1. Identify and describe three therapeutic advantages of play therapy.  

2.  Review the play therapy techniques discussed on pages 567-572.  Identify two play techniques that you feel most comfortable with and would be most inclined to use in your therapy sessions with children.  -sandplay and art

3.  In one paragraph describe how you can become an effective play therapist and what qualities an effective play therapist possesses?  

4.  According to Orton (1997), what are the 5 stages of the therapeutic play process?  

PCN-529 Module 1 DQ 2

Max Points: 5.0


Explain the importance of having an integrated approach to client treatment when a client has a co-occurring disorder.



PCN-529 Module 8 DQ 1

Max Points: 5.0


Why is there a prevalence of HIV/AIDS infection among persons that are alcohol and/or drug dependent? Why do you believe there is high correlation?



PCN-529 Module 4 DQ 1

Max Points: 5.0


When examining mood disorders what are the major similarities and differences in symptoms between depressive and bipolar disorders?



For Phyllis Young: Treating the Substance Abuser and his Family Presentation


Treating the Substance Abuser and his Family Presentation


Please read over very carefully and if there are any questions please ask



Harvey is married and has 2 teenage children. Harvey has been heavily drinking on a regular basis for the past 10 years.  In the past his wife often covered for him with his job, and usually made excuses for him with his children and his friends. Harvey has not attended his son’s baseball games this year, and he missed his daughter’s performance in the school play due to having been passed out from drinking. At this time, he is at risk for losing his job due to excessive absences, and he was recently arrested for a DUI. Harvey has realized that his drinking is adversely affecting all aspects of his life and he is ready to quit.






Create an 14-16 slide Power Point presentation to discuss treatment plans for Harvey and his family. Just provide bullet points on slides, use the speaker notes in the slide show to further discuss the topics on each slide in detail . In addition make sure you have a title slide and a slide with references (in APA format). 


  Please reference at least two peer-reviewed journal articles in your presentation, (1, 2)



  the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), ( 3)



Based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5), explain the   criteria Harvey meets:



Drugs in Perspective: (Textbook) (4)


Richard Fields

Edition / Copyright:

8 / 2013


McGraw-Hill Companies, The




and along with 4 other references making it a totol of : (5, 6, 7, 8)



8       References in all supporting the slides and speaker notes


  Must provide   In your presentation:

 Evaluate the following methods of treatment and develop a treatment plan for Harvey: Alcoholics Anonymous, Transactional Analysis, and Family Systems Therapy. Please:

 Provide  an assessment of Harvey’s situation and what he needs from treatment. Evaluate and discuss the at least one pro and con of each of the following treatment methods: Alcoholics Anonymous , Transactional Analysis and Family Systems Therapy.  Develop a treatment plan  for Harvey: Choose at least one of the above treatments for the plan. Address at least two issues that Harvey needs to resolve in treatment. Include at least three steps for Harvey’s recovery.

 Explain Brief Strategic Family Therapy and when it is used. Next, do the following:

 Develop a treatment plan for Harvey’s wife. Address her specific needs as the spouse of a substance abuser. Include at least three steps for her recovery. Take care that this plan is specifically addressing her recovery, and not how she can help Harvey recover. Develop a treatment plan for Harvey’s children: Address their specific needs as adolescent children of a substance abuser Include at least three steps for their recovery. Recommend at least two substance use prevention strategies aimed at adolescent children of substance abusers.



Choose one of the following cultures: Hispanic, African American, or Asian American , and analyze how being a part of this culture might affect Harvey and his family’s treatment and recovery.  Explain at least two issues present in treating substance abuse within that culture.




Speaker notes must be detailed and supported by the references and cited correctly. Must use references to support the work completely


Please check for spelling and grammar errors, and proofread for errors before submitting. Must use United States/English words




No abbreviations or plagiarism  




Due 5-6 hours maximum


Ø  Please my professor is very strict. You are supporsed to write a case report on each disorder. Be sure you discuss about the disorder on the patient him/herself on each.

Ø  Check DSM-5 to make sure you apply when writing this reports.

Ø  Check APA manual to deliver well cited work

Check rubric too please


 3-4 pages



Assignment 2: Diagnostic Case Reports


Click here to go to the Faces of Abnormal Psychology website. There, you will see twelve different disorders listed. For this module, view the following disorders:Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)Paranoid Schizophrenia

After clicking a disorder, click the Diagnostic Overview tab in the left column. This will cover the major diagnostic features of the disorder. After that, click the DSM-5 Features tab. You can then go though the Case History, Interview, and Treatment sections on the website. Finally, in the Assessment section, you can complete an optional multiple-choice quiz. You have to write a case report for each case study. You should use the format provided on the web page. There is a sample report that you can also view by clicking the link in the upper-right corner.

The format for the sample report is as follows:

Your Name
Instructor’s Name
Class/Section Number

BackgroundOutline the major symptoms of this disorder.Briefly outline the client’s background (age, race, occupations, etc.).Describe any factors in the client’s background that might predispose him or her to this disorder.

