Project #54979 - Health Psychology

Please read through the assignment thoroughly and make sure all questions will be answered within the essay. Also a matrix/ chart need to be provided including observational notes.

Self-help groups (support groups that are comprised of members that share a common problem, disease, or addiction) share a mutual goal that seeks to engender coping skills and/or aid the recovery process. To complete this assignment, write an essay (1,250-1,500 words) detailing your observation of a self-help group in the local area.

Topics covered: Stress and Health, Health professional helping Substance abuse patients, or Coping with a Chronic Illness

Select a self-help group from the local area (e.g., alcoholics/narcotics/sex-addicts/overeaters anonymous, chronic illness support, bereavement, smoking cessation, eating disorder). Target group must relate to a topic covered in the course.

Locate group(s) via: Internet, phonebook, or other resources in the local community.

 

Observation: design a chart/matrix or compose informal observation notes regarding the experience; address the following:

    Secure proper permission (if necessary).

    Motivation for observation.

    Setting.

    Time.

    Participants.

    Your role: participant-observer (as you may inadvertently become part of the observation), observer.

    Results.

Personal Reflections

    Thoughts, feelings, perceptions about the experience.

    What did you glean from the experience?

    What techniques did you observe?

    How does your experience relate to your coursework or future profession in psychology? Future profession is to become a School Psychologist or Counselor.

APA format is required. Only use scholarly sources.

 

 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 01/28/2015 12:30 pm
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