements prior to completing each of the information sheets on the following categories of assessment.

Tests of Intelligence
Tests of Achievement
Tests of Ability
Neuropsychological Testing
Personality Testing
Industrial, Occupational, and Career Assessment
Forensic Assessment
Special Topics (Students will specify which topic they selected for this pamphlet or information sheet. Additional instructions are noted below.)

Special Topics (Student’s Choice)
In addition to the required seven categories of assessment listed above, students will develop an eighth information sheet or pamphlet that includes information targeted either at a specific population or about a specific issue related to psychological assessment not covered in one of the previous sections. Students may choose from one of the following categories:

Testing Preschool-Aged Children
Testing Elementary School-Aged Children
Testing Adolescents
Testing Geriatric Patients
Testing First Generation Immigrants
Testing in Rural Communities
Testing English Language Learners
Testing Individuals Who Are (Select one: Deaf, Blind, Quadriplegic)
Testing Individuals Who Are Incarcerated
Testing for Competency to Stand Trial
Testing in Child Custody Cases

References (Portrait orientation must be used for the page layout of this section.)
Include a separate reference section that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. The reference list must consist entirely of scholarly sources. For the purposes of this assignment, assessment manuals, the course textbook, chapters from graduate-level textbooks, chapters from professional books, and peer-reviewed journal articles may be used as resource material. A minimum of 16 unique scholarly sources including a minimum of 12 peer-reviewed articles published within the last 10 years from the Ashford University Library must be used within the Assessment Guide. The bulleted list of credible professional and/or educational online resources required for each assessment area will not count toward these totals.
Attention Students: The Masters of Arts in Psychology program is utilizing the Pathbrite portfolio tool as a repository for student scholarly work in the form of signature assignments completed within the program. After receiving feedback for this Assessment Guide, please implement any changes recommended by the instructor, go to Pathbrite and upload the revised Assessment Guide to the portfolio. (Use the Pathbrite Quick-Start Guide to create an account if you do not already have one.) The upload of signature assignments will take place after completing each course. Be certain to upload revised signature assignments throughout the program as the portfolio and its contents will be used in other courses and may be used by individual students as a professional resource tool. See the Pathbrite website for information and further instructions on using this portfolio tool.
The Assessment Guide

Must be 18 pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate title page with the following:     

Title of guide
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted

Must use at least 16 scholarly sources, including a minimum of 12 peer-reviewed articles from the Ashford University Library.
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must incorporate at least three different methods of presenting information (e.g., text, graphics, images, original cartoons).

The role of forensic psychology professional in the criminal system.

 Find at least one scholarly reading from a peer-reviewed source not  included in the Learning Resources about the topic you have selected  that pertains to the role of forensic psychology professional in the  criminal system. 

Give a 1- to 2-sentence summary of your peer-reviewed source(s).
Based on the information in your peer-reviewed article, describe  some of the roles and responsibilities of the forensic psychology  professional in the area that you selected.
How can knowledge of your chosen topic and the role of the  forensic psychology professional be applied to Walden University’s  social change mission?
Support your response with evidence.

What Makes a Behavior Abnormal?

Identify a gap in abnormal psychology research and begin to develop a basic research question to address the identified gap. Here are the (5) articles to develop the research question and find a gap

1. Simply Psychology
2. Psychological Disorder: What Makes a Behavior Abnormal 
3.Cognitive processing therapy for veterans with PSTD: A comparison between outpatient and residential treatment.
4.Stressful life events in Bipolar I and Bipolar II Disorders: Cause or Consequence of mood symptoms? 
5. The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Psychological Treatments for Mood, Anxiety and Related Disorders. 

In future, what are the ways that you predict nonprofit accountability will change?

  As you look to the future, what are the ways that you predict nonprofit accountability will change? Will the field experience an “accountability overload” and begin to scale back our demands for nonprofit accountability? Will there be additional demands for nonprofit performance and accountability? Perhaps even mandates for performance? For this Discussion, consider each of these questions and use them as a basis of your Discussion posting.
By Day 3
Post your prediction related to nonprofit accountability and an explanation of the basis for your prediction.
By Day 5
Respond to at least two colleagues in one or more of the following ways:
· Provide additional resources or information.
· Compare a similar perspective.
· Offer alternative viewpoints and insights.
· Ask for clarification.
Renz, D. (Ed.). (2010). The Jossey-Bass handbook of nonprofit leadership and management (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
· Chapter 4, “The Many Faces of Nonprofit Accountability”
· Chapter 7, “Ethical Nonprofit Management: Core Values and Key Practices”
Ebrahim, A. (2010). The many faces of nonprofit accountability. Harvard Business School. Retrieved from http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/the-many-faces-of-nonprofit-accountability
Journal of Accountancy. (2013). Not-for-profit governance. Journal of Accountancy, 216(3), 18. 
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.
TEDEd. (n.d.). How ethical are you? [Video file]. Retrieved from https://ed.ted.com/on/p18KTvE3
Williams, A., & Taylor, J. (2013). Resolving accountability ambiguity in nonprofit organizations. Voluntas: Journal of Voluntary & Nonprofit Organizations, 24(3), 559–580.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Is it possible for individuals with substance-related disorders, such as those who abuse alcohol, to moderate their use instead of taking the abstinence approach to treatment?

two controversial issues introduced in the Learning Resources: (1) whether or not someone with a substance-related disorder can engage in controlled drug use, and (2) whether or not someone with a substance-related disorder has a disease.

The Assignment (2–3 pages):

Analyze these controversial issues, based on your own experiences as well as your review of this week’s required Learning Resources. In your Assignment, do the following:

Present an argument for your stance with respect to the first controversial issue regarding substance-related disorders: Is it possible for individuals with substance-related disorders, such as those who abuse alcohol, to moderate their use instead of taking the abstinence approach to treatment? Support your argument with evidence from this week’s required Learning Resources.
Present an argument for your stance with respect to the second controversial issue—namely, is a substance-related disorder a disease? Again, support your argument with evidence from this week’s required Learning Resources.

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