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Numbers Can be Worth a Thousand Pictures: Individual Differences in Understanding Graphical and Numerical Representations of Health-Related Information

Numbers Can be Worth a Thousand Pictures: Individual Differences in Understanding Graphical and Numerical Representations of Health-Related Information

Assignment 1

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:

  • Select one mental health      disorder of your choice based on a valid diagnostic category in the DSM-5.
  • Research the disorder and      locate relevant statistics obtained within the past 7 years regarding      overall prevalence, gender and age differences, and treatment options.
  • 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.
  • Be sure to include your      references in your discussion post, that are formatted according to APA      style

Assignment 2

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.

http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/policy/provider-guidelines.aspx

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’s 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.

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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:

  • What types of staffing and      training recommendations would you make for the community mental health      center?
  • How would you facilitate      intergroup work relations among staff at the community mental health      center?
  • Would you support the use of      the DSM-5 to diagnose clients with limited English proficiency?
  • How would you evaluate whether      or not your staff is competent to work with this population?
  • Explain the rationales for your      answers by providing evidence from the required readings.
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Required Resources Required Text

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.

Book

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). The diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).     Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Publishing.

Articles

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.

· 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.

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.

· This article investigates ways to improve the understanding of conveying health-related statistical information with graphical representations compared with numerical representations

Johnson, R. (2013). Forensic and Culturally Responsive Approach for the DSM-5: Just the FACTS. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing17(1), 18-22. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.

· 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.

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.

· 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.

Websites

American Psychological Society. (2013). Guidelines for providers of psychological services to ethnic, linguistic, and culturally diverse populations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/policy/provider-guidelines.aspx

· This website provides the American Psychological Association Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations.

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· This website provides a free instant screencast creation and storage service.

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· This site provides a free website building platform to be used for the completion of your Final Project.

Recommended Resources Articles

American Counseling Association. (2005). ACA code of ethics: As approved by the ACA Governing Council 2005 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/Resources/aca-code-of-ethics.pdf

· 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.

American Psychological Association. (2010). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx

· 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.

American Psychological Association. (2013). Guidelines on multicultural education, training, research, practice, and organizational change for psychologists (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/policy/multicultural-guidelines.aspx

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