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“Building Healthy Relationships: A Fun and Interactive Guide for Kids and Teens” I. Introduction A. Explanation of healthy relationships B. Importance of understanding peer pressure C. Purpose of guide and games II. Understanding Healthy

I need a fun and educational outline created for kids between ages 8-15 describing healthy relationships and peer pressure
include games that can possibly make this information fun

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Title: Understanding Human Development Across the Lifespan

The purpose of this assignment is to understand theories of individual and family development
and transitions across the life span, describe theories of learning, describe theories of normal and
abnormal personality development, identify effects of crisis, disasters, and trauma on diverse
individuals across the lifespan, and identify a general framework for understanding differing
abilities and strategies for differentiated interventions. 
Activity # 1: Human Development
This activity will focus on human development across the lifespan.
Writing Activity #1 Directions:
• Read chapter #1
• Review articles posted to Module/Week #1 Brightspace
• In a short paper (2 – 2 ½ pages, typed, APA style), clearly integrate the assigned
reading and what you have learned in this course while answering the following
questions.
a. What are your own personal ideas and/or theories on how people grow and
change?
b. Explain why having a working knowledge of development or a
“developmental template” is useful to helping professionals.
Discussion Activity #1 Directions:
• Based on your Writing Activity #1, conduct a web search human development
Choose two websites to review.
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• Share the correct and active links for the two websites you chose via the course
discussion forum.
• Discuss your opinion of the two websites that you chose. For example, are they
helpful, inaccurate, or biased? Why?
• Add any additional thoughts your might have regarding human development.

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Title: “Chapter 4 Summary: The Twelve Steps of Narcotics Anonymous” In chapter 4 of the “Narcotics Anonymous” book, the twelve steps of the program are explained in detail. These steps are the core principles of

Summarize chapter 4
Reference: Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (2008). Narcotics Anonymous (6th ed.). or 5th addition is also acceptable

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“Case Study Analysis: Identifying and Prioritizing Key Issues and Formulating Treatment Recommendations” Client Concerns Symptoms Behaviors Stressors Sadness Fatigue Parents’ divorce Trouble sleeping No appetite Hopelessness Assessment Title: Considerations for Treating a Client with Religious/Spiritual Beliefs and Trauma History Symptoms/Issues Involved: 1. Trauma/threats to well-being 2. Spiritual/religious beliefs and practices Treatment

you will have the opportunity to think through a clinical case, identify and prioritize key issues involved, consider and clarify relevant diagnostic issues, provide one assessment to clarify the case, and formulate treatment recommendations that are most likely to be helpful to the client.
For this assignment you will read the case study then generate a report that uses the following outline. Each section should be separated by the appropriate APA headings (Level 1, Level 2…).
Client Concerns
Symptoms
Behaviors
Stressors
(Examples) Sadness
Trouble sleeping
Parents’ divorce
Fatigue
No appetite
Hopelessness
Client Concerns: Using a table as in the example above, identify and list the client’s symptoms and any other key issues/concerns noted. (Modify the chart size as needed.) For example, these may include biological, psychological, social, and/or spiritual problems. If symptoms/behaviors overlap, you only need to list them once.
Assessment
Provide one assessment that will be used to clarify the diagnosis — a valid assessment that a counselor can use. Give a short (3-5 sentences) overview of the assessment, what it would help you learn about the client, and why you chose it over other assessments (for example: Beck Depression Inventory: identifies clinical depression, strong research base, short, easy to administer and score). Provide one peer-reviewed journal article reference to support the use of this assessment.
Diagnostic Impression
Provide the primary diagnostic impression based upon the DSM-5-TR. Include the ICD-10 code and full name of each diagnosis. Be sure to consider secondary disorders in addition to the primary disorder. Is there more than one diagnosis? Provide the following for all diagnoses.
Signs and Symptoms
List the signs (client’s report) and link them directly to the symptoms (criteria you find in the DSM-5-TR) in table form (example below) to make sure you have linked every client sign to every DSM-5-TR symptom you will use to support the diagnosis. Be sure to adjust the size of the table accordingly. If there are client reported signs that do not fall into the DSM-5-TR diagnosis, make note that you considered them, but they did not align with the DSM-5-TR.
DSM-5-TR Diagnostic Criteria: disorder name and code number
Client’s Signs/Reported Symptoms:
Criterion A:
Criterion B:
Criterion C:
Criterion D:
Criterion E:
Criterion F:
Other DSM-5-TR Conditions Considered
List symptoms of other disorders and other DSM-5-TR diagnoses you considered and the process you went through to decide they were not the correct diagnosis. For example: “The client reported three symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder (insomnia, depressed mood, and trouble concentrating), but five symptoms are needed for this diagnosis, so the disorder was ruled out.”
Developmental Theories and/or Systemic Factors
Discuss theories of normal and abnormal development and/or systemic and environmental factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior. For example, consider questions such as “What Erikson stage is the client in?” or “What is occurring within the client’s family system that may be influencing the client’s current functioning or behavior?” Provide one peer-reviewed journal article reference to support your discussion.
Multicultural and/or Social Justice Considerations
Using the RESPECTFUL model acronym (below), choose at least one of the client’s identities and discuss multicultural or social justice considerations that went into your diagnostic thought process. The case study may or may not explicitly discuss each of these; based on what is known about the client, explore how this identity may influence their lived experience. For example, what would the client say about their symptoms/situation from their cultural point of view? Is/Could the client be experiencing concerns related to discrimination, marginalization, oppression, etc.? Provide one peer-reviewed journal article reference to support your discussion.
Religious/spiritual
Economic class background
Sexual (and/or gender) identity
Psychological maturity
Ethnic/racial identity
Chronological/developmental challenges
Trauma/threats to well-being
Family background/history
Unique physical characteristics
Location/language differences
Treatment Recommendations
Key Issues for Treatment
• In bullet point form, identify the top 2-3 symptoms/issues you believe are involved in the case study, in order of importance.
• The goal here is to clearly delineate what you believe will be of the most help to your client.
For each case study you will have one specific consideration. You will need to provide one paragraph responding to the questions that correspond with each case study. In your response to these questions, address how these considerations affected your diagnostic impression and your treatment recommendations. Provide one peer-reviewed journal article reference to support your discussion.

