Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your o

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. I need this completed by 11/07/17 at 6pm. 

 Culturally Sensitive and Responsive Counseling

When you begin work with couples and families, you likely will conclude after only a few cases that all couples and families are different in at least a few ways. Members of these couples and families individually belong to many different population subgroups, with each group exerting cultural influence. Based on conflict resolution traditions or power distance index of a certain culture, for instance, you may need to modify the theoretical approach you take with a client with that background.

Keep in mind that the classroom study of theory and intervention integration cannot provide a description of how to modify or tailor your theory to all the potential relational and cultural presentations you will see. It should, however, provide you with a solid foundation and a toolbox with which to work. As an evolving marriage, couple, and family counseling student, you must rely on your wisdom, developed by reflecting on the work you have done to date, and on continuing to read current evidence-based research. Through such reflections, you will develop ways of altering aspects of your theory-in-action to enhance the potential therapeutic benefits of your services to future clients.

To prepare for this Discussion, select a cultural consideration (related to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc.) and think about how this consideration may impact the application of your theoretical orientation. Then, reflect on how you might modify interventions in client work in which this consideration is present.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 a brief description of the cultural consideration you selected. Then, explain two challenges of applying your theoretical orientation to address this cultural consideration, and explain how you might modify interventions to be more culturally sensitive and responsive. Justify your response using evidence-based articles.

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

Readings

Course Text: Gurman, A. S., Lebow, J. L., & Snyder, D.  (2015). Clinical handbook of couple therapy (5th ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.   

Chapter 19, “Couple Therapy and Intercultural Relationships”
Chapter 18, “Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Couple Therapy”

Article: American Counseling Association (ACA). (2014). ACA Code of Ethics. Retrieved fromhttp://www.counseling.org/docs/ethics/2014-aca-code-of-ethics.pdf?sfvrsn=4

Website: American Mental Health Counselors Association. (n.d.). Transformation in action. Retrieved from http://www.amhca.org/

Article: Hernández, P., Rickard, J., & Giambruno, P. (2008). Transformative family therapy with a lesbian couple: A case study. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 20(4), 281–298.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Article: Hendricks, B.E., Bradley, L. J., Southern, S., Oliver, M., & Birdsall, B. (2011). Ethical code for the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. The Family Journal, 19(2), 217-224.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Article: Seto, A., & Woodford, M. S. (2007). Helping a Japanese immigrant family cope with acculturation issues: A case study. The Family Journal, 15(2), 167–173.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Website: American Mental Health Counselors Association. (n.d.). Transformation in action. Retrieved from http://www.amhca.org/

Website: American Counseling Association. (n.d.). American Counseling Association. Your passion. Your profession. Our purpose. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/

Website: International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. (n.d.). Excellence in couples and family counseling. Retrieved from http://www.iamfconline.org/

Instructions: For each application paper, the assignment is as follows. (1) Thi

Instructions: For each application paper, the assignment is as follows.

(1) Think of someone you know well (either personally, a well-known public figure, or yourself)

(2) Identify either something the person did, or some personality characteristic that the individual tends to display

(3) Pick one of the personality theories that we discuss in this course. Choose a different theory for each application paper.

(4) Write the Theory Application. In the application, you should:

(a) briefly describe the person and describe the behavior or personality characteristic you are writing about;

(b) explain how one of the theories in the class would explain that behavior or personality characteristic;

(c) briefly evaluate the explanation; you can express your opinion about the degree to which the theory-based explanation provided insight into the individual you’re discussing.

Length: 4 pages.

Plagiarism: Do not copy any portion of your book (or any other source) into your essays. Plagiarism interferes with the main purpose of having you prepare these papers, which is to get you to synthesize what you have read and then explain it and analyze it IN YOUR OWN WORDS.

Format: You do not have to include a reference page with this assignment. However, your paper should be written in APA format and include a title page.

