505 week 6
Your active participation in the weekly
Discussion is important to the shared learning experience. Active discussion
also develops our community of budding counselors, therapists, and researchers.
Please participate as early in the week as possible, and be sure to share your
thoughts and ideas as often as you can throughout the unit.
Address the topics. Your original
response should be at least 350 words and should reflect the fact that you have
completed the assigned readings for the week. Remember, this is your chance to
illustrate not only your understanding, but also your mastery of the materials
for the unit. Use your words wisely so the posting has substance and includes
examples and explanations. Limit the use of direct quotes, and do your best to critically
evaluate and synthesize the literature in your own words wherever possible.
Make sure to include in-text citations and a reference list as appropriate.
1) Evidence of Intelligence [1 of 2] ( 350 word )
Pick someone well-known whom you believe
to be “intelligent.” Everyone has to pick someone different, so first come,
But, be careful. You will also discuss in
detail, using scholarly/academic resources to support your observations, why
exactly you believe this person to be intelligent. What did he or she display
that has been empirically linked to intelligence? What kinds of evidence would
you provide for your argument that this individual is intelligent? Be sure to
include references and specifics regarding your observations.
2) Cognitive Functioning [2 of 2] ( 350 words)
In your specialty area, imagine that you
received a referral from a colleague for a psychological assessment
concentrating on cognitive functioning.
Create a referral question, for example,
“Please assess this individual in terms of his/her ability to participate in
and benefit from an inpatient substance abuse rehabilitation program.”
Pick the appropriate instrument for a
specific client among the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IV (WAIS-IV), the
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children IV (WISC-IV), or the Wechsler
Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-III (WPPSI-III).
Describe the client’s demographics, for
example, “38-year-old divorced female…”
Employing the correct instrument for the
client and the referral question, briefly review each of the subscales in terms
1. What are they believed to measure?
2. How, specifically, would each score
contribute information that would answer the referral question?