You will be looking particularly at problem of interest to you (focused on therapy/intervention models with individuals, families, and groups), focusing on understanding the issues which impact mental health and/or functioning that would require direct intervention.
For example, homeless may be an issue of interest to you. Individuals with homelessness may struggle with substances, PTSD, depression, anxiety, difficulty in making choices, despair and lack of motivation. So, if homelessness is the issue that you are focused on for assignment two then you could look for assessments related to an assessment tool to measure anxiety in the homeless population (or maybe PTSD in that population, etc.) Then for the second part of the assignment you would look for three prevention programs, interventions or treatment approaches related to anxiety in the homeless population. Similarly, if you are looking at the problem of domestic violence specify what you are wanting to assess- depression? The level of crisis? Trauma impact?
• Briefly describe the scope and importance of the problem (no more than 1.5 pages).
• Construct a question to guide an evidence-based search for quality assessments for the problem that interests you (e.g., assessments for: adolescent substance use; domestic violence; PTSD). Importantly, we are not trying to identify treatment approaches for your selected problem at this point; we are trying to assess and measure the problem itself. Thus, your search should not include terms related to treatment or intervention.
• Select and describe a search strategy to identify the most suitable assessment protocols and instruments/measures for your problem area.
• Appraise the two best assessment protocols (i.e., measures) by considering feasibility, validity and reliability, accessibility, and overall appropriateness for the designated client population.
• Construct an effectiveness question based on preventing or treating the client problem previously identified (Focusing on either prevention or treatment is fine, but do not do both).
• Select and describe a search strategy to identify three prevention programs, interventions, or treatment approaches. Consider meta-analyses, systematic reviews, outcome studies, and other levels of evidence, but aim to identify the best available approaches for addressing the problem of interest.
• Based on your results, choose and appraise one prevention program, intervention, or treatment approach (provide the rationale for your choice) by considering cost, theoretical basis, scope of literature, general acceptance, risk, and level of empirical support.