Title page (including title of paper, student’s name with middle initial, and Oral Roberts University centered on 3 lines, double spaced between, in the upper half of the page)

Page numbers in the upper right corner of the page, beginning with the title page

   Please note that this forum has several parts, so read these instructions car

  
Please note that this forum has several parts, so read these instructions carefully.
First, choose one (1) of the essays from the “Issues Facing the International Community” listed in the “Supplemental Readings” section of the course lessons. Then, let the reader know why you chose this particular essay. Does this essay discuss an issue that is facing you currently? Next, discuss whether or not your essay is peer-reviewed. How do you know? State the claim of the essay. Then, discuss how the author proves this claim. Is the author using the Toulmin method? Use complete sentences, give citations to back up your points, and create a final works cited citation for this essay. 
After completing the first section, consider the following. During week five, you are creating an argument using the Toulmin model. Have you used this style of argumentation before in your studies or career (either verbally or in past writing assignments/projects)? Will you use it in the future? Why or why not?   Check out this amusing (ok, corny) video rap on the Toulmin in a nutshell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hu5MyF8GLc  
The text of the video is also available if you click on CC at the bottom of the screen. 
Finally, please revisit your first essay:  The Critical Evaluation Essay.  Take a look at the comments your instructor made to you about your essay.  How will you incorporate your instructor’s feedback in your Toulmin essay, assigned this week?  What improvements do you hope to make in the Toulmin essay? 
In your response to your classmates, find a student who wrote about a different essay from the “Issues Facing the International Community” list, and comment on your classmate’s discussion of his/her chosen essay. Do you agree with his or her analysis of this essay? Why? The why is key – please post a rich response to your classmate. You may also respond to your classmate’s discussion of the Toulmin argumentation model.

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your o

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. I need this completed by 11/8/17 at 6pm. 

 
Application: Addressing Ethical Issues
Counselors often face difficult decisions in their work that may have ethical ramifications. Ethical dilemmas span all areas of the counseling practice from record keeping and fee setting to confidentiality, privacy, and cultural considerations. For this Assignment you concentrate on cultural considerations that may pose challenges to ethical practice. (Culture is broadly defined here as the behaviors, traditions, and/or beliefs of any subgroup.) Select one of the two case studies below to use for this assignment. After analyzing the case study, consider how you might address the issues present using the codes of ethics put forth by either the American Counseling Association (ACA) or the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC).
Review the case studies below before completing the assignment.

Case Study #1
Nitin and Priya Pathak came to your office for counseling, along with their 16-year-old son Sujay. Nitin and Priya are first generation Indian-American immigrants, while their son was born and raised in the United States. They were reluctant to engage in counseling, but are doing so at the request of Sujay. In Sujay’s view, his parents are being overly controlling regarding his upcoming choice of college, which is causing increasingly frequent clashes between him and his parents. Sujay wants to attend art school, while his parents want him to attend engineering school. They state that a career in science, religion, law, or medicine is the appropriate path for a person of his caste. Sujay claims that while he wants to please his parents, he feels they are stifling his passion and imposing cultural norms that, to him, are a part of their “world” and not his. You have little knowledge of Indian culture or the caste system and are unsure whether the issue at hand is a matter of controlling parents dealing with a life transition issue or a serious conflict involving social and cultural influences.

Case Study #2
Nicole and Julia explain to you that their relationship has felt strained lately and that they fear they are heading for a breakup. The couple explain to you that they have been in a long-term, non-monogamous relationship, but that lately, Nicole has expressed desire to change this practice. Julia feels that Nicole is “changing the rules halfway through the game” and that her sexual relationships with others are of no consequence to how she feels about Nicole. Their current relationship practice conflicts with your own personal opinion about the role of monogamy in relationships, and thus you feel conflicted about how to handle the situation.
The assignment (2–3 pages)

Identify the case study you chose and describe the ethical issue(s) present in it.
Explain how you would address each of these issues.
Justify your response using the appropriate ACA/IAMFC codes of ethics.

Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.

