Synopsis of a Psychological Disorder

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Synopsis of a Psychological Disorder
Assignment Instructions:
Select any one psychological disorder that you studied in this course and found particularly interesting, and write a brief synopsis of the disorder including the following:
Conceptualizing the disorder from any two (2) different theoretical perspectives (e.g., psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, biological etc.). One of these should be the theoretical orientation that makes most sense to you with regard to understanding this disorder.
Clinical or symptom presentation and criteria for diagnosis
Treatment approach that makes most sense to you based on what you learned from your textbook readings and any additional sources on this topic
Cultural factors that might be relevant to conceptualizing, diagnosing, and/or treating this disorder
Self-reflection: Include a brief paragraph about what you found particularly interesting or what you learned in general as a result of your work on this assignment.
Please feel free to use published resources in addition to your textbook and the DSM-5.

Paper Requirements:
Length: no more than 3 double-spaced Word document pages
Writing format: APA style (including Title page, running head, page numbers, and references (in-text and full reference page). You do not have to include an Abstract page. Note: The Title Page and Reference page do not count as one of the 3 pages of content. See the link (APA style writing resources) inside the course for assistance with APA style. You can also look at the APA website (www.apa.org) and search for APA style, as well as conduct an online search for APA writing resources to find other tools that might be available to help with APA formatting.
Due date: Sunday ending Module 13, by 10 pm eastern time.

Grading Rubric:
Assignment: Synopsis of a Psychological Disorder
Conceptualization from 2 different theoretical perspectives: 3 points
Clinical presentation/diagnostic criteria: 3 points
Treatment(s): 3 points
Cultural Factors: 3 points
APA formatting: 3 points
Total Possible Points: 15
(Note: late assignments will not be accepted unless specific arrangements for an extension are approved in advance of the assignment due date)

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