Assignment: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Neuro-feedback
In regular talk therapy, I want to specialize in equine-assisted psychotherapy and neurofeedback.
How will you use your learning style strengths along with Walden’s resources to support your success as a student? I will be using Walden’s writing center and reach out to my professor when I need extra support.
Identify how you plan to review and understand the entire ACA and/or ASCA Code of Ethics depending on your field, and when in your academic career this will be achieved. : I will be using American Counselor Association Ethics guideline.
Clinical and Curricular Training : I WILL DO THIS PART
Analyzing Skills for Credentialing: State of Virginia licensing to become a licensed professional counselor
Professional Development Plan – Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Neuro-feedback Assignment
Student N. Class
Professional Development Plan
Introduce the purpose and format of the paper here. Make sure to mention the degree you are seeking and your expected graduation date. Remember to note the date this professional development plan is written.
Counselor Identity Statement
In the Week 4 Resources, you will review Faculty Interviews that include individual counselor identity statements. Reflect on your own counselor identity and include it here. Your counselor identity statement can include your vision for social change. Remember, this identity will develop as you develop as a counselor.
In this section (which is to be two to three paragraphs), be sure to address the following questions. Why are you obtaining your MS degree in a Counseling field? What factors motivate you to complete your degree and excel in your career as a counselor? How do you intend to begin/continue your growth within the counseling field?
How will you use your learning style strengths along with Walden’s resources to support your success as a student? What resources will you use to develop your skills in APA style and writing with academic integrity? Identify how you plan to review and understand the entire ACA and/or ASCA Code of Ethics depending on your field, and when in your academic career this will be achieved. Identify how you plan to learn and demonstrate the School of Counseling’s Professional Dispositions throughout the training program.
Identify associations you plan on joining (e.g., American Counseling Association, American School Counseling Association, your state counseling association. American Mental Health Counselors Association, or other organizations related to your specialization), what divisions you plan to join, and when you plan to join. Identify potential struggles or challenges you might encounter related to the intersection of your personal and academic life; what areas of your personal life do you feel might create barriers to your success academically and professionally? Describe how you anticipate these stressors might impact your academic career and discuss how you will manage those factors successfully using self-care strategies. Include at least two strategies you could use to help manage stress and positively impact your overall wellness.
You will likely need at least three paragraphs to address all of these questions. Feel free to use more levels of headings to help the flow of this section. This will help you separate the paper into sections to address the various prompts to be included in the body of the text. A secondary benefit of using headings is that they also help you separate your main ideas. Please see pages 62–63 in the APA 6th edition manual for a written explanation, as well as pages 41–51 for visual examples. Or, you could reference The Walden University Writing Center for the APA levels of heading presentation from the Writing Center.
Clinical and Curricular Training – Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Neuro-feedback Assignment
Review the Academic Residencies website to complete the blanks below for the term you will attend:
1. Pre-Practicum Lab 1: between quarter __and__
2. Pre-Practicum Lab 2: between quarter __ and__
Explore the Field Experience (FE) website, locate the FE checklist and include the quarter in which you plan to:
1. Start to prepare to a search for a field site: quarter__
2. Start contacting prospective field sites: quarter__
3. Request support for a field site if you need it as early as: quarter__
4. Begin field experience application process: quarter__
5. Start Practicum application: quarter__
6. Submit Internship I application: quarter__
7. Begin practicum: quarter__
8. Begin Internship: quarter__
9. Complete all Internship requirements: quarter__ year __
In this short paragraph make any closing statements you may have about your professional development plan. Remember to include your references on the last page and complete the credentialing skill development activity.
All Other Counseling Students: Credentialing Skill Development Activity (Section 2)
There are two primary types of post-graduation credentials in the counseling profession—licenses and certifications. Both types of post-graduation credentials are extremely important in the counseling field. Analyzing licensing and certification rules, regulations, and laws is a skill set necessary for you to achieve your professional post-graduation goals. As counselor educators, we are responsible for assisting students in gaining the practical skills to analyze rules, laws, and regulations. It is the licensing boards’, credentialing boards’, and your responsibility to use your analytical skills to support achieving your professional post-degree goals. We will help you find the information, but you will have to determine your professional path. It is important to note there is variable
Important information for writing discussion questions and participation
Please read through the following information on writing a Discussion question response and participation posts.
