Treatment Options Paper

Treatment Options Paper LENGTH OF PAPER: 4-5 pages, double-spaced (this does not include the cover page or reference page) DIRECTIONS:  Imagine that you are the parent of a child/adolescent who has recently been diagnosed with a psychological disorder. Now, to determine the next course of action, you have
decided to do some research on the available treatments options for your child’s diagnosis.  The purpose of this paper is to research the available treatment options for a specific disorder. You may choose to do this paper on any disorder that is covered in your textbook (you may not choose more than one disorder). Your task is to research the possible treatment options for this disorder from the perspective of a parent. You will then choose a treatment option and justify the reasons you chose this treatment. FORMAT:  The use of APA format is required for the purpose of this paper. The following aspects of your paper MUST be written in APA format:
o Cover Page
o Reference Page
o In-Text Citations (information not properly cited = plagiarism)
o Size 12-font, Times New Roman, Double-Spaced, 1-inch margins
o Please refer to the APA Format Handout located on Blackboard (under “Course
Documents”) to assist you in understanding how to use APA format
 If you have ANY problems or question, come chat with me or send me an email (jarmstrong@northampton.edu)  The following is NOT required:
o An abstract is NOT required.
o While the correct use of APA format requires the use of third-person perspective (i.e.
no use of “I”), it is not necessary for you to abide by this in your paper. You may write your paper using first-person perspective, speaking as the parent of your child/adolescent. RESOURCES REQUIRED (minimum of 4): 1. Textbook 2. Minimum of one (1) peer-reviewed scholarly journal article that focuses on treatment(s) for your selected disorder.  Suggestions:
o Use the library’s online databases (PsycArticles, ProQuest, EBSCOhost, JSTOR)
o Be sure that you select “Full Text” when searching
o See me if you need help finding appropriate resources. 2. Minimum of two (2) additional reputable resources that focus on treatment(s) for your selected disorder.
o Acceptable resources: books, scholarly journals, government sources, legitimate news sources (e.g. New York Times, Psychology Today), reputable scientific websites (e.g. www.apa.org, www.psychologicalscience.org, http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml)
o Unacceptable resources: wikis (e.g. wikipedia), personal blogs, discussion boards, disreputable websites. CONTENT: 1. Cover page (1 page) 2. Introduction (1-2 paragraphs):  Introduce and describe your child/adolescent.  Describe the purpose of this paper. 2. Brief description of diagnosis (1-2 paragraphs):  What led to the diagnosis of your child (e.g. developmental delay, problems in school, problems at home  be creative)?  Briefly describe the diagnosis of your child. 3. Thorough description of the available treatment options (2-3 pages):  A minimum of three (3) treatment options must be discussed
 Each treatment option must be described in detail, including efficacy, possible side effects, and limitations.
 You must explain these treatment options in your own words, demonstrating that you fully comprehend each. In addition, please offer your own opinions, insights and speculations regarding each treatment option. 4. Selection and discussion of your preferred treatment option (1 page):  The focus of this section of your paper must be to explain why this is your preferred treatment option.  You may choose a combination of treatment options, but be sure that your rationale for combining them is sound and perhaps even supported by research. 5. Conclusion (1-2 paragraphs) 6. References (1 page) RUBRIC: See the following page.
Name: _______________________ Topic: __________________
Not Attempted Unacceptable Acceptable Competent Distinguished
APA Format
Cover Page
No cover page. Many severe errors. Several errors. 1-2 simple errors. No errors.
Basic Formatting
(Spacing, Font
size, margins) Required formatting not used. Many severe errors. Several errors. 1-2 simple errors. No errors.
In-Text Citations If in-text citations are NOT used,
you will receive a 0 for plagiarism.
Many severe errors. Several errors. 1-2 simple errors. No errors.
Reference Page If references are not included, you
will receive a 0 for plagiarism.
Many severe errors. Several errors. 1-2 simple errors. No errors.
Content
Introduction
No introduction. Introduction is unacceptable. Intro is mundane & uninspired. Paper is sufficiently introduced. Excellent, enticing introduction.
Description of
Diagnosis No description of diagnosis. The description of the diagnosis is
poor.
Minimal efforts in the description
diagnosis.
Diagnosis is sufficiently described. Description of diagnosis is clear,
concise, creative & informative.
Description of Tx Options
Tx 1 No description of Tx 1. Description of Tx 1 is poor. Tx 1 is described and discussed with
little detail or demonstration of
comprehension.
Tx 1 is sufficiently described and
discussed.
Tx 1 described and discussed in
detail, demonstrating
comprehension and critical thinking.
Tx 2 No description of Tx 2. Description of Tx 2 is poor. Tx 2 is described and discussed with
little detail or demonstration of
comprehension.
Tx 2 is sufficiently described and
discussed.
Tx 2 described and discussed in
detail, demonstrating
comprehension and critical thinking.
Tx 3 No description of Tx 3. Description of Tx 3 is poor. Tx 3 is described and discussed with
little detail or demonstration of
comprehension.
Tx 3 is sufficiently described and
discussed.
Tx 3 described and discussed in
detail, demonstrating
comprehension and critical thinking.
Discussion of
Preferred Tx
Option
No insights or opinions Preferred Tx is selected but
reasoning is not explained or is very
poor.
Reason for choosing Tx is explained
with little detail. Little to no critical
thinking skills demonstrated.
Reasoning behind the selection of
Tx is sufficiently explained. Critical
thinking is evident.
Preferred Tx discussed in detail,
critical thinking skills are significant
and the rationale for the selection of
this Tx is well developed..
Conclusion No reference page. Many major errors on reference
page and/or a reference is missing.
Several errors on reference page A few minor errors on reference
page.
Perfect execution of APA style
reference pages.
Research Requirements
Research not completed. 2+ resources missing or disreputable 1 resource missing or disreputable. Research requirements met. Research requirements exceeded.
Quality of Writing
(Clarity of sentences and
paragraphs; Grammar;
Organization and
coherence of ideas)
Paper not submitted. Many severe errors in writing. Several errors in writing. 1-3 simple errors in writing. No errors in writing.
Exceeds Minimal
Requirements
TOTAL:_________/ 80 pts.

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