Clinical Diagnosis Film

Clinical Diagnosis Film

Assignment Guidelines 1
MAJOR ASSIGNMENT (HPS308-2000 Words, 50% unit grade; HPS788 – 2500 words,
50% unit grade)
Due Date
See cloudDeakin unit outline for the due date.
Clinical Diagnosis Film Assignment (Marks out of 100 HPS308; out of 125 HPS788)
The purpose of this assignment is to give you experience in utilising some of the clinical
skills in diagnosis and formulation that are discussed in the unit, when viewing a cinematic
depiction of a disorder, along with a consideration of whether such depictions impact on
stigma. You will also be asked to do and apply knowledge from a literature review with
respect to the disorder, which will be worth around half of the assignment’s marks (please
read the marking rubric which will be used for marking).
For the movies provided below, there is one central character in the movie that has symptoms
of a psychological disorder (sometimes there may be more than one character; I have given
you the character with the most obvious symptoms). I recommend watching the films with a
friend or classmate so you can discuss the film afterwards.
Movie Choices
(Note: these will be available from the library. Unfortunately, we will only be able to get live
streaming for the second film due to copyright restrictions by Warner Bros.)
1. Fearless (1993, Jeff Bridges as Max Klein, disorder: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) – is a
Peter Weir film depicting the two main characters’ differing reactions to being in a plane
crash. In particular, while hailed as “the good Samaritan” for his work in helping others, Jeff
Bridges’ character displays signs of PTSD (although some also suggest he may experience
some post-traumatic growth in response to the tragedy). [Note: features a realistic depiction
of an aircrash and strong language.]
2. The Weatherman (2005, Nicolas Cage as David Spritz, disorder: Major Depressive
Disorder). The Weatherman is a minor film by Gore Verbinski, who is now known mostly for
directing Johnny Depp films, which depicts Nic Cage as a Chicago Weatherman who has
separated from his wife and children. He struggles with self-worth and doubts the value of
his career when evaluated against his father’s (award winning writer). While it is perhaps
debatable as to whether David is experiencing Dysthymia or a mild, chronic variant of Major
Depressive Disorder (two disorders which are fairly similar anyway – DSM-5 at one stage
was proposing to collapse these diagnoses), please review the movie with respect to the better
studied disorder – Major Depressive Disorder. [Note: the movie has strong language, sexual
content, and depicts a character experiencing cancer.]
Assignment Guidelines 2
The Task
Please give a brief introductory sentence or two to the essay and then do the below tasks!
Note the word counts here are shown as a guide not as a rule (just keep to the overall
wordcount).
Client Presentation (approx. 200 words; 10 Marks)
One of the skills of becoming a clinical psychologist or mental health worker is being able to
observe and describe client presentation; this is the opening section of a Mental Status Exam
which you will be taught to perform within the postgraduate course. Client presentation can
inform as to the client’s experienced disorder, quality of living, and the veracity of
information gleaned in a clinical interview. Therefore, in one paragraph (approx. 5-6
sentences) briefly describe the main character using the framework you received in the
tutorial classes. As appearance is essentially a snapshot – please describe the client as they
appear in one scene of the movie (for Fearless, describe the character returning home on the
airplane when he first meets the psychologist portrayed in the movie; for The Weatherman,
describe the character when he is waiting in line and asked for his autograph).
Diagnosis/Symptoms (approx. 300 words; 15 Marks). Indicate how the disorder is portrayed
within the movie and evaluate its accuracy.
? You should back up the diagnosis with the relevant symptoms displayed by the
character (in other words, explain why the diagnosis is appropriate). Refer to the
movie to illustrate the symptoms that the character demonstrates, with respect to
DSM-IV-TR criteria for the disorder (see the DSM-IV-TR criteria via the weblink
http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org.ezproxy-m.deakin.edu.au/book.aspx?bookid=22).