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The Role of Counselors in Prescribing Psychotropic Medications: Ethical Considerations and Best Practices

Assignment (3-5 pages)
Should a counselor be able to prescribe psychotropic medications to a client? Why or why not?  
When, if ever, can a counselor share their personal or professional opinions about prescribed medications, over-the-counter medications and/or supplements with a client?  Explain your thoughts about this question.
Who is best qualified to diagnose and prescribe psychotropic medications?  What qualifies them to be the best resource for diagnosis and prescribing?   What are the relevant codes within the ACA Code of Ethics that support your answer?
When a client comes to you already on psychotropic medications, what is within your role and scope of practice?  What is not within your role and scope of practice?
If a client needs further evaluation in order to determine their diagnosis and potential need for psychotropic medications, how can we frame the conversation so it is client-centered, empathic, ethical, and informative?

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DSM-5-TR Summaries: Third Assignment

Overview
Throughout your career as a counselor, you will be required to assess and diagnose clients. To engage in this practice in a competent manner, you will need to have a good working knowledge of the DSM-5-TR including the general categories and the specific disorders that are contained in each category. This DSM-5-TR Summaries Assignment will introduce you to the more common categories that you will encounter as a counselor.
Instructions
You will have four sets of summaries to complete, each due during a different Module: Week. Each set will contain a 1-page summary of each of the following categories of disorders:
Summary Set 3, DSM-5-TR Summaries: Third Assignment (choose 3 categories from this list; 1 page per category=3 pages of content):
• Personality Disorders
• Somatic Symptoms
• Neurodevelopmental • Schizophrenia Spectrum
You will write a one-page summary for EACH category. Summaries must include:
Overview – a brief overview of the general category.  In one or two sentences, identify the characteristic(s) that all the disorders in the category share. (Example: in the Depressive disorders, all the disorders are characterized by feelings of sadness.)  
Disorders – For each disorder in the category, write one or two sentences that provide a brief description of the disorder. In the Overview, you noticed what is similar across the disorders in the category; in the Disorders section, you will identify the main feature of each disorder that distinguishes it from the rest of the category (e.g., time frames, severity, types of symptoms, etc.)
Risk and Prognostic Factors – Choose one disorder from each category and provide a brief summary of the risk and prognostic factors as found in the DSM-5-TR. You will organize each summary by using the current edition of APA headings. Start each summary with the category title using a Level 1 APA heading. Overview, Disorders and Risk and Prognostic Factors should be Level 2 headings. As this is primarily a summary of the DSM, you may start your DSM-5-TR Summaries Assignment paper with the statement “All of the following information was taken from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5th Edition, Text Revision (American Psychiatric Association, 2022) unless otherwise noted.” When including this statement, you do not need to use in-text citations for the DSM-5-TR. Using other sources is not recommended; however, if you use additional sources, you will need to cite and reference them.
This DSM-5-TR Summaries Assignment must be a paraphrase of the information you find in the DSM-5-TR or your textbook. You may not use any quotations.

