Write A 750-1,000-Word Paper About Your Selected Diagnosis.

Write A 750-1,000-Word Paper About Your Selected Diagnosis.

Write A 750-1,000-Word Paper About Your Selected Diagnosis.

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Select a diagnosis from the following:

  • PTSD
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Other type of diagnosis with instructor approval

Write a 750-1,000-word paper about your selected diagnosis. Use headings and include the following in your paper:  Write A 750-1,000-Word Paper About Your Selected Diagnosis.

  • A brief summary of the chosen disorder that includes symptoms, prevalence, development, and course according to the most recent version of the DSM.
  • An explanation of the types of tools that would be used in order to make a diagnosis of the disorder. One tool described should be the DSM‘s cross-cutting symptom measure.
  • A minimum of two recommended psychological tests that could be used for the selected diagnosis.
  • For each of the tests listed, include an explanation if the test is considered reliable and valid (use the Mental Measurements Yearbook in the GCU Online Library for this information). The Mental Measurements Yearbook can be found by navigating to the Mental Measurements Yearbook link, then scrolling to the Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print.
  • Would a personality assessment be an appropriate tool for diagnosis? Why or why not?
  • Additional information about each test to include the price, length of time to administer, and any other relevant information.

Include at least three scholarly references in addition to the textbook in your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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Course Code Class Code Assignment Title Total Points
CNL-523 CNL-523-O500 Psychological Testing and Clinical Diagnosis (Obj. 5.1 and 5.2) 100.0
Criteria Percentage Unsatisfactory (0.00%) Less Than Satisfactory (74.00%) Satisfactory (79.00%) Good (87.00%) Excellent (100.00%) Comments Points Earned
Content 70.0%
Summary of the Chosen Disorder 15.0% The paper does not include a discussion about the chosen disorder that includes symptoms, prevalence, development, and course according to the most recent version of the DSM. Paper does not demonstrate understanding of the topic. The paper includes a fair discussion about the chosen disorder that includes symptoms, prevalence, development, and course according to the most recent version of the DSM. Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the topic. The paper includes a concise description about the chosen disorder that includes symptoms, prevalence, development, and course according to the most recent version of the DSM.Paper demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. The paper includes an advanced description about the chosen disorder that includes symptoms, prevalence, development, and course according to the most recent version of the DSM.Paper demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic. The paper includes an insightful description about the chosen disorder that includes symptoms, prevalence, development, and course according to the most recent version of the DSM.Paper demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Tools Used for Selected Diagnosis 10.0% The paper does not include an explanation of the types of tools that would be used in order to make a diagnosis of the disorder. One tool described should be the DSM’s cross-cutting symptom measure. Paper does not demonstrate understanding of the topic. The paper inadequately includes an explanation of the types of tools that would be used in order to make a diagnosis of the disorder. One tool described should be the DSM’s cross-cutting symptom measure.Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the topic. The paper appropriately includes an explanation of the types of tools that would be used in order to make a diagnosis of the disorder. One tool described should be the DSM’s cross-cutting symptom measure.Paper demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. The paper includes an advanced discussion of an explanation of the types of tools that would be used in order to make a diagnosis of the disorder. One tool described should be the DSM’s cross-cutting symptom measure.Paper demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic. The paper includes an insightful discussion of an explanation of the types of tools that would be used in order to make a diagnosis of the disorder. One tool described should be the DSM’s cross-cutting symptom measure.Paper demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Psychological Tests for Selected Diagnosis 10.0% The paper does not include an explanation of at least two recommended psychological tests that could be used for the selected diagnosis. Paper does not demonstrate understanding of the topic. The paper inadequately includes an explanation of at least two recommended psychological tests that could be used for the selected diagnosis.Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the topic. The paper appropriately includes an explanation of at least two recommended psychological tests that could be used for the selected diagnosis.Paper demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. The paper includes an advanced discussion of an at least two recommended psychological tests that could be used for the selected diagnosis.Paper demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic. The paper includes an insightful discussion of an at least two recommended psychological tests that could be used for the selected diagnosis.Paper demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Validity and Reliability of the Recommended Tests 15.0% The paper does not include a discussion of the validity and reliability of the recommended tests. Paper does not demonstrate understanding of the topic. The paper includes a fair discussion of the validity and reliability of the recommended tests.Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the topic. The paper includes a concise discussion of the validity and reliability of the recommended tests.Paper demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. The paper includes an advanced discussion of the validity and reliability of the recommended tests.Paper demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic. The paper includes an insightful discussion of the validity and reliability of the recommended tests.Paper demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Personality Assessment 10.0% The paper does not include a discussion of why a personality assessment would or would not be an appropriate tool for diagnosis. Paper does not demonstrate understanding of the topic. The paper includes a fair discussion of why a personality assessment would or would not not be an appropriate tool for diagnosis.Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the topic. The paper includes a concise discussion of why a personality assessment would or would not be an appropriate tool for diagnosis.Paper demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. The paper includes an advanced discussion of why a personality assessment would or would not be an appropriate tool for diagnosis.Paper demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic. The paper includes an insightful discussion of why a personality assessment would or would not be an appropriate tool for diagnosis.Paper demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Additional Information About Each Test 10.0% The paper does not include a discussion of additional information about each test to include the price, length of time to administer, and any other relevant information. Paper does not demonstrate understanding of the topic. The paper includes a fair discussion of additional information about each test to include the price, length of time to administer, and any other relevant information.Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the topic. The paper includes a concise discussion of additional information about each test to include the price, length of time to administer, and any other relevant information.Paper demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. The paper includes an advanced discussion of additional information about each test to include the price, length of time to administer, and any other relevant information.Paper demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic. The paper includes an insightful discussion of additional information about each test to include the price, length of time to administer, and any other relevant information.Paper demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Organization and Effectiveness 20.0%
Thesis Development and Purpose 7.0% Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim. Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear. Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose. Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose. Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
Argument Logic and Construction 8.0% Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources. Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility. Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Argument shows logical progression. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative. Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) 5.0% Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
Format 10.0%
Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) 5.0% Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly. Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent. Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style. All format elements are correct.
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style) 5.0% Sources are not documented. Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.
Total Weightage 100%
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