Assignment 3: Biopsychosocial-Cultural Model
Traditionally, mental illness was considered a biological problem, either inherited or developed due to genetic vulnerability within the individual. This point of view is termed the medical model. Treatment was provided to the individual in one-to-one meetings with a psychiatrist or sessions with a psychotherapist.
The field of mental health has evolved from the traditional model to one incorporating many more people, factors, causes, and types of treatment. The biopsychosocial-cultural model incorporates biological, psychological, developmental, familial, social, and cultural factors to understand how mental illness develops and how to design effective treatments.
Revisit the case of the two Wes Moores discussed in M1: Assignment 2. Then, pretend that you are the prison psychologist who completed the evaluation of the Wes Moore convicted of murder.
Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, complete the following:
Write a 3–5-page report in Word format (not including the title page and reference page). Include a title and reference page in APA format, and apply APA standards to citation of sources, including in-text citations and full references.
Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M1_A3.doc.
By Wednesday, October 1, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M1: Assignment 3 Dropbox.
|Assignment 3 Grading Criteria||
|Analyzed the roles of the biopsychosocial-cultural factors in causing or affecting Mr. Moore’s troubled childhood and eventual imprisonment.||
|Evaluated an early intervention that could have prevented Mr. Moore’s troubled childhood and eventual imprisonment, with respect to the listed biopsychosocial-cultural factors.||
|Recommended at least two ideas for a treatment that Mr. Moore should have received in childhood, with respect to the listed biopsychosocial-cultural factors.||
|Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.||
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