Signature Assignment The signature assignment for this course is a 8 – 10 page paper in APA format with cited research. You need at least 4 different sources for this paper. This is a working paper, which means you will build on a portion of it each week. During week eight (8), you will turn in your Signature Assignment. Make sure all citation is in APA format and include a cover page with your final work. The Signature Assignment represents 30% from the student overall grade. Students will spend between three-four hours with a child between the ages of 3–12 throughout the course of this class. Complete the following during the observation: 1. Gain permission of the parent to observe the child: this is observation and interaction.
This is not therapy. Please give parent full disclosure. 2. Record your observations and keep in mind the following: · How the child interacts with you and others · The child’s developmental level according to Erikson · What was the mood of the child? 1 / 4 · Do you observe any symptoms that could be diagnosable? · How do you feel with this child? · The child’s degree of attachment – secure, insecureavoidant, insecure-resistant, disorganized/disoriented Students will then write a summary of the experience, including the above information and the following information: 1. Family and “client” history (current living arrangements, position in the family, family background – only if you can gain this information from the parent 2. Observation and explanation of specific developmental stages and behaviors of the child (use Erikson model) 3. Student’s own response to the experience, including responses to several of these points: 2 / 4 · What was it like to engage with the child? · What were some of your strengths?
What were some of your limitations or · hindrances? · What were the fun parts? What were the difficult parts? · How did you attempt to establish a connection with the child? 4. If you were going to see this patient in private practice what would be your treatment plan · How would you get the parents involved in the process? Would you see the child alone, with parents or occasionally see the parents. Please give a rationale for your thinking. 5. Describe the legal and ethical issues that might come up when working with this child. 3 / 4 Please describe anything else that would show your work and understanding of this child. For your Signature assignment, make sure to include headings using the outline given for the paper. The headings will help indicate that you have covered all areas of the paper and make your paper that much more organized. Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org) 4 / 4