Assignment 1: Discussion Questions Complete the following discussion questions which are based on concepts and principles from the assigned readings for this module.Your facilitator will guide you in the selection of two of the four discussion questions. Submit your responses to both questions to the appropriate Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Through the end of the module, comment on the responses of others.Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between one or more lines of reasoning in the discussion.You will be assigned two discussion questions in this module; each is worth 32 points. The total number of points you can earn for this assignment is 64.Discussion Question 1Life Development ModelHow does the life development model used in evaluation of a client differ from the diagnostic system offered by the DSM nomenclature?Defend your position as to which perspective you believe is more beneficial to the client.Evaluation Criteria for Discussion Question Response:Conducted a comparative analysis between the life development model’s evaluation and the diagnostic system offered. [8 points]
Provided research-based reasons why a particular perspective is more beneficial. [8 points]Discussion Question 2Mental Health vs. Mental IllnessBased on your professional and personal experience, what is your perspective on whether a focus on the mental health or a focus on the mental illness of the client offers the better outcome?Evaluation Criteria for Discussion Question Response:Provided research-based reasons for which focus offers the better outcome. [8 points]
Incorporated in your response the reference to some commonly discussed critiques of the DSM. [8 points]Discussion Question 3Diagnostic LabelsWhat are some ways in which the use of diagnostic labels pathologizes everyday life?Evaluation Criteria for Discussion Question Response:Critically analyzed and clearly explained, with a logical rationale, the implications of diagnostic labels on everyday life. [16 points]Discussion Question 4Assessment in Sport PsychologyHow does the field of sport psychology utilize the diagnostic process? Include the common diagnostic processes used.Evaluation Criteria for Discussion Question Response:Explained the application of the diagnostic process in sport psychology. [8 points]
Provided appropriate examples of data gathering and diagnostic procedures. [8 points]All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum PointsDiscussion Question Response: Please see specific evaluation criteria listed below each discussion question.16x2Discussion Participation: Participated in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging a point of discussion, or making a relationship between one or more points of the discussion.8x2While responding, justified ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, and other references or personal experience.4x2Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.4x2Total:64
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