Analyze the evaluation of the efficacy of using telehealth in the mental disorders.

 
The advancement in technology has led to the introduction of methods for enhancing the health care.  E-health has been used to enhance the health care and addressing the mental disorders issue through the use of online therapy. This discussion will analyze the evaluation of the efficacy of using telehealth in the mental disorders. It will also look at the integration of the evidence based practices in the telehealth sector. The professional issues that might be encountered and the benefits of the delivery methods will also be summarized in this discussion.
Telehealth has been an effective method of addressing the mild, moderate and the severe mental health disorders. This is because, through the use of evidence based online therapy, many disorders such as depression and anxiety have been addressed through the use of online platform website which contain information on standard diagnosis and treatment.  It also reduces the patients’ and the providers’ costs and increases the system coverage areas (Gros et. al, 2013). The evidence based treatment practices can be integrated into the telehealth trend through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and online therapy where the patients’ thoughts are changed through acts such as storytelling and helping them to live in independence.
From the interactive assignment, he population targeted are the youths aged between 18-35 years. Being a clinical psychologist, I will use telehealth to address the psychological disorders faced by the clients. It will be appropriate to use telehealth platforms such as telephone, texts and virtual clinics because the youth in the modern generation are well versed with the technological advancement. They will therefore fully corporate and follow activity schedules and lessons stated in the telehealth treatment plans.
Through the use of using e-health there are some legal, ethical and professional issues that can be encountered during the delivery of the services. The psychologists need to ensure that they meet the ethical and professional standards (Baker, 2011). Some of the ethical issues include informed consent whereby they need to obtain informed consent of the patient before delivering the treatment plan. There should also be confidentiality of the data and the information in tele-psychology. When it comes to the legal considerations, the psychologists should comply and be familiar with the relevant federal and state laws when delivering the services to the patients across the jurisdiction and international borders. The effective use of the technology in accordance to the ethics and law will be beneficial as it will minimize the risks (Harris, 2011).  E-therapy will also promote new and improved ways of delivering the healthcare services thus overcoming risks such as breach of patient privacy and wrong diagnosis.  

What do you believe are the most significant challenges and benefits of employing a phenomenological approach in psychological research? Explain.

Question 1:
Phenomenology is a qualitative approach to understanding the lived experience of the individual. Consider who you understand to be the primary contributors to phenomenological psychology (as opposed to philosophy). What do you see as the primary differences and similarities among those theorists? Explain. What do you believe are the most significant challenges and benefits of employing a phenomenological approach in psychological research? Explain.

Find an example of the use of Freud’s Ego Defense Mechanisms from a newspaper.

Find an example of the use of Freud’s Ego Defense Mechanisms from a newspaper. (It can be an online version of a newspaper like sun-sentinel.com, miamihearld.com, or newyorktimes.com) Do not use sources such as CNN, Fox News, Psychology Today, MSNBC, etc.). Be creative with the article you choose! 🙂 The article must have been published within the past 2 months.
2.  Discuss what defense mechanism is being used. 3.  Provide example(s) of the person’s behavior that demonstrates the defense mechanism.

Find an example of the use of Freud’s Ego Defense Mechanisms from a newspaper.

Find an example of the use of Freud’s Ego Defense Mechanisms from a newspaper. (It can be an online version of a newspaper like sun-sentinel.com, miamihearld.com, or newyorktimes.com) Do not use sources such as CNN, Fox News, Psychology Today, MSNBC, etc.). Be creative with the article you choose! 🙂 The article must have been published within the past 2 months.
2.  Discuss what defense mechanism is being used. 3.  Provide example(s) of the person’s behavior that demonstrates the defense mechanism. **Make sure you cite the article.**

Name at least two clinical strategies you have learned from your peers/supervisor. How have they helped you in your practice?

In what ways have you interacted with other counselors on staff at your site (do not use any names of people from the site)? Explain. Name at least two clinical strategies you have learned from your peers/supervisor. How have they helped you in your practice?

Evaluate the effects of aging on cognitive development.

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Create a news release for your community to discuss the effects of aging on cognitive development. Your article should be 750 to 1,000 words. Address the following:

Evaluate the effects of aging on cognitive development.
Provide two examples of scholarly research that support the points in your news release.

Describe the history of cognitive psychology.

 
Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation lecture for your class in which you address the following:

Describe the history of cognitive psychology.
Explain how and why psychometric studies are used to study cognitive psychology.
Discuss the benefits of research in psychometrics.

Include at least two scholarly articles.
Include speaker notes with your presentation.
Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment.

Effects of Stress.

 
Assignment 1: LASA 2: Effects of Stress
Provide a 1-page description of a stressful event currently occurring in your life. Then, referring to information you learned throughout this course, address the following:

What physiological changes occur in the brain due to the stress response?
What emotional and cognitive effects might occur due to this stressful situation?
Would the above changes (physiological, cognitive, or emotional) be any different if the same stress were being experienced by a person of the opposite sex or someone much older or younger than you?
If the situation continues, how might your physical health be affected?
What three behavioral strategies would you implement to reduce the effects of this stressor? Describe each strategy. Explain how each behavior could cause changes in brain physiology (e.g., exercise can raise serotonin levels).
If you were encouraging an adult client to make the above changes, what ethical considerations would you have to keep in mind? How would you address those ethical considerations?

In addition to citing the online course and the text, you are also required to cite a minimum of two scholarly sources. Please use the Argosy University online library to find appropriate scholarly sources. For reputable web sources, look for .gov or .edu sites as opposed to .com sites. Please do not use Wikipedia.
Your paper should be double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, and with normal 1-inch margins; written in APA style; and free of typographical and grammatical errors. It should include a title page with a running head, an abstract, and a reference page. The body of the paper should be at least 6 pages in length.
Save the response as AU_PSY350_M5_A1_LastName_FirstInitial.doc. Submit your response to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.

Comparison of Theories on Anxiety Disorders.

 
Assignment 2: Comparison of Theories on Anxiety Disorders

There are numerous theories that attempt to explain the development and manifestation of psychological disorders. Some researchers hold that certain disorders result from learned behaviors (behavioral theory), while other researchers believe that there is a genetic or biological basis to psychological disorders (medical model), while still others hold that psychological disorders stem from unresolved unconscious conflict (psychoanalytic theory). How would each of these theoretical viewpoints explain anxiety disorders? Does one explain the development and manifestation of anxiety disorders better than the others?