This week will address issues related to consultation implications for psychology professionals with a particular focus on ethical, developmental, and multicultural considerations. In dealing with these considerations, it is important to identify principles from the APA Code of Conduct that may help to guide your decisions and to integrate concepts from different subfields of psychology to support your suggestions. This week’s case study will provide you with an opportunity to sort through these issues and reflect on previous recommendations to inform current suggestions. This will be the week of the Virtual Poster Conference for which you submitted your proposal in Week Three. Poster presentations at conferences like this are effective methods of networking in the field and communicating research findings, so take this opportunity to put your best foot forward with your screencast. Although you will not have a graded assignment this week, it is highly recommended that you continue the work you began in the assignments in Weeks Two and Four toward the completion of your Integrative Literature Review, which is due at the end of Week Six. Please reference the instructions for the Final Paper in Week Six as you think ahead to next week’s assignment.
Week 5 – Interactive Assignment
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Virtual Poster Conference
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Poster presentations at conferences are effective methods of communicating research findings. The discussion of the research being presented is a key element in poster conferences. During professional conferences, poster presenters speak with other psychology professionals providing insights into the information offered within the poster as well as explaining key elements of the research findings. See the PSY699 Poster submission guidelinesfor templates and guidelines to aid in the creation of your poster.
For this week’s discussion, you will be submitting a link to your Pathbrite folder where your colleagues will find your poster presentation along with a brief detailed explanation of the materials included in it. Poster presentations are typically informal affairs with limited time for presenters to provide extra information. In keeping with this, your explanations of the materials will be limited to specific parameters. To explain the research presented in your poster, you will be creating a 3- to 5-minute screencast video. You may use any screencast software to create this video. (For further assistance with specific free-use screencast software please see the Quick-Start Guide for Screencast-O-Matic (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.) Within the screencast video, you will create a voice over that will point out unusual, unique, and important aspects of the research presented in the poster. Be certain to visually indicate the specific sections or headers where the elements are located to guide your viewers through the materials. The link to the screencast will be attached to the poster page within your Pathbrite Portfolio so that your colleagues may interact with your insights into the materials.
Include the link to your Pathbrite Portfolio page with your completed poster and screencast link in your initial post prior to Day 3.
Note to Students: This assignment requires that you produce a visual presentation, supply a spoken audio narrative, and to listen the audio narrative of others. Note you are also asked to provide a transcript of your presentation. If you have a documented disability accommodation that might interfere with your ability to complete this assignment you may contact your instructor to develop a comparable alternative assignment. If you have other issues that you feel may be a barrier to your ability to complete this course or this assignment please contact the Office of Access and Wellness at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guided Response: Review several of your colleagues’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in this discussion.
After reviewing your colleague’s poster and accompanying video, what are your initial impressions of the research conducted? Were you surprised by the research and/or its components? Was the research conducted in a manner appropriate to the study undertaken? What ideas for further research on this topic might you offer to your colleague? Are there specific aspects of the research that you find questionable? If so, what are they, and how might you respectfully suggest you colleague address these issues? Evaluate the impact participating in this virtual conference presentation may have on your future work settings and/or doctoral program and comment on the following questions.
- How was this virtual conference professionally relevant?
- What elements of the process were most difficult for you, and why?
- What potential positive outcomes do you anticipate coming out of this process that could potentially be applied to your work or further education?