When discussing the various subfields of applied psychology, we will often refer to the terms “scope of practice” and “competency.” In this three- to four-page paper (about 1,050-1,400 words, excluding title page and references):

When discussing the various subfields of applied psychology, we will often refer to the terms “scope of practice” and “competency.” In this three- to four-page paper (about 1,050-1,400 words, excluding title page and references):

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Ethics Code(3-13-18)

When discussing the various subfields of applied psychology, we will often refer to the terms “scope of practice” and “competency.” In this three- to four-page paper (about 1,050-1,400 words, excluding title page and references):

  1. Describe what is meant by “scope of practice,” going beyond a simple definition to analyze how it impacts the relationships between different subfields of psychology.
  2. Describe the importance of competency and competency benchmarks, analyzing their role in defining the differences between students, interns, and professionals in the various subfields of psychology.
  3. Compare and contrast the APA and ACA ethical codes and credentialing guidelines, and then analyze the reasons behind their commonalities and differences. Does scope of practice and competency benchmarks inform or explain any of these differences? What other elements can illuminate your analysis?

In addressing each of the above questions, support your analysis and construct your arguments by citing references from course readings and at least one peer-reviewed journal article from the recommended readings or the University of the Rockies online library database(s).

Point Value: 8 Points

Description: Ethics Code When discussing the various subfields of applied psychology, we will often refer to the terms “scope of practice” and “competency.” In this three- to four-page paper (about 1,050-1,400 words, excluding title page and references): 1. Describe what is meant by “scope of practice,” going beyond a simple definition to analyze how it impacts the relationships between different subfields of psychology. 2. Describe the importance of competency and competency benchmarks, analyzing their role in defining the differences between students, interns, and professionals in the various subfields of psychology. 3. Compare and contrast the APA and ACA ethical codes and credentialing guidelines, and then analyze the reasons behind their commonalities and differences. Does scope of practice and competency benchmarks inform or explain any of these differences? What other elements can illuminate your analysis? In addressing each of the above questions, support your analysis and construct your arguments by citing references from course readings and at least one peer-reviewed journal article from the recommended readings or the University of the Rockies online library database(s).

Total Possible Score: 8.00

Analyzes the impact of practice scope in the relationships among different subfields of psychology.

Total: 1.20

5 – Deep and insightful analysis is made to explain how scope of practice shapes the relationships among different subfields of psychology.

4 – A thorough analysis is made to explain how scope of practice shapes the relationships among different subfields of psychology.

3 – Adequate analysis is applied to an explanation of how scope of practice shapes the relationships among different subfields of psychology.

2 – A partial analysis is made to explain how scope of practice shapes the relationships among different subfields of psychology; however, the student’s appreciation of the importance of scope of practice is incomplete.

1 – There is no evidence of an analysis of how scope of practice shapes the relationships among different subfields of psychology.

Describes the importance of competency and competency benchmarks.

Total: 1.20

5 – Insightfully analyzes how competency and competency benchmarks define the differences between students, interns, and professionals in the various subfields of psychology.

4 – Thoroughly analyzes how competency and competency benchmarks define the differences between students, interns, and professionals in the various subfields of psychology.

3 – Adequately analyzes how competency and competency benchmarks define the differences between students, interns, and professionals in the various subfields of psychology.

2 – Presents some analysis of how competency and competency benchmarks define the differences between students, interns, and professionals in the various subfields of psychology.

1 – Does not show evidence of analysis regarding how competency and competency benchmarks define the differences between students, interns, and professionals in the various subfields of psychology.

Compares and contrasts the APA and ACA ethical codes and credentialing guidelines.

Total: 1.20

5 – Comprehensively compares and contrasts the APA and ACA ethics codes and insightfully traces their similarities and differences back to the differences in subfield and practitioner.

4 – Effectively compares and contrasts the APA and ACA ethics codes and traces their similarities and differences back to the differences in subfield and practitioner.

3 – Sufficiently compares and contrasts the APA and ACA ethics codes and traces their similarities and differences back to the differences in subfield and practitioner.

2 – Begins to compare and contrast the APA and ACA ethics codes and explains some of their similarities and differences.

1 – Does not compare and contrast the APA and ACA ethics codes or explain their similarities and differences.

Support your analyses or construct your arguments.

Total: 1.20

5 – Meticulously supports all analysis and arguments using references from the course readings and at least one peer-reviewed journal article.

4 – Thoroughly supports analysis and arguments using references from the course readings and at least one peer-reviewed journal article.

3 – Competently supports analysis and arguments using references from the course readings and at least one peer-reviewed journal article.

2 – Supports some analysis and arguments using references from the course readings.

1 – Does not appear to support analysis and arguments using references from the course readings or from one or more peer-reviewed journal articles.

Writing and Organization

Total: 1.60

5 – Demonstrates exemplary clarity and organization. The paper contains a well-articulated thesis statement, flawless mechanics, and precise APA formatting.

4 – Demonstrates effective clarity and organization. The paper contains a well-articulated thesis statement, proper mechanics, and correct APA formatting.

3 – Demonstrates adequate clarity and organization. The paper contains a clear thesis statement, adequate mechanics, and mostly correct APA formatting.

2 – Demonstrates some clarity and organization. The paper contains an unclear thesis statement, poor mechanics, and improper APA formatting.

1 – Lacking clarity and organization. The paper lacks a thesis statement, effective mechanics, and proper APA formatting.

Research

Total: 1.60

5 – Demonstrates exemplary critical analysis of the research materials.  The student comprehensively uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

4 – Demonstrates effective critical analysis of the research materials. The student fully uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

3 – Demonstrates adequate critical analysis of the research materials.  The student adequately uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

2 – Demonstrates some critical analysis of the research materials.  The student partially uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

1 – Lacking critical analysis of the research materials. The student fails to use varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making

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