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Week 1 Discussion

Week 1 Discussion

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. Main references come from Neukrug, E. S., & Fawcett, R. C. (2015) and/or Encyclopedia of Counseling (2017). You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. APA format also requires headings. Use the prompt each week to guide your heading titles and organize the content of your initial post under the appropriate headings. Remember to use scholarly research from peer-reviewed articles that are current. I have attached examples and expectations, so you can see how to make full points. Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the discussion. I need this completed by 11/27/19 at 4pm. 


DISCUSSION POSTS— For your Main discussion posts, I require that all posts be a MINIMUM of 250 words. The main post must contain a minimum of two (2) different references from a peer-reviewed journal or scholarly book or scholarly website. It is a good idea to use your Learning Resources each week. Wikipedia does not count as a scholarly website since the information is not validated.

Discussion – Week 1

Informal Observations and Interpretations

In the video, “It’s not about the nail,” you may initially feel confident about what you are seeing. But things are not always what they seem. For this Discussion, view the video, and note your observations. Rather than attempt to make a diagnosis, focus on what you are seeing. For example, instead of noting that the client is depressed, observe that the client appeared sad as evidenced by crying, lowered head, or slow speech.

To Prepare:

· Review the Learning Resources for this week, including the videos.

· Review the Observation and Interpretation Worksheet on how to make a clinical observation and interpretation

· View the video, “It’s Not About the Nail” and use the Observation and Interpretation Worksheet to note your observations of the woman in the video.

By Day 3 of Week 1

· Identify three clinical observations and interpretations you noticed about the woman.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Required Resources

Neukrug, E. S., & Fawcett, R. C. (2015). Chapter 1: History of Testing and Assessment. In The essentials of testing and assessment: A practical guide for counselors, social workers, and psychologists (pp. 3-20). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.

Neukrug, E. S., & Fawcett, R. C. (2015). Chapter 12: Informal assessment: Observation, rating scales, classification methods, environmental assessment, records and personal documents, and performance-based assessment. In The essentials of testing and assessment: A practical guide to counselors, social workers, and psychologists (pp. 281-305). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning. 

Required Media

Headley, J. (2013). It’s not about the nail [Video file]. Retrieved from

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). History of psychological assessment [Interactive media file]. Retrieved from CDN database.

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