This paper should be 5-7 pages, from our discussions of the theories as applied to the semester case occurring during the previous modules. Do not submit discussion papers with interventions or theories that have not yet been covered in the classes before they are due. As with all papers, your discussion will need to be supported from the readings and other external sources. Note that you will need to refer to the class readings, and you will lose points if you do not. They need to be properly cited according to APA requirements and will be graded on the basis of correct formatting. At the beginning of the semester all of you will have been given a case that we as a class will be following throughout the course. Each week we will take as much time as possible to discuss the case and your thoughts about how the intervention model could be applied to the case. This will give you some foundation for how you can discuss the case in your discussion paper. You are only required to submit one report on one intervention model that has been covered in class. Please do not write a paper on an intervention model that has not been discussed in class. Please note that the papers are to be submitted online on the dates specified in the outline below. No late reports will be accepted!
The outline you must use for the discussion papers is as follows:
1. Provide a clear statement as to which issue of Laura’s is being discussed
2. History/Description of the theory. How was the theory initially formulated and who were the major proponents?
3. What are the key features of the intervention model? This includes the theory behind the model and what the model says about human nature, how problems develop, and how the model is designed to address those problems
4. Provide a brief statement about how you will apply the model. Give a brief statement about which aspects of the model would be most helpful, and why (or why not)
Addresses competencies 1, 4, 6, 7, and 8.