Readings

Course Text: Gurman, A. S., Lebow, J. L., & Snyder, D.  (2015). Clinical handbook of couple therapy (5th ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.   

Chapter 19, “Couple Therapy and Intercultural Relationships”
Chapter 18, “Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Couple Therapy”

Article: American Counseling Association (ACA). (2014). ACA Code of Ethics. Retrieved fromhttp://www.counseling.org/docs/ethics/2014-aca-code-of-ethics.pdf?sfvrsn=4

Website: American Mental Health Counselors Association. (n.d.). Transformation in action. Retrieved from http://www.amhca.org/

Article: Hernández, P., Rickard, J., & Giambruno, P. (2008). Transformative family therapy with a lesbian couple: A case study. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 20(4), 281–298.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Article: Hendricks, B.E., Bradley, L. J., Southern, S., Oliver, M., & Birdsall, B. (2011). Ethical code for the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. The Family Journal, 19(2), 217-224.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Article: Seto, A., & Woodford, M. S. (2007). Helping a Japanese immigrant family cope with acculturation issues: A case study. The Family Journal, 15(2), 167–173.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Website: American Mental Health Counselors Association. (n.d.). Transformation in action. Retrieved from http://www.amhca.org/

Website: American Counseling Association. (n.d.). American Counseling Association. Your passion. Your profession. Our purpose. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/

Website: International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. (n.d.). Excellence in couples and family counseling. Retrieved from http://www.iamfconline.org/

Assignment 2: The Structure of Statements: Translating If and And Statements   T

Assignment 2: The Structure of Statements: Translating If and And Statements   This exercise will help you become more proficient at recognizing, translating, and evaluating if and and statements. In this assignment, find two examples for the exercise; translate the claims of the example into symbolic form; identify an if or an and statement; then assess it.  Note: Translation and assessment are tools we use to categorize statements. Therefore, you will not be penalized if, through translation and assessment, you learn a statement that appeared to be an if or an and statement is a statement of another type.  The completed assignment must contain the original claims, your translation of the claims into logical form, and your assessment of the statement in logical form. The original examples should be three to five sentences in length.  Your assessment should include answers to the following questions: •Is the set of claims an argument? •Is the original claim (when translated) an if . . . then or and statement? •Did the translation of the original claims reveal the statement was a different kind of statement than you originally believed?  Remember, you will also need to provide a translation key to explain the symbols you use.  Present the summary, translation, and evaluation in Microsoft Word document format. Name the file M4_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc and submit it to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.

  Case Analysis – 10 % – Students must write a case analysis to an assigned case

 
Case Analysis – 10 % –
Students must write a case analysis to an assigned case. The professor will hand out assignments in class and they will also be posted to Canvas during the first or second week of class and sent out via e-mail to your CWU group wise account e-mail.
NO PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED LATE. This assignment must be researched (you have to find the actual case) and attach it to your analysis.  This case analysis must be professionally written, in typewritten form. Research must be cited.
           Two students will be assigned each case. Cases must be independently written.  This means that you and the other person assigned the same case must write your own individual, separate and different paper.
           You must have a title page which identifies your name, date, class section (BUS 241.003) and the case name.  On the date that your case is due, it is due both in class as well as on line at the time class starts (7:40 a.m.)  Attached to your analysis must be a copy of the case that you researched yourself or the http site that I can click on without doing anything else.  Additionally and on a separate piece of paper( separate document when e-mailing) , please list your name, the and section number of the class (BUS 241.003), the case name researched and one substantive multiple choice question that can be answered during your presentation.    If there is no multiple choice question and answer attached, or it is not in the format requested, your paper will be reduced by 10 points and the question will not appear on the final.    A sample case will be provided via Canvas. The paper must be labeled with the following sections listed below.
           Plagiarism is not acceptable and assignments with plagiarism will be given no credit.  Note: If there are more than 5 typographical errors (which include spelling, sentences without verbs etc.), the paper will receive a grade of a 60, regardless of content. In addition, the case analysis must include the title page (with name, Class section (i.e. Bus Law 241.003) and the following sections (please make sure they are labeled as such) :
1. Case Citation-The name of the case and where it can be found
2. Background of case- When and where the case took place- state, federal court plus the date of the case, criminal/civil.
3. The issue: The question(s) the court was being asked to answer
4. Facts of the Case- What actually happened
5. Procedure- History of the case, i.e. How the case worked through the court system. i.e., what happened at the trial court, what happened at the appellate court etc. Do not include what happened at the court that you are currently analyzing as this is the decision.
6. The decision of the case- What the court said that answered the question above in the issue
7. The rationale of the court- The reason behind the court’s decision
8. Your opinion as to whether the decision is correct or incorrect and why.
9. Your multiple choice question with answer as separate attachment.

