Assignment 1: Interview Preparation and Discussion
Refer to the Course Project Overview in Module 1. Early in the course, you have selected a mental disorder to work on for your course project. In Module 3, as part of your course project, you will conduct field research on the practice related to your selected disorder. To gather information for your field research, you will interview a mental health professional to learn about the practice related to the disorder. In this assignment, you will prepare for the interview.
Write ten interview questions that will bring out the information you need.
Formulate questions that ensure an appropriate understanding of the disorder. These questions should assist in differentiating the chosen disorder from those found within and outside its parent category.
Ensure that the person you interview has a background in the disorder you are studying.
By Saturday, July 13, 2013, post your questions to the appropriate Discussion Area.
Through Wednesday, July 17, 2013, review and comment on at least two peers' responses. In your review and comments to your peers, be sure to discuss how your questions and those of your peers may have been similar or different. Discuss how this relates to the disorder you have selected to study.
Course Project Overview
Course Project Overview
In this course project, you will select a mental disorder of interest and study the theory and practice related to that disorder. You will research the theoretical writings and conduct field research on practice related to the disorder, including an interview with a health professional.
Course Project Part I—Interview Preparation and Background Research
Select a mental disorder early in the course and begin research using your textbook and the Argosy University online library resources. One of your tasks will be to interview a mental health professional to learn about the practice related to the disorder. By the end of Module 1, you should have selected the mental disorder you want to work on.
In Module 2, you will generate and submit ten interview questions to gather the information you need. You will have the opportunity to share the questions with your peers and gain insights from the questions they post.
In Module 3, you will conduct field research on the practice related to your selected disorder to write a paper. You will interview a mental health professional to learn about the practice related to the disorder. Use your research of scholarly literature to refine the interview questions you developed in Module 2.
In Module 3, you will research scholarly literature on your selected disorder to submit a research paper in Module 3. Begin researching your selected mental disorder using your textbook and the Argosy University online library resources. Your paper on the disorder will need to include the following:
Course Project Part II - Practice
Based on the information you gathered, from the interview and literature search you conducted in Module 3, you will develop a paper (due in Module 5) that includes the following: