The final paper must be double-spaced, meet specified page length (12-15 pages), and be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.
Must include an APA style cover page.
Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Must use APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide to document all sources.
Must include a reference page that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.
The 12-15 page paper develops a model of an effective agency and includes the following:
a. Your mission statement.
b. A description of the skills, interventions, functions, and duties of the professionals in your agency.
c. Identification of an established needs assessment tool to be used as enrollment criteria for potential service users.
d. A flow chart which indicates organizational structure, specific roles, duties, and functions of the various professionals in the model.
e. A list of referral agencies. Include what need each referral agency will be able to address that your agency cannot.
f. Ethical guidelines for the agency.
g. A needs assessment survey instrument and your rationale for the choice.
h. Projection of five to ten years in the future; envision and explain how the needs of your agency might have changed based on trends and issues.
- Remember to locate the DOI for your referenced articles and to utilize peer-reviewed journal articles whenever possible.
- Follow APA style closely
- Ensure your spacing is correct.
- Don’t forget spell-check.
You must ensure that the key elements in the paper are covered in a substantive manner. The content is comprehensive, accurate, and well-developed. All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way. The paper meets minimum requirement for outside references. The paper meets minimum page length requirement. The paper demonstrates a clear understanding of the subject matter. Arguments are organized logically and supported by specific details, examples, or analysis. Writing and Organization Criteria 3 Points The central theme/purpose of the paper is clear. The structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow. The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment. The thoughts are clear and include appropriate beginning, development, and conclusion. Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Sentences are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences. Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought. Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed. The paper uses words and language that are inclusive, clear, and unambiguous. Spelling is correct. Research Criteria 4 Points The paper includes a summary and analysis of at least three professional/scholarly articles, internet sources, and information obtained from an organization.
Professional/scholarly journals are peer reviewed and focus on the profession/application of psychology(located on Proquest, EBSCOHost, PsycNET, etc.). Non-scholarly articles include newspapers, periodicals, secular