Clearly describe thoughts related to effectiveness of online therapy.
DESCRIBE THE VARIOUS ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS AND TEACHING PSYCHOLOGISTS WORKING WITHIN THE FIELD OF PSYCHOLOGY.
With the widespread use of the internet by students, the applications for therapy have changed. Many students are active on social networking sites and want to maintain contact via text, cell phone, Twitter or Facebook. What are your thoughts about conducting therapy via the internet? How would you approach a student who either tried to friend you on Facebook, text with you or wanted to tweet with you on Twitter? Should students and therapists communicate via social networking sites or via Skype? What are the ethical considerations involved in online therapy and counseling? Paper must be 4-5 pages and include two peer reviewed resources (not more than 5 years old) from our online library to support your view.
Week Five Written Assignment Grading Criteria
|Clearly describe thoughts related to effectiveness of online therapy|
|Identify how to address client who wants to maintain social contacts online|
|Identify if students and therapists should communicate on social networking sites such as Facebook, Skype, etc.|
|Explores ethical considerations of online therapy and counseling|
|Two peer reviewed resources (not more than 5 years old) from our online library to support your view.|
Writing and Organization Criteria
|The central theme/purpose of the paper is clear.|
|The structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow.|
|The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.|
|The thoughts are clear and include appropriate beginning, development, and conclusion.|
|Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.|
|Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.|
|Sentences are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.|
|Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.|
|Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.|
|The paper uses words and language that are inclusive, clear, and unambiguous.|
|Spelling is correct.|
|The paper includes a summary and analysis of research materials that are relevant to the assignment, e.g. scholarly journals, professional articles, legal documents, government documents, legal decisions, media clips, software, measurement instruments websites, personal communication, etc.|
|Professional/scholarly journals are peer reviewed and focus on the profession/application of psychology (located on Proquest, EBSCOHost, PsycNET, etc.). Non-scholarly articles include newspapers, periodicals, secular magazines, etc, and are not peer reviewed. Websites not approved include wilkipedia.com and about.com.|
|Research focuses on the most current information (past five years) except when citing seminal works (e.g. Freud, Erickson, etc.).|
|Paper includes the appropriate number of references required by the assignment.|
|When appropriate, the paper addresses ethical considerations in research.|
|The paper is in the appropriate APA format used by the institution/program (e.g. the 6th edition).|
|The paper is double-spaced and in the appropriate length required by the assignment|
|The paper includes an APA style cover page.|
|The paper includes an Abstract that is formatted to support the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).|
|The paper properly uses headings, font styles, and white space as outlined in the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).|
|The paper includes an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.|
|The paper addresses the topic of the paper with critical thought.|
|The paper concludes with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.|
|Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition) guidelines.|
|The paper includes a References Page that is completed according to the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).|
There are very few educational and academic offenses that are more serious and embarrassing than plagiarism. As a graduate student, you will be asked to write numerous papers, presentations and projects that require the inclusion of outside sources. Three of the main rules that you need to follow that will ensure that you write according to university and APA standards listed below.
- Always write in your own words. I know that sometimes it seems like the original source said it best, and maybe they did – you still need to write in your own words and credit your source.
- Always cite your sources in APA formatting when you take ideas and concepts from another writer. Always.
3. Never ever try to pass someone else’s work off as your own – under any circumstances.
- Anytime you include a reference, you need to support it with a citation and any time you include a citation, you must also support that citation with a reference.
You are encouraged to use our extensive databases when completing your work. You just always need to credit the author. A good rule of thumb is, if the information did not originate with you, you need to cite it. It is always better to air on the side of caution. I have created a short audio PowerPoint to go along with this Guidance. If you have any questions about proper citations, APA formatting or how to avoid plagiarism, please let me know.
Please also review our Plagiarism Policy and Academic Research Policy. I have included them below as well.
Students agree to produce all the work assigned in every course as their individual work, unless collaboration is required or expressly permitted by the instructor. Plagiarism includes the use of the student’s own previously published work (in whole or in part) or work previously submitted (in whole or in part) in any course, including within the same course, without proper citation in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Sixth Edition Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Students must obtain specific, written permission from their instructor, prior to the inclusion in course assignments, to submit work the student previously submitted (in the same course or any other course) or work the student previously published, in whole or in part.
Students will avoid all forms of plagiarism and will not submit as their own work material obtained from persons (with or without that person’s knowledge), or from other sources such as term paper companies or the Internet. Students will give credit (proper APA citations) for all the sources of their ideas, whether written or oral, formal or informal, published or unpublished. Plagiarism may be grounds for dismissal from the University.
Address any questions regarding plagiarism to the course instructor. Students should be aware that University of the Rockies’ instructors utilize anti-plagiarism resources to determine the originality of submitted written work. These tools compare students’ work with texts available in internal databases and through Internet searches.