Contact me if you have any questions.
Important information on Writing a Discussion Question
- Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)
- There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.
- Include in-text citations in your response
- Do not include quotes—instead summarize and paraphrase the information
- Follow APA-7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
Participation –replies to your classmates or instructor
- A minimum of 6 responses per week, on at least 3 days of the week.
- Each response needs at least ONE reference with citations—best if it is a peer reviewed journal article
- Each response needs to be at least 75 words in length (does not include your list of references)
- Responses need to be substantive by bringing information to the discussion or further enhance the discussion. Responses of “I agree” or “great post” does not count for the word count.
- Follow APA 7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
- Remember to use and follow APA-7th edition for all weekly assignments, discussion questions, and participation points.
- Here are some helpful links
- Student paper example
- Citing Sources
- The Writing Center is a great resource
Welcome to class
Hello class and welcome to the class and I will be your instructor for this course. This is a -week course and requires a lot of time commitment, organization, and a high level of dedication. Please use the class syllabus to guide you through all the assignments required for the course. I have also attached the classroom policies to this announcement to know your expectations for this course. Please review this document carefully and ask me any questions if you do. You could email me at any time or send me a message via the “message” icon in halo if you need to contact me. I check my email regularly, so you should get a response within 24 hours. If you have not heard from me within 24 hours and need to contact me urgently, please send a follow up text to.
I strongly encourage that you do not wait until the very last minute to complete your assignments. Your assignments in weeks 4 and 5 require early planning as you would need to present a teaching plan and interview a community health provider. I advise you look at the requirements for these assignments at the beginning of the course and plan accordingly. I have posted the YouTube link that explains all the class assignments in detail. It is required that you watch this 32-minute video as the assignments from week 3 through 5 require that you follow the instructions to the letter to succeed. Failure to complete these assignments according to instructions might lead to a zero. After watching the video, please schedule a one-on-one with me to discuss your topic for your project by the second week of class. Use this link to schedule a 15-minute session. Please, call me at the time of your appointment on my number. Please note that I will NOT call you.
Please, be advised I do NOT accept any assignments by email. If you are having technical issues with uploading an assignment, contact the technical department and inform me of the issue. If you have any issues that would prevent you from getting your assignments to me by the deadline, please inform me to request a possible extension. Note that working fulltime or overtime is no excuse for late assignments. There is a 5%-point deduction for every day your assignment is late. This only applies to approved extensions. Late assignments will not be accepted.
If you think you would be needing accommodations due to any reasons, please contact the appropriate department to request accommodations.
Plagiarism is highly prohibited. Please ensure you are citing your sources correctly using APA 7th edition. All assignments including discussion posts should be formatted in APA with the appropriate spacing, font, margin, and indents. Any papers not well formatted would be returned back to you, hence, I advise you review APA formatting style. I have attached a sample paper in APA format and will also post sample discussion responses in subsequent announcements.
Your initial discussion post should be a minimum of 200 words and response posts should be a minimum of 150 words. Be advised that I grade based on quality and not necessarily the number of words you post. A minimum of TWO references should be used for your initial post. For your response post, you do not need references as personal experiences would count as response posts. If you however cite anything from the literature for your response post, it is required that you cite your reference. You should include a minimum of THREE references for papers in this course. Please note that references should be no more than 5 years old except recommended as a resource for the class. Furthermore, for each discussion board question, you need ONE initial substantive response and TWO substantive responses to either your classmates or your instructor for a total of THREE responses. There are TWO discussion questions each week, hence, you need a total minimum of SIX discussion posts for each week. I usually post a discussion question each week. You could also respond to these as it would count towards your required SIX discussion posts for the week.
I understand this is a lot of information to cover in 5 weeks, however, the Bible says in Philippians 4:13 that we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us. Even in times like this, we are encouraged by God’s word that we have that ability in us to succeed with His strength. I pray that each and every one of you receives strength for this course and life generally as we navigate through this pandemic that is shaking our world today. Relax and enjoy the course!