ObservationsDescribe any symptoms that you have observed that support the diagnosis. You can include direct quotes or behaviors that you may have observed.Describe any symptoms or behaviors that are inconsistent with the diagnosis.Provide any information that you have about the development of this disorder.

DiagnosisDid you observe any evidence of general medical conditions that might contribute to the development of this disorder?Did you observe any evidence of psychosocial and environmental problems that might contribute to this disorder?As per your observations, what is the client’s overall level of safety regarding potential harm to self or others (suicidality or homicidality)?What cross-cultural issues, if any, affect the differential diagnosis?

Therapeutic InterventionIn your opinion, what are the appropriate short-term goals of this intervention?In your opinion, what are the appropriate long-term goals of this intervention?Which therapeutic strategy seems the most appropriate in this case? Why?Which therapeutic modality seems the most appropriate in this case? Why?

WritingWrite in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in the accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Include citations in the text and references at the end of the document in APA format. 

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Described the major symptoms of each disorder, outlined each person’s background, and described any factors in the person’s background that might predispose him or her to their disorder.


Described any symptoms that were observed that support each diagnosis and any symptoms or behaviors that are inconsistent with each diagnosis and provided relevant information from the case history about the development of each disorder.


Described any evidence of psychosocial or medical issues that might have contributed to each disorder, identified any safety concerns regarding suicidality or homicidality, and discussed any cross-cultural issues affecting the differential diagnosis.


Discussed appropriate short-term and long-term goals of each intervention, discussed the most appropriate therapeutic strategy and therapeutic modality for each case, and presented appropriate reasoning for your selection.


Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in the accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.







Write 2 pages essay

Info will be provided…

can you do this sociology? in APA 750 word. 2 cited

Martin, Karin A. (1998). Becoming a gendered body . American Sociological Review, 63(4), p. 494-511

Second, answer the following questions in an organized essay:What is the social problem the researchers are investigating?What is the research method (i.e.: survey, participant observation, experiment, secondary sources) used by the researchers?What were the results or findings of the research?What do you think would be a good solution to the social problem?

FPSY Discussion Question

Within the correctional setting there are a number of roles involved in the implementation of treatment plans for inmates with mental disorders. These roles include administrator, staff psychologist, case manager, forensic treatment specialist, therapeutic group leader, law enforcement advocate, correctional officer, unit manager, parole officer, and parole board member. Having a mental health background is required for some, while not required for others. Such a background can be critically important.

Mental health training dictates the level and type of interaction a professional may have with inmates. A staff psychologist has more influence on an inmate treatment plan, while a correctional officer has more influence on an inmate schedule, work assignment, or security level.

For this Discussion, you analyze roles of supporting professionals related to treatment plans in correctional settings. You also evaluate challenges of implementing treatment plans within correctional settings.

Given your assigned role>>>>>(staff psychologist)

, describe how it might be performed differently by someone with a forensic psychology background versus someone without. In general, what challenges exist when implementing treatment plans in correctional settings?

Unit:4IP Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders & Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders

600-800 words APA in fext citations.

EST Please

Select 1 of the following disorders:Oppositional defiant disorderConduct disorderAntisocial personality disorderKleptomania or pyromaniaProvide the following details about the disorder:What are some of the symptoms?What would this disorder look like in person? Make sure you relate this back to the DSM criteria.Based on your research, do you think the media has portrayed the disorder you selected in an unbiased manner, or is it sensationalized?In the DSM-IV Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Kleptomania, or Pyromania were spread out over a few chapters.Why do you think the DSM-5 has placed Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Kleptomania, or Pyromania into a chapter called Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders? Support your answer with research. 

Barlow & Durand: Chapters 5, 11 & 12

Finding CTU Psychology Library Resources


 Assignment Objectives Define and discuss normal and abnormal behavior within the psychoanalytical, medical (biological), behavioral, cognitive, socio-cultural, and humanistic perspectives.Discuss the implications of labeling behaviors as normal or abnormal.Identify mental disorders and prevailing views of those disorders.Explore the implications of the many historical and contemporary approaches to addressing abnormal behavior.Understand the impacts of abnormal behavior in the workplace and the importance of assessing when to involve outside expertise.

 Other Information    Instructor’s Comments:

This week we will focus on trauma- and stressor-related disorders & disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders. This assignment is similar to Unit 4 DB, except that now you will choose one of four disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders and explore the symptoms, expression, and media portrayal of the disorder.

For information on oppositional defiant disorder, check Chapter 14, p. 516 and this fact sheet:

For information on conduct disorder, check Ch. 12, pp. 455-460 and this fact sheet:

For information on antisocial personality disorder, check Ch. 12, pp. 441- 471 and this fact sheet:

For information on kleptomania and pyromania (impulse-control disorders), check Ch. 11, pp. 433-435 and this fact sheet:

You will again consider changes that have been made from the DSM-IV to the DSM-5. This link is also a good resource: