Unit 8: Assessment of an Organization
COUN5336 – Counseling and Advocacy with Diverse Populations
Assessment of an Organization
Start writing your introduction here (1–2 paragraphs). An effective introduction prepares the reader by identifying the purpose of the paper and providing the organization of the paper. Please double-space and remember to indent all paragraphs throughout your paper (not block form!). Unless required for the specific assignment, please do not include a Table of Contents, as it is not APA style. Review paper guidelines on page requirements and number of sources required (if provided). Unless citing a classic work, aim to cite research articles and texts published within the past 10 years. Please use headings throughout your paper that are consistent with the paper’s scoring guide (that way you ensure you are adequately addressing all required areas). Remember to double space between sentences.
When you finish writing your paper, re-read it to check for errors and make sure your ideas flow well. A helpful tip is to read your paper aloud to yourself. If it does not sound right to your ear- it is not working on paper! Please submit your papers to Turnitin (link in the course) to check for plagiarism. Also, remember as a Capella learner you have FREE access through Campus to personal tutoring services with Smarthinking.com. If you cite Web sites, please refer to your APA manual for appropriate citations and references.
Therapeutic Models or Interventions
In this section, discuss therapeutic models or interventions used by the organization to work with the selected clinical population. To earn a distinguished evaluation on this criterion, also discuss the probable efficacy of the models or interventions for the selected clinical population.
The Counselor’s Role in Advocating for Social Justice
In this section, describe the counselor’s role within the organization with respect to advocating for social justice at multiple levels. To earn a distinguished evaluation on this criterion, also make recommendations about the counselor’s role within the organization with respect to advocating for social justice at multiple levels and identify the relevance of a public policy for the selected clinical population.
Evaluation of Efforts to Address Wellness
In this section, evaluate the counselor’s educational and preventative efforts to address the wellness of the selected clinical population. To earn a distinguished evaluation on this criterion, present evidence to support the evaluation.
Evaluation of Organizational Practices
In this section, evaluate how well the agency’s organizational practices align with the Movement for Global Mental Health with respect to providing equitable mental health services. To earn a distinguished evaluation on this criterion, also identify opportunities for future agency development related to global initiatives.
Please provide a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas of your paper.
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological
Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. ISBN: 9781433805622.
Gladding, S. T., & Newsome, D. W. (2010). Clinical mental health counseling in community and
agency settings (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.
Consult your APA manual for proper examples on citing and referencing APA style. The
Capella Writing Center also has helpful tutorials. Below is a list of common errors; please pay
particular attention to:
· Use of upper and lower case.
· Use of double-spacing.
· Comma/period placement.