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Title: “Healing Hearts: A 6-Week Group Plan for Adolescents Grieving the Loss of a Loved One” Introduction: This group counseling plan is designed for typical adolescents who are grieving the loss of a loved one or family

Create 6-week group plan (6 sessions) for Typical Adoloescents grieving the loss of a loved one/family member. 
Instructions: 
The outline of this group counseling plan will include the following sections: 
1. Introduction: Is this topic more appropriate for small or large group? Highlight why individual counseling wasn’t chosen.
What is your specific population of focus for this group? (Adolescents who have lost a loved one) 
2. Characteristics of Group Leaders
Generated: What group leader characteristics are necessary for successful group facilitation? 
How does the type and formulation of the group impact your group leader selection and facilitation? 
3. CulturallyRelevantStrategiesforDesigningandFacilitatingGroups: 
How do cultural and diversity factors impact development and facilitation of your group? 
What steps have you taken to insure these strategies are in place?
5. GroupCounselingPlan: 
Clearly outline at least 6 sessions for the group Include the following for each session: 
Objectives for each session 
Materials needed for each session 
Step-by-step instructions for leading the lessons, including process questions the leader should ask with the activities 
Any additional materials (e.g., worksheets, handouts) the leader will need 
Describe the methods used to assess the efficacy of the group
6. Recommendations:
In addition to the group, what (if anything) should the counselor do to ensure that the client’s needs are met in this topic area?
What would you recommend to counselors planning to lead this group?
What ethical considerations and multicultural competencies should be integrated into the group? 

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Article Response: The Importance of Cultural Competence in Healthcare Introduction The article “The Importance of Cultural Competence in Healthcare” by Valerie M. Howard highlights the critical issue of cultural competence in the healthcare system. The author argues that cultural competence

Please read the attached article (below). Provide a 500-800 (2-3 pages-double spaced-not including cover page) article response. In your article response, you should follow the guidelines for Writing a Reaction Paper (below). There should be a nice balance of summary and reaction (commentary). Meaning, your summary should NOT be two pages and the reaction only one paragraph.  This work should reflect that you are a graduate student. Make sure that you follow the rules of grammar including but not limited to spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, transitions, syntax etc. Also, make sure to use APA format (Links to an external site.). Here is a sample (APA Student Sample Paper Download APA Student Sample Paper) of how your paper should be formatted. This assignment does not require you to use additional sources or to cite within assignment.
Paper should be written in 12-font Times New Roman, double-spaced (no spacing-this is the AaBbCc tab at the top right in Word Document-Home). You should have a cover page with the following: assignment title, name, department, university, course number and name, instructor’s name and title, and due date (See APA Student Sample Paper). Include only this information. No additional information!

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“Personality Assessment and Analysis: Understanding the Intake Report Character”

All files will be attatched below. Please read carefully and follow the instructions. Character already assigned in the Intake Report – MSE (so no need to come up with one). 
LINKS NEEDED: 
https://www.humanmetrics.com/personality/test
https://personalitytest.net/ipip/ipipneo300.html
IPIP – NEO Assesment  LONG VERSION) should be available on google

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Title: The Importance of Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act in Counseling Practice

All counselors, regardless of specialization, need to be knowledgeable of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. The ADA is divided into five titles (or sections) that relate to different areas of public life. There are even areas of the ADA that provides protection for people with COVID. 
Read a recent (no older than 5-7 years) article on the ADA and post a 350-400 word response on what you learned about the ADA and how it influences serving clients with physical, cognitive and mental disabilities. What resources are available under the ADA? How could you educate an employer if you were working with a client who needed accommodations under the ADA? How would you advocate for client’s inclusion in work, school, and community and help clients learn to advocate for themselves under the ADA?