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Professional Requirements in Psychology

Resources

·         Attributes and Evaluation of Discussion Contributions.

·         Professional Communications and Writing Guide.

·         Graduate Psychology Discussion Rubric.

As you probably gathered from your exploration in the unit studies, professions in psychology carry a wide range of requirements and responsibilities ranging from professional credentialing, academic preparation, training, licensure, and more. Understanding the full range of requirements for your specialized interests and particular career is essential to ensuring you achieve your vision for contributing to the field of psychology. Use this discussion to clarify the requirements for your particular career path.

In your post, respond to the following questions:

·         Do your plans involve any particular license, certification, or other requirements? If so, are there restrictions to that license? For example, do you need to be supervised by a doctoral-level person or by someone with an advanced license?

·         Are there particular professional organizations that govern your specialized field?

·         What professionals and individuals would be helpful in your professional network to help you clarify these requirements and move forward in your career?

·         Explain how the readings in the Sternberg text, Career Paths in Psychology, and information from other sources were helpful for finding out about requirements.

·         What remaining questions do you have about the requirements for your career in psychology?

 

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Describe how you would ethically communicate with this offender’s family members regarding the issue.

Create a visually engaging 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation on one of the case studies (found down below) that includes the following:

  • Describe the ethical dilemma(s) in the case study.
  • Identify challenges to effective communication in the case study.
  • Describe how you would ethically communicate with this offender’s family members regarding the issue.

Include a minimum of two sources, at least one of which is learning material from the course.

Format any citations in your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Please select one of the case studies below for use in the course during Week 4 and Week 5

Case Study #1

You are a mental health professional in a prison. During a counseling session, an offender informs you that an inmate is planning to “take down” another inmate because of an ongoing disagreement that has included serious physical altercations in the past. You have reason to believe that your client is telling the truth and has no ulterior motives for sharing this information.  Your client’s spouse has also left you a message regarding the issue and is requesting a call back.

Case Study #2

You are a mental health professional in a correctional setting. You are treating an offender who voluntarily sought treatment for past trauma related to domestic violence and sexual assault. She informs you that there is an ongoing investigation against the perpetrator, who is her ex-boyfriend. She is afraid to testify and/or provide information against him but has shared information with you during sessions. You are contacted by the prosecutor for information regarding the case and have a full release of information signed by your client.  Your client’s sister has also left you a message regarding the issue and is requesting a call back.

 

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Identify which video you selected. Calculate the MLU of the child in the video using the guiding questions in the “Examining Vocabulary Development” document and the MLU normative chart.

The beginnings of oral language develop from birth. However, during the preschool years, the child’s language growth makes great strides, and language acquisition is one of the young child’s most amazing accomplishments. Vocabulary increases rapidly from a few hundred words to several thousand during the preschool years. Oral language also develops from one or two word utterances to complex expressions of abstract thought. The development of verbal communication follows a predictable and somewhat erratic pattern. Language growth is influenced by family situations and by the society in which the child lives. Other variables also influence the young child’s speech and language, such as intelligence, sex, and overall health. Children with higher intelligence, from middle and upper socioeconomic background and who live in educationally stimulating environments, exhibit greater verbal skills than children from more impoverished environments (Reynolds & Ortony, 1980).

As a child matures, and the vocabulary size continues to grow, sentence length, called mean length of utterance (MLU) (Brown, 1973), also increases. The child uses grammatical rules more accurately, and more complex uses of the parts of speech emerge. The child’s language use also reflects the cognitive and social growth occurring at the same time. Another influence is the amount of verbal interaction the child has with his or her parent or caregiver, as the child responds to both the social and language experience and expertise of another person.

For this Assignment, you examine the expressive vocabulary of a preschooler to determine his/her language development.

To prepare:

· Review this week’s Learning Resources, focusing on lexical and morphological language development in children.

· Review the questions in the “Examining Vocabulary Development” document to familiarize yourself with the requirements of the Assignment. Then, analyze one of the Child Language Sample videos in the Learning Resources using the document.

The Assignment (2–3 pages):

Submit a 2- to 3-page paper in which you do the following:

· Identify which video you selected. Calculate the MLU of the child in the video using the guiding questions in the “Examining Vocabulary Development” document and the MLU normative chart.

· Explain how this data informs the language development of this child.

· Based on what you have learned so far, how does this child’s vocabulary development correspond with normative development?