? Discuss all the possible symptoms of the disorder; does the client show all the
possible symptoms, or only some of the possible symptoms of the disorder? Are some
symptoms displayed in the movie that do not fit with typical presentations of the
disorder (Note, do not reproduce full criteria sets from the DSM/ICD in the
assignment; but you can paraphrase where appropriate!).
Aetiology/Formulation (approx. 1300 words; 60 Marks). One of the stated goals of diagnostic
classification systems is that knowledge of what disorder a person is experiencing should lead
to additional knowledge from the literature regarding potential causes/prognosis/etc.
As such,
? Perform a critical literature review. Summarise relevant evidence and prominent
theories regarding the origin and maintenance of the type of disorder the character is
experiencing. For example, relevant evidence for biological, psychological and social
factors within the cause/maintenance of the specified disorder. (1000 words; 45
marks)
? What origins are clear from the movie, and what origins would you speculate for the
character’s disorder, given what you know from your above review regarding the
Assignment Guidelines 3
disorder? You should reference aspects from a basic grid framework, but note that
you should write this section in paragraph format (biological/psychological/social
factors; precipitating/predisposing/ perpetuating/protective factors). In particular, the
focus on protective factors is important – clinical psychology can become overly
symptom/deficit focused; however, all clients show strengths that can be drawn on in
overcoming or coping with the negative events/factors in their life. When considering
this issue, consider, what strengths does the character demonstrate in their life and in
dealing with the problem? (300 words; 15 marks)
Stigma (approx. 200 words; 10 marks). A learning objective for this unit is a consideration of
the stigma that is associated with mental illness, along with public knowledge of the mental
disorders (i.e., society’s “mental health literacy”). The media has had a strong influence about
how we understand mental illness and is the main source of information regarding this for
most individuals in society. Accordingly, you should spend some time evaluating the positive
and negative messages the movie gives the public about people with this disorder, and if
depicted – the mental health profession in general.
Finally – Spelling, punctuation, grammar, presentation & APA 6th edition formatting and
referencing is worth 5 marks.
Additional task for HPS788 ONLY (approx. 500 Words; 25 Marks)
Prognosis. As noted above, an assumption of psychiatric classifications systems such as the
DSM, which are rooted in so-called medical models, is that diagnosis will inform prognosis
and treatment.
? Briefly summarise research evidence regarding typical long-term outcome for the
disorder – note outcome both when the disorder is treated and (if information
available) – untreated. Which treatments are evidence-based, and is there any evidence
that one treatment is superior to another.
? What prognosis do you see in the movie (e.g., does the person seem to recover fully?)
A few fine details
Your paper must be typed, double spaced, and in essay form, using APA 6th edition as a
style-guide. Margins should be 2.54 cm (1-inch; this is APA style requirements!) on all sides
and only a 12-point font size should be used. You may use subheadings, but not to excess,
and you still need to have “topic sentences” in your paragraphs (i.e., do not use a new
subheading for each paragraph!) You must use complete sentences and developed paragraphs
(e.g., paragraphs generally should be at least one-half page long). You should include page
numbers; do so using the “Insert>>Page Numbers” mechanism on Microsoft Word (or
equivalent). Include these page numbers only on the upper right-hand corner of each page.
Also, include a coversheet on which you a) give your paper a professional-sounding title (no
more than 12 words; NOTE: Indicate your chosen movie in your title!), b) indicate your
name, c) indicate your institutional affiliation (i.e., Deakin University), d) your word count.
Assignment Guidelines 4
This coversheet information must also be double-spaced; begin about halfway down the page,
and type your name and institutional affiliation on separate lines below the title [Note: this is
for professionalism only – the online submission means that we won’t lose your assignment
and can check word count!]. The space between paragraphs must be double-spaced (like the
rest of the paper). Thus, you should not triple space (or greater) between paragraphs.
Remember, everything is to be double-spaced only. Do NOT provide any additional
information anywhere in the paper (i.e., do NOT indicate what class this is, my name, the
time we meet, or any other information; provide ONLY the information that is asked for).
Finally, begin writing on the top line of the second page (i.e., the page immediately following
the coversheet). All papers MUST be submitted electronically via the drop box.
Assignment Guidelines 5
HPS308 Rubric for assignment 2, 2013 Name:…………………………………………………….. Topic:…………………………………………………… Date:……………………………………Grade………………………………………………….
Criteria and abbreviated instructions Inadequate Pass Credit Distinction High Distinction
ULO1: Integrate general psychological
knowledge, empirical evidence and clinical
belief into a multidimensional integrative
understanding …; and
ULO3: …demonstrate familiarity with the
methods of assessing psychological disorders
and the main systems of classifying disorders.
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Assignment Guidelines 7
HPS788 Rubric for assignment 2, 2013 Name:…………………………………………………….. Topic:…………………………………………………… Date:……………………………………Grade………………………………………………….
Criteria and abbreviated instructions Inadequate Pass Credit Distinction High Distinction
ULO1: Integrate general psychological
knowledge, empirical evidence and clinical
belief into a multidimensional integrative
understanding …; and
ULO3: …demonstrate familiarity with the
methods of assessing psychological
disorders and the main systems of
classifying disorders.
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Harrison Company Case
It is a comprehensive and complicated case, so do not procrastinate. It is 20% of your MGT 509 grade and provides you with the opportunity to integrate what you have learned in other MBA courses.
Please read the following case, case-related questions, financial statements (Attachment 1), and store location map (Attachment 2). Harrison Company is in the retail industry. You will have to make and explicitly document several general and question-specific assumptions. These assumptions are needed, since you will have incomplete information, as is often true in the business world. For example, your assumptions about how deep the effects of the current/past recession will be and when it will end will be extremely important to document and should be provided in the executive summary. It will affect the credibility of your proposed strategy. (Technically, the recession seems to have ended although many effects remain.)
You have all the information that there is and you must make specific decisions. Do not include in any answer the statement that your company will conduct additional research to make an informed decision.
You should first read the case and all of the questions. Each of the questions relates to an MBA learning goal. Because learning goal # 1 is integrative and deals with strategy, it is placed as the last question. Thus, you should prepare written answers for learning goal questions #2 through #5 before answering question #1. Once you have completed all of the questions, you should write an executive summary and place it at the beginning of your report.
Each learning goal relates to a rubric with the same number. Include a heading for each of your answers to make it easier for assessment. For example type: “Rubric question 2” and then your answer for question #2. Although the case questions address a variety of separate business concepts, your essay should be written in an integrative style. This integration should support your strategy, based upon your analysis.
You are the new president of Harrison Company, taking over in the late spring of the current year and tasked with improving the performance of the company. Several actions that should not be part of your strategy include: your resignation, the sale of the business, mergers/acquisitions, filing for bankruptcy, or any other action that would prevent you from running the company, as is, over the next five-year strategic planning period.
Your report should be no more than ten pages typed, Times New Roman 12 font, and single spaced. No identifying title is needed on page 1, but do title the executive summary. Include page numbers in the footer on the right side. Include “Harrison Case MM/YYYY” and your name in the header of each page. You may also provide up to three additional appendices (pages) of charts, graphs, or other supporting materials. Any references should be footnoted in the body of the text, if needed. This will require a very concise write-up, since draft documents often exceed ten pages. Carefully address the major points and yet show relevant supporting documentation.
The questions may be assessed across student papers. That is, question #2 might be assessed for all students without the assessor reading the other parts of the case report. Thus, you should avoid referencing other parts of your report, wherever possible. Repeating a “few” pieces of information in different sections is preferred.
Grading Criteria for the Harrison Company Case – Each of the follow items will have the same grading weight:
1. Rubric Question 1 – Implications of Integrated Business Processes (Located at the end of the case report)
2. Rubric Question 2 – Ethically and Socially Responsible Decisions
3. Rubric Question 3 – Synthesizing/Analyzing Marketing Information
4. Rubric Question 3 – Synthesizing/Analyzing Finance Information
5. Rubric Question 3 – Synthesizing/Analyzing Logistics and Operations Information
6. Rubric Question 4 – Identifying Industry and Global Trends
7. Rubric Question 5 – Leadership
8. Rubric Question 5 – Group Dynamics
9. A clear description and justification of your strategy should build upon all of your analyses
10. Grammar, spelling, writing style, and the clarity of the report will be assessed
The Kania School of Management’s MBA program learning goals are identified (by number) at the end of each case question. Below is a list of the learning goals for your information. You will not need them directly for this assignment.
Learning Goal #1: Each student will be skilled in recognizing (dealing with) the implications of integrated business processes in managing the enterprise.
Learning Goal #2: Each student will be ethical, socially responsible, and just when making business decisions.
Learning Goal #3: Each student will be capable of synthesizing/analyzing information to make sound business decisions.
Learning Goal #4: Each student will be a gatekeeper, trained to scan the global environment of business, identify current trends in the industry, and disseminate information throughout the firm.
Learning Goal #5: Each student will be a leader and/or manager who understands group dynamics and is capable of influencing others to achieve organizational goals.
The Harrison Company Case
General Information

