Creating a Specialist Website

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Creating a Specialist Website Prior to beginning work on this interactive assignment, please read the Neimeyer, et al. (2011) “How Special Are the Specialties? Workplace Settings in Counseling and Clinical Psychology in the United States” and Heatherington, et al. (2012) “The Narrowing of Theoretical Orientations in Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training” articles. Be sure to also review the APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologist and Code of Conduct (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. article and the Recognized Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. web page, as well as any relevant Instructor Guidance. For this interactive assignment, you will assume the role of a clinical or counseling psychologist who has recently opened a private practice or begun working for a mental health agency. You are eager to begin working with your ideal client(s), but you first need to market your services. One way to attract clients is to create a professional website that provides an overview of your specialties. For this interactive assignment, you may use any website building platform you choose; however, you may wish to use (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., a free website development platform, to create your website. You may refer to the Wix Quick-Start Guide and read the PSY650 Dealing with Instructions for assistance with creating your website should you decide to use Wix as your platform. Create a fictitious persona based on the role you are assuming and create a website with the following required elements. Name, Photo, and Credentials: Be sure to include your persona’s degree, type of license, and any professional membership organizations appropriate to your assumed role. You may also list any appropriate division memberships and certifications applicable to your specialty. Personal Statement: Create a 200-word personal statement in which you describe attributes that make your assumed persona, practice, and/or agency unique. Explain to potential clients what problems and/or issues you address and how you could help them in your assumed role. You may also describe why you have chosen this profession and why people choose to work with you. Specialties: Identify at least three areas in which your persona specializes (e.g., trauma, relationships issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem). Access the APA’s Recognized Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. page for more information on this topic. Treatment Preferences: Compare the possible theoretical orientations appropriate to your assumed role, and identify your treatment orientation. Identify which modalities (e.g., individual, couples, family, and/or group) your persona would use with clients. For further assistance with creating this portion of the website, review the Heatherington, et al. (2012) article titled “The Narrowing of Theoretical Orientations in Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training.” Client Focus: Describe the population that your assumed persona would primarily serve. Include information regarding age, gender, religious orientations, ethnicities, and/or special populations. List all languages you speak fluently and provide any additional information on cultural specialization your persona may have. Confidentiality and Limitations: Explain to the client what information will remain confidential in your sessions as well as the limitations of confidentiality. Keep in mind the age of your target population. Once you have completed your website according to the instructions, copy and paste the URL for your website into the forum for review by your instructor and peers. Guided Response: Review several of your colleagues’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in this discussion. Take on the role of the client and carefully review the information provided in your peer’s website. Describe the components of the website that resonated with you. Analyze the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct related to the information provided within your colleague’s website and offer suggestions as to other ethical issues that should be considered in their “Confidentiality and Limitations” section. Pose questions you have as a potential client that might prevent you from seeking out the services from this mental health professional. Suggest ways in which the website might be improved and explain your rationale for the modification(s). Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) on Day 7 of the week and respond to anyone who replies to your initial post. Search entries or author Filter replies by unread Unread Collapse replies Expand replies Subscribe ...
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Psychiatric Diagnosis

Treatment of memory loss symptoms is a step by step process that aims at distinguishing
psychiatric memory loss symptoms with memory loss symptoms caused by other factors. Both
behavioral and cognitive factors can result in memory loss and, therefore, the diagnosis has to
consider the cause and the source of the memory loss before deriving the correct decision for
diagnosis. Some cases of memory loss have been confused with old age while for many years. It
came to be discovered that most aged people retain their high-level memory status. The purpose
of this analysis is to assess both the behavioral and cognitive syndromes for patients presenting
with Alzheimer’s symptoms because it is a critical diagnosis and determines the appropriate
treatment for the disease.
Psychological Concepts in Patient’s Presentation
In the initial call, Fred presents with memory loss (dementia) symptoms that can be
linked to a variety of disorders associated with memory loss. The initial assessment of a patient
could suggest the presence of the Alzheimer's disease although this might not be true because the
disease typically presents itself in both cognitive and behavioral syndromes. The syndromes, in
most patient cases, overlap in the course of the illness. The cognitive syndrome is usually
characterized by reduced activity in areas of intellectual functioning such as language, memory,
and visual constructional abilities. The behavioral syndrome is usually characterized by anxiety,
psychosis, depression, agitation, aggression, and other common behavioral symptoms (Craddock
& Mynors-Wallis, 2014). The psychiatric diagnosis for dementia ought to major on the
behavioral and psychological symptoms because of the treatment challenges experienced by the
clinicians in diagnosis and caregiving of the patients. Behavioral and psychological symptoms of



dementia (BPSD) which is defined as disturbed perception, behavior, mood or thought in a
patient with dementia and is a combination of various syndromes such as psychosis, depression,
anxiety, circadian rhythm disturbance, and agitation. The cause of BPSD is thought to be either
neuropathological brain lesion, psychological or environmental factors or a combination of the
three factors (Mintzer, Mirski & Hoernig, 2010).
Fred’s Case
Fred’s case presents a serious case of memory loss where he claims to be forgetting
names of people and even important events. Fred, however, has been hesitant to term his
situation as a medical problem that requires medical attention. He is also finding it hard to study
because of the memory loss problem. He has to repeat a topic several times and spent much of
his leisure time to remind himself most of the things he studied. His friends had advised him to
seek medical help for the problem and he finally walked in to seek medical attention. The
complaints present a possibility of several memory loss related causes and syndromes that
require an extensive diagnosis to find out the actual cause of the memory loss problems. In this
case, a psychiatric diagnosis sing psychological concepts is relevant in establishing the actual
cause of treatment for Fred.
Neuropathological Factors
Psychosis is one of the neurological causes and refers to a brain disorder that presents
with many neuropathological lesions. There is the need for medical professionals to evaluate the
neuropathological results that evaluate the signs and should conduct this with different patients
to ascertain the differences when evaluated with varying patient cases. A recent finding has
tended to show a difference between psychotic Alzheimer’s disease (AD) from the population of
individuals with schizophrenia and nonpsychotic conditions. According to the research



conducted by the American Psychological Association, the Circadian rhythm disturbance is said
to be caused by the degeneration of the hypothalamus where the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN)
that gives the brain the 24 hour time rhythm malfunctions leading to disturbed sleep-wake
patterns (Mintzer, Mirski & Hoernig, 2010). This finding is going to be significant in
distinguishing the symptoms of sleeping disturbance from the actual Alzheimer's symptoms. The
post-mortem studies of the brain have revealed the degeneration of the vasopressin cells of the
diseased. The major cause of depression in patients with dementia has been linked to the
excessive degeneration of the brainstem. The degeneration particularly affects the locus ce...

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