eek 7 Capstone Presentation
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Feb 4, 2019 12:05 AM
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Week 7 Assignment/Capstone Project
For our Week 7 Assignment/Capstone project, from our discussions these past weeks describe your psychology career choice, e.g. clinical psychologist, school psychologist, psychology professor, research psychologist in a university hospital, etc. and respond to the questions below based on what you have learned about that job from your research in class. Imagine you have just completed your first year in your first job with any one of the career fields we have covered.
In a twenty slide PowerPoint presentation (not including title or Reference slide), please address the following:
1. Discuss your goals and expectations for your first year in this career field.
2. What is the focus of your interaction with your clients?
3. Explain a typical day in this future career.
4. What is most rewarding about this first year? Why?
5. What conflicts in your career do you believe you will encounter in this first year? How will these conflicts be resolved? (Be elaborative. A great rule to remember is “who, what, where, when, how”).
6. What is your annual salary and has it met your expectations? Why or why not?
7. What part of your education has benefitted you the most in achieving this career?
8. What type of continuing education are you required to complete to maintain credentials/expertise and grow in this career choice?
Your presentation should include a title slide, Body of presentation, including in text citations, NOTES, Conclusion/Summary, Reference slide (at least three academic references), per APA.
IMPORTANT: You MUST utilize the Note portion of the PowerPoint. Each slide should have at least one substantive paragraph, e.g. five- seven sentences regarding what you have highlighted on the slides. The Note portion is worth a significant amount of points for this assignment.
The following site may be very helpful in providing a refresher on how to prepare an APA formatted PowerPoint presentation:https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/686/01/
Please submit this assignment as a .pptx file to our Week 7 Assignment link
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presentation: minimum 20 slides, detailing and describing one career choice from those we have studied Weeks 1 – 6.
The Note portion of the presentation is substantively utilized.
160 Points Possible
Student clearly discusses goals, expectations for first year in career field, including interaction with clients, typical day in career, most rewarding aspect of first year, conflicts, salary, education content, CE requirements. Student discusses thoroughly and coherently, using Note portion of the presentation.
Highlights and graphics of slides are excellent.
Student provides a mostly accurate discussion toward content requirements.
Note portion is utilized.
Highlights and graphics on slides are adequate.
Student provides a marginal discussion of content components.
Sufficient details within note portion are lacking.
Highlights and graphics utilized on slides lacking in creativity and substance.
Does not clearly discuss content components.
Note portion is not utilized.
Highlights and graphics subpar for presentation purposes.
The Note portion of the presentation is substantively utilized.
80 Points Possible
Student provides a clear and substantive summary of content components.
The bulk of the information is written within Note portion.
Student provides some understanding and knowledge in content components.
Note portion sufficiently utilized.
Student provides a marginal understanding and knowledge in summary. Sufficient details and supporting evidence are lacking.
Note portion is not sufficient.
Does not clearly apply knowledge or offer any supporting evidence.
Usage of Academic, Scholarly Sources
20 Points Possible
Student clearly paraphrases from at least three scholarly, academic sources and cites them according to APA Style on the References Slide.
Student paraphrases from three scholarly, academic sources. Direct quotations may be used in place of paraphrasing or there may be citation/formatting errors.
Student paraphrases from less than three scholarly, academic sources. Many direct quotations are used or citation style is mostly inaccurate.
Student uses only sources from the popular web (e.g., Wikipedia, WebMD, etc.) does not include a References slide.
Overall Presentation of material (Flow, Clarity, Professional Appearance of Final Product, Use of Proper Grammar/Spelling to convey thoughts)
20 Points Possible
Submission is clear and coherent, flows well, and has a professional appearance. Few, if any, errors in grammar/spelling are made (for written entries) or in spoken English (for video entries).
Submission is understandable, but flow may be stilted or meaning unclear in spots. Some written or spoken grammatical errors are evident. Submission appears “amateurish” in spots.
Submission seems choppy or difficult to understand. Submission appears mostly amateurish or unprofessional. Many errors in grammar/spelling in evident.
Submission appears largely unprofessional, messy, and contains numerous grammar/spelling errors.
Before we start to consolidate and review information we discussed, in the previous six (6) weeks, I wanted to discuss an additional topic. School psychology is a highly relevant subspecialty considering the challenges facing students, teachers, parents and school administrators today. The training, expertise, and specialized training provided by school psychologists is instrumental in addressing the challenges to result in the best and most effective outcomes. Historically, the school counselor dealt with the problems and issues of the students. When school counseling was initiated in the early 20th century; however, many of the complex issues experienced by today’s students such as bullying, homelessness, and fragmented families, were rare (Bain, 2012). The complexity of today’s challenges, within school systems, requires collaboration between school counselors and school psychologists to increase favorable outcomes (Zambrano, Villarreal-Castro, & Sullivan, 2012).
Let’s start by discussing what school psychology is and what is needed to become a school psychologist. School psychology is very different from other specializations in psychology. The areas of interest for school psychologists are children, adolescents, and students, along with the education processes. School psychologists are trained in both psychology and education. The primary goal of the school psychologist is to assist students to maximize their education and the academic experience. Their range of interest encompasses not solely academics, but also includes the social, behavioral, emotional, and personal factors, which affect students and their families.
The school systems today are operating with a higher level of accountability. At a time when resources are limited, the school system must meet the needs of the increasing number of their students experiencing academic and mental challenges (Zambrano et al., 2012). An approach to delivering the services to students has been developed called Response to Intervention (RTI), involving both the school counselor and school psychologist (Zambrano et al., 2012).
The collaboration of the school counselor and school psychologist, using RTI, maximizes outcomes and is multifaceted. There is less duplicating of services by counselors and psychologists when they work together. Because of their collaboration, early intervention and prevention actions can be implemented. Because of the professional collaboration, the RTI approach can be implemented and used to the student’s advantage within the school system. Initiating the RTI approach allows school counselors and school psychologists to learn from each other. Lastly, students in graduate programs for school counseling and school psychology become familiar with the common areas of their training (Zambrano et al., 2012).
School psychology has some overlap with clinical and counseling psychology, regarding the tasks and job responsibilities. Consistent with their title and credential as a school psychologist, most of their time, attention, and expertise are centered on schools. They may also be employees at clinics, such as those based in the community, medical centers, prisons, juvenile detention centers, universities, or in private practice (Kuther & Morgan, 2013).
When considering society today and the many issues and situations confronting students, their families, and school systems, the need for school psychologists is evident. The assessments and treatment they provide to students, especially in the kindergarten to 12th (K-12) setting is priceless. Children enter the school system with multiple concerns, which the teachers and school administrators have neither the time nor training to address. Some of the issues and challenges dealt with by school psychologists are psychological, developmental, family structure, and school related, which the school counselor lacks the education, training, and expertise to effectively address.
A review of several challenges for students today clearly highlights the need for school psychologists. A major problem in schools is creating a safe and positive atmosphere in the schools, which will facilitate learning and academic growth. In this regard,…