Use the information presented in Chapter 8 of your course text as well as the required websites to assist you in addressing the scenarios. You will also need to do some additional research. Recommended websites are provided and you will find useful information on the websites of graduate programs in psychology and other mental health-related fields.
Denise has decided she wants to counsel children and adolescents. She has a modest amount of interest in reading research findings that are relevant to counseling children and youth. She has little interest in conducting research. She is exploring the following options for her degree after her bachelor’s degree:
- Master of Arts/ Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
- Master of Arts/ Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
- Master of Education in Counseling Psychology
- Master of Social Work
- Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling
- Master of Science in Counseling.
- Research the programs Denise is considering and list at least two pros and cons for each option.
Raul always thought he wanted to be a clinical or counseling psychologist until he did some volunteer work in a psychiatric clinic and interviewed several psychologists and counselors. Now, as a senior who is months away from graduation, Raul is trying to decide what his next academic and career steps should be. He has a moderate interest in research but does not care much for writing papers. He could see himself teaching, if necessary, but it is not his passion. He already has a wife and two children, so earning potential is important to him.
- What advice would you give Raul based on the information from this week’s resources?
After many years in the corporate world, John was let go from his company due to down-sizing. He is interested in integrating what he learned in business with psychology. He believes that Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology might be a good fit for him.
- What types of graduate options are available for John?
- How competitive are graduate programs in I/O psychology?
- What does he need to do to make sure he is competitive enough to be accepted into a graduate program?
Section I Use the information presented in Chapter 8 of your course text as well as the required websites to assist you in addressing the scenarios. You will also need to do some additional research.
ASSIGNMENT 1—-DUE Wednesday AT 1PM AT LEAST 400 WORDS WITH REFERENCES AND CITATIONS, 1 REPLY WILL FOLLOW—DUE FRIDAY 9AM. PROMPT: Using different resources than the last Discussion Board Forum, how has your research impacted the way you view family support systems for gifted students? Discuss the connections between the textbook and your research in regards to expectations placed on these students. What are some strategies you have discovered for counseling and assisting gifted students? ASSIGNMENT 2 Observation Report Instructions DUE FRIDAY 9AM You will conduct two hours of observation in an educational situation observing a gifted child, a classroom for gifted students, or the teacher of a gifted class. The observation can take place in a public, private, or homeschool situation, but should not be your own child. The report must be narrative in form and describe each hour of the observation. You must outline the timeline that takes place and comment upon the events that occur during the observation. The report may be written in first person, narrative form. Follow the directions sent in the announcement for setting up the observation. Things to think about: Look at the class or student with gifted education in mind. Does the student or class exhibit any of the characteristics for giftedness? What traits does the child exhibit that make you think he/she could be gifted? Do you agree with the instruction model that the student/class is following? What would you do differently, and why? Would the teacher make a good teacher for the gifted? Does the teacher extend learning by offering additional resources to those in the class that may be gifted or talented and want to carry the learning further? Are there opportunities for the gifted and talented to provide for those times when they have already mastered a topic or completed an assignment early? Your Observation Report must include: 4–pages, not including the title page or references Title page Proper, current APA formatting At least 5 citations from the course text/readings are required (Plucker, J., & Callahan, C. M. (Eds.). (2014). Critical issues and practices in gifted education: What the research says (2nd ed.). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press. ISBN: 9781618210951 You will use these to either support what you observed or to make suggestions for a possible improved setting for gifted learners based on your visit. Observation of Gifted Learner/Teacher Grading Rubric Criteria Levels of Achievement Content 70% Advanced Proficient Developing Not Present Observation 38 to 40 points The submission clearly details the following: The observation is of a teacher of the gifted other than the observer, a gifted student not related to the observer, or a gifted education classroom. The observation is conducted in a public, private, or homeschool setting. The observation (s) totals 2 hours in length. Observer includes date and time of day the observation took place. 35 to 37 points The submission includes the following, but some information may not be clearly defined: The observation is of a teacher of the gifted other than the observer, a gifted student not related to the observer, or a gifted education classroom. The observation is conducted in a public, private, or homeschool setting. The observation (s) totals 2 hours in length. Observer includes date and time of day the observation took place. 1 to 34 points The information concerning the details of the observation are either not clear or some of the required details are missing. 0 points Not present Narrative and Analysis 61 to 65 points Write-up shares in detail the surroundings and events of the two-hour observation. Gives well written and thoughtful analysis with a basis in gifted education by considering assumptions and implications and compares concepts based on experience and research. Questions outlined in the directions are used to guide the narrative. The narrative is clearly written, flows, and offers insight rather than simple opinion. At least 5 citations from the course text/readings are used to support analysis and observation. 57 to 60 points Write-up includes the surroundings and events of the two-hour observation. Gives analysis with a basis in gifted education by considering assumptions and implications and compares concepts based on experience and research. Questions are somewhat addressed The narrative is clearly written, easy to follow, and offers insight; the questions in the directions are addressed. Five citations from the course text/readings are used to support the observation and analysis. 1 to 56 points The write-up is lacking detail and/or information concerning surroundings and/or does not cover the two-hour observation time frame. Opinions are given rather than analysis, and research support is limited. Questions in the directions are not considered. The narrative is not well written and does not have a logical flow. Fewer than 5 citations from the course text/readings are used and may not support analysis. 0 points Not present Structure30% Advanced Proficient Developing Not Present Mechanics 28 to 30 points The narrative consists of 4–5 full pages, not including the title and the reference page. Minimal spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation errors are present. 26 to 27 points The narrative consists of at least 4–5 full pages, not including the title and the reference page. Some spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation errors are present. 1 to 25 points The narrative is fewer than 4 pages and may or may not include a title page Many spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation errors are present. 0 points Not present APA 14 to 15 points The use of current APA formatting standards is correct for citation and reference. A correctly formatted title page and reference page are included. 13 points The use of current APA formatting standards is mostly correct for each source. A title page and reference page are included and formatted in current APA style with few errors. 1 to 12 points The use of current APA formatting standards is incorrect for most sources. The title page or reference page are missing and/or there are many errors in current APA style/ 0 points Not present Page 4 of 4