Public and Private Behavioral Health Services

Public and Private Behavioral Health Services

Private psychiatric hospitals have been in operation way before their public counterparts. Public services developed out of the need to provide services to those individuals who either did not have access to behavioral services or lacked financial resources.

“There is a difference in the mission and philosophy of care between a public and a private facility providing behavioral health services.”
Do you agree or disagree with the above statement? How? Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning.

Describe some of the similarities and differences between public and private facilities providing behavioral health services. Support your answer with relevant examples.

Review a Psychiatric Hospital

In today’s healthcare environment, behavioral health services are provided at both specialized psychiatric facilities as well as within a larger and more comprehensive hospital setting. Psychiatric hospitals are dedicated to the treatment of behavioral health disorders, whereas a general hospital provides an integrated model of mental and physical health.

Search the Internet using the key words “division of mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases.” View the list of regional hospitals provided under the heading Regional Hospitals Listing. Choose any one of the psychiatric hospitals listed and review its organizational structure.

Next, search the Internet to find a Web site on a local general services hospital and review its organizational structure.

According to your understanding, are the organizational structures of both types of hospitals similar or different? How? Do you think a similar organizational structure should be followed for all hospitals? Why? Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning.

Assignment | Unit 8

The concept of personality assessment and test classification is shifting: 

Meyer and Kurtz (2006)

Consider Meyer and Kurtz’s (2006) discussion of personality test descriptors. Please access the Meyer and Kurtz (2011) article in Doc Sharing.

Discuss the following: 

1. The historical use of the terms objective and projective to classify a personality test, and the problems with such classification. 

2. The suggestions made by the authors to refer to specific tests.

Select a personality test (you can use the Buros website to assist in your search) and discuss what type of data is provides, and how you might use this particular test to assess a client. Research your selected test using the Kaplan library; use a minimum of 3 peer reviewed references in your assignment. In your case discussion include at least a one paragraph discussion addressing the following:

•Referral question for personality assessment

•Demographic information for your potential client

•Background data regarding the client’s current level of functioning and presenting problem(s)

The assignment should: 

•Follow assignment directions (review grading rubric for best results). 

•Use correct APA formatting per the APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition. 

•Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English. 

•Be written in Standard American English and be clear, specific, and error-free. If needed, be sure to use the Kaplan University Writing Center for help. 

•Be a minimum of 8 pages (not including Title Page and Reference List). 

Submitting your Assignment

USe Cross sectional study


Imagine that your Learning Team has received funding to study changes in sexual attitudes over time. Your task is to design a developmental research study to investigate this issue. You r team will outline one of the following: cross-sectional study, longitudinal study or sequential study. Identify which type of design your team decided to use and explain why you decided on this method. Complete the table below and submit it to your instructor .


Cross Sectional study was choosen I need this question answered within the chart:


Who will your participants be? How will you recruit them? What concerns do you have in selecting your participants?  How do you know your participants are representative of the population?


Recidivism Rates for Sex Crimes

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LUO PACO 504-D02 DB5

 From Hays & Erford (2014, p. 312): Given the cultural values embedded within the Asian community (e.g., collectivism, hesitance to share information with outsiders, the focus on saving face), how might you introduce the idea of talk therapy to individuals in the Asian American community who may question the validity of this approach? 500 Words Book Seveloping Multicultural Counseling Competence


Post Discussion: Why Should They be Protected?


Aging does tend to make people more vulnerable physically, socially, and sometimes emotionally. At the same time, however, we know that individuals have different competencies even as they age. (Moody & Sasser, 2015)


Discuss whether you think older adults should be protected from bad choices and self-neglect and why.


Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style




Moody, H. & Sasser, J. (2015). Aging Concepts And Controversies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.




Addictions case management ethical guidelines involving colleague..


Due today 01/03/16 please no excuses and use required references and follow guidelines is a must.. 

APA format 1-2 page





As an addiction professional, what action would you take if you recognized symptoms of substance abuse in a colleague with whom you worked closely. Think as an addiction counselor. Justify your perspective. **Use all required references below .**

You need to think like a addiction/drug case manager and how you would go about recognizing symptoms using the reference drug abuse. gov. Then you need to think about the ethical guidelines and the impact on how this will go down because they are your colleague. Using the reference .   Then think of how you would possibly get a service team (social worker, Psychologist, your boss, etc..) together to help this colleague.