Assignment 1: Discussion Questions By the due date, answer one of the discussion

Assignment 1: Discussion Questions
By the due date, answer one of the discussion questions listed on the next page. Submit your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area on the next page. Start reviewing and responding to at least two of your classmates as early in the week as possible. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be sure to be honest, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress.
Peer responses are due by the end of the week.
The discussion questions for this task include:

Facial Expressions: Research has shown that there are several things we look for when communicating that allow us to “see” multiple layers of what is being communicated. What are the rules used to read faces? Why do we control our facial expressions (what are the pros and cons to this)? Why are women better at reading facial expressions than men?
There is a physiological concept known as “fight or flight” that will occur during times of extreme fear or stress. What exactly is this concept and how do the brain and the body work together to carry out the fight or flight response? Is this a universal concept or is it dictated by one’s environment/culture? What role does stress play in our ability to make decisions?
In reference to cognition, what methods does the text recommend for helping or hurting problem solving? What are some things that can interfere with our cognitive processes? What problem solving steps are routinely applied by most? Is there a connection to one’s cognition and her/his emotions? Explain in detail and use examples.
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: In the context of Maslow’s hierarchies, how do these incorporate in people’s lives? Why do people go to college and what needs are met by this behavior? Do the hierarchies have to go in order and are they universal? Do you agree or disagree with Maslow in your own case?
Control in the Classroom: What is the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation? What kinds of structures in the classroom would help students to develop intrinsic motivation? Can you teach an individual to be motivated intrinsically or extrinsically? Is there ever a case when only one is present and not the other?
According to the facial feedback hypothesis, we can affect our emotions by changing our facial expressions. For example, you can put yourself in a happier mood by smiling. In theoretical terms, how does this work? Use information from the text in your answer. Have you ever tried to improve your mood by changing your facial expression?
How is motivation defined in your digital textbook? What are the types of incentives that play a role in motivation and what are the incentives that motivate you to do well in this class? How does Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs help you to understand why you are motivated by these incentives?
“Catch the Feeling”: Why do we catch each other’s moods? How does this tendency benefit us as members of our species and society? Have you ever had an experience in which another person’s mood affected yours in a dramatic way? What does the text state about why this occurs?

It’s now time to consider the finances associated with running your business. Th

It’s now time to consider the finances associated with running your business. This part of the business plan asks you to consider the costs of doing business, such as salaries, rent, and utilities and complete key financial statements.

· Estimate your revenues for one year. Include the following information with this estimate: 

How much will you charge for your product?

How many products do you believe that you can sell in one year (or how many customers do you think your business can attract)? 

Multiply the price that you will charge by the number of products that you hope to sell or the amount you hope each customer will spend. 

· Estimate what it will cost to do business for one year. Consider key expenses such as equipment, supplies, salaries, rent, utilities, and insurance. 

· How much capital will you need to raise to launch your business?

· How will you finance your business? 

 For example, will you seek out a bank loan? Borrow from friends? Sell stocks or bonds initially or as your business grows? 

· Create a balance sheet and an income statement for your business. 

Use clear, concise, complete sentences, transitions between paragraphs, standard spelling, grammar, and punctuation as expected in a professional business plan.