The Harrison Company, a public company headquartered in State College, PA is facing a time of crisis. (See Attachment 1 for financial statements.) The company is a mid-sized regional retailer. It has 80 stores in seven states, primarily in the Northeast. It also owns two equally-sized distribution centers, one in Pennsylvania and one in Massachusetts. All of its stores are in rural areas and generate exactly $600,000 per store in sales per year (to simplify the case). As shown in the attached financial statements, sales and profits have been dropping over the last three-year period. You have been brought in as president to move the company in a new and better direction. The previous president has just retired at age 70, is no longer on the board of directors, and has broken all contacts within the company.
Although your predecessor did not see the need to employ an explicit strategy for running the business, competition from retail chains, such as Wal-Mart and Dollar General, has become more intense. In the past, your company has been somewhat shielded from competition by its stores’ rural locations. Now there is a Wal-Mart store within 10 miles, on average, of each of your stores. Your eight home office employees have not developed advanced business skills. For example, your marketing manager does not prepare either store or company-level sales forecasts.
As you look at the company situation, there does not appear to be an obvious choice between a low-cost strategy (such as that followed by Wal-Mart) and a differentiation strategy (such as that followed by Nordstrom). Next year’s plans, which you can alter, call for the purchase or construction of eight new stores, as well as the renovation of the Pennsylvania distribution center. Planned new store locations include three stores in West Virginia, two stores in Rhode Island, two in Vermont, and one in New York. The board wants to know if you agree with this specific action plan. There have been no store openings, closings, or changes to the distribution centers last year or this year.
There are several immediate concerns that face you upon taking over as president. One of your store managers, who has recently been fired, has gone to the press with accusations that your company has been buying very inexpensive clothing from a Honduran company whose employees face slave-like conditions. He claims that the main reason for his being fired was that he insisted on raising this issue with top management. There seems to be no documentation within the company related to this issue.
As with many of your competitors, you find that the company is actively discouraging the entry of unions into your company. Although this seems to be taking place primarily by store managers, it