Resources for this week’s answer, Please use

Gleason, J. B., & Ratner, N. B. (2017). The development of language (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

  • Chapter 5, “Putting Words Together:      Comprehension and Production of Morphology and Syntax in the Preschool      Years” (pp. 104–136)

Baby Sign Language. (2017). Retrieved from http://www.babysignlanguage.com/

Center for Speech and Language Pathology. (n.d.). Early morphological development. Retrieved January 31, 2016, from http://www.speechtherapyct.com/whats_new/Early%20Morphological%20Development.pdf 

Nelson, L. H., White, K. R., & Grewe, J. (2012). Evidence for website claims about the benefits of teaching sign language to infants and toddlers with normal hearing. Infant and Child Development, 21(5), 474–502. doi:10.1002/icd.1748

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

 

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explain how central tendency in regard to shipment sizes impacted the bottom line 

Prompt

In the Plan-Do-Check- Act management cycle management plans (sets objectives, develops processes and allocates resource) that the company will execute (Do). Progress in meeting set objectives is monitored and feedback is provided (Check). Based on feedback, adjustments to the plans are made (Act). While management involves more than just measuring aspects of operation you cannot efficiency manage unless you know if objectives are being met. Checking is not a onetime event; it must be repeated frequently or be continuous. This is where spreadsheets that are linked to sources of data being collected provide an advantage. As the input data values changes the spreadsheets do not need to be changed in order for them to calculate the results.

In the case study, you are constructing a number of spreadsheets to evaluate specific aspects of a winery and its distribution operation. Certain things such as increasing wine production significantly or lowering production costs require significant time to enact whereas making changes regarding distribution can be made fairly quickly. In the case study new management wants to understand how efficient their distribution system if functioning.

Case Study Intro

The Vinho Winery of Lodi California produces about 1 million cases of wine a year. It sells its wine wholesale to four independent wine distributors; Riverside CA, Oakland CA, Portland OR, and Seattle WA. They produce three varieties of wine; Ruby Red, Murky White, and Whole-earth Organic.

The grapes to produce the three varieties differ and their production volumes (augmented by grapes bought from other growers) must be planned at least a year in advance of being pressed into wine and the wine must be aged a year before being sold.

Vinho Winery advertises their wines in the areas surrounding their four independent wine distributors and the cost of this marketing is included in the wine production costs.

Vinho moves their wine by truck to the distributors. A full truck will consist of 24 pallets of wine totaling 2688 cases (16,128 bottles). The minimum shipment they will sell is a pallet of wine (112 cases) and they contract out delivery of the pallets unless the cost will exceed the cost of using a truck for a subsidiary that charges by the mile. To avoid having their trucks returning empty and paying for the round trip, Vihno has brokers arrange cargo to be carried on the return (Backhaul). Since little Lodi is not a major transportation destination only part of the return trip can be used (for example, the return from Seattle can be used to move cargo from Seattle to Eureka but not all the way to Lodi).

Vinho Winery was recently bought by a private equity firm and they want an assessment of current operations. Once completed, they want plans to optimize operations. You are the management consultant that will conduct the assessment and develop the plans.

You will be required to create and program spreadsheets for your analysis and conclude with summary statements. The source data (raw data) that you will draw upon for analysis is posted in Learning Module 3 and should be imported into the Excel work book that you will create. The source data should be placed in one tab in your Excel work book (at the beginning or end) and the tables you create should link to that data rather than creating copies of the data for each tab.

In Milestone 1 you will be analyzing the distribution of wines to the four distributors. The specific tasks are:

A. Determine percentage of wine by distributor (show in a pivot table and a pie chart)

B. Determine wine distribution by variety and distributor (show in a pivot table and a bar chart)

C. Determine revenue by distributor and wine variety (show data in a table and in a bar chart)

D. Show measures of Central Tendencies of the shipments to each distributor (use the IF Function to select the data to be used) show in a table

E. Analyze frequency of size of shipment sizes using a histogram

F. Create shipment histograms for Portland and Riverside

G. Summary Statement: Discuss the significance of what you found in A-F.

In Milestone 2 you will be analyzing the costs of shipping the wines to the various distributors and the impact of transport costs and state taxes on profit. The specific tasks are:

A. Calculate costs of shipping to Portland and Riverside by pallets (show in a table)

B. Revenue of Portland and Riverside minus transportation costs (show in a table)

C. Cost of production (show in a table)

D. Revenue minus Transport & Production (show in a table)

E. Profit after state taxes (show in a table)

F. Summary, explain how central tendency in regard to shipment sizes impacted the bottom line

In Milestone 3; management has asked a question and you will program spreadsheets using Excel Solver to answer the questions. Run Excel Solver to determine the solution and show the limits and sensitively reports. In addition you will provide a summary statement providing your assessment as to whether the changes being examines are worth examining further. The question is:

1) Management wants you to determine the optimum speed that the trucks should travel when going to the distributors in order to reduce Round Trip truck times to the four destinations (one trip to each) using the following assumptions and constraints:

a. That the Cost per Mile provided in the Background is based on truck/driver costs and fuel. Semi trucks get about 6.5 mpg at 55.6 mph (speed used in this scenario) and the mpg will decrease about 0.14 mpg per MPH over 55.6 MPH.

b. The cost of diesel for this scenario is $2.95 gallon

c. If we ask the trucks to go faster we will need to pay for the additional fuel cost

d. Management is will to consider allowing fuel costs to $6,000 if significant time savings can be realized

e. Management has imposed a limit of 14.4 mph increase on average trucks speeds

 

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What are some of the advantages and disadvantages for you as the employee and for the business as the employer in having teleworking or telecommuting an accepted policy?

Telecommuting and Teleworking” above.
A network is a collection of computers and devices connected together. The internet is the world’s largest computer network. This rise in telecommunications and both wired and wireless networks has opened up the possibilities for telecommuting (working typically at home but tethered to the company’s office) and teleworking (working from anywhere using mobile devices and smartphones).  Studies have shown that telecommuting can actually increase a company’s productivity. Teleworking, that is, working from anywhere, comes with a potential negative cost – the threat of “always working” and the parallel issue of “always being available or online.”

Would you like to have a job for which you telecommute or telework instead of going in to the office? Why or why not? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages for you as the employee and for the business as the employer in having teleworking or telecommuting an accepted policy?

 

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What challenges do counselors face when assessing for spousal or domestic partner abuse?

What challenges do counselors face when assessing for spousal or domestic partner abuse? What are some strategies for overcoming these challenges?

If you believe a client is not being honest with you around the abuse, whether they are the abuser or the abused, how would you handle the situation?

 

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Explain how organizations have utilized technology in learning. Use your research or examples from your experience.

Technology can be a vital component of training delivery. Use online library resources to read about training technology.

 

Using your own experience, module readings, Internet research, and references from the online library, respond to the following:

Illustrate how technology can benefit the transfer of learning.

Explain how organizations have utilized technology in learning. Use your research or examples from your experience.

Comment on the appropriateness of the utilized technology in learning.

 

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

 

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. Identify, using simple heuristics, the indicators that show that the specific problems experienced by the three stores can be resolved through training.

You have recently been appointed as a training manager for the southeast region of a major supermarket chain in the U.S. Your territory includes 15 retail stores. Your responsibility involves working directly with store managers and other stakeholders to develop training solutions to meet specific needs of employees in various stores. This includes, but is not limited to, performing needs assessments, determining appropriate instructional design and training delivery methods, as well as implementing and evaluating training initiatives.

 

Three of the stores in your territory have missed sales goals for the last two quarters. All three stores have received low customer satisfaction scores and are experiencing increased employee turnover rates. The high employee turnover has resulted in the store managers hiring many new and relatively inexperienced sales associates, which further contributes to the problem.

 

The senior management team of the supermarket chain believes that training and development may help decrease employee turnover and increase customer satisfaction. You have been asked to assess training needs and develop a proposal to address the situation in these three stores.

 

Instructions:

 

Use scholarly resources and your learning, address the following:

 

1. Identify, using simple heuristics, the indicators that show that the specific problems experienced by the three stores can be resolved through training.

2. Design a needs assessment plan and identify three specific training initiatives you would recommend for these employees. Include the expected outcomes for the three training initiatives in your proposal.

3. Select one of the specific training initiatives you identified and develop a budget of projected costs to implement this initiative.

 

Write a seven-to-nine-page training proposal in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

 

Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

 

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How can knowledge of the abuse cycle assist you as a counselor to detect possible spousal abuse when providing couples counseling?

How can knowledge of the abuse cycle assist you as a counselor to detect possible spousal abuse when providing couples counseling?

REFERENCE:

Jackson-Cherry, L. R. &Erford, B. T. (2014).Crisis Assessment, Intervention and Prevention. Boston: Pearson Publisher

 

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