Assignment 1: Substance Abuse Treatment Research
The following website contains links to research projects on treatment for drug abuse currently being funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Browse the various studies underway and choose a clinical trial that assesses a potential treatment.
Summarize the study for your classmates.
Explain whether this treatment would be characterized as a behavioral intervention or a drug/pharmacological intervention.
Explain how this intervention relates to any of the drug treatments you read about this module.
Discussion Grading TableMaximum PointsQuality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instruction16Quality of responses to classmates12Frequency of responses to classmates4Reference to supporting readings and other materials4Language and grammar4Total:40
The final project includes both a 10 – 12 page paper (not including title page or references section) and a PowerPoint presentation with 8 slides of content. Utilizing independent research and course materials, compose a paper with two sections.
Paper, Section 1.
The first section (5-6 pages) is to be a compare/contrast essay where you illustrate the similarities and differences in organizational components, actions, and attributes promoting a healthy culture and organizational components, actions, and attributes not promoting a healthy culture. What role does leadership have in transforming workplace culture to promote a healthy organization? Even though leadership has brought a heightened awareness of how to deal with mental health issues in the workplace and set the stage for a healthy organizational culture, disorders and problems will still occur.
Paper, Section 2.
For the second section of your paper (5-6 pages), reflect on and provide a synopsis for five of the following issues or disorders. Include ethical and legal considerations leaders may need to consider during the transformation of organizational culture.
- Job Stress and Health
- Work/Family Conflict
- Bipolar Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Specific Phobias
- Panic Disorder
- Antisocial Personality Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Eating Disorder
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Substance Abuse
- Social Dysfunction
- Passive-aggressive Behavior
For each issue/disorder you selected, indicate what behaviors call attention to the potential disorder or issue, as well as possible interventions and treatments for each disorder/issue. Explain how you personally will deal differently with these issues in the workplace than you would have before this class. Support your ideas with at least one scholarly source for each disorder or issue.
Next, imagine that you are presenting the results of your paper to a class of college students who are learning about psychopathology in the workplace. Create an 8-slide PowerPoint presentation (not including title slide or references slide) that highlights the key concepts of your paper. Incorporate at least 100 words of speaker notes for each content slide.