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performance Report Template

performance Report Template

Use the Performance Report Template provided and research specific project management metrics (ex -Earned Value, Return on Investment, etc.) to become familiar with those on the template. Create a full performance report for the case study from Week 2 (OLLO) completing the table and answering the questions in the template. As needed, reference the modified (based on instructor feedback) information from previous weeks (ex – WBS, Change Management plans, communication plans, etc.). Indicate the stakeholders who would receive the report. Include specific metrics on the performance report to demonstrate if the project was successful or not at the time of reporting. Include an approximately 200- to 250-word explanation in each area on the template to help indicate what each of the metrics demonstrate, lessons learned, team functioning throughout the project, etc.

Documentation and mandatory reporting

  • Documentation and mandatory reporting

The group will write a10–15-page APA formatted paper (title page and references list do not count towards the 10–15 pages). Support the paper with peer reviewed articles and case law where applicable. You must have minimum of eight references. You may have an appendix that has samples of documents that support your positions or expands on the facts of the case.

You will post a draft of the group paper in the Discussion Board of Unit 6. This will give you an opportunity to get peer feedback and to learn from others.

You may use Goggle Hangouts™, SKYPE®, or other conferencing tools. Additionally, you may want to use a document-sharing tool such as Google Drive®. The paper should discuss the following issues:

  • Liability issues
  • Parties involved and who should be sued
  • Defenses of the parties
  • Documents that the plaintiff’s side will ask for and how they will be used
  • Standards of care
  • Duty, breach, damages, and proximate cause
  • Insurance issues
  • Risk management issues before and after the incident
  • Documentation and mandatory reporting
  • Who should write the incident report and what should it say?
  • The doctrine of Respondent Superior and how it would apply the issues surrounding informed consent Preparation for court of the parties.

reflect on George Box’s quote

Resources to search for and select a quantitative article that interests you and that has social change implications.

 

  • Use the Walden Library Course Guide and Assignment Help found in this week’s Learning Resources to search for and select a quantitative article that interests you and that has social change implications.
  • As you read the article, reflect on George Box’s quote in the introduction for this Discussion.
  • For additional support, review the Skill Builder: Independent and Dependent Variables, which you can find by navigating back to your Blackboard Course Home Page. From there, locate the Skill Builder link in the left navigation pane.