Summers, N. (2012). Fundamentals of case management practice: Skills for the human services (4th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole Cengage.



 due Monday by Midnight 9/7/2015

Inequalities Presentation

Develop a 3 to 4 slide Microsoft(r) PowerPoint(r) presentation , including the following:

  Describe three hypothetical people of different age groups, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, environments, or spiritual belief systems. Speaker notes
APA format 
APA cites at least 2

3 page paper

Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Assignment




Rough Draft of Final Paper


In this course, you have looked at classical ethical theories of utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics. You have also examined different perspectives on ethical issues introduced by relativism, ethical egoism, and emotivism. For this paper, you will apply these theories and perspectives to a current issue, selected from the list of issues below.


Choose one of the ethical issues from the list to research and write about. It is recommended that you choose a topic you are familiar with or that you have thought about previously, if possible. For example, you might choose an issue that either worries you or enrages you; you might choose one that you have worked on; or you might choose one that relates to recent events in your community.


Possible Issues

Corporate executive compensationCorporate contributions to political campaignsAffirmative actionThe media and its responsibilitiesDomestic surveillanceWhistle blowing in government or in a businessReligion in the workplacePornographyConsumer trackingEthical problems of gamblingProgressive taxation ratesImmigrationWomen’s equalityIn your paper, you will apply the ethical theories and perspectives to the issue that you select. You do not have to use all six, but you should apply at least two ethical theories and at least one ethical perspective in your paper. Make sure that you write primarily on ethical topics and concepts; do not get distracted by doing analyses that apply political, economic, religious, or legal perspectives. Describe, compare, and apply the ethical theories and perspectives to the topics. Explain your analysis of the issue using these theories and perspectives. What are the ethical issues? Where there breaches of ethical behavior? How could each theory help people think about what constitutes virtuous or ethical behavior?


To understand more about preparing this assignment, please review theSOC120 Library Research Tutorial.


Your draft must include at least three pages of text plus a title page and a references page. Your draft should include a clear thesis statement that states what you plan to argue. Also include a list of the sources you intend to use. You can also use the Sociology Research Guide located in the Ashford University Library. Format your rough draft according to APA style and properly cite and reference all your sources according to APA format. If you would like to refer to APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab in the left navigation bar of your online course.


Note: The final version of this paper will include eight to ten pages, plus a title page and a references page, and will use at least five academic sources.





In this class, you have three tutoring services available: Paper Review, Live Chat, and Tutor E-mail. Click on the Ashford Writing Center (AWC) tab in the left-navigation menu to learn more about these tutoring options and how to get help with your writing.


Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.


Late Policy: Written assignments (essays, journals, presentations) are due on the specified days in the course. Written assignments will be subject to a late penalty of up to 10% per day up to three days late. If written assignments are submitted after 72 hours past the due date, instructors can give a penalty up to and including a grade of 0 for the assignment.






In Ashford courses, there are two different ways to submit assignments for grading. Depending on the system the course utilizes, assignments will either be submitted via the classroom Assignment Basket  or Waypoint . 



Waypoint Assignment SubmissionThe assignments in this course will be submitted to Waypoint.  Please refer to the instructions below to submit your assignment.Click on the Assignment Submission button above. The Waypoint “Student Dashboard” will appear.

Browse for your assignment.Click Upload.Confirm that your assignment was successfully submitted by viewing the appropriate week’s assignment tab in Waypoint, or clicking on Check Assignment Status within the Meet Your Instructor unit in the left navigation panel.For more detailed instructions, refer to the Waypoint Tutorial.


prosocial/antisocial behavior

Details Your paper is to be two to three pages in length, double spaced, 12 point New Times Roman  Paper must use proper APA formatting Must have a title page and include a reference page if you cited additional sources




View the following YouTube videos on the infamous case of Kitty Genovese (See pages 552-554 as well in your text on the Bystander Effect and Diffusion of Responsibility).


Part I:

Part II:


Your task is to write a reaction paper to the Kitty Genovese case as it relates to the Bystander Effect and Diffusion of Responsibility. Discuss present day situations that illustrate the bystander effect and reasons you believe contribute to people’s unwillingness to offer help during emergency situations. Now that you know that the Bystander Effect and diffusion of responsibility are real psychosocial phenomenons, do you think that going forward you would act differently in a bystander–emergency situation?