USE ATTCHMENTS TO COMPLETE THIS ASSIGNMENT!!!!

 Response Paper 3: Annotated Bibliography Forum 5.1 for this week asked you to p

 Response Paper 3: Annotated Bibliography Forum 5.1 for this week asked you to post your working thesis for your final Research Paper. By way of reminder, this Research Paper must make an argumentative claim about one or two (no more than three) of the works we have read in the class using at least one of the critical reading strategies you were introduced to. Once I have approved your topic in the 5.1 Forum, you can begin working on your Annotated Bibliography. An Annotated Bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 200 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph—this is known as the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. Your assignment: Develop an Annotated Bibliography using at least FIVE sources from the GMC Library. Remember that you are writing a paper on literature, so while you may find a historical document important to your research if you are performing a Historical Analysis, most of your sources should come from the Literary Resource Center in the GMC Library. Your Bibliography will come in two parts. 1. MLA Citation 2. Annotation a. Initial Appraisal b. Content Analysis For the citation, carefully follow the MLA format provided by the Purdue Owl. For the annotation, be sure to read the PDF on Annotated Bibliographies (in week 5) for a full list of possible questions to ask as you perform your appraisal and analysis. a. Initial Appraisal (50-75 words) a. You may address things like: What are the author’s credentials, educational background, or experience? Is the source current or out-ofdate for your topic? Is the writing affiliated with any academic institutions, corporations, organizations, etc? b. Content Analysis (150-200 words) a. You will ANALYZE the source, asking questions like: What type of audience is the author addressing? How does that impact its usefulness for you? Are the ideas and arguments more or less in line with other works you have read on the same topic?  b. Specifically, your analysis should address the portions of the source that relate directly to what you are discussing. You don’t need to speak to the entire document unless all of it is relevant to your claim. As with all your submission, this is a formal assignment that should be submitted using MLA format for spacing, heading, pagination, etc. Since you will by submitting five sources with about 200 words of annotation per entry, this submission should be about 1000-1200 words.  

Assign one of the following cases to each person in your group: Case 1: Present

Assign one of the following cases to each person in your group:

Case 1: Presented shoe impression as evidence of special interest to the case.
Case 2: Presented tire impression as evidence of special interest to the case.
Case 3: Presented handwriting analysis as evidence of special interest to the case.
Case 4: Presented alternative light sources as evidence of special interest to the case.

Using the Internet, your textbook, or any other available materials, research a notorious criminal case that either used shoe impressions, tire impression evidence, handwriting analysis or alternative light source evidence (depending on the case type assigned to you from above). 
Note: Please choose any case other than the O.J. Simpson case. Be creative in your research pursuits.
Individual Portion(Part I)
After researching a case, complete the following:

Briefly summarize the case.
Provide specifics about the investigation/background of the case. Were there any problems associated with handling the evidence in this case?
If your case includes more than one type of evidence, other than the required evidence in your assigned case, please note that as well.

Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.
Please add your file.
Group Portion
In the Group Discussion Board, each person is to present his or her findings to the group. Discuss how a criminalist may properly collect, preserve, and analyze the evidence presented in each of the cases (best practices).
Also, discuss some of the specific laboratory techniques that may be conducted to analyze the evidence. (If you are researching an older case, provide information about how that evidence might be analyzed today).
Individual Portion(Part II)
After your discussion, each person will have the following information for his or her case:

A summary of the case (from Individual Portion)
Written material providing specifics about the investigation/background of the case, including any problems associated with handling the evidence in this case (from Individual Portion)
How a criminalist may properly collect, preserve, and analyze the evidence presented (from Group Portion)
Specific laboratory techniques that may be conducted to analyze the evidence (from Group Portion)
What is the importance of expert testimony? Explain.

What problems exist with the use of expert witnesses? Explain.

What role might an expert witness play in this particular case? Be specific.

Compile the information above for your assigned case into a clean and organized report.

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