 

By Day 3

Post a very brief description (1–3 sentences) of the article you found and address the following:

  1. Describe how you think the research in the article is useful (e.g., what population is it helping? What problem is it solving?).
  2. Using Y=f(X) +E notation, identify the independent and dependent variables.
  3. How might the research models presented be wrong? What types of error might be present in the reported research?
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developing a portfolio

For your final project this week, you will be developing a portfolio. In order to help you better understand the purpose of your assignment, we want to take a deeper look into the use of portfolios as an assessment tool. Chapter 6 of the course text discusses how portfolios are used to develop a holistic picture of a child’s abilities by providing a framework to gather and evaluate artifacts ((Howard, V. F., & Aiken, E., 2015).As a professional working with children, your role in portfolio assessment is a vital one. For this discussion, we will focus on the importance of portfolio assessment in the classroom or childcare center.

  • Discuss how portfolio assessments support you as a professional in your quest to ensure thegrowth of the children with whom you work. Make sure to include specific examples of the purposes of portfolios to support your thinking.
  • Explain how you will manage the logistical piece of using portfolio assessments. Reference section 6.2 Portfolio Logistics from the course text to support your explanation.
  • Describe the different types of evidence that are included in portfolios. Make sure to explain the role the children will play in this piece of the portfolio process.
  • Discuss how you will include families in the portfolio assessment process, and why this important to the portfolio process
  • Explain how the portfolio process you will use with children mirrors the portfolio you are creating for your final project in this course.

*You must properly cite and reference the course text in every discussion. A citation is a parenthetical note within the body of your response. It comes after a direct quote or a paraphrase. A reference comes at the end of your response and refers to the required reading or material. Use in-text citations.*

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Dell is hiring

Dell is hiring. After years of shedding staff, they are expanding their sales, engineering, and marketing forces. Research what jobs they have open now and pick one. Then recommend sourcing methods to fill this type job. Consider if they should look internally, externally, or externally internationally?

After reading this assignment, conduct independent research to help support your paper. Then in a 450 words create a sourcing plan to fill this job and address the following:

  • Provide an overview of the purposes of a sourcing plan
  • Identify 4 key points about a staffing plan
  • Create the staffing plan for this position:
    • Desired employee(s) profile
    • Recruiting source choices
    • Recommended sources for this position
  • Provide your conclusion and make sure to adress the importance of sourcing plans
  • Be sure to use APA style with at least two sources cited. Note: Abstract, Introduction, and Conclusion are required
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good governance

Use the Internet to research one developing nation of your choice. Your research should include an examination of the effects that issues such as bad governance, civil war and corruption have on the creation of states that have failed. Include in your research the articles from the discussion questions as well as the material covered by the Webtext and lectures in Weeks 1 through 8.

Write a full seven-page paper in which you:

Identify the factors that contribute to a state’s failure to deliver good governance to its people. Support your response with concrete examples of each of the results that you have cited.
Analyze why the specific actions taken by the leadership of the selected country have failed.
Discuss the prospects for success in the selected country and support your response with examples.
Use at least seven quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia, dictionaries, encyclopedias, blogs and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources for college-level research papers. Approval of resources is at the instructor’s discretion.

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how businesses track their income and assets over time.

how businesses track their income and assets over time.

Accounting is the study of how businesses track their income and assets over time. Accountants engage in a wide variety of activities in addition to preparing financial statements and recording business transactions. These activities include computing costs and efficiency gains from new technologies, participating in strategies for mergers and acquisitions, quality management, developing and using information systems to track financial performance, tax strategy, and health care benefits management.

Use the Internet or the Strayer Online database to research career options within the accounting field and accounting job postings in your local area to respond to the questions in the assignment.

Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:

 

  • Describe at least two (2) career options someone with an accounting education can pursue. Be sure to reference sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Describe one (1) researched accounting position, and explain the essential skills that would make a candidate successful in the position. Articulate the primary manner in which the researched accounting positions could add value to the company seeking candidates.
  • Use at least two (2) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

 

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The health care industry, like other industries, is a very competitive environment.

The health care industry, like other industries, is a very competitive environment.

The health care industry, like other industries, is a very competitive environment. As organizational behavior within health care companies evolves, it will be even more important to consider its future and the need for continuing education.

Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that addresses the following:

Explain the importance of continuing education. Using the company selected in Week One, describe the support it provides its employees for continuing education. Describe the future of organizational behavior. Based on the trends of the health care industry, describe what you think the future holds for the company selected in Week One.

Format your PowerPoint® according to APA guidelines. Include a title page, detailed speaker notes, and a references page.

Cite 2 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references to